Brunch is a favourite meal around the farm; it gives the chance to sit around the table as a family, enjoy exchanging the weeks stories make memories with delicious food at the heart of it all. For moments like these I prefer not to slave over the stove and instead have prepped recipes to cook up in a matter of minutes, like these Cinnamon Roll Waffles.
It’s true cinnamon rolls take a bit of time to make but these can easily be made ahead and kept in the freezer for an easy brunch meal. Just pull out the number of rolls you need, thaw and cook for 10 minutes, leaving the toppings up to your brunch guests for memories made easy.
I added our family favourite, sliced strawberries, syrup and icing sugar for a super sweet treat but you can use your favourite toppings. Berries, honey, jam or whipped cream and chocolate. If you’re looking for a summer favourite, try this Campfire French Toast for a strata version or this easy Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake.
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- ½ cup warm water
- 2¼ tsp active dry yeast
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- ⅓ cup butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 3¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- Strawberries, sliced
- Confectioners sugar (icing sugar)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Dissolve yeast in a small bowl in warm water and set aside.
- In a stand mixer with a dough hook, mix milk, sugar, salt, butter and egg. Add 2½ cups flour and mix thoroughly. Add warm yeast mixture and remaining flour, mix until blended, kneading with the dough hook for about 5 minutes. You may need to add a little more flour so the dough isn't sticky. Spray a large bowl with oil generously and place formed dough ball into bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Punch down the dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle shape. Brush melted butter evenly over dough. In a small bowl, blend brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over dough. At the long edge, roll the dough into a long roll, pinching the edge (not ends) to seal the roll. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.
- You can place rolls into a sealable container with wax paper in between to store in the freezer until later use. When you are ready to make waffles, remove the desired number of rolls and let thaw before placing onto the centre of a preheated greased waffle maker. Cook for approximately 10 minutes int the waffle or until the cinnamon roll waffle is golden brown.
- Garnish with strawberries, syrup and confectioners (icing) sugar. Enjoy!