I learned that it’s not the best idea to grab a dog treat mid-run and put it in your pants pocket. Chances are you’ll forget to give it to the pup and will just launder it, ya know? I learned that storing a twinkie pan on the stairs is a bad idea. Especially when carrying laundry because then you’ll most definitely not see that pan and it’ll be a banana peel slip and fall situation. I mean, I’ve also learned that there are times when you should NOT ride a bike, but we won’t get into that.
Mostly, I learned that brushing cinnamon rolls with a baking powder/water deal and sprinkling them big pretty sea salt makes them pretzel-ified. It’s kinda magic. I’d rather learn about this stuff than that other nonsense for real. So here ya go! Mini guys so you can eat 4 and feel awesome about it.
Pretzel Cinnamini Rolls (makes 18)
Recipe adapted from The Top with Cinnamon Cookbook
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- 4 T sugar
- 1 1/2 t kosher salt
- 1 egg
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + more for kneading
cinnamon-y goodness –
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 3 T ground cinnamon
- 1 T baking soda
- sea salt
brown butter icing –
- 4 T butter, browned over medium heat
- 1 -1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 t vanilla extract
- Whisk water, yeast, and sugar together in a large bowl. Set aside until foamy. Whisk in salt and egg. Stir in flour. Pour out onto a clean/floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes, adding flour as needed, until you have a smooth, slightly sticky ball of dough.
- Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat. Cover with a clean dish towel and set aside to rise for 60-90 minutes.
- Stir together brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Divide dough in half. Roll one into a small rectangle. Spread with half of the butter. Sprinkle with half of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll up and cut into rolls. Place in a parchment lined muffin tin. Do the same with the other dough half. Set aside to rise for 30 minutes. Whisk together the baking soda with 3 tablespoons of hot water. Brush rolls with mixture. Sprinkle with salt.
- Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until well-risen and dark. Set aside to cool.
- Beat together brown butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Frost rolls. Serve.
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25 thoughts on “Pretzel Cinnamini Rolls”
Oh my gosh, these sound so good! I love that transforming cinnamon rolls into pretzel-y goodness is so easy! Definitely going to try these out soon.
These look cute…and tasty!!
Um, WHAT. Pretzel cinnamon roll?? I NEED.
Yep. Definitely washed all sorts of thing… Chapstick. Laffy Taffy. All sorts of awesome. I like this kind of experiment! Amazing!
These are a pretzel miracle!
I hate when I forget to check pockets before doing a load of laundry! Chapsticks and Kleenexes are terrible, but I’m sure a dog treat wasn’t nice either 🙁 I hope you are alright after your stair incident and bike incident!!
PRETZELIZED cinnamon rollz?! I love you
Whaaaat! I totally need these beauties in my life!
Magic..truly magic.. I mean pretzel cinnamon rolls…OMG
Oh my word. Of course this is genius. Of course it is.
Is it too soon to ask you to marry me? (Hi, I’m Erin. I heart pretzel buns, cinnamon rolls, and all combinations of the two)
Pretzel-ifying is fantastic-ness in my book.
These look so perfect I could scream!! Yum!
These look amazing! I am so a pretzel and cinnamon roll gal, so why not combine them!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂
Oh my god, I want to put these in my mouth so badly. Pretzelly and cinamini? You’re killing me.
Whoa. These sound incredible! Mind Blown!
Ahhh!! These look insane! Totally down to pretzelfy? cinnamon rolls. Absolutely genius!
THESE!! Girl, you are my hero and these are awesome! 🙂
these look SO phenomenal.
Um, this is the most brilliant thing I have ever seen! This is a combination that has never crossed my mind but makes So Much Sense now that it exists in the world!
I’m in love with you right now! Pretzel cinnamini rolls sound like a dream! In love!!!
Salty sweet is probably my favorite combination. These look like perfection.