There's nothing like the fresh aroma of warm cinnamon buns in the morning! Especially if you have fresh brewed coffee near by. Cinnamon rolls with chewy raisins and crunchy walnuts is a very simple and easy recipe anyone can make in minutes!
I saw this recipe years ago on a cooking show. Although I don't remember who made them, it didn't matter to me, it was good enough for me to save the recipe in my book.
So, I decided to make these again the other morning for my guests who are staying with us. They LOVED'EM! ... warm cinnamon rolls topped with a vanilla glaze icing for extra sweetness while drinking some espresso coffee - ohhh what could be better than that? Go for it!
Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Walnuts
- 1 package Puff Pastry Sheets ( Pepperidge Farm)
- 1/2 stick of butter - melted
- 1/2 cup ground cinnamon
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 crushed walnuts
- One 12 cup muffin pan
Vanilla Glaze Icing
- 2 cups of Powdered Sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 to 5 Tbsp. of Milk
Open package of pastry and allow to thaw for 15-20 minutes.Sprinkle some flour onto a surface, counter or board.
Unfold one pastry sheet.
Using a pastry brush, gently brush melted butter onto pastry sheet.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Then sprinkle cinnamon on top. Scatter 1/2 cup of raisins.
Take one end and begin to roll the dough until it ends.
Lightly pinch the end. Divide with a knife into 6 pieces.
Then cut into 6 pieces.
Lightly brush the inside of each muffin cup with melted butter.
Brush all 12 cups!
Sprinkle each with some crushed walnuts.
Place each roll into a muffin cup.
Repeat the process again with the second pastry sheet.
Preheat oven 400 degrees.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Vanilla Glaze Icing
Mix all the ingredients, stir until mixture is smooth and adjust the milk if needed. It should be thick, but pourable.
Add the vanilla icing on top and serve.
Makes 12 rolls
Enjoy these with your favorite coffee or tea!