Fun Twists on Cinnamon Buns to Try This Season

Cinnamon Buns
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Cinnamon buns are a breakfast staple that we look forward to enjoying on holiday mornings every year. They’re warm, gooey, and the perfect way to cozy up on cold, snowy mornings or whenever we’re in the mood for a seasonal indulgence. While they’re also undeniably delicious in their original form, sometimes it’s fun to mix things up with different flavors and fillings. Here are a few we especially love.

Cookies & Cream Cinnamon Rolls

If you like Oreos, you have to try this recipe by French food blogger Alice Pagès. Chocolate brioche buns serve as a fun substitute for the outside part of the cookie, while a rich macadamia nut cream makes for a healthier alternative to the iconic cream filling. It’s also 100% plant-based, so it’s a great choice for vegans or anyone searching for a lighter option. 

Best Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

“Best” is a bold claim, but in typical Ambitious Kitchen form, the recipe delivers. Made with fresh pumpkin and plenty of pumpkin spice, these rolls have a warm, comforting flavor that will feel right at home on any holiday table. You can even batch prepare them and freeze to have on hand all season long—trust us, you’ll want to.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Larisha and Andrew at Make it Dairy Free are masters when it comes to creating unique and tasty cinnamon rolls, and their Dark Chocolate Cherry recipe is no exception. Perfectly sweet and chocolaty with a tangy cherry frosting, they’re our go-to whenever we’ve had enough cinnamon but still want something indulgent for breakfast.