Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls are everything you love about crisp autumn nights at the carnival – in breakfast form. Imagine waking the whole family up to these gorgeous rolls!
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Fall, fall, fall! It’s finally fall, though weather in Ohio has seemed to skip straight from the heights of summer to snowy winter days. Seriously, it snowed here the other day. I can’t even with that, so I’m ignoring it entirely and focusing on my favorite fall flavors instead.
Like these Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls. Why it took me so long to put apples in homemade cinnamon rolls, I don’t know, but it was a complete revelation. I’ve made cinnamon rolls before – with yeast and without. I gotta tell ya – nothing beats the rise and flavor of a yeasted cinnamon roll. And it’s not hard to pull off this recipe at all.
You can even make your dough ahead of time, and roll them up with apples and filling. The dough will rise, freeze, and bake perfectly from frozen thanks to Fleischmann’s® Active Dry Yeast. No guesswork here.
And then covering them in caramel sauce? YES YES YES. Please don’t be intimidated about making your own caramel sauce. It’s super simple – especially because this recipe doesn’t even need a candy thermometer.
This is one crazy decadent breakfast treat. And I don’t mind telling you that I ate TWO. In one sitting.
I was having an eat-my-feelings kind of day, and these cinnamon rolls were 100% the ticket to a little bit of happiness. The flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and apples are completely irresistible, just like they’d be in apple pie.
But these rolls are much more eat-with-your-hands friendly, and definitely toddler approved. Elle is a big BIG fan of Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, if you couldn’t have guessed. She was especially excited because we used the apples she picked at the orchard to make them. She loved picking out the sweet, soft baked apple pieces and eating them first.
You can do that too, or simply jump right in and devour them whole. Whatever you do, you’ve got to make them for a Sunday breakfast this fall. They’re just too perfect not to. You may even want to double the batch so you can stick one in the freezer, or gift one to someone you love a whole lot. These are definitely gifting cinnamon rolls.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Fleischmann’s® Yeast all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make My Baking Addiction possible.
Friday 4th of November 2016
At what point in the recipe could you freeze some for later? Cooking for just 2, I would like to save half.
Tuesday 8th of November 2016
Hello! You can actually freeze them just about at any point. You can bake them completely and freeze them, or you could freeze them before baking. If you decide to do the second way, make sure you let them thaw and rise before baking. I hope you enjoy them!
Saturday 8th of October 2016
I just made these this morning, omitting the apples, they were out of this world!! What really drew me to your recipe was the texture of the dough: fluffy, chewy, and rich. I was not disappointed at all! I will be keeping your recipe on file and do it again in the future. Thank you for sharing :)
Tuesday 11th of October 2016
Thank you for your kind comments, Murielle! I'm so glad you liked them!
Saturday 21st of May 2016
How much does 2 envelopes Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast contain? In measurements?? Thanks
Monday 23rd of May 2016
Lyia- Each packet is 1/4 ounce = approximately 2 1/4 teaspoons. I hope this helps! -Jamie
Sunday 20th of March 2016
Hello.... Being an amateur baker without any problems training....I just tried out of nowhere. ...these apple cinnamon rolls step by step as guided and my.....they came out awesome !! Everyone in my family cherished it so much and it was finished just in a moment. Thank you sooo much for the recipe, easy description and the photos. Am gonna follow this blog quite often now. Cheers !!
Monday 21st of March 2016
Hi, Moumita! I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed these! Thank you for your kind words, too!
Friday 11th of March 2016
This recipe looks delicious and I am thinking of making it this afternoon. One question though. Where do the other half of the apples come in? The directions say to "top with half of the chopped apples", but I don't see where the other half is used? Thanks!
Thursday 17th of March 2016
Jaclyn- The dough is divided in half, so you'll repeat the same process with the remaining dough, apples, etc. I hope this helps. -Jamie