Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls | Freezer Friendly

These Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls take 10 minutes to prepare, require no proving time at all… and taste amazing!

Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls

My latest cooking obsession is definitely scrolls. And sweet scrolls in particular. I have no idea why, but all of a sudden I am LOVING them… and trying every possible flavour combination. To be honest, it’s really not a bad obsession to have.

Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls

Anyway, like pretty much everyone in the world, I am a big, big fan of cinnamon scrolls. I mean, come on – cinnamon, brown sugar, drizzled icing… drool! But I honestly think that I like these Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls even better. Seriously.

Apple & Cinnamon ScrollsThe thing that I love the most about these scrolls is that they take only a few minutes to prepare and you don’t need to leave the dough to rise. Nope, you just whip the dough up, roll it out, add your yummy fillings and bake them straight away. And no waiting around is always, always a good thing.

Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls

Ohhhh and when these babies come out of the oven, it’s time to make them even better. Yep, it’s possible! Simply make a drizzly icing from icing sugar and boiling water and then spoon (I really mean ‘pour’) it over the top of the scrolls. OMG you cannot beat these delicious little things.

Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls

These Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls make a great lunchbox treat. BUT whatever you do, make sure you keep at least one (ahem or three) for yourself. Eat them warm or cold… either way they’re absolutely delicious. Oh and you can totally freeze them as well. Simply pop them into an airtight container and freeze them for up to 3 months. I’m telling you, having scrolls in the freezer is pretty darn fabulous when you get a mega mid-afternoon craving.

Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls

And so there you have it… the first (of many!) sweet scroll recipes. I can tell you, there is going to be a whole lot more scroll-y goodness happening around here in the next little while. Mmmm carbs – get in my bellllllyyyyyyy!

Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls

Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls

These Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls take 10 minutes to prepare, require no proving time at all... and taste amazing! Plus they can be frozen for up to 3 months.
4.8 from 15 votes
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Course: Breads and Scrolls
Cuisine: Baking
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10 serves
Calories: 321kcal

Ingredients

  • 300 g self raising flour
  • 90 g cold butter
  • 150 g milk
  • 70 g butter room temperature
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 apple peeled, cored and cut into very small chunks
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 3 tbs hot water approx

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 210 degrees (fan-forced). Lightly grease a 20cm round cake tin and set aside.
  • Sift flour into a bowl. Rub in the butter in using your fingertips.
  • Add the milk and mix to a soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth.
  • Roll the dough out into a 5mm thick rectangle.
  • Place the room temperature butter, brown sugar and cinnamon into a bowl. Mix with a spoon until creamy and smooth.
  • Spread the cinnamon butter mixture onto the dough. Sprinkle over the chopped apple.
  • Roll the dough up into a tube (lengthways). Use a sharp knife to cut the roll into 8-10 pieces.
  • Place the pieces cut side up into the prepared cake tin (allow the rolls to touch one another as this will help them to rise).
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly in the tin.
  • Place the icing sugar and 2 tbs hot water into a bowl. Mix until a smooth paste forms. Use a spoon to drizzle over the buns. Note: If the mixture is still too thick, add another tablespoon of hot water and mix for a further 10 seconds.
  • Serve warm or cold.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 210 degrees (fan-forced). Lightly grease a 20cm round cake tin and set aside.
  • Place the cold butter and self raising flour into the Thermomix bowl. Mix on Speed 5, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat 2 more times.
  • Mix on Interval (knead) function for 1 minute (whilst pouring in the milk).
  • Sprinkle some extra flour onto a board or bench. Roll the dough out into a 5mm thick rectangle.
  • Place the room temperature butter, brown sugar and cinnamon into the Thermomix bowl.Mix on Speed 4 for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat.
  • Spread the cinnamon butter mixture onto the dough. Sprinkle over the chopped apple.
  • Roll the dough up into a tube (lengthways). Use a sharp knife to cut the roll into 8-10 pieces. Place the pieces cut side up into the prepared cake tin (allow the rolls to touch one another as this will help them to rise).
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly in the tin.
  • Place the icing sugar and 2 tbs hot water into the Thermomix bowl. Mix on Speed 6 for 10 seconds. Scrape down the bowl and repeat 2 more times. Use a spoon to drizzle over the buns. Note: If the mixture is still too thick, add another tablespoon of hot water and mix for a further 10 seconds.
  • Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls

27 thoughts on “Apple & Cinnamon Scrolls | Freezer Friendly”

  1. Petra Main says:

    Hi, I love this recipe and have made them many times. I’ve never tried freezing them – they get eaten too quickly for that to happen, but I would like to make a batch ahead of time for a party this weekend. Just wondering do I freeze them with the icing, and what’s the best way to thaw them. Do they need to go back into the oven once thawed? Thanks a mil in advance 🙂 and thanks again for this 5⭐️ recipe 🙂

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Petra, thank you for your lovely comment! I’m so glad you are enjoying the scrolls! Yes they absolutely can be frozen. No need to reheat – just give them enough time to defrost at room temperature. I’d pop them onto a wire rack and allow to defrost over a couple of hours. And yes the icing can either be done first and frozen, or drizzled on before serving! xx

  2. Jessica says:

    Do you think this recipe would work using a buttet substitute such as Nuttelex?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      I haven’t personally tried that sorry!

  3. Laura says:

    These are soooo good I can’t stop eating them!thanks for recipe will be a fav from now on.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hehehe yes they are way too addictive!!!

  4. Cinnamon Zone says:

    I love the fact that these scrolls need minimum prep time, the ingredients are easy to find and they need only a short time in an oven to bake them. The best part is the flavors are yummy and they look so awesome.

  5. Fiona Byrne says:


    Made this for my work’s morning tea. It was quick, easy, I already had all the ingredients and was a complete winner, not a crumb left! Will be making this again!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Yay!! I’m so thrilled to hear that! xx

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