Oh, how I love cinnamon rolls. Whether it’s Christmas with the family or just a rainy morning, there’s nothing quite as homey as a sweet and gooey roll straight out of the oven. Of course, everyone’s got an opinion when it comes to the filling. Raisins. No raisins. Nuts. No nuts. Glaze. Cream cheese frosting. Lucky for me, I’ll take one in just about any way, shape or form. I’m easy like that.
For awhile now, I’ve wanted to try a cinnamon roll filled with apples. I mean, how could you go wrong with that? Seems like a stroke of genius, right? Spiced Grannies rolled up in a sweet yeast dough and drizzled with glaze? I drool.
So here’s the recipe I came up with. I’ll just be straight with you and tell you these were amazing. So. Good. The apples were a fantastic departure from the ubiquitous raisin and they were loved by one and all. The Grannies really gave these rolls a wonderful flavor and, needless to say, made the entire house smell just heavenly. Though they take a little work, these apple cinnamon rolls are most definitely worth it.
Oh, and did I mention these have half the calories you’d find in many similar bakery creations? Nice.