Not Your Average Cinnamon rolls

READY IN: 2hrs 50mins
Recipe by Maiya

I played around with a "normal" cinnamon roll recipe to make something a little different. The added chocolate chips and coconut really gives these cinnamon rolls a great taste.

Top Review by mianbao

These are wonderful. A look at the recipe should convince anyone that they are, and I have made them and I'm sure. I followed the recipe for the dough faithfully, but did not measure the ingredients (I used all of them) when I made the filling. I haven't made the frosting yet. Gilding the lily seems a bit much, but I may try. Because I have a small oven and wanted smaller rolls, I divided the dough into three parts and baked each part in a 9-inch round cake pan. I also lined the pans with cooking paper. I have a feeling I'm going to be very popular as long as these last. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us. BTW, 1/2 cup instant pudding came to about half of 5.1 oz box of instant pudding that I had. I suppose one box could be used for a double batch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine yeast, sugar, milk and water, and let sit until bubbly (about 10 mins).
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, pudding mix, salt, egg, butter, and yeast mixture.
  3. Stir.
  4. Knead dough until smooth and shiny.
  5. Cover and let rise until double, about 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Roll dough out to form a 10-in by 17 in rectangle.
  7. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
  8. Spread the dough with the butter and then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture over it.
  9. Then sprinkle the chocolate chips and coconut.
  10. Roll the dough up, starting with the long side facing you.
  11. Pinch the seam to seal.
  12. Cut into 12 pieces and place in a greased 9in by 13in pan.
  13. Let rise until double, about 1 hour.
  14. Bake at 350 F until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  15. Meanwhile, combine the frosting ingredients.
  16. Spread the frosting on the rolls while still warm.

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