Delicious Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls Recipe for Breakfast

Greetings, coffee-loving friends!

Have you ever dreamt of creating something delicious and indulgent with your morning coffee? Something that will provide a jolt to your taste buds along with your caffeine fix? If so, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you – the heavenly Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls!

This recipe combines the sweet, gooey goodness of cinnamon rolls with the bold, rich flavor of cappuccino. It’s an indulgence that will give you a good reason to keep yourself awake on those lazy weekend mornings.

These rolls are fluffy, buttery, and loaded with ground cinnamon, espresso powder and instant coffee granules. And the best part? You don’t have to spend hours kneading dough or waiting for it to rise.

Whether you choose to make them for breakfast, brunch or as a dessert, these delicious treats are sure to impress everyone. So why not get started on the recipe today and bring some joy and indulgence into your life!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls
Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls

Listen up, folks! Do you love cinnamon rolls? Do you love cappuccino? Well, I’ve got some news for you: this recipe combines the two to create a magical culinary experience that is sure to leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

Why settle for plain old cinnamon rolls when you can take them to the next level with a heavenly cappuccino twist? The instant coffee granules, dark brown sugar, and cinnamon combine to make an irresistible filling that’s guaranteed to make your mouth water. And let’s not forget about that magical cappuccino glaze that takes these rolls from ordinary to extraordinary.

But here’s the kicker: this recipe doesn’t sacrifice flavor for convenience. With just a few simple ingredients and some patience, you too can whip up a batch of these delectable treats in no time. Plus, the recipe is versatile enough to allow for substitutions and variations so that you can customize it to your personal taste preferences.

So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself and your loved ones to these scrumptious cappuccino cinnamon rolls on lazy weekend mornings or as a special dessert after dinner. Trust me, once you’ve tried them, there’s no going back.

Ingredient List

“Wake up and smell the cinnamon with these delicious cappuccino rolls.”

Before starting any recipe, it’s important to gather all the necessary ingredients. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls:

Dough Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110-115°F)
  • 3/4 cup milk (110-115°F)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 to 6 cups all-purpose flour

Cinnamon Roll Filling Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder or instant coffee granules

Cinnamon Roll Cappuccino Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons instant cappuccino mix

Make sure you have all of these ingredients before beginning.

The Recipe How-To

“A perfect combination of your coffee and breakfast cravings.”

Now it’s time for the fun part: making the cappuccino cinnamon rolls! Don’t worry, it’s not as intimidating as it may seem. With my easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be able to whip up a batch in no time.


Before we dive into the steps, let’s review the ingredients you’ll need:

For the dough:

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) of active dry yeast
  • 1 cup of warm water (110-115°F)
  • 3/4 cup of milk (110-115°F)
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup of packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon*
  • 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules

For the cappuccino glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules
  • 3 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


Now that you have gathered all that you need, let’s move on to a step-by-step process.

Step #1: Activate the Yeast

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water with a pinch or two of sugar. Stir it gently and let it sit until it’s frothy (about five minutes).

Step #2: Mix Ingredients

Add milk, *granulated sugar**, melted butter, salt, instant coffee granules and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Step #3: Add Flour

Mix in the flour little by little until the dough comes together, which should take about two minutes. Make sure to scrap the sides of the bowl while mixing to ensure it’s evenly mixed.

Step #4: Knead the Dough

Flour a surface and transfer the dough onto it. Knead *for six minutes.* Then, shape the dough into a ball.

Step #5: Let It Rise

Lightly grease a large bowl with some butter and place the dough ball in it. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm spot for one hour until doubled in size.

Step #6: Roll It Out

Preheat your oven to 375°F. After an hour, flour your work surface again and roll out your dough into a rectangle that’s about half an inch thick and roughly 18 x 24 inches wide.

Step #7: Add Filling

Spread some softened butter all over the top of the rolled-out dough. Then, sprinkle brown sugar,

Substitutions and Variations

“Start your day with a little bit of sweetness and a whole lot of caffeine.”

Now, I reckon y’all might just be wondering: “What if I can’t find all the ingredients in this here recipe? What can I substitute for ’em?” Well, darlings, let me tell ya, there are some mighty fine substitutions and variations you can use to jazz up these cinnamon rolls.

First things first, let’s talk about that instant coffee granules. If ya don’t have any on hand, you can always use a shot of mocha cappuccino mix instead. Gives it a nice little kick!

Now, if you like your cinnamon rolls extra cinnamony (and who wouldn’t!), why not sprinkle some espresso powder on top? It’ll give you that superior cinnamon roll taste.

Or if you’re feeling fancy, you can swap out the regular powdered sugar for some powdered cappuccino mix. Might not be as sweet, but it’ll give those rolls an extra oomph with every bite.

And listen up, all you vanilla frosted cinnamon bun lovers out there! Swap out the regular vanilla frosting for some cappuccino glaze. All you need is some heavy cream, that instant coffee granules we talked about earlier, and powdered sugar. Drizzle it on top of the warm rolls for a sweet and creamy finish.

Finally, if ya want to try somethin’ different altogether, why not make these into mocha rolls? Just add some cocoa powder to the dough and filling ingredients. You’ll be sittin’ pretty with a cup of joe and a deliciously gooey coffee cinnamon roll in no time.

Remember folks; there are plenty of ways to build on this cappuccino cinnamon rolls recipe. You just gotta trust your gut and experiment until your heart’s content!

Serving and Pairing

“Your taste buds will be thanking you all day long after devouring these cinnamon rolls.”

Now that you’ve got a plate full of freshly baked and fragrant Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls, it’s time to decide how you’re going to serve them. While the aroma alone makes my mouth water, I like to add a little extra indulgence with a dollop of vanilla-frosted icing, which adds an extra layer of sweetness to the rolls.

The best part about these Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls is that they can be paired with almost anything for a perfect breakfast or snack time treat. I recommend serving them with a rich cup of cappuccino or mocha cappuccino to really bring out those coffee flavor notes that balance so well with the spiced cinnamon fillings.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for something more fruity and fresh, add some sliced berries or citrus to your plate. Sweet and acidic fruits are perfect for adding contrast and balance against the rich and buttery flavors of the rolls.

Lastly, if you’re feeling extra indulgent and want to go “big or go home,” try pairing your Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls with a scoop (or two) of your favorite ice cream or whipped cream for a decadent dessert-style treat that’s perfect for any occasion.

Remember, these rolls are versatile – experiment with different combinations until you find the perfect match that suits your taste buds best!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“The ultimate breakfast treat for coffee lovers.”

Now, let’s talk about how to make-ahead, store, and reheat your Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls.

If you’re planning on making these rolls ahead of time, I suggest preparing the dough through step 6, then wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap and placing it in the fridge overnight or up to 24 hours in advance. When you’re ready to bake them, simply take the dough out of the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature for at least 30 minutes before rolling it out and following the remaining steps.

Once your Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls are baked and cooled, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. If you need them to last longer, you can freeze them for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply pop them in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds per roll or warm them up in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5-10 minutes.

A tip for reheating- if you want your rolls to taste fresh out of the oven again, I suggest brushing some melted butter on top of each roll before reheating. This will give your rolls that same delicious taste and smell as when they were first made.

These Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls are perfect for make-ahead breakfasts or as a sweet treat later on down the line. And the best part? They taste just as good reheated as they do fresh out of the oven!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Don’t settle for boring breakfasts, switch it up with these cappuccino cinnamon rolls.”

Now, let’s focus on some tips that will help you achieve perfect results with this cappuccino cinnamon rolls recipe.

First and foremost, always use warm water when making the dough. The ideal temperature for warm water is between 110-115 degrees Fahrenheit. Water that is too hot or too cold can affect the activation of your yeast, which is crucial for the dough to rise properly.

When it comes to making the filling, make sure to brush the butter evenly over the dough and sprinkle the cinnamon mixture and cappuccino mixture as evenly as possible. This will ensure that each bite has the perfect balance of flavors.

For a more indulgent treat, you can substitute heavy cream for milk in the filling to create creamy cinnamon rolls with a distinct cappuccino flavor. On the other hand, if you prefer your rolls to be lighter, you can use whole milk instead.

When it comes to kneading and rolling out the dough, make sure to dust your work surface and rolling pin with flour to prevent sticking. Don’t be afraid to apply even pressure when rolling out your dough but be gentle when rolling it up into a log to avoid squeezing out all of its layers and creating dense rolls.

Finally, don’t skip on the glaze. The cappuccino glaze takes these cinnamon rolls from ordinary to extraordinary. You can even customize it by adding a pinch of espresso powder or mixing in some powdered cappuccino mix for an extra burst of flavor.

By following these simple tips and tricks, you’ll have a batch of deliciously soft and fluffy cappuccino cinnamon rolls that are sure to please your taste buds any time you crave them.


Now that we know how to make these delightful cappuccino cinnamon rolls, let’s address some frequently asked questions about the recipe. These are common queries that many people usually raise and knowing their answers will help to ensure that your rolls turn out perfect every time you make them. Let’s take a look at some of the most inquired questions about this recipe!

What does adding cream to cinnamon rolls do?

Have you ever wondered why adding cream to your cinnamon rolls improves their texture and taste? The reason lies in the chemistry that takes place as the rolls are baked. The cream in the bottom of the pan heats up and seeps into the rolls, making them incredibly moist and delicious.

Can I use milk instead of heavy cream for cinnamon rolls?

Substituting heavy cream with milk while preparing cinnamon rolls is a viable option. Since heavy cream contributes to the dough’s richness and leavening ability, you can use a similar quantity of whole milk if it is unavailable. Using high-fat milk like whole, 2%, or 1% is recommended for optimal outcomes.

Why are my cinnamon rolls not light and fluffy?

If your yeasted dough appears dense and without air pockets, it may be because the dough did not rise properly. This can occur due to various factors such as using expired yeast, inadequate warmth in the room, or liquid that’s too hot when blooming the yeast.

How to make Pillsbury cinnamon rolls fluffy?

Have you tried this trendy hack making rounds on TikTok? It’s unbelievably easy! All you have to do is grab a baking dish, pour some heavy cream to line the base, and carefully place the store-bought buns in the pan. Cover the rolls with foil and bake as per the package instructions. The magic ingredient here is the cream that makes the pastry soft and cloud-like!

Bottom Line

My fellow coffee lovers, I implore you to try this amazing Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls recipe. With the perfect blend of cinnamon, granulated sugar, active dry yeast, and instant coffee granules, I guarantee that this recipe will revolutionize your dessert recipes.

The aroma of the dough rising in warm water mixed with whole milk will fill your house with a comforting fragrance that will make you feel right at home. Additionally, the cappuccino mix 1 bag and vanilla frosted cinnamon rolls recipe as a topping makes these rolls something worth trying out for all coffee enthusiasts.

So what are you waiting for? Whether it’s a special occasion or just another weekend morning, grab the ingredients and start baking. Trust me, these cappuccino cinnamon rolls will not disappoint.

Thank you for taking your time to read about this one-of-a-kind recipe. As a passionate barista and coffee lover myself, I know how important it is to find new ways to enjoy our favorite beverage. These rolls are the perfect opportunity to do just that. So go ahead, indulge in that cup of coffee and enjoy this delicious recipe!

Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls

Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

This recipe comes from Taste of Home and was submitted by Sherri Cox. Distinctive coffee flavor accents the filling of these ooey, gooey rolls. The glaze goes on while they are still warm- they won't last long!
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Western/Bakery
Servings 1 dozen rolls
Calories 435.4 kcal


  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110* to 115*)
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (110* to 115*)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 5 1/2-6 cups flour


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 -2 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons instant cappuccino mix
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the warm milk, buttermilk, sugar, butter, salt and 4 cups flour. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down; turn onto floured surface. Roll into an 18-in. x 12-in. rectangle; brush with butter. Combine the brown sugar, coffee granules and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough to within 1/2" of edges.
  • Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place rolls, cut side down, in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350* for 22-28 minutes or until golden brown. Place pan on a wire rack. In a small bowl, beat the icing ingredients until smooth. Spread over rolls. Serve warm.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 152gCalories: 435.4kcalCarbohydrates: 81.7gProtein: 7.2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5.4gCholesterol: 23.1mgSodium: 325mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 36.1g
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