These Coffee Cinnamon Rolls will satisfy all your coffee cravings! They’re super soft, fluffy, gooey and full of coffee flavour.
Coffee Cinnamon Rolls
I’m back again with yet another cinnamon roll recipe! I recently shared a recipe for the best cinnamon rolls EVER (in my opinion, that is). These cinnamon rolls are similar to that recipe, but with a caffeine twist! Soft and fluffy coffee dough, ooey gooey coffee filling, and smothered in a cream cheese coffee icing — these rolls are seriously delicious!
Soft and Fluffy Coffee Dough
Let’s start with the dough. To add the coffee flavour to the dough, I originally planned on adding strong brewed coffee, but that would be too much liquid resulting in a sticky dough. If the dough was too sticky, I’d have to add a ton of extra flour which would make the dough tough.
Instead, I used instant coffee granules and mixed it into the wet ingredients so it could dissolve. I’m not a huge fan of the coffee flavour, so I only added a tablespoon of instant coffee. If you are a coffee fanatic, you may be able to get away with adding more.
As you can see below, the instant coffee gives the dough a beautiful golden brown colour.
Next up, the filling. There’s a few ways you can incorporate the coffee flavour into the filling. You can mix the instant coffee granules with the brown sugar and cinnamon, or you can mix everything together with the melted butter.
I actually decided to mix the instant coffee granules with the melted butter to create some kind of “butter coffee” and I spread it all over the dough. I then sprinkled the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture on top of that.
Honestly, one day I’ll learn how to roll the perfect cinnamon roll, but that day is not today. As you can see, my rolls are HUGE! I like big buns and I cannot lie. Sorry, I had to. Anyways, you can make these rolls as big or small as you want. I cut out 8 large rolls, but you can get 6 jumbo rolls or 12 small rolls.
Coffee Cream Cheese Icing!
Ahh, this is my favourite part! The coffee cream cheese icing is super silky and addictive. It’s your regular cream cheese icing with a punch of coffee flavour! I started by adding some instant coffee granules, but it didn’t really blend into the icing that well — which is perfectly fine since it adds beautiful flecks of coffee to the icing.
I had prepared a pot of freshly brewed coffee to include as a prop in the photos, so I decided to scoop out a few tablespoons to add to the cream cheese icing and it worked wonders! The pairing of cream cheese and icing is out of this world, and it’s 100x better when that pairing is slathered onto warm coffee cinnamon rolls.
I swear I almost passed out after inhaling the great smells of freshly baked cinnamon rolls, freshly brewed coffee and coffee cream cheese icing all at once.
A little trick I learned for the best cinnamon roll experience is to generously lather the rolls with half of the cream cheese icing as soon as they come out of the oven. Allow the rolls to cool for about 15 minutes, then smother them in the remaining half of icing. The hot cinnamon rolls allows the cream cheese icing to melt into every inch of the roll which makes them extra sinful!
A freshly brewed cup of coffee with a giant fluffy cinnamon roll is the perfect way to start a morning. Put those two together and you have the most amazing breakfast treat.
Store the remaining rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 5 days (as if they’d last that long). Reheat them in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds and they’ll be as warm and gooey as they were on day 1!
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