These fresh baked cinnamon rolls feature an indulgent twist the entire family will love – premium, whole dried cherries covered in dark chocolate. Have you met new Cherry Raisinet? She is my new favorite Raisinet! Not only do these cinnamon rolls taste great, but they bring the family together for a special start to the day. And, they can be prepped the night before. This way there is no need to wait for the rolls to rise in the morning.
Growing up, I ate breakfast with my dad nearly every day of the week. And we ate Honey Buns – gasp, I know – the frozen kind. Nutrition was not the strongest focus, but family time around the table was. I was fortunate to have breakfast and dinner with my parents and sister nearly every day of the week. This is something I have carried over to my family; we really love to eat together. So, in a sense, these cinnamon rolls are my take on those Honey Buns I so enjoyed as a kid. And yes, both my husband and my dad will be getting a fresh batch this Father’s Day.
Since my lifestyle doesn’t allow for too many “scratch” recipes, I often look for shortcuts. Frozen bread dough allows you to skip the steps of mixing and kneading the dough. If you would like to prepare the dough from scratch, here is a great dough recipe to follow.
So get our cinnamon roll recipe and follow along below:
Roll out the dough into a 10 x 12−inch rectangle; brush with a little butter. Sprinkle with a cinnamon-sugar mixture then press the Raisinets into dough to within ½-inch of border. Sprinkle with nuts.
Starting at the long side, roll the dough away from you.
Cut into 12 slices; place cut-side-up in baking dish. Cover with damp cloth; let rise in warm place until dough almost fills pan (45 to 55 minutes) or cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight to rise. Bake according to recipe directions.
See, simple and if I do say so myself, delicious. We all need a cinnamon bun in our life sometime! Happy Father’s Day to all!