Try this delightful blueberry cinnamon rolls recipe loaded with soft and fluffy rolls filled with a sweet blueberry filling and topped with a delicious blueberry cream cheese glaze.
Why you'll love this recipe
Dive into autumn's coziness with these blueberry cinnamon rolls, a fruity take on my favorite and classic cinnamon rolls recipe, perfect to brighten up your breakfasts or warm up your coffee breaks.
Just like the traditional recipe, these blueberry swirl buns are incredibly soft, featuring a fruity filling made with fresh or frozen blueberries and a delicious cream cheese frosting also infused with blueberries.
Indulge in a moment of pure delight with these blueberry sweet rolls perfect for breakfast or snack time. Enjoy them warm, fresh out of the oven, paired with one of our velvety tiramisu lattes.
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Ingredient for this recipe
*You'll find quantities and full instructions in the recipe card at the end of this page.
Cinnamon roll dough
- Flour: Choose all-purpose flour to achieve a light and airy crumb in your bakes.
- Salt: A pinch of fine salt is best for even dissolving and distribution throughout the dough.
- Sugar: Opt for white granulated sugar for a classic sweetness, or brown sugar for a subtle caramel undertone.
- Yeast: Use active dry yeast for dependable rising, or instant yeast for a direct mix without the need for pre-hydration.
- Milk: Whole milk will lend a rich creaminess to your brioche, while semi-skimmed offers a lighter but equally satisfactory alternative.
- Butter: Softened unsalted butter ensures a smooth blend without lumps, whereas melted and cooled can create a slightly richer dough.
- Egg: Incorporate one large room-temperature egg to ensure proper rising and an even texture in your dough.
- Blueberries: Use fresh blueberries for a juicy filling or frozen blueberries for year-round availability.
- Lemon Juice: A splash of fresh lemon juice and lemon zest will enhance the blueberry flavor and add a tangy note.
- Cornstarch: Sprinkle in cornstarch to thicken the blueberry juice for a filling that holds together well.
- Sugar: Add granulated sugar to sweeten the natural tartness of the blueberries; adjust to taste.
- Cinnamon: A dash of ground cinnamon will infuse a spicy warmth that pairs perfectly with blueberries.
- Water: A bit of water may be needed if using fresh blueberries to help dissolve the cornstarch and create a thick sauce around the berries.
Blueberry cream cheese glaze
- Cream Cheese: Choose a type like Philadelphia for a creamy and smooth texture.
- Powdered Sugar: Stir in sifted powdered sugar to sweeten the frosting while maintaining a smooth texture.
- Butter: Use unsalted, softened butter to add body and richness to the frosting.
- Blueberries: Incorporate blueberry sauce for natural color and fruity taste, a blueberry jam, or use leftover blueberry frosting to enhance the flavor.
- Vanilla: A hint of pure vanilla extract delicately perfumes the frosting and complements the sweetness of the blueberries.
How to make the Best Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls
- Rehydrate the yeast in warm milk (ensure the milk is not too hot to avoid killing the yeast).
- In the large mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, mix the flour, sugar, and salt.
- Add the mixture of yeast mixture to the bowl containing the dry ingredients.
- Incorporate the eggs one at a time, making sure each is well incorporated before adding the next.
- Gradually add the softened butter while continuing to knead.
- Knead the dough in the stand mixer on medium speed for about 7 minutes, until you get a soft dough
- Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and let the dough rise in a warm place away from drafts until it doubles in volume, which can take about 1 to 2 hours depending on the room temperature.
- In a saucepan, mix fresh or frozen blueberries with granulated sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, cinnamon, and water.
- Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring frequently to prevent the mixture from sticking or burning.
- Cook for 5-10 minutes or until the filling thickens and the blueberries begin to break down slightly.
- Crush the blueberries with a potato masher or a fork if you prefer a smoother filling.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let the filling cool completely. It will thicken further as it cools.
Shape the blueberry rolls
- After the first rise, degas the dough by gently pressing down to release the air.
- Roll out the dough into a large rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
- Spread the cooled blueberry filling evenly over the entire surface of the dough.
- Gently roll the dough widthwise to form a long log.
- Use a sharp knife or dental floss to cut the log into slices about 1 inch thick.
- Place the cut slices, cut side up, in a large baking dish previously greased with cooking spray or covered with parchment paper, spacing them slightly apart to allow room for rising.
- Cover the dish with a clean cloth and let the cinnamon rolls for a second rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour in a warm place, until they have doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and bake the blueberry rolled brioches for about 25-30 minutes until they are lightly golden brown on top but still soft to the touch.
- Let the blueberry cinnamon rolls cool in the pan while you prepare the frosting.
Blueberry cream cheese icing
- Place all the ingredients in a large bowl: cream cheese, softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and blueberry coulis (or leftover blueberry filling).
- Whisk vigorously with a hand whisk or an electric mixer for 3 minutes until you get a creamy and smooth frosting.
- Brush this frosting onto the still-warm brioches and enjoy.
Storage and Freeze
At room temperature: Store blueberry cinnamon rolls in an airtight container or cover them with plastic wrap to prevent drying out. They will stay fresh for 3-4 days.
In the fridge: Place leftover cinnamon rolls an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap for up to a week. Warm them up slightly before serving to restore the soft texture.
How to freeze them? Wrap each cinnamon roll individually in plastic wrap, then place them in a freezer bag or a suitable container.
They can be frozen for up to 3 months. When you're ready to enjoy them, let them thaw at room temperature or in the refrigerator, then briefly reheat them in the oven or microwave to regain their original texture.
Tips to make the Best Blueberry Sweet Rolls
- Optimal Dough Rising: Place the dough in a warm spot for its first rise, or opt for a slow overnight rise in the refrigerator to enhance the flavors.
- Blueberry Filling Cooling: Allow the blueberry filling to cool completely before spreading it on the dough, which will make shaping the rolls easier.
- Baking Caution: Keep an eye on the baking and remove the buns from the oven when they are just golden to keep soft cinnamon rolls
- Serve Warm: Enjoy the blueberry cinnamon rolls while they are warm for maximum flavor pleasure with the melting filling.
- Perfect Reheating: To give the cinnamon rolls their soft texture back, briefly heat them in the oven or microwave before serving.
Recipe Variation Ideas
Caramelized Apple Cinnamon Rolls: A delicious fall version where blueberries are replaced by chunks of apple sautéed in butter and cinnamon.
Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls: For chocolate lovers, try my recipe for chocolate cinnamon rolls or these chocolate-filled rolls.
Lemon-Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls: Add a tangy touch to your rolls with a filling of fresh raspberries mixed with lemon zest and juice.
Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls: Enjoy the sweet and salty contrast of salted caramel cinnamon rolls with both a salted caramel filling and frosting.
FAQ - Commons Questions
Can we flavor the brioche dough with blueberries?
Yes, you can flavor the brioche dough with blueberries by incorporating blueberry puree or blueberry extract into the dough before the first rise. This will add a delicate blueberry flavor to the brioche itself and give it a lovely color.
How to make Overnight Brioche dough?
To prepare your brioche dough the night before, prepare the dough and then cover it with cling film directly on the surface, then let it fridge overnight so it rises slowly in the refrigerator.
The next day, take the dough out to bring it to room temperature before shaping, which will enhance the flavors and make shaping easier.
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