apple and cinnamon scrolls recipe | Veggie Mama

Caramelised Apple and Cinnamon scrolls

  • Author: Stacey Roberts | Veggie Mama
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 mins
  • Yield: 12 - 16 scrolls 1x
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Super-quick and easy apple and cinnamon scrolls for your next morning tea.



  • 1.5 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2/3 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Large apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar


  1. To make the pizza dough, add yeast, sugar, and water and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour and the salt.
  3. Pour in the water/yeast mix and the olive oil.
  4. I did this in the breadmaker, but by hand just incorporate the ingredients until they come together.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes).
  6. Put back in the bowl and cover. Leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume (half an hour to an hour).
  7. Make the apple puree.
  8. Punch the risen dough down and give it a quick knead.
  9. Roll out into a large rectangle on a floured surface. I leave it about a centimetre thick.
  10. Cover the dough with the apple puree, right to the edges, but leaving a strip about a centimetre wide down one of the longest sides.
  11. Roll up from the widest edge (sometimes I need a spatula or knife to help lift it off the bench if I’ve been a bit stingy with the flour) until you have a fat little roll. You will be rolling from the apple-covered end, toward the strip with no apple, which will be the bit that seals your roll.
  12. Slice the roll crossways at one-inch intervals and lay them cut side down on a greased baking tray.
  13. Sprinkle the tops with a little raw sugar.

Bake at about 180C for 10-15 minutes, or until dough is cooked through and browned, and filling is piping hot. Yum!

Apple puree

  1. In a small saucepan, simmer the apple, lemon juice, and water until apple starts to soften and the mix starts to thicken.
  2. Add butter and leave to sit a bit (maybe turn up the heat if your’e game) until the apple pieces start to caramelise at the edges.
  3. Add a little extra butter or water at times if you think it needs it.
  4. When brown and lovely, add cinnamon and brown sugar.

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