Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls

Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls

The best Saturday mornings are the ones that start with the smell of Cinnamon floating through the house.  Atleast, in my opinion. It always makes getting out of bed a little easier.  Today, I made a twist on the traditional Cinnamon rolls, and I am so glad I took the time to experiment.  These Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls have left me speechless in a good way.

They did not come out of a can that I had to whack on the counter, and took me a little time.  I made a bit of a mess in my kitchen, but it isn’t a good recipe if you don’t make a mess. Start to finish these took me about an hour and a half, which isn’t bad for homemade cinnamon rolls.  Plus the gooey strawberries oozing out from the center will not only make your taste buds sing, but make these rolls look spectacular.

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Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 3¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package of instant yeast - 2 tsps
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup strawberry jam (+/-)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until warm. Mix in the butter until melted. Let cool to lukewarm.
  2. In a large bowl combine 2¼ cup flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Stir in egg and ¼ cup of water. Mix well. Now stir in the milk mixture until dough forms.
  4. Stir in another cup of flour. When dough comes together flip onto a lightly floured surface and need until smooth.
  5. Return the dough ball to the bowl, cover with a damp towel, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Roll out dough into a 15x10 inch rectangle. Spread the strawberry jam all over the dough. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Then evenly cover with the chopped strawberries.
  7. Roll up the dough and pinch the seam to seal. Cut into 12 equal size rolls.
  8. Place rolls cut side up in a greased 11x13 baking dish. Cover and let rise until doubled (30 mins). While waiting preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  1. Mix the powdered sugar and cinnamon with 1 tbsp of milk. Stir until glaze forms. You may need to add up to another tablespoon of milk for desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over finished rolls.
Dairy Free
  1. Substitute almond milk, coconut milk, etc., and a dairy free margarine.


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You start by putting 3/4 cup of milk on the stove on medium heat. Once it gets warm we are going to melt 1/4 cup butter or margarine in there. I used almond milk and butter flavored crisco so these would be dairy free.

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In a large bowl you are going to mix together 2 1/2 cups flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Once mixed you are going to stir in 1 egg and 1/4 cup water.  Then you will stir in the warm milk/butter mixture until a dough forms.

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At this point you are looking at a bowl of dough goo and saying to yourself, “Amanda, what did you get me into?”  It is ok.  Promise! At this point you are going to mix in another cup of flour. :)

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See! It turns out perfect. They flip your dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.  This only takes a few minutes and is great for those arm muscles! Work out and cinnamon rolls at the same time. YEP, genius!

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Pop the dough back into the bowl and cover it with a moist towel. Let it rest for about 10 minutes.

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Turn your dough back out onto the floured surface and roll it into a large rectangle. Sorry, my rectangle looks more like an oval. As you can tell, this isn’t an exact science.

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Now we are going to spread strawberry jam over the entire thing. Then Sprinkle with cinnamon and the chopped strawberries evenly over the top. We are going to roll this up starting with the longest side. I just realized out of the gazillion pictures I took, I forgot to take a picture of the roll of dough. Ya’ll get the idea though.  You are then going to slice the roll into 12 equal pieces. They should be about 1 1/2 inch thick slices.

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Then you are going to place all 12 rolls into a greased 11×13 baking dish. Let them rest and rise for about 30 minutes.  While you are waiting you can pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Pop these into the oven for about 30 minutes until golden brown.

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When they are done, drizzle them with glaze. Mmm…..

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Serve warm and amazing! Cup of coffee optional.


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  1. leeann says

    These look amazing! How do you know what “warm” is? I have tried bread and roll making before but I wasn’t successful and somepne mentioned I probably didn’t get the temperature for the liquid right….ant hints would be appreciated!

  2. mariana says

    Thanks for the dairy free version.My tot is dairy intolerant and snacks from the store made him sick so i had try many of your recipes before.Yum and big tnks!!!!!!

  3. says

    Wow can’t wait to try this. NEVER thought about doing it with fruit or berries – my mind is blown. Your pictures are great too. Sounds perfect for breakfast with coffee :) Thanks for the great recipe.

  4. Jessica says

    These were yummy! We only had raspberry jam and raspberries so we used those. Can’t wait to try peaches etc. Thanks for sharing.

  5. gretamarie says

    LOVE , LOVE this recipe! I will make it again!! Great thing to do with the strawberries that are just past eating. I should point out though the prep time of 20 minutes is misleading, accounting for measure/ mixing and resting of the dough (10min) and another rise (30 min). Then the bake of 30 min. So I would say the prep time disclosure is at least 40-45 minutes. (Just for those busy mom’s like me that hunt for quick recipes) Well worth the time though!

  6. Paige says

    I made these this morning, but I forgot I didn’t have any powdered sugar to make the glaze. They were fantastic without the glaze, but next time I will make sure I have it. I also used whole wheat white flour, which worked just fine. My finished product wasn’t as flaky, but they were delish!

  7. Reenie says

    Yummy! I am going to make these but cheat a bit and use my dough setting on my bread machine. Thank you for a new filling for me to try.

  8. Ryann says

    Would the recipe still work if I prepped everything the night before, and instead of the 30 minute rise left them covered in the fridge overnight?

  9. Brandee says

    Thank you for this recipe. I made them the other morning, and they were delicious! I’ve had others asking for this recipe, too. My only problem was wrapping them up tightly. I know with practice that I will get that down pat.

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