Fresh Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls

Fresh Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls RecipeTender, flaky cinnamon rolls stuffed with fresh, homemade strawberry sauce and topped with tangy, cream cheese frosting. Yes, these cinnamon rolls quickly rose to the top of the list of our favorites! I’ve made cinnamon rolls with preserves in the filling, and they don’t come close to how good they taste using fresh berries.

Fresh Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls RecipeAnd not just any berries, strawberries! One of my favorite fruits. They have been on sale a lot lately, and every time I walk past the display, I find myself grabbing a couple of cartons. Well, we soon ended up with more berries than we could eat fresh before they would start to go bad. When I was thinking of ideas, the cinnamon rolls with the preserve filling popped into my head. I knew right away that I wanted to try making cinnamon rolls with a fresh strawberry filling.

Fresh Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls RecipeI added some nutmeg and ginger to the traditional cinnamon in the filling to make the flavor of the strawberries more prominent. The cream cheese frosting is less sweet and more tangy so as not to overpower the roll. The combination of flavors makes for a great breakfast treat!

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Fresh Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls
Serves: 12
For the Rolls
  • 1 C warm non-fat milk (about 110 F)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ⅓ C butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 C white whole wheat flour
  • 2½ C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ C sugar
  • 2¾ tsp instant dry yeast
For the Filling
  • 3 C strawberries, chopped
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ C butter, softened
  • 1½ tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tbsp nutmeg
  • ½ tbsp ginger
For the Frosting
  • 8 oz ⅓ of the fat cream cheese
  • ¼ C butter, softened
  • 1 C confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  1. Place all ingredients for rolls in bread pan according to manufacturer's instructions. Select dough cycle and press start.
  2. After starting the bread machine, begin making strawberry filling. Stir together strawberries and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until strawberries soften and sauce thickens. Remove from heat and cool for 15 minutes. After mixture has cooled, pour into a freezer safe container and freeze until ready to spread over dough.
  3. When the cycle has completed, turn dough out onto well-floured surface. Cover and let it rest 10 minutes. If your bread machine has this step built in at the end, you can skip this step.
  4. Roll dough out into a 16x22 rectangle. Spread dough with softened butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Spread strawberry mixture over the top. (If your strawberry mixture is still runny, you may want to strain it before spreading over dough. The strawberry juice is great over pancakes, ice cream, etc!)
  5. Gently roll up dough lengthwise. Cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls into a buttered 9x13 baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  6. While rolls are rising, preheat oven to 400. (If you plan on baking the rolls the next morning, let them rise and place them in the refrigerator. The next morning, place rolls in oven when you preheat the oven and they will finish rising. When oven has preheated, bake for 15 minutes or until light golden brown.)
  7. Bake rolls for 15 minutes or until light golden brown. While rolls are baking, beat together all frosting ingredients until smooth.
  8. Remove rolls from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before frosting. Serve warm.
  9. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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  1. My goodness these look so sweet! Makes me wish it were summer. (:

  2. What a fun way to use up those extra strawberries!!! I want spring and summer to come quickly too!!!

  3. Those look wonderful, Jessica. My kids would love them!

  4. yum! taking cinnamon rolls to the next notch!

  5. what a fun twist on cinnamon rolls. delish!

  6. OOooooo yummy! I would love to pair these with some homemade strawberry milk…

  7. OMG Michael would DIE if I made him these 😀

  8. Oh man! Cinnamon rolls have been on my bucket list forever… and you went and added strawberries! My favorite fruit : ) These sound amazing .. I really need to give cinnamon rolls a try soon.

  9. Now you know I am going to have to make these! They look so yummy, and YES for using whole wheat flour in these! Pinning right now to make!

  10. These look amazing Jessica! Anything that involves cinnamon rolls can’t be beat! I can’t wait for the fresh strawberries to come out here….another 3 months or so. :)

  11. What a great idea! They look lovely.

  12. oh my gosh I would love these! I think you just revolutionized cinnamon rolls :)

  13. The strawberries are just starting to look good here – I totally stocked up this week! They’re my favorite and I can only imagine how awesome they’d be in fluffy cinnamon rolls!

  14. These sound completely wonderful! I love the idea of the fresh strawberry sweetness in there! :)

  15. one of the only things that could possibly make a cinnamon roll even better has to be adding some fruit. these sound and look amazing my friend! i love homemade cinnamon rolls and finding new ways to make them!

  16. Yum! Yes please!

  17. This looks lovely! I never thought you could use fresh fruit fillings in cinnamon rolls, especially strawberries! What a super cool new way to make cinnamon rolls 😀 yum!

  18. These are just gorgeous. I love the idea of new fillings for cinnamon rolls. :)

  19. Strawberry cinnamon rolls! What a great idea!

  20. Strawberries are our favorite berry too – we would love these at my house!

  21. Cinnamon rolls are my favorite breakfast indulgence, and I love the strawberries in this batch! Makes me ready for spring :)

  22. I think I’ve found my dream roll! Delicious!

  23. I’ve never tried a strawberry cinnamon roll, and I think I need these in my life stat! These look simply delightful!

  24. Theresa Eldridge says:

    What type of cream cheese in the icing? Sorry, I understand spellchecker is my nemesis as well :) these look amazing, can’t wait to try them!!!! Thank you!!!

  25. The strawberries have been amazing in my parts too lately – and cinnamon rolls of any kind are all kinds of fabulous!

  26. Strawberries are my favorite! What a perfect way to spruce up cinnamon rolls :)

  27. yum– love everything strawberry!

  28. What a wonderful roll to have with coffee in the morning! Love the strawberries and I love that you used ginger!

  29. I love these Jessica! Such a great idea to add the strawberries in there :)

  30. After seeing your strawberries added into these cinnamon rolls you really made me ready for spring. The addition of berries sounds just yummy

  31. You have my belly growling at the computer. These look amazing!

  32. These look absolutely delicious Jessica, using fresh strawberries is an awesome idea :-)

  33. These look GLORIOUS!

  34. Oh my. Fresh strawberries in cinnamon rolls–I’ve GOT to make these!

  35. We are on the same page, but I love your real filling instead of the preserves I did. I also did an almond glaze instead, but I’m loving the cream cheese frosting!

  36. These look delicious! Love that they have real strawberries in, going to have to make these, I’m obsessed with cinnamon rolls, can’t wait to try these ones :)

  37. What a fabulous idea to use fresh strawberries! These look like a perfect breakfast! I mean, you`re eating fruits right? 😛

  38. These look delicious!! I love strawberries and NEVER thought to put them in cinnamon rolls!

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