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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Easy

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Nadia Boachie

Nadia Boachie

Instagram
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Method

Dough 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    Heat milk in microwave in 10 second intervals until warm but not boiling. Milk should be about 110°F to 115°F. Put your warm milk in a bowl and add egg and mashed sweet potato.

  • Step 2

    Using a stand mixer, add your flour, brown sugar, yeast, salt and your warm milk and egg mixture.

  • Step 3

    Mix until combined and switch to dough hook and knead on low for about 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

  • Step 4

    Form your dough into a ball, and transfer to a greased bowl, cover and place in a warm area for about 1 to 2 hours until doubled in size.

  • Step 5

    In the meantime, prepare your candied pecans and cinnamon filling.

Cinnamon Filling 1 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a small bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside until dough is ready to be rolled.

Candied Pecans 2 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a heavy-bottomed saucepan add butter, sugar, rosemary and salt and heat on medium heat until butter melts. Add your pecans and stir to coat nuts in butter sugar rosemary mixture.

  • Step 2

    Let cool on parchment paper.

Assembly 8 Steps

  • Step 1

    Butter a cast iron pan. Take your risen dough and place onto floured surface.

  • Step 2

    Flour your rolling pin and roll dough into a 12 x 11-inch rectangle.

  • Step 3

    Spread your cinnamon filling over dough and sprinkle the candied pecans onto filling. Roll up the dough and pinch to close at seam.

  • Step 4

    Using a serrated knife, cut cinnamon rolls into 10 smaller pieces and arrange in skillet.

  • Step 5

    Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until almost doubled (for about 1 hour or overnight in fridge for 8 hours).

  • Step 6

    If resting overnight, let sit at room temperature for 1- 2 hours before baking.

  • Step 7

    While cinnamon rolls are resting, preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Step 8

    Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Check after 20 minutes. The cinnamon buns should be ever so slightly golden brown on some parts.

Glaze 2 Steps

  • Step 1

    Add butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until smooth. Add milk a tablespoon at a time until you achieve desired thickness.

  • Step 2

    Glaze cinnamon buns while they are hot or wait until they have cooled down a bit more so glaze doesn't spread/melt as much.

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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls With Brown Butter Frosting and Candied Pecans

Easy

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Nadia Boachie

Nadia Boachie

Instagram
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Yields:

Serves 10

Prep Time:

3 hours 45 mins

Inactive Time:

8 hours 0 mins

Cook Time:

0 hours 50 mins

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Ingredients

Dough

  • 1/2 cup whole milk

  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, plus additional for greasing

  • 1 large egg, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup roasted and mashed sweet potato flesh

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Cinnamon Filling

  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

Rosemary Pecan Filling

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 2/3 cup pecans

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced rosemary (optional)

  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

  • 3 ounces plain cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch kosher salt

  • 2-4 tablespoons whole milk, room temperature

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Method

Dough 5 Steps

  • Step 1

    Heat milk in microwave in 10 second intervals until warm but not boiling. Milk should be about 110°F to 115°F. Put your warm milk in a bowl and add egg and mashed sweet potato.

  • Step 2

    Using a stand mixer, add your flour, brown sugar, yeast, salt and your warm milk and egg mixture.

  • Step 3

    Mix until combined and switch to dough hook and knead on low for about 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

  • Step 4

    Form your dough into a ball, and transfer to a greased bowl, cover and place in a warm area for about 1 to 2 hours until doubled in size.

  • Step 5

    In the meantime, prepare your candied pecans and cinnamon filling.

Cinnamon Filling 1 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a small bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside until dough is ready to be rolled.

Candied Pecans 2 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a heavy-bottomed saucepan add butter, sugar, rosemary and salt and heat on medium heat until butter melts. Add your pecans and stir to coat nuts in butter sugar rosemary mixture.

  • Step 2

    Let cool on parchment paper.

Assembly 8 Steps

  • Step 1

    Butter a cast iron pan. Take your risen dough and place onto floured surface.

  • Step 2

    Flour your rolling pin and roll dough into a 12 x 11-inch rectangle.

  • Step 3

    Spread your cinnamon filling over dough and sprinkle the candied pecans onto filling. Roll up the dough and pinch to close at seam.

  • Step 4

    Using a serrated knife, cut cinnamon rolls into 10 smaller pieces and arrange in skillet.

  • Step 5

    Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until almost doubled (for about 1 hour or overnight in fridge for 8 hours).

  • Step 6

    If resting overnight, let sit at room temperature for 1- 2 hours before baking.

  • Step 7

    While cinnamon rolls are resting, preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Step 8

    Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Check after 20 minutes. The cinnamon buns should be ever so slightly golden brown on some parts.

Glaze 2 Steps

  • Step 1

    Add butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until smooth. Add milk a tablespoon at a time until you achieve desired thickness.

  • Step 2

    Glaze cinnamon buns while they are hot or wait until they have cooled down a bit more so glaze doesn't spread/melt as much.

Tags:

Toronto Recipes

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