• Liisa Lee

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

These glorious gluten-free beauties are +1 enchantment and the real magic is the orange zest. These taste decadent, but are so simple to make. Get extra fancy if you like, by adding toasted nuts, or even candied orange peel bits on top after you glaze. Or both. Both is good.



Super easy, quick and absolutely cravable. These can disappear in minutes! I use Schar gluten-free puff pastry sheets for this.


There's nothing like the comforting smell of baking things laced with cinnamon. It's a full body sensation of cozy and all's well.


I've upped the delicious factor with the warmth of orange and cardamom in the glaze and the pastry. If you like you can add chopped toasted nuts, but they don't need it. Let's bake!



Prep Time: 5 min. Makes 16


INGREDIENTS:

1 package (2 sheets) Schar gluten-free puff pastry

4 tbsp melted butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp cardamom

1 tsp orange zest (optional)


FOR THE GLAZE:

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp milk (dairy or nut of choice) + more if needed

1 tbsp orange zest





DIRECTIONS:

  • thaw puff pastry according to package instructions

  • preheat oven to 400

  • combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom in a bowl and set aside

  • gently unroll pastry sheets on their paper and smooth flat if needed

  • brush pastry sheets with melted butter

  • sprinkle buttered pastry sheets with brown sugar mixture, coating evenly

  • roll them back up gently and, starting from the middle slice roll up in half, then halve each piece twice more to have 8 rolls per sheet or pastry. 16 total

  • place cut side up in a cake pan with a bit of room for puffing

  • bake for 18-22 minutes, until golden brown (I lean toward 22)

  • remove from the oven and let cool several minutes, then turn out while still warm, *upside down* onto a serving plate (so they don't stick to the pan or the serving plate)

  • in a medium bowl, mix together glaze ingredients and drizzle over warm cinnamon buns

  • (optional) get extra fancy: sprinkle sliced toasted or candied almonds on top

Enjoy! Save a couple for yourself, these go fast!





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