Cranberry-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

November/December 2013

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This cranberry-pecan cinnamon roll recipe is a cinch to put together—there’s no kneading and no rolling of any dough. These rolls are baked in a muffin tin and are already perfectly portioned, making them great for a morning treat or as part of a brunch menu.

3 Reviews for Cranberry-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Moist and delicious

This is a great recipe for a moist upside-down muffin-like roll. The whole family enjoyed these breakfast treats. I followed the recipe without changes. It was easy with chopped frozen cranberries in my food processor for the topping. I don't understand the negative comments, obviously this is a treat and not everyday food...but it is made healthier than more traditional cinnamon rolls with the addition of the fruit and whole wheat flour.

Quick, moist, delicious
Easy, sweet and delicious

These were super easy to make but not at all like a cinnamon roll. I would say they were more like a muffin. I made them in the Texas muffin tin and they were delicious though very high in calories done that way. These were perfect with a hot cup of tea!

Easy to make
Wouldn't Make These Again

I saw this recipe in my latest issue of Eating Well magazine, and they looked delicious in the picture. My husband and I love cranberries so I thought I'd give the recipe a try. I was actually surprised a recipe with corn syrup, sugar, butter and oil was in a magazine that is supposed to have "healthy" recipes. I wouldn't consider these healthy. They were easy enough to make with the help of a food processor, and they looked just like the picture. However, they didn't taste anything like cinnamon rolls. They weren't nearly as sweet as I was expecting considering the above mentioned unhealthy ingredients. I liked the topping, and I'll probably make it again (minus the corn syrup) to spread on toast or use as a waffle topping, but I won't make the cinnamon rolls again.

The topping's really good, and the finished product looked just like the picture.
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Anonymous wrote 45 weeks 3 days ago

the dough for the muffin was

the dough for the muffin was terrible. going to try cranberries on something else.

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