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Triple Berry Cinnamon Rolls

These Triple Berry Cinnamon Rolls are pillowy soft and can be made in under 2 hours. These are filled with a brown sugar cinnamon mixture, a fresh homemade triple berry filling, and topped with a velvety smooth cream cheese icing. These are the perfect rolls for any breakfast occasion.

The details

making the dough

This dough comes together easily, thanks to the use of instant yeast. Instant yeast does not require any activation time, which means you can mix it directly in with the remaining ingredients. You can substitute active dry yeast for this in a 1:1 ratio, but you will need to mix the yeast with the warm milk and allow it to sit for 5 minutes to activate. The yeast mixture will get foamy which means it is active and ready to use.

Mix all ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer for 5-7 minutes on medium-low speed. You’ll know the dough is ready when you press your fingertip into the dough and it springs back slowly. If it stays indented then, knead another 30 seconds to a minute. Transfer the dough to a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise.

Because I am always short on time, I like to allow my dough to rise in a warm oven. I preheat the oven to 100F, then turn the oven off. I allow the dough to rise for 30 minutes in the warm oven. It works wonderfully!

make the filling

While the dough rises, make the filling. Add all ingredients for the berry filling to a skillet. Cook over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. You want the berries to get softened. The filling will not be very juicy, which is what you want. I found a filling with a lot of liquid made it tougher for the rolls to get fully cooked in the center.

roll and second rise

Punch dough dough, then spread roll the dough into a 12×18 rectangle. Spread the softened butter over the dough, then sprinkle the brown sugar cinnamon mixture over the dough. Finally add the berries on the dough and spread over the dough.

Because of the fruit filling in these cinnamon rolls, I prefer to cut the dough when it is in a rectangular shape. Take a pizza cutter and start at the short end of the dough. Cut 9 roughly equal strips of dough. Roll the dough into cylinders then place in a greased 9×9 pan. Of course, you can cut them the traditional way too, by rolling the rectangle into a cylinder, then cutting into 9 rolls with a serrated knife.

Allow the rolls to rise for 15 minutes in the warm oven (using the same trick as above). Then remove the rolls from the oven and preheat the oven to 350F.

bake and enjoy

These rolls take 28-32 minutes to bake, a touch longer than usual because of the fruit filling. Once the rolls are baked and cooled, spread icing over rolls and enjoy!

If you make these, let me know what you thought below in the ratings and comments! I always appreciate your feedback. Find me on instagram and youtube for the full baking video for these.

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Triple Berry Cinnamon Rolls


  • Author: Jolene
  • Total Time: 1 hour 38 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x

Description

These Triple Berry Cinnamon Rolls are pillowy soft and can be made in under 2 hours. These are filled with a brown sugar cinnamon mixture and a fresh homemade triple berry filling. These are the perfect rolls for any breakfast occasion.


Ingredients

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Dough:

  • 1 cup warm whole milk (warmed to 110F) (235 grams)
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) instant dry yeast (7 grams)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (46 grams)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (440 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (3 grams)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (56.5 grams)

Filling

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (49 grams)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (56.5 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon (4 grams)

Berry Filling:

  • 3 cups fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, red raspberries) (484 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (13 grams)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (47 grams)
  • Zest from 1/2 lemon
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon

Frosting:

  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, softened (28.4 grams)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (115 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, add all ingredients for dough to mixing bowl.

2. Knead the dough on medium low speed for 5-7 minutes. You’ll know when the dough is done kneading, when you press your fingertip into the dough and it springs back slowly. Transfer dough to a lightly greased bowl. Spray top of dough with nonstick spray, then cover with plastic wrap.

4. Preheat oven to 100F. Once the oven reaches this temperature, turn the oven off. Place the covered dough in the warm oven and allow to rise for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the triple berry filling. In a large skillet add all ingredients for berry filling. Cook the fruit, stirring occasionally, until fruit softens and sugar dissolves (only a few minutes). The filling won’t have a lot of liquid. This is what you want, because if it had a lot of liquid, it would make the rolls difficult to bake.

5. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12×18 inch rectangle. Spread 4 tablespoons softened butter over dough. Sprinkle brown sugar cinnamon mixture over butter, and rub gently with your hand to evenly distribute the mixture over the entire rectangle. Spread berry mixture over dough.

6. You can roll/cut the rolls two ways. First, using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 9 strips, starting at the short side. Roll each strip into cylinders. I find this method easier with the berries in the filling.

Alternatively, roll dough, starting at short edge, into a cylinder. Using dental floss or a serrated knife, cut into 9 rolls. Place in lightly greased 9×9 pan. Cover pan with plastic wrap.

7. Preheat oven to 100F. Once the oven reaches this temperature, turn the oven off. Place rolls in warm oven for 15 minutes. Remove rolls from oven.

8. Preheat oven to 350F. Once the oven reaches this temperature, place rolls in oven. Bake for 28-32 minutes, or until rolls are golden brown in color. These rolls take a little onger to bake, because of the fruit filling.

9. While the rolls bake, make the frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Gradually and slowly add in powdered sugar until combined. Add in vanilla extract. Beat until frosting is fluffy.

10. Allow rolls to cool a few minutes before spreading frosting over rolls. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 70
  • Cook Time: 28
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Triple Berry Cinnamon Rolls

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