Banana Nut Cinnamon Rolls

These easy no yeast cinnamon rolls can be made and on the table in under 45 minutes.  Adding banana and nuts gives it a fun banana bread flavor.

Banana Nut Cinnamon Rolls - easy NO YEAST cinnamon rolls made with banana and nuts

 I have realized that the one thing that I use the most in my baking are bananas.  Muffins, donuts, breads, cakes, cupcakes!  And the list goes on and on.

Now if you have been reading for any length of time, you know that I cannot stand to eat ripe bananas.  Like I won’t touch them with a 6 foot pole once they turn yellow.  Hello, my name is Jocelyn, and I prefer to eat my bananas green and crunchy.  Seriously, the bananas have to crunch when I open the peel.  Yes, I know I’m strange.  My hubby tells me that every single time he sees me eating these green bananas.    [Read more...]

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

Mornings that start with homemade cinnamon rolls are the best.  Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese frosting are even better than the best.   Start the coffee and get rolling because these are perfect for celebrating Valentine’s day morning with.

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls - easy NO YEAST rolls filled with chocolate and cinnamon is the best way to start the day

 These chocolate cinnamon rolls are crazy.  Crazy good that is!

I love to make fun breakfasts for my kids.  We do muffins quite often, and usually every time I bake, I make a different kind.    My daughter always asks if they have chocolate chips in them.   She likes all of them we try, but put chocolate chips in them and it totally makes her day.  And really any day that starts with chocolate makes me smile too.   [Read more...]

Holiday Decorating Fuel and Tradition: Coffee and Cinnamon Rolls

This year we are a little behind in our decorating.  Usually we have the tree up and decorated the weekend right after Thanksgiving.

We finally got together as a family this past weekend and decorated the tree.  It is a family tradition that everyone has to be home and has to help put some ornaments on the tree.

Another family tradition we have is to eat cinnamon rolls for breakfast every Christmas morning with coffee.  There is something so wonderful about that #DeliciousPairings  This year I picked up a bag of the Starbucks Holiday Blend coffee and a pack of the Artisan Fresh cinnamon rolls from Sam’s Club to motivate my tree decorators.   [Read more...]

Oreo Truffle Cinnamon Rolls

Oreo Truffle Cinnamon Rolls - easy no yeast cinnamon rolls with an Oreo truffle center

I am fairly certain that the word URGENT in “urgent care” is not at all the right word choice.

Maybe it should have been called “let’s see how long we can make them wait” care unit.  Because every time we go it takes at least an hour and a half.

This time was no exception. We got there and got too excited at the prospect of an empty waiting room.  20 minutes later we were in the room…waiting…for at least another 40 minutes. Then we talked to the Dr. and waited for the nurse to come back.

When your child has a fever for 24 hours and a sore throat and tonsils the size of golf balls…ya don’t want to wait so long.  Just saying!  I mean I was 99.9% sure it was strep…but I’m no Dr. so we waited!!!

Ok, now that I got that out of my system…I just want to say for the record how thankful I am that we have great insurance, great doctors, and great medicine in this wonderful country!  Honest!!!  I seriously wasn’t complaining or being ungrateful.
(ok, I might have been complaining just a tad)But I am very thankful to have an urgent care center to even go to!!!

Now I do have something for you that is
URGENT!!!! and needs your IMMEDIATE attention!!!

Believe me your stomach will thank you for your prompt action!!!
(thighs…eeeehhh not so much)

Oreo Truffle Cinnamon Rolls

I absolutely love how easy these cinnamon rolls are to make.  And no yeast or rising time…booyah!!!

but they needed something else :-)

Oreo Truffle Cinnamon Rolls

So, just to kick it up a notch…
I baked Oreo truffles into them!!!
Oh baby! These are the bomb!!!
You can thank me now
for the BEST breakfast ever :-)

Oreo Truffle Cinnamon Rolls - easy no yeast cinnamon rolls with an Oreo truffle center
What are you doing still reading???
Get in the kitchen STAT!!!

 

Oreo Truffle Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 9 cinnamon rolls

Oreo Truffle Cinnamon Rolls

Easy no yeast cinnamon rolls filled with Oreo truffle pieces.

Ingredients

For the Cinnamon Filling
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoons butter, melted
For the Dough
2 1/2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
6 Tablespoons butter, melted and divided
For the Oreo Truffle Filling
22 Oreo cookies, crushed
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
For the Frosting
2 Tablespoons cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons buttermilk
1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the filling ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Beat the cookie crumbs and cream cheese until a soft dough forms. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush a 9-inch cake pan with 1 Tablespoon of melted butter.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the buttermilk and 2 Tablespoons of the melted butter and stir until just combined.
  5. Transfer the dough to a VERY well floured surface and slowly knead. It will be extremely sticky and your hands will be covered in dough, so keep flour handy.
  6. Flatten the dough into a rectangle about 14 inches by 10 inches. Spread 2 Tablespoons melted butter on the dough. Pour the sugar filling over the dough and press it down into the butter. Make sure to leave about a 1/2 inch border on all sides. Sprinkle with the Oreo truffle mixture.
  7. Roll from the longer side, pressing as you go. Be very careful, because it will stick to the counter. Use a butter knife or spatula to carefully lift under the roll as you roll. Finish rolling and lay seam side down. Cut into 9 even pieces with a serrated knife and place in buttered pan. (I also cut the ends off, to even the roll up) Drizzle the remaining 2 Tablespoons of melted butter over the tops. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes.
  8. Whisk together the frosting ingredients. Pour over the tops of the warm rolls. Makes 9 rolls. Refrigerate leftover rolls.

Notes

**You can leave out the Oreo truffle mixture if you just want plain cinnamon rolls.

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