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Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts

EASY Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts by 2sistersrecipes.com

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These Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts are breakfast rolls made with no yeast, no rising time, and are super delicious!   There’s nothing like the fresh aroma of warm cinnamon rolls in the morning, especially if you have freshly brewed coffee nearby.

 

Cinnamon rolls with chewy raisins and crunchy walnuts couldn’t be easier.  It’s a simple recipe made with only 6 ingredients, puff pastry, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins, and walnuts.

 And anyone can make and bake these rolls in minutes! 

 

 
Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 
 

I’m posting this recipe again since I make these cinnamon rolls often!  This is an older post but I love to revive it every now and then.

As you know, I saw this recipe years ago on a cooking show.  Although I don’t remember who made them, it didn’t matter to me, since it was good enough for me to save the recipe in my book.  

Cinnamon rolls are everyone’s favorite!  You may want to try our Easy Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

These two are made the same way.  Perfect to serve on any weekend.

 

Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts by 2sistersrecipes.com

Easy  Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts. by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

 

I used a package of frozen Pastry Puff to stand in for a traditional yeasted dough.  It’s super quick,  easy to open and work with, once you allow it to thaw for a few minutes. 

What I love about these no yeast cinnamon rolls is that there’s no downtime to wait for the dough to rise, and no cooking a filling.   

Just roll out the dough and scatter all the ingredients. 

Warm cinnamon rolls topped with a vanilla glaze icing for a little extra sweetness is perfect to serve while drinking some espresso coffee or with our Easy Low-Fat Caffe Lattes.

…Oh, what could be better than that?

 

 

Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

These cinnamon rolls are very light, with a flaky crust and lightly sweetened (just the way I like them).

Their delicate and fluffy texture is similar to that of a French pastry.  Ooh-la-la…

Mm.. these rolls are so good, you can eat two and not feel guilty!  And once again, they turned out great, and everyone LOVED’EM!  

Best of all, one cinnamon roll is only 239 calories!  

Try these Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts, they will make your mornings great!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Ingredients for Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts:

Vanilla Glaze Icing:

 

EASY TO FOLLOW… Step-by-Step Directions:

1.  Open the package of pastry and allow to thaw for 15 to 20 minutes.  Meanwhile, preheat oven to Bake 375 degrees F (200 C).  

Next, in a small mixing bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and walnuts and set it aside.

2.  MAKE THE ROLLS:  First,  sprinkle some all-purpose flour onto a surface, counter, or a board.  Then unfold the first pastry sheet.

 
Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

3.  Using a pastry brush, generously brush melted butter onto the pastry sheet.

 
Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

4.  Sprinkle the pastry sheet with 1/2 of the filling mixture.  Reserve the remaining half for the second pastry puff sheet.

 
Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts by 2sistersrecipes.com
 

5.  Take one end and begin to roll the dough until it ends.

 

Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts by 2sistesrecipes.com

6.  Lightly pinch the end.  Using a knife,  mark the roll into 6 even slices (as shown in the photo below).  

 
Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts by 2sistersrecipes.com

7.  Then cut the roll into the 6 pieces.  Set them aside. 

8.  Repeat the process again with the second pastry sheet. 

 

Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts by 2sistersrecipes.com
 

9.  Finally, lightly brush the inside of each muffin cup with melted butter.

Brush all 12 cups!

 
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10.  Sprinkle each with some crushed walnuts.

 

11.  Then, place each roll into a muffin cup.  Gently press down onto the walnuts.

 

12.  Bake at 375 degrees,  for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden on top.  Allow cooling for about 3 minutes.   Spread some vanilla icing on top.  Serve warm.

Yields: 12 rolls

 

Directions for Vanilla Glaze Icing:

Blend all the ingredients together, stir until the mixture is smooth and adjust the milk if needed. Icing should be thick and creamy.  Using a tablespoon to glaze each cinnamon roll on top.  Serve warm.

 

 
 

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Yield: 12 rolls

Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts

Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts

Cinnamon rolls with chewy raisins and crunchy walnuts is an easy recipe made with only 6 ingredients, puff pastry, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins, and walnuts. And anyone can make and bake these rolls in minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Puff Pastry Sheets ( Pepperidge Farm)
  • 1/2 stick of butter - melted
  • 4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup organic raisins
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup walnuts - lightly crushed
  • One 12 cup muffin pan

Vanilla Glaze Icing:

  • 2 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 to 5 tsp. of whole milk

Instructions

  1. PREHEAT OVEN to Bake at 375 degrees F (200 C). Next, open the package of pastry and allow the pastry sheets to thaw for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and crushed walnuts. Set it aside.
  3. MAKE THE ROLLS:
  4. Sprinkle some flour onto a work surface, on the counter, or board.
  5. Unfold one pastry sheet (working with one at a time).
  6. Using a pastry brush, generously brush melted butter onto the pastry sheet.
  7. Sprinkle on top with half of the brown sugar mixture. Reserve the remaining half for the second pastry sheet.
  8. Take one end and begin to roll the dough until it ends.
  9. Lightly pinch the end. Using a knife, divide by marking the 6 pieces.
  10. Then cut the roll into the 6 pieces.
  11. Repeat the process again with the second pastry sheet.
  12. PREPARE the MUFFIN PAN:
  13. Lightly brush the inside of each muffin cup with melted butter.
  14. Brush all 12 cups!
  15. Sprinkle each with some crushed walnuts.
  16. Place each roll into a muffin cup. Gently press down onto the walnuts. Place the muffin pan on the middle rack of your oven.
  17. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden on top.
  18. Allow cooling for about 5 minutes before spreading the icing on top. Spread the icing on top. Serve warm.
  19. Yields: 1 dozen

Directions for Vanilla Glaze Icing:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together, stir until the mixture is smooth and adjust the milk if needed. Icing should be thick and creamy. Using a tablespoon to glaze each cinnamon roll on top. Serve warm.

