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Homemade Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

These soft and gooey Nutella cinnamon rolls are perfect for a weekend brunch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Rolls with Nutella, Nutella Rolls
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 412kcal


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp unsalted melted butter
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp warm milk


  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the warm water, yeast, and 1/4 tsp sugar. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Once the yeast foams up, stir in the milk, sugar, egg, salt, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  • Add half of the flour to the yeast mixture and combine until well incorporated.
  • Add the remaining flour slowly and mix with a dough hook for 5-6 minutes or until the dough is smooth and slightly sticky.
  • Lightly flour your working surface and roll out the dough a knead it for 1 minute with your hands.
  • Form the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl then cover it and place it in a warm place for 2 hours or until the dough doubles in size.
  • Place the Nutella in a small bowl and microwave until the Nutella becomes loose.
  • When the dough has doubled in size, roll it onto a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough into a 15x10 rectangle. Spread the Nutella over the dough within 1/2 inch of the edges.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon over the dough within 1/2 inch of the edges.
  • Beginning at the 15-inch side, tightly roll the dough into a log.
  • Using unflavored dental floss, cut 12 rolls and place them on a buttered 9x13 baking dish.
  • Cover the rolls and place them in a warm place. Let them rise for 45 minutes or until the rolls double in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Once the rolls double in size, place them in the oven and bake them for 28-30 minutes.
  • While the rolls bake, prepare the cream cheese frosting by combining the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and warm milk until nice and smooth.
  • Spread the cream cheese frosting all over the cinnamon rolls and enjoy!



Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3.2mg