Blueberry Lemon Cinnamon Rolls

homemade cinnamon rolls

You can’t just make any old thing this morning, you deserve a sweet, homemade splurge. We searched high and low for another cinnamon roll recipe to add to our repertoire, and realized the next step included two of our favorite things – blueberry and lemon. You’ll hate having these in the house all week, but aren’t love-hate relationships the best kind?

Ingredients:

1 package Active Dry Yeast

1/2 cup warm Water (105 to 115 degrees)

1/2 cup lukewarm Almond Milk (scalded then cooled)

1/2 cup Sugar

1/3 cup Butter, softened

1 teaspoon Salt

1 Egg

3 1/2 to 4 cups All-Purpose Flour

Cinnamon Mixture:

2 tablespoon Coconut Oil, melted

3 tablespoons Sugar

2 tablespoons Brown Sugar

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/4 cup Blueberries

Glaze

1 cup Powdered Sugar

1 tablespoon Lemon Juice

Directions:

In a bowl, stir together yeast and warm water. Let stand while mixing other ingredients. Mix together sugar and softened butter for 1 minute. Next mix in salt, egg, and milk. After, add the yeast and water, ensuring no yeast is left in the bowl.  Mix until just combined. Add 2 cups flour and keep mixing. Add the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a warm spot in the kitchen and let the dough rise until double in size (about 1 1/2 hours). 

While the dough is rising, stir together the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and blueberries.

Once the dough has risen, punch it down. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to a 15 inch by 9 inch rectangle. Brush the dough with the melted coconut oil. Sprinkle blueberry cinnamon mixture evenly over the rectangle. On the long side, start to roll the dough into a log. Cut the log into 12 evenly sized rolls. Place in a greased baking dish, side by side. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Let rise for 45 minutes to and hour.

Bake cinnamon rolls for 35-40 minutes. While the rolls are baking, whisk together powdered sugar, and lemon juice. When the cinnamon rolls are done, let cool slightly. Pour the icing over the warm rolls. Best if eaten immediately.

cinnamon rolls recipe