Cinnamon Rolls with Walnuts

Abraham Goldstein


I looked on-line for cinnamon rolls that weren't deep fried, and found two pictures that were of the same cinnamon rolls, but with different recipes, so I used information from both. PLEASE NOTE, I've made these since my first posting, and they come out moister, and better, if you pack them in a rectangular 9X12 inch baking dish.


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5 Hr
25 Min


  • 2 1/2 tsp
    yeast - one package if using prepackaged yeast
  • 1 c
    warm water
  • 1/4 c
    plain yoghurt
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    cooking oil
  • 1
  • 4 c

  • 1 c
  • 3 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts - the finer these are, the easier it is to roll
  • 1 stick
    butter - i used about 70 grams of softened butter

  • 2 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    warm water

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls with Walnuts


  1. Dissolve the yeast in 1 cup of WARM water. Allow to sit about 5 minutes. Stir to make sure all of the yeast is dissolved. Whenever I use yeast, I always add a little sugar to the water so I can see how fast the yeast is working.
  2. In a large bowl, add the four cups of flour and make a hole in the center to add the yeast mixture, the yoghurt, sugar, oil and egg. Let the sticky mixture rest for 8 minutes.
  3. Using a plastic spatula, scrape the dough out onto a floured board and kneed it until it becomes smooth. If it's too sticky, cover your hands with flour and kneed it.
  4. Put dough in a large bowl with lightly oiled sides. I used butter, but oil will work. Cover and set in a warm place using plastic wrap to cover the top of the bowl.. Allow to rise until the dough has doubled in size.
  5. Once the dough has risen - I waited about three hours for it to more than double - On a floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and then roll it out into a large rectangle. Generously spread the room temperature butter over the top of the rectangle of dough.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and the sugar and sprinkle evenly over the top of the buttered dough.
  7. Sprinkle the chopped walnut pieces evenly over the sugar-cinnamon mixture. (OPTIONAL)
  8. Beginning at the widest side, roll up as evenly and tightly as possible. Cut into rolls at 1 inch intervals with kitchen knife.
  9. Place on a greased cookie sheet, or parchment-covered cookie sheet or baking dish. Cover and set in a warm, dry place until doubled in size.
  10. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes. Remove from the oven to begin to cool. While still warm , drizzle with the glaze.
  11. TO PREPARE THE GLAZE: In a small mixing bowl, add vanilla to the sifted confectioner's sugar. VERY SLOWLY add warm water a teaspoon at a time until the mixture gets to a consistency to allow you to drizzle it over the warm cinnamon rolls. If you get it too thin, simply add more sugar.

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About Cinnamon Rolls with Walnuts

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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