Delicious Cinnamon Rolls in a Coffee Glaze

Is their anything better than the smell of cinnamon and freshly brewed coffee wafting  through the house in the morning? I think not.

Cinnamon is amazing and very under appreciated. It's one of my favorite spices! It can be a challenge finding desserts Darrell likes...he isn't a big sweets fan but luckily I know his weakness....

Coffee! He adores anything coffee flavored. As you know I'm not a big coffee fan but I actually don't mind it in desserts... It gives it a nice kick. Desserts using coffee can double as an after dinner treat or even a light breakfast.

We are usually in a rush in the morning so most days Darrell doesn't get to enjoy much of anything for breakfast... if you are having the same problem then cinnamon rolls in a coffee glaze are the perfect solution!

I made these the night before and served them up for breakfast this morning. Delicious! Here's the recipe:


1. 2 3/4 cups of flour
2. 1 tsp salt
3. 3 tablespoons of sugar
4. 1 packet of yeast
5. 1/2 cup of water
6. 1/4 cup of milk
7. 3 tablespoons of sugar
8. 2 1/2 tbsp of butter
9. 1 large egg

1.  2 tbsp of melted butter
2.  2 tbsp of cinnamon
3. 1/4 cup of sugar

*Add more (or less) cinnamon as desired

1. 1/2 cup of strong coffee
2. 1 1/2 cup of icing mixture (or icing sugar)
3. 1 tsp of vanilla essence

*Add more (or less) icing sugar as desired

Make your dough.  In a large bowl combine 2 cups of flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Mix well.  In a medium size bowl combine milk, butter, and water. Heat in a microwave for 30 seconds or until the bowl is warm to touch. Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture. Add the egg and gradually add the leftover flour until the dough begins to take shape.  Place your dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl and allow to rest for 10-20 minutes.

Roll your dough out into a large rectangle. Brush it lightly with the melted butter. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar over the dough. Roll the dough up tightly. Using a sharp knife cut the dough into pieces.

Place the pieces into a greased round baking dish. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and cook for 30-45 minutes (or until golden brown). Make your glaze. Feel free to add more or less icing sugar until you get a nice smooth texture. Drizzle glaze over rolls and serve.