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Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

Prep

30 minutes

Cook

30 minutes

Yield

12

Oh my goodness! I think I struck gold here. I love Nutella. It’s so delicious on just about everything. Combine that with cinnamon rolls and you have a winner with this Nutella cinnamon rolls recipe. Such a good treat for brunch or even dessert.

Why you’ll love these Nutella cinnamon rolls: 

  • Quick: These will take 30-minutes. That’s it!! Who knew a homemade dish like this would be so quick? 
  • Versatile: Serve for brunch, dessert, and add your favorite toppings 
  • Impressive: Although these don’t take long to make they will impress the pants off all your guests

Nutella cinnamon rolls in a casserole dish with nuts on top

Ingredient Notes: 

Yeast: There are several different types of yeast and it’s important to note what you are baking with. I use fast-rising but whatever you use, just make sure you follow the instructions on the jar to ensure you activate it properly.

Nutella: So dang good! Nutella is a brand of sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread manufactured by an Italian company. It’s good on its own, on fruit, in desserts, and the list goes on.

Nutella cinnamon rolls in a casserole dish

How to make Nutella cinnamon rolls: 

  1. Into a small bowl, add 1 cup of your flour and your yeast. Stir and set aside.
  2. Into a large bowl, whisk together your water, sugar, egg replacement, salt, and oil till well combined.
  3. Into the large bowl, add your flour and yeast mixture. Whisk for around 2-3 minutes or until everything is well combined and lots of bubbles have developed. Now stir in the remainder of the flour, slowly, and add more as you need. You want it to be pliable but not too sticky. Knead for 5 minutes and add flour to the surface area to make the process easy.
  4. Grease the sides of a large bowl and add in your dough. Add oil to the top of your dough and place a damp cloth over the top of the bowl. Place in a warm place for around 1 hour.
  5. You can now preheat your oven to 350F and grab a baking dish – I used a 16″L x 9″W x 2.50″H.
  6. Once your dough has risen punch a hole into the middle of the dough (this is very satisfying) and let it rise by double once again.
  7. Using a rolling pin roll out the dough into a large rectangle, around 20 X 14 X 1 but use whichever dimensions work best for you and your baking dish!
  8. Once you have a flat dough then sprinkle with some brown sugar and cinnamon (add as much or as little as you’d like). Roll the dough width-wise, keeping it tight, and cut it into around 12-14 rolls. Place them onto the sticky sauce and set them aside to rise till doubled in size.
  9. Once ready then bake for 25-35 minutes.
  10. To make your icing, simply add your ingredients into a deep bowl and blend using a hand whisk for around 1-2 minutes.
  11. Once your cinnamon buns are ready then spread over the icing and enjoy these babies hot!

Nutella cinnamon rolls in a casserole dish with nuts on top

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Serving: If you desire, individually portion out OR scoop the individual rolls out and serve with your desired amount of cream cheese icing + hazelnuts. It will be easier to save the rolls without icing on top freezing them individually, keeping the cream cheese icing in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

Get creative with the toppings: For extra AWESOME, melt some of your favorite chocolate and drizzle over top of this delicious roll. 

Storage: Store cinnamon buns in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to one month!

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Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Proofing: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Cuisine: Baked Goods
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These deliciously sweet Nutella cinnamon rolls are sweet, flavorful, and can be whipped up in only 30-minutes.


Ingredients

Scale

For the Dough: 

2 packets of fast-rising yeast (8 g each)

4 ½ cups all-purpose flour + some till you reach a non-sticky consistency

1 ½ cups warm water

¼ cup brown sugar

1 egg OR 1 egg replacement – I used Bob’s Red Mill

½ tsp salt

¼ cup coconut oil

For the Filling:

1 heaping cup of Nutella

For the Cream Cheese Icing:

1 cup cream cheese

4 ½ tbsp butter (melted)

1 cup + 2 tbsp icing sugar

3 tbsp heavy cream or milk

1 tbsp vanilla

Toppings: 

1 cup toasted and chopped hazelnuts


Instructions

Into a small bowl, add 1 cup of your flour and your yeast. Stir and set aside.

Into a large bowl, whisk together your water, sugar, egg replacement, salt, and oil till well combined.

Into the large bowl, add your flour and yeast mixture. Whisk for around 2-3 minutes or until everything is well combined and lots of bubbles have developed. Now stir in the remainder of the flour, slowly, and add more as you need. You want it to be pliable but not too sticky. Knead for 5 minutes and add flour to the surface area to make the process easy.

Grease the sides of a large bowl and add in your dough. Add oil to the top of your dough and place a damp cloth over the top of the bowl. Place in a warm place for around 1 hour.

You can now preheat your oven to 350F and grab a baking dish – I used a 16″L x 9″W x 2.50″H.

Once your dough has risen punch a hole into the middle of the dough (this is very satisfying) and let it rise by double once again.

Using a rolling pin roll out the dough into a large rectangle, around 20 X 14 X 1 but use whichever dimensions work best for you and your baking dish!

Once you have a flat dough then sprinkle with some brown sugar and cinnamon (add as much or as little as you’d like). Roll the dough width-wise, keeping it tight and cut into around 12-14 rolls. Place them onto the sticky sauce and set them aside to rise till doubled in size.

Once ready then bake for 25-35 minutes.

To make your icing, simply add your ingredients into a deep bowl and blend using a hand whisk for around 1-2 minutes.

Once your cinnamon buns are ready then spread over the icing and enjoy these babies hot!


Notes

If you desire, individually portion out OR scoop the individual rolls out and serve with your desired amount of cream cheese icing + hazelnuts. It will be easier to save the rolls without icing on top freezing them individually, keeping the cream cheese icing in the fridge for up to 1 week. 

For extra AWESOME, melt some of your favorite chocolate and drizzle over top of this delicious roll. Enjoy!!

Store cinnamon buns in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to one month!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12
  • Calories: 582
  • Sugar: 19.5g
  • Sodium: 194.7mg
  • Fat: 30.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.4g
  • Fiber: 4.9g
  • Protein: 14.8g
  • Cholesterol: 51.9mg

Keywords: recipe, easy, make, sugar

Taylor

Can you please make a chocolate version!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSSS!!! I will get working on that with Tori! I love it!

Sandra

Cinnamon rolls are always so fun to make, can’t wait to try your recipe!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thanks sandra! Can’t wait to see your results!

Benthe

What kind of Nutella would you buy or recommend?

Maria Koutsogiannis

Just traditional or a good quality vegan version or organic brand like nutiva!

Laurie

Easy to make, super gooey, delicious cream cheese icing. Will make it again!

Maria Koutsogiannis

so glad you loved them, laurie!

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