The Simple Addition To Make Store-Bought Cinnamon Rolls Taste Homemade

Soft, gooey, and topped with creamy icing, cinnamon rolls are a breakfast treat sure to make everyone excited for a morning meal. A succulent roll lovingly folded with cinnamon and sugar is a divine kind of dessert for breakfast, but not everyone has the time to run to a bakery or whip up a fresh batch before heading to work. But don't fret: A quick, easy, and delicious cinnamon roll feast can still be in your future.

Luckily, there are lots of simple solutions to make store-bought cinnamon rolls taste homemade. Whether you're reinventing the classic pastries into a cinnamon roll bread pudding with heavy cream, experimenting with adding flavors like raspberry jam cinnamon rolls, or drizzling on sugar butter and torching the tops for a cinnamon roll brûlée, you can be creative with cinnamon roll upgrades. And the best part? It only takes a single ingredient addition.

Cracking a can of cinnamon rolls can be as tasty as baking them from scratch — just add nuts! Most of the time, pre-baked and canned cinnamon rolls don't include nuts, so adding some of your favorite, flavorful nuts, like almonds, walnuts, and pecans, can take your rolls to the next level. The added flavor and crunchy surprise will upgrade any store-bought cinnamon rolls, and make your breakfast extra special.

The nutty bonus ingredient to elevate your cinnamon rolls

Even if home bakers have mastered the art of the perfect cinnamon roll with flavorful sourdough starters and Greek yogurt moisture boosts, there's something nostalgic about popping a can of store-bought cinnamon rolls and dipping a finger in the icing tub. But even with those fond cinnamon roll memories, the classics in a can just need an extra ingredient to taste better than bakery fresh. Try adding nuts!

We recommend candying the nuts before including them in the recipe to give this ingredient addition another touch of homemade flavor. Just coat the nuts in a thin layer of egg whites, sugar, and cinnamon, or other warm spices like nutmeg and cloves, and lightly toast them. There are a few easy ways to incorporate nuts into your store-bought cinnamon rolls: sprinkling, layering, and rolling. Once the cinnamon rolls are baked and iced, chop the nuts, then sprinkle them over the icing so that they properly stick to the pastries.

If you're a fan of sticky buns or monkey bread, try baking your store-bought cinnamon rolls with layers of nuts and a sweet, sticky sauce like caramel. And for those who want a hint of crunch in every bite, unroll the canned cinnamon rolls, add nuts to the strips of dough, roll them back up, and pop them in the oven. It may seem like a nutty idea when there are so many homemade cinnamon roll recipes, but adding nuts to store-bought cinnamon rolls is a quick and easy way to take breakfast from can to can't resist!