The PERFECT Nutella Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese frosting!
NUTELLA CINNAMON ROLLS
I am a huge fan of cinnamon rolls and Nutella! But whenever I tried making the rolls they tasted like bread, or they weren’t soft enough, or they just did not turn out right. So after baking batches and batches of cinnamon rolls I found the PERFECT recipe! I even took off my old recipe from my blog, which proves that this recipe is the perfect one!
This recipe is a copy of the famous Cinnabon rolls, except for the fact that these rolls are not made from not-so-good-for-you ingredients, and these ones are much cheaper to make! I mean, why would you wanna pay $5 or $6 for a single classic roll when you can bake a whole batch with about the same amount of money?
And the best part is the NUTELLA! I mean you will love these Nutella Cinnamon Rolls because everything with Nutella tastes better! Right?! The rolls are very soft, fluffy, and the layers are ooey gooey filled with Nutella and cinnamon… YUMMM! They will melt in your mouth!
You probably have heard, but Mr Nutella (Michele Ferrero) passed away a few days ago. It is very sad but thank you so much Mr Ferrero for sweetening up our lives!
This recipe is perfect for beginner bakers with yeasted dough. It is very simple and easy. It’s true driving to the mall to get Cinnabon rolls is easier, but trust me, baking these homemade rolls is totally worth it!! They’re great to have for breakfast, but be aware, you won’t be able to resist eating another roll! These Nutella cinnamon rolls are addictive!!
- 1 1/2 tbsp instant yeast
- 1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup lukewarm water
- 1 stick unsalted melted butter
- 3/4 cup warm milk
- 1 egg
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp milk
- In a small bowl mix yeast with the warm water and sugar, let is stand until it bubbles. (about 10 minutes)
- In a medium bowl, mix melted butter with milk and then add the yeast mixture to it (make sure that the melted butter is not hot so it does it affect the yeast nor cooks the egg, balance this with cold milk) Mix. Add egg, then flour and salt then knead for about 8-10 minutes on a floured counter. Form a dough ball, place in a greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth, let it rise for 45 minutes or until it doubles in size in a warm place.
- Remove dough from bowl and place on a floured counter, using a roller pin roll into a 35cm x 50cm rectangle (14 inch x 19 inch), spread melted Nutella all over the dough rectangle then sprinkle with cinnamon. Carefully roll into log shape then using a knife carefully cut into 4cm (1.5 inch) pieces.
- Place rolls on a baking tray covered with parchment paper, let them rise in a warm place for 15 minutes then bake for 15 minutes at 180c or until rolls are slightly golden and are baked through. Set aside to cool slightly.
- To make frosting, simply mix all frosting ingredients together, you can add more or less milk to reach the consistency that you want. Spread frosting over rolls, if serving on the next day slightly warm them in microwave for 15-30 seconds.