blueberry cinnamon rolls

Summer mornings in the kitchen are some of my favorites. As the cool breeze blows through before the temperatures climb, it’s the perfect window of peace and calm. After taking a week off from baking, I decided to break the fast with blueberry cinnamon rolls.

Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls | Tutti DolciThe dough is based on my grandmother’s recipe and still remains my first and favorite yeast dough. I varied the filling, sprinkling brown sugar and cinnamon over the dough before dotting the top with blueberries.

Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls | Tutti DolciThe resulting rolls are the stuff of summer dreams – tender and pillowy with buttery, sugared blueberries and a sweet vanilla glaze.

Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls | Tutti Dolci Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls | Tutti Dolci

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Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

  • Yield: 18 rolls



  • 3 1/2 cups (490 g) flour, divided
  • 1 package Red Star PLATINUM Yeast
  • 1/4 cup (48 g) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (240 g) low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup (56 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature


  • 2 Tbsp (28 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (90 g) light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries


  • 1 cup (120 g) powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 Tbsp (14 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract


  1. Combine 2 cups (280 g) flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in a large mixer bowl; mix on low speed until incorporated. Heat milk in a microwave-safe measuring cup for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until very warm (120-130°F). Add warm milk, butter, and egg to flour mixture and mix until combined; mix in remaining flour. Switch out the flat beater for a dough hook, and knead dough for 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. The dough is ready when it feels tacky but doesn’t stick to your fingers (if necessary, add additional flour 1 tablespoon at a time while kneading).
  2. Place dough in a large bowl coated with nonstick spray and cover with plastic. Let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 40 minutes. To check if dough has doubled, lightly flour two fingers and press them down into center of dough. If indentations remain, gently press down dough; cover and let rest 5 minutes. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish (or two 9-inch round pans) with nonstick spray.
  3. Turn dough out on a lightly floured board and roll into an 18 x 12-inch rectangle. Brush dough with melted butter, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over dough; top with blueberries, pressing gently into dough. Carefully roll dough up into a tight log and pinch edges to seal.
  4. Trim off uneven ends and score dough into 18 equal slices. Use unflavored dental floss to slice dough crosswise (slip a long slice of floss under log of dough and cross on top to cut slices cleanly). Place rolls cut side up into prepared baking dish. Cover loosely with plastic and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  5. While the rolls rise, preheat oven to 350°F. Bake rolls for about 18 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove from oven to cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. To prepare glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl. Pour glaze over warm rolls; glaze will set as rolls cool.


Wrap leftover rolls well and store at room temperature up to 2 days; warm in a 300°F oven before serving.


  • Calories: 200


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  1. Your summer mornings sound so peaceful, I want to bake with you!

    Gorgeous rolls as always. I love the blueberries in the classic! 🙂

  2. These are gorgeous. I made blueberry cinnamon rolls a few years ago…one of my favorite recipes ever. I’ll have to give yours a try soon!

  3. Such a luxurious recipe! An irresistible yeast dough, a lush filling and fragrant blueberries make for an incredible cinnamon roll!

  4. These look terrific! I’m overdue to break out the yeast and make some cinnamon rolls. We’re having a bit of a reprieve from the HOt weather, so your timing is perfect.

    PS. Do you use Feedburner? I haven’t been getting your posts emailed, but I haven’t been getting my own either! In a way, it’s comforting that it may be their glitch, not mine!

    1. Hi Liz, yes I do. Thanks for the heads up! Perhaps they are having a glitch? I read your blog on Feedly so I haven’t noticed a lapse from your posts.

  5. I miss fresh berries, especially my favorite blueberries!! They are extremely expensive here in Japan and I miss eating a huge bowl of fresh blueberries as snack (what a luxury!). I can eat the entire blueberry cinnamon rolls right now. 😉

  6. I’ve been craving cinnamon rolls and LOVE the blueberry addition. It’s like the best of blueberry muffins and cinnamon rolls all in one delicious package.

  7. I am soooooo into blueberries any time of the year. But when they are fresh as they are now I am scooping them up and using them in every way. Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls—-are you kidding me. This recipe ROCKS.