Nutella Cinnamon Rolls with Nutella Icing

Today was cold, rainy, and windy, so the Munchkins and I decided to stay cozy inside day. Lounging around in jammies, we built a fort, watched a movie, took naps, and made these cinnamon rolls. February 5th is World Nutella Day and I thought this would be the perfect treat to make in honor of this day! Hosted by Ms Adventures in Italy and Bleeding Espresso, this world-wide celebration of chocolate hazelnut goodness is the perfect excuse to indulge is some tasty treats! I decided to make these cinnamon rolls with Nutella filling AND Nutella icing. Oh-my-word. Every warm, gooey bite tastes of cinnamon, hazelnut, and chocolate! Another great thing about these is that you can make them ahead of time and then just microwave right before serving and they taste hot from the oven. This is the perfect dessert to share with those you love, and would be a lovely breakfast to bring your Valentine in bed! Try it today! :)

Nutella Cinnamon Rolls with Nutella Icing
Makes 16

Nutella Cinnamon Rolls
1 package quick rise yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons)
1/4 cup warm water (100 degrees)
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
3 3/4 cups flour

2 tablespoons butter, melted
2/3 cup Nutella
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1. In the bowl of your mixer, stir together yeast and warm water and allow to dissolve for 5 minutes.
2. Add milk, salt, melted butter, vanilla, sugar, and egg and mix well.
3. Add 3 1/2 cups flour and mix until dough comes together, adding remaining flour a tablespoon at a time until dough forms a slightly sticky ball. Knead on a floured surface or using the dough hook of your mixer until dough is smooth and elastic.
3. Grease a large bowl and place dough inside, turning so top gets covered in butter too, then cover and allow to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours. Dough is ready when it is doubled in size and if indentations remain when you press your fingers into it.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out on a lightly floured surface into a 9x18 rectangle an brush with the 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Then, evenly spread the Nutella across the surface of the dough.
5. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle across the dough evenly.
6. Starting at the long side, tightly roll up the dough, pinking the seam to seal it closed.
7. Using a serrated knife, cut the roll into 16 slices, each abut 1 1/2 inches thick. Place in 2 round, glass, greased pie dishes.
8. Preheat oven to 350 and let rolls rise in pans for 15 minutes. Bake for 12 minutes or until light brown. Allow to cool slightly as you prepare the icing.

Nutella Icing
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Nutella
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons milk

1. Whisk together in a small bowl until smooth, then pour over both pans of cinnamon rolls while still hot.
2. Allow icing to set slightly, then enjoy your warm, gooey, delicious cinnamon roll! :)


  1. Yes, yes, yes! Oh, so amazing. I bet it's a lot of fun in your kitchen. Mouthgasms every second. :)

  2. Wow cinnamon and nutella together. Heaven. Thank you for sharing this.




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