Notes

These cinnamon rolls are best served and consumed the day you make them. They will stay fresh for up to 24 hours. Also, baking time will vary depending on your oven.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12 cinnamon rolls

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239

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xo  Anna and Liz

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31 Comments

  • Reply
    christa
    November 4, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Can these be prepared a day before and then baked in the morning?

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      November 4, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      Hi Christa,
      I have never made them one day ahead. But if I had to guess, I think you can prepare them in your muffin pan, cover with clear wrap and refrigerate. Then remove them From the fridge-at least 15 to 20 minutes to warm them up slighty, then bake…. but keep an eye on them… they may need more baking time.
      I hope this helps!

  • Reply
    sherry
    April 26, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    ooh my comment disappeared. just saying how delicious these look. great idea to use puff pastry!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      April 27, 2020 at 12:05 am

      Thanks so much Sherry!

  • Reply
    sherry
    April 26, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    these do look deliciouss! who can resist a cinnamon roll?

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      April 27, 2020 at 12:06 am

      Same with us! Thanks so much πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    cheri
    September 12, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Wow! such a clever idea, will definitely be making these at my house soon, they look amazing. Can’t wait to hear about your trip to Prague.

  • Reply
    ezgi
    May 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I love cinnamon rolls πŸ™‚ thank you for the recipe

    • Reply
      annaliz
      May 27, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      You're welcome Ezgi! So nice to meet you and welcome to our blog!

  • Reply
    Sue/the view from great island
    February 1, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    The thought of making homemade cinnamon rolls puts the fear of God into me, but you've made it so easy ~ thank you!!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      February 2, 2017 at 4:22 am

      You are welcome Sue! Have a great week!

  • Reply
    Cheri Savory Spoon
    February 1, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Anna and Liz, how clever to use puff pastry, these look amazing! just copies this recipe and added puff pastry to my shopping list;)

    • Reply
      annaliz
      February 2, 2017 at 4:21 am

      Thanks Cheri! Let is know how they turn out For you!
      Enjoy!

  • Reply
    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    March 2, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Serving these delicious cinnamon rolls to your guests must have made them hate to leave….the sound delicious.

    • Reply
      annaliz
      March 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Karen,
      Welcome to our site, its so nice to meet you! These rolls were insanely addicting! I needed to make more the next morning again! Thank you for leaving a lovely comment on our site!

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    February 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    These would not last at my house. I cannot imagine how wonderful they smelled while baking. I need more puff pastry in my life!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      March 3, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Tricia, you are so funny! We keep a few boxes of these puff pastry sheets in our freezer so we can whip up desserts and even these cinnamon rolls when we need them promptly. They make my life easy!! Have a great day! xxoo Anna and Liz

  • Reply
    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    February 26, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Your guests are very lucky! These look delicious and easy with the puff pastry/

    • Reply
      annaliz
      March 3, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      Hi Sue, you are so sweet, and I am not sure if they're lucky, but I do try to make them feel welcomed, I hope at least. lol….xxoo Have a great day Sue…

  • Reply
    Joanne
    February 26, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    What a fun breakfast treat! I love that you use puff pastry so there's no waiting time for yeast to rise.

    • Reply
      annaliz
      February 27, 2014 at 3:36 am

      I know Joanne, that's what makes this recipe such a delight!

  • Reply
    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    February 26, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Puff pastry always tastes good. I've made cinnamon rolls with frozen bread dough but not puff pastry. There is a cafe in Denver famous for its cinnamon rolls and they are of the puff pastry type. Great job!

  • Reply
    michaelswoodcraft
    February 26, 2014 at 1:15 am

    They look delicious, I enjoy eating cinnamon rolls, buns, they are one of my favorites! I use pasty dough all the time but never thought about using it for cinnamon buns, good idea. πŸ™‚

    Michael
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/best-ever-strawberry-pie/

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    February 25, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I love how easy these are. Now, please send some to WIsconsin! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the nice post!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      February 27, 2014 at 3:32 am

      Would be happy to send some to Wisconsin! Enjoy!

  • Reply
    annaliz
    August 31, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for your comments!! You are so nice!

  • Reply
    nancy at good food matters
    August 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    those puff pastry sheets are miraculous—you can make so many delicious sweet and savory things with them. great looking cinnamon rolls, ladies!

  • Reply
    Kitchen Belleicious
    August 31, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I have always wondered if I could do these with puff pastry. thanks for answering that question. They look FANTASTIC

  • Reply
    Shawn
    August 31, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Delicious! My husband was just asking for cinnamon rolls and I was going dress up some purchased roll dough. I'll try this instead πŸ™‚

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