Do you love cinnamon rolls? Do you love apple pie? Warm fall spices? Check, check and check? Then these are the apple cinnamon rolls of your dreams. If you keep reading this post, there is no way you’ll be able to resist making these. So if you don’t feel like staying up all night in the kitchen–stop reading now.
Ok, now that you’ve made the decision to conquer these, throw your hair into a pony (if it’s long), put on your apron and let’s get peeling! These rolls are labor intensive but are SO totally worth it in the end. The tartness of the apples, combined with the bouncy yeasty dough and cream cheese icing are to die for.
Plus, there’s something therapeutic about peeling apples, isn’t there? It takes me back to when I was a kid and my mom was baking apple pies and it was my job to help peel. It’s also the perfect way to “zone out” and think about nothing. I like to call it apple meditation. There’s no app for that.
So where’d my inspiration come from? Apple picking had a lot to do with it as I’d been thinking, “what in the heck am I doing to do with all these apples?” But also as of late I’ve been seeing posts of cinnamon rolls on peoples’ Instagram feeds. Waking up to delicious looking photos on Instagram always gets me.