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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Quick and Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze and Toasted Chopped Nuts ~ How to Use Trader Joe's Cinnamon Bun Spread

They are rolled, they have a gooey cinnamon filling and a cream cheese drizzle sprinkled with a bonus of toasted chopped nuts; yeah, I'm gonna call these delectable rolls...cinnamon rolls!

For those times you're craving cinnamon rolls, but want quick and easy without the high calorie count...

                                              This Is How I Roll...
                                 Cinnamon Rolls Couldn't Get Any Easier!

Approx. 10 servings

The Rolls
The Glaze
  • 1/2 c. powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 TB corn syrup
  • 1/4 c. milk, divided*
  • 1/4 Tsp. pure vanilla extract   
 The Garnish
  • Approx. 1/3 c. finely chopped, toasted walnuts or pecans*
  • See my Chocolate Bliss Bites for my current favorite way to toast nuts.
  • Save the bread crusts for croutons...I have a scrumptious recipe coming up for them! 
  • As this cinnamon bun spread is so sweet, I feel it is best used on something plain...that's why I developed the cinnamon rolls recipe using plain white bread.

The Rolls
  1. Using a rolling pin, flatten each slice of bread on a cutting board.
  2. Spread each slice with 1 TB of the cinnamon bun spread.
  3. Tightly, but carefully, roll each slice of the bread and set aside, seam down, on a plate, grid or parchment paper.  (For a dramatic presentation, use the plate you plan on serving the rolls so the glaze can pool onto the plate as you drizzle it.)
  4. Leave the rolls whole or carefully slice into about 1/2" slices with a sharp knife and serve flat side up on a plate.
The Glaze
  1. In a small bowl, whisk 2 TB of the milk with the corn syrup, vanilla and cream cheese.
  2. Add the powdered sugar along with the rest of the milk and gently whisk to combine.  Then vigorously whisk until smooth.
The Garnish
  • Sprinkle with the chopped walnuts or pecans

A wonderful project to do with the kids, enjoy these delightful rolls as a fab party finger dessert, or just for breakfast or a snack!

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