Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls


Traditional warm cinnamon rolls with wonderful fresh blackberries. This summer spectacular is topped with a delicious cream cheese glaze.

Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls

When I saw this recipe online I just knew I had to try it. We all love cinnamon rolls. Who doesn’t like waking up on to the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls baking? Mmm….if only it could be that way every Sunday.

Mom wakes up. Mom has time to read and pray. Mom has time to make fresh cinnamon rolls. Mom has time to cut up fresh fruit and cut fresh flowers. Mom has time to color coordinate everyone’s outfit for church. Mom has time to sit and read the morning paper. If only one had all the time in the world…

Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls

Recently we faced a tough decision. One of those in which you don’t know if you’re making the right choice. And before,during and after your mind is consumed with what if, will I regret and which is better.

But just looking at these beauties helped take my mind off of it a bit. Don’t you just hate hard decisions?

Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls

Here’s another hard descion. We only get one small harvest of blackberries from our two backyard bushes. There is so wonderful recipes out there that I don’t even know where to begin. But this year I began with this. And I’m certainly glad I did.

Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls

Hoping to bring you many more wonderful summer recipes in um….the last few days of summer. Excuse me while I go fill a bucket full of tears.


Til we meet and eat again,


Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls

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Serves: 8-10
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more if needed
  • Filling
  • 1½ cups fresh blackberries
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  1. Heat milk to 110°F. Place in bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Add yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar and let stand 5 to 6 minutes until foamy. Add remaining sugar, butter and eggs and beat until blