Mini Strawberry Cinnamon Twist Knots

Mini Strawberry Cinnamon Twist Knots Recipe l

Today is a special day! A group of bloggers have gotten together to throw Stephanie, from Girl Versus Dough, a virtual baby shower! Stephanie is expecting a baby girl and we are all excited for her (and excited to see pictures of her sweet girl!)!

Virtual Baby Shower for Stephanie

Since Stephanie’s blog is named Girl Versus Dough, I thought it was only appropriate to make something that was a type of bread! And, since it’s a girl’s baby shower, there had to be some pink! These mini strawberry cinnamon twist knots fulfill both those requirements. These little pastries will not only brighten any morning with their sweet strawberry swirls and light sugar drizzle, but they also make a great addition to a party!

Mini Strawberry Cinnamon Twist Knots Recipe l

I make regular cinnamon twist knots that are the size of your hand and have always wanted to try paring them down to make them a little smaller. With a few tweaks to the recipe, I finally figured out a miniature version of a blog favorite. Though they’re small, these little knots are full of flavor. Fresh strawberries are boiled down with a bit of sugar to create the perfect filling when blended with a bit of cinnamon.

Mini Strawberry Cinnamon Twist Knots Recipe l

The simple glaze that is brushed over the knots while they are still warm locks in moisture keeping them tender and fresh. Though I love to eat these while they’re still warm from the oven, they still taste great at room temperature the next day. Which makes them great for bringing to a party!

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Mini Strawberry Cinnamon Twist Knots
Serves: 16
For the Knots
  • 3 C bread flour
  • 2½ tbsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2¼ tsp Platinum Red Star Yeast or active dry yeast
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 C non-fat milk, warmed to 120-130 degrees F
For the Filling
  • 1½ C strawberries, chopped
  • 1½ tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
For the Glaze
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp honey
For the Drizzle
  • ¾ C confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tsp milk
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together 2 C flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Add in eggs, butter, and milk. Beat until just starting to combine. Add in remaining cup of flour.
  2. Replace paddle with dough hook and knead for 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and starts to pull away from the edge of the bowl. Dough will be soft and somewhat sticky.
  3. Transfer dough to a large bowl that has been greased. Roll dough around bowl to coat. Cover with a clean towel and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  4. While dough is rising, prepare strawberry filling. Combine strawberries and sugar in a small 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 mixture thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  5. Turn dough out onto floured surface and punch down. Roll out into an approximate 16x8 inch rectangle. Spread dough with softened butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and spread strawberry mixture over the top.
  6. Gently fold dough in half width wise. Cut dough into 16 strips. Twist each strip and tie into a knot.
  7. Place knots on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or a non-stick cooking sprayed baking sheet. You can either bake them right away or let them rise for another 20 minutes or until puffed.
  8. Preheat oven to 375.
  9. Bake knots for 8-10 minutes or until knots just start to turn golden brown.
  10. When the knots are almost done baking, begin preparing glaze. Stir together sugar, water, and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for 3 minutes or until mixture just starts to reduce. Remove from heat and cool.
  11. Brush glaze over the freshly baked knots.
  12. Stir together confectioner's sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle glaze over warm knots. Allow glaze to harden and serve.


Mini Strawberry Cinnamon Twist Knots Recipe l

Please join in on this virtual baby shower celebration by visiting the rest of these blogs for more baby shower treats!

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes from Sarcastic Cooking

Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake with Lemon Drizzle from Greens & Chocolate

Super Chewy M&M Blondies from The Realistic Nutritionist

Strawberry Cinnamon Twist Knots from A Kitchen Addiction

Lemon Shortbread with Salted Chocolate Drizzle from The Lemon Bowl

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream from A Zesty Bite

Blackberry and Mango Curd Pie from Joanne Eats Well With Others

Pecan Sticky Buns from Warm Vanilla Sugar

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins from Garnish with Lemon

Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Susie Freaking Homemaker

Super Simple Sugar Cookies from Espresso and Cream

Raspberry Acai Frozen Margarita from Nutmeg Nanny

Berry Coconut Frozen Yogurt from The Law Student’s Wife

Pretty in Pink Buttercream Cups from Keep it Sweet Desserts

Broccoli Salad with Honey Toasted Walnuts from The Roasted Root

Neapolitan Baked Doughnuts from Climbing Grier Mountain

Giant Pink M&M and Raisinette Cookies from Steph’s Bite by Bite

No-Bake Rhubarb Cheesecake Parfait Cups from Hungry Girl Por Vida

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp from A Cedar Spoon

Freckled Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade from Take a Megabite

Vanilla Anise Cupcakes from Blahnik Baker

Mini Vanilla Bean Layer Cakes from The Baker Chick

Mini Blackberry Hazelnut Meringue Cakes from Eat Your Heart Out


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  1. This is so fun! So nice of ya’ll to do this for Steph! These look ahmayzing! I want them for breakfast yesterday!

  2. What a perfect little treat!! These need to be on my Easter brunch table!

  3. I can’t get over how pretty these are!!!

  4. Love these! And a big congrats to Stephanie! She is so sweet, love her!

  5. No way, these knots look awesome. I haven’t had breakfast yet and this is making me super hungry. They look fantastic!

  6. OOF Theese strawberry cinnamon twists look amazing!! Glad to be a part of this wonderful gathering to celebrate Steph’s baby girl and enjoy the company (and eats!) of you lovely ladies!

  7. I’m wishing I had some of these gorgeous rolls for breakfast, now! Can I come over? Pinned.

  8. I can’t even tell you how much I wish I had these knots in front of me right now! They look SO good. And oh, friend — thank you for this wonderful surprise! I feel so blessed. :)

  9. Gah!! These look so yummy!! Love this recipe :)

  10. How beautifully are these?!! I seriously wont’ be able to have brunch without them ever again. They look SO good!

  11. These are so beautiful and sound absolutely delicious!

  12. These twists are perfect for a shower or just for a regular breakfast. Plus they are super cute.

  13. These look beautiful and I know they taste amazing as well. Perfect for a baby shower. Perfect for Spring time. I only wish I had one in front of me now.

  14. These look amazing Jessica! I pinned them for later! Loving the strawberry filling! Such a great treat for a baby shower.

  15. Yay for sweet fluffy dough with sweet pink filling. What a perfect celebratory treat!

  16. These look too good. So pretty and perfect for the occasion!

  17. Goodness look at those.. I need that entire plate..

  18. I would LOVE to find these twists at any party I was attending. I’ll take a few:-)

  19. Oh goodness, these look fantastic!

  20. These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen!!! Love the photos!

  21. Girl!! These are to DIE for! I must make these immediately. Thank you so much for joining us and making the shower even more special!

  22. These are so pretty, and no doubt taste amazing! I’m sure she’ll want 300 delivered as soon as baby is born :)

  23. Ah these are so cute! I am loving all the mini recipes at this baby shower- oh how I wish it were real :)

  24. So cute! These are mouthwatering!

  25. These are gorgeous and I know that the combination of strawberry and cinnamon in the filling would be to-die-for!

  26. Perfect for a baby shower!! Any girl, pregnant or not would DEVOUR these!

  27. these are SUPER cute and i love the flavors! yum yum yum.

  28. Okay, not only are these beautiful, but they’re perfect for Stephanie! What a sweet surprise for her to wake up to :) I think I’m going to make these for my strawberry-loving mom for Mother’s Day! Great idea, Jessica!

  29. This is definitely perfect for a shower…or anyday!!!

  30. These knots look incredible, love the strawberry filling!

  31. Jessica, I think these are fantastic! I love combination of strawberry and cinnamon, I always forget how wonderful they area together! I have to pin these to try later!

  32. What a lovely way to celebrate for your friend, and I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate than with these strawberry twist knots! They look like the perfect sweet treat for Spring! 😀

  33. These little beauties could not get any more gorgeous. Wish I could eat some of that (entire) plateful. :)

  34. These look absolutely divine! Pinning!

  35. These look so pretty… and totally delicious!

  36. Farhana says:

    This looks amazing. I just had to try it out.

    Some steps are really difficult though. Folding, twisting and knotting the dough isn’t easy when strawberry is in between it. Now i have strawberry all over my knots haha! I didn’t add the whole 3 cups of flour. I think I only used 2.5 cups and my dough seemed good to go.

    Cam’t wait to eat them. I am just letting them rise now.


  37. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe! Buns were delicious and whole family loved them. Next week I’m going to do cinnamon ones :)

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