Blueberry Streusel Cinnamon Rolls

Streusel topping and chewy blueberries make this cinnamon roll extra flavorful.


Details

Difficulty

Advanced

Yield

12 rolls

Prep Time

40 minutes

Rise Time

about 1-1/2 hours

Bake Time

18 to 22 minutes

Ingredients


  • Rolls:
  • 3 tablespoons warm water (100° to 110°F)
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter OR margarine, cut into slices
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • Streusel Topping:
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine

Directions


Combine water and yeast in a small bowl; let rest 5 minutes.  Heat milk and butter until warm (100° to 110°F); butter does need to completely melt. 

Pour milk into large mixer bowl with sugar and salt.  Add egg, 1 cup flour and yeast mixture.  Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.  Gradually add enough flour to make a soft dough.  Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes.  Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat.  Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place, about 1 hour, until doubled in bulk. 

Punch dough down, let rest 10 minutes.  Roll into a 12 x 15-inch rectangle on a  lightly floured surface.  Spread with the softened butter.  Combine brown sugar and sugar, toss with blueberries and pecans. Sprinkle filling evenly over dough.  Roll up jellyroll style.  Slice into 12 rolls and place in greased muffin cups.  

Combine streusel topping ingredients, cutting in butter with pastry blender or 2 forks.  Sprinkle over rolls.  Cover and let rolls rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool 2 minutes before removing to cool wire racks.