Some foods are just so inexplicably delicious, they should not even exist. Exhibit A: Nutella Cinnamon Rolls.
I first made these bad boys for Christmas breakfast. The entire family swarmed the scene and we ate the piping hot rolls straight out of the pan. Six greedy spoons fighting to claim the gooey chocolate centers. I’ve made these cinnamon rolls a few more times since Christmas and I still can’t get enough. They’re too good.
Before Christmas morning, I would have considered myself a fan of cinnamon rolls. Not anymore. The plain cinnamon rolls from the can or even from a nearby bakery do not even compare to these rolls. People, there is Nutella. Inside of the flaky crust. Covered in a sweet homemade glaze. Really, nothing compares.
Added bonus – they are incredibly simple to make. Unroll the crescent dough, spread on a ridiculous amount of Nutella, sprinkle with cinnamon, roll, slice, and bake. These cinnamon rolls might be too easy. Like too easy I might make them for myself for breakfast. Every single day.
Nutella Cinnamon Rolls
Source: Averie Cooks
1 can seamless crescent roll dough (if you have to use the pre-sliced variety, simply pinch the triangles together to make one sheet of dough)
Nutella – the amount is completely up to you and your taste. I used around 3/4 cup
Ground cinnamon – again, the amount is up to the baker. I used about 1.5 tablespoons
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
powdered sugar – about 1 cup, give or take a quarter cup (depends on your desired consistency)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Unroll the crescent dough onto a cutting board. Spread with Nutella and sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll tightly until you have a log of Nutella-filled dough.
3. Slice into desired amount of rolls. The original recipe says this makes 8 rolls. However, I made 6 larger rolls.
4. Place rolls in a greased pie dish. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the outsides start to turn golden brown.
5. While the rolls are baking, whisk together the butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Depending on how thick you want your icing to be, you can add more or less than 1 cup of powdered sugar.
6. After you remove the rolls from the over, allow to cool for 5 minutes. Top rolls with the icing and enjoy!