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Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Servings: 12
Author: Amanda @


  • ¾ cup milk
  • cup butter or margarine, softened
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsps instant yeast
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup water


  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon ground
  • 1 cup granny smith apples diced


  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp milk


  • Heat the milk in a small saucepan until warm. Mix in the butter until melted. Let cool to lukewarm.
  • In a large bowl combine 2¼ cup flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  • Stir in egg and ¼ cup of water. Mix well. Now stir in the milk mixture until dough forms.
  • Stir in another cup of flour. When dough comes together flip onto a lightly floured surface and need until smooth.
  • Return the dough ball to the bowl, cover with a damp towel, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll out dough into a 15x10 inch rectangle.
  • Brush the dough with melted butter. Mix the cinnamon & sugar together and sprinkle liberally all over the dough. Then evenly sprinkle the diced apples over the cinnamon.
  • Roll up the dough and pinch the seam to seal. Cut into 12 equal size rolls.
  • Place rolls cut side up in a greased or parchment 9 x 13 baking dish. Cover and let rise until doubled (30 mins). While waiting preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • When cooled drizzle with the glaze.
  • Serve


  • Whisk together powdered sugar, cinnamon, and 1 tbsp milk. Add more milk until glaze is at desired consistency.Dairy Free
  • Substitute almond milk, coconut milk, etc., and a dairy free margarine.


You can split the dough in half and divide it among two round 8 or 9 inch pans. You can then freeze half to bake another day. Wrap tightly to freeze and defrost before baking. Keeps in freezer for up to 2 months.