Cinnamon Roll Fall Favorite

Imagine if you could make a classic cinnamon roll to be part of your fall favorite desserts. Our talented friend, Cristina offers a twist on classic cinnamon rolls. She made an apple spice cinnamon roll with a maple and vanilla bean cream cheese glaze. This recipe is perfect for baking in the fall when you first feel the hint of cooler weather and the trees begin to turn golden. Did I just tickle your taste buds? Keep reading.


Everyone knows two favorite fall recipes are apple spice cinnamon rolls and pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls. Depending on which one you choose, you can substitute apple puree or pumpkin puree to get the flavors you desire, the idea is to create your own puree from your favorite fall harvest. If you are in rush or too distracted with the fall foliage, you can always buy apple sauce or pumpkin puree.


Create a signature spice mix. Some spices that go well with fall flavors are cinnamon, cardamon, mace, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cloves, and apple or pumpkin pie spice (pre-mixes of classic fall spices). 

To make a tasty filling for your cinnamon rolls, mix up one of the following spice mixes:

Pumpkin Spice: 1 T Cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp allspice, 1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp ground cloves.

Apple Spice: 1.5 T Cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp cardamom, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp allspice.

To make a cinnamon roll filling, just add your chosen spice mixture to 200g (1 cup) of light brown sugar and 1/4 tsp salt.




Rolled out the dough into a rectangle using a rolling pin or pushing with fingers.  Then layer on the butter, puree and spices (and any other additions) leaving a 2 cm gap around the edge. Starting with the closest dough, roll it away, pulling and tightening the roll as you go. Then pinch the seam to seal and turn the roll over on top of the seam. This recipe makes twelve good size rolls. Using a bench scraper, cut the roll in half, then each half into six pieces for a total of twelve. 


Top these delicious apple spice cinnamon rolls with a maple syrup and vanilla bean cream cheese glaze. 

Glaze Topping

Whip the room temperature cream cheese until smooth.
Whip the Cream Cheese Until Smooth
Add 2 T of maple syrup and whisk until smooth.
Add 2 T of Maple Syrup and whip until smooth


Add the powdered sugar and mix on low until smooth. Add vanilla seeds (or vanilla extract) and mix just until incorporated.

Add Vanilla Seeds and Mix Just Until Incorporated


Recipe Creator:

Many thanks to Cristina who developed this appetizing Classic Cinnamon Roll recipe and shared it with us.  

Christina loves bread; both baking it and sharing it.  In her blog, you will find recipes and a few intrepid tales of her travels. She also loves the mountains, trails running, bikes riding, hiking, and sharing homemade dinners with friends. Check out the full article the Cinnamon Roll Fall Favorite recipe on her blog.

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