Rockit™ Apple Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Created by: Courtney Paige | @apaigeofpositivity
- ½ package of dry yeast (approx. ~1 TB)
- ½ cup almond milk (110-115F)
- ¼ cup cane sugar
- 2 ½ tablespoons butter
- 1 egg (room temperature)
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 – 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ⅓ + 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- ⅛ cup butter (melted)
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup diced Rockit™ Apples
- ¼ cup butter – softened
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- ⅛ cup cream cheese (softened)
- ¾ – 1 cup powdered sugar
- More Rockit™ Apple for garnish
Rolls first: Whisk dry active yeast into warm almond milk. It needs to be between 110F and 115F. Let it dissolve. Pour it into a mixing bowl and beat together cane sugar, yeast/milk, butter, egg, and salt. Gradually add flour into the bowl until dough forms. it will be sticky but that’s okay. After 2-3 minutes of folding together and once almost all the flour is completely absorbed, remove the dough from the bowl and knead on a floured surface for 6-8 minutes. Grab a clean mixing bowl and spray with cooking spray. Place dough in the greased bowl, cover with a linen towel, and let it rise for 1-2 hours in a warm place.
Once the dough has risen about 3-4x in size, it’s time to punch it down and roll it out. Flour the surface again and place dough on the surface. Use a rolling pin, glass jar, or wine bottle to flatten the dough until it’s about 1/4″ thick (not enough to see through but thin enough to roll) We want it to be equal throughout. Time to assemble the filling: melt butter and add light brown sugar and ground cinnamon. Whisk together until a cinnamon paste has formed. Use a rubber spatula to spread this cinnamon paste onto the dough. Dice Rockit™ Apples into tiny pieces (this way, we get a piece of apple in EVERY bite!). Sprinkle a healthy portion of apple onto the cinnamon dough. Starting the end of the dough, carefully roll the dough into a log shape. Do this slowly so you ensure all the apples aren’t getting ‘pushed’ out of the roll. Use a serrated knife to slice the log into 9 cinnamon rolls.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Layer a 9×9 baking pan with parchment and grease. Place Rockit™ Apple Cinnamon Rolls into the pan and bake for 12-15 minutes until outside of the dough starts to turn golden brown. While baking, make the frosting. Beat all ingredients together until smooth. Once Rockit™ Apple Cinnamon Rolls are done baking, top with icing and ENJOY!