Cinnamon Pull Aparts

Cinnamon Pull Aparts

Raizel’s obsession with cinnamon was not assuaged by the cinnamon muffins.  Although my cinnamon muffins were good, apparently, they still did not compare to Cinnamon Pull Aparts.

So, last week, Raizel, her friend Cassy, and Cassy’s mother, Consolita and I had a bonding experience. We baked Cinnamon Pull Aparts together.

As I shared, originally, my niece,  “Yo-Yo,” gave me a great recipe for Cinnamon Pull Apart Buns. However, when the time came to make the recipe, it was too blury to read.

So, Consolita and I did a quick Google search and found this recipe, originally from the Fleishman’s Yeast Company. I altered it slightly, as I made the dough in a food processor, minimized the amount of margarine used, and rolled it out and baked them as a pinwheel slices, rather than as balls of dough.


3 cups all-purpose flour (I use spelt). Add up to 1/4 more to prevent it from being too sticky.

1/4 cup sugar

2.5 teaspoons RapidRise Yeast

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup milk (I used rice milk)

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup oil (original recipe called for margarine)

1 egg


1 cup sugar (I used Demerara, raw sugar)

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 cup margarine, melted (I used Smart Balance)


1 cup icing sugar

3 tablespoons milk (I used rice milk)


Place flour, sugar, yeast and salt in food processor and pulse to blend. The original recipe called for warming the milk, but, I did not do that. Instead, I added hot water to the milk, together with the oil and the egg, and blended it until it formed a smooth dough.

Kneed dough on a lightly floured surface until well blended and slightly elastic. Cover and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

Blend together the sugar, cinnamon and melted margarine.

Roll the dough into a rectangle, on a lightly floured surface or between 2 layers of parchment paper.

Spread the sugar, cinnamon and margarine over the dough.

Starting on the long side, roll up dough as tightly as possible, jelly-roll style.

With a serrated knife, slice into ½ inch slices and place pieces closely together cut side down on greased or parchment lined pan.

Bake in a preheated 375*F oven, until done and rolls are golden brown.

For glaze: Mix the icing sugar and milk in a bowl, adding the milk 1 teaspoon at a time. Stir until desired consistency.

Drizzle glaze over rolls while still warm.

These are the original instructions:

Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Combine milk, water and butter in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120° to 130°F.  Butter won’t melt completely). Add to flour mixture with egg.

Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in just enough remaining flour so that the dough will form into a ball.

Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic and dough springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover with a towel; let rest for 10 minutes.

For filling, combine sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl.

Cut dough into 36 pieces.   Dip each piece into the melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.  Place in fluted tube pan that has been generously sprayed with cooking spray.  Combine any remaining butter and sugar and drizzle over rolls. Cover with towel; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

Bake in preheated 375ºF oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then invert on serving plate.

Making it it the food processor was much faster and easier!

Here are the pictures:

Mixing dough in the food processor. Much easier and faster!



dough fully blended.

dough fully blended.



Rolling out the dough between 2 layers of parchment.

Rolling out the dough between 2 layers of parchment.

Spreading out the filling over the dough.

Spreading out the filling over the dough.

Ready to bake.

Ready to bake.

Ready to be iced!

Ready to be iced!

I forgot to take a picture right away. Here are the leftovers.

Final outcome: Raizel and everyone else loved the rolls. The smell of cinnamon was heavenly too!

Overall, this was a successful culinary adventure, and fun too. It turns out that Consolita is a great cook, and she agreed to do this more often. I now have a cooking buddy!




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64 thoughts on “Cinnamon Pull Aparts

  1. rachelpeirson June 27, 2017 at 7:04 PM Reply

    My mouth is watering! I am recently new to the food blogging world myself and I need to try these out.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Lina June 21, 2017 at 6:06 AM Reply

    Looks delicious!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. hveagar April 6, 2017 at 11:34 AM Reply

    Excellent recipe. Looks delish! I’ve followed you as your page is very inspiring. I hope you do the same, as you may find mine the same, I practice naked cooking like jamie oliver, I’m conducting the half-blood princess project.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Cooking For The Time Challenged April 6, 2017 at 1:13 PM Reply

      I am not even sure what that is🤔. But, your recipes look delicious 😋

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      • hveagar April 6, 2017 at 2:04 PM

        The half blood princess? It’s a play off of the Harry Potter book the half blood prince.

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged April 6, 2017 at 2:47 PM

        I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I am embarrassed to say that I have no idea what a “half blood princess cooking project is.” I am assuming it is conjuring up delicious food as if by magic? If so, sounds yummy!😋

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      • hveagar April 6, 2017 at 3:14 PM

        Absolutely I got the idea for the project. Which is the blog. Based on the half blood prince. As Harry is in potions class and finds textbook that’s been altered to make all the potions easier essentially putting him at the from of the class and winning him the felix falicis. I started the project or blog to find the short cuts for recipes the world over. Hope you find it interesting!

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged April 6, 2017 at 6:58 PM

        Just up my alley!😍

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  4. randyjw March 13, 2017 at 7:40 PM Reply

    Those look so delicious.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. The Lighthearted Kitchen February 20, 2017 at 8:04 AM Reply

    This looks like a lovely recipe! 🙂 I also wanted to tell you that I tagged you for the 2016/2017 tag! I hope you will answer the tag’s questions 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

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  7. cookandenjoyrecipes February 5, 2017 at 9:15 PM Reply

    Check out the link and you will find all the rules there. This post will show you the rules post, but for easy reference, here we go:

    The the for this month – BREAD – SWEET AND SAVORY.
    February 1st – Theme will be announced and published on The Recipe Hunter blog.
    February 10th – Submissions need to be received via email @
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    February 20th – Promote and do a post/reblog on your own blog, linking back to the original post.

    Let me know if you need any other information.

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  8. cookandenjoyrecipes February 5, 2017 at 6:45 PM Reply

    Love it, a big fan of cinnamon
    Our Feb 2017 Share and Inspire Others! Recipe Exchange: Bread: Sweet and Savory.
    This is personal invite to participate and email me your entry midnight Feb 10th.

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  9. Ann Coleman February 1, 2017 at 6:53 PM Reply

    Wow, do those look good!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. ladymeritaten February 1, 2017 at 1:15 AM Reply

    Omg, that is insanely delicious. Need.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. anotherfoodieblogger January 31, 2017 at 9:33 PM Reply

    I just LOVE the smell of cinnamon rolls baking! I’m so glad your experience together was so successful and fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Marisa's Italian Kitchen January 31, 2017 at 6:26 PM Reply

    These cinnamon rolls would be a wonderful way to wake up in the mornings😋

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso January 31, 2017 at 5:54 PM Reply

    Guess we’ll have to wait and see… 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  14. koolkosherkitchen January 31, 2017 at 5:45 PM Reply

    Ronit, we all have to settle for Olam Hazeh for now, but I hope to meet you in person in Olam Habah, if they let me through the door. Carol will be there for sure!

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  15. koolkosherkitchen January 31, 2017 at 5:43 PM Reply

    If Raizel liked them, I am sure they were fantastic! Isn’t it great to have a cooking buddy?

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  16. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso January 31, 2017 at 5:36 PM Reply

    These look so tasty! I can smell the wonderful cinnamon aroma from the photos. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy January 31, 2017 at 4:06 PM Reply

    Oh, these look good. So, so good.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. Jewish Thoughts January 31, 2017 at 4:05 PM Reply

    I feel like I need this in my life.
    What I wouldn’t give for a cinnamon pull apart!
    Make that a cinnamon anything 😉

    Liked by 3 people

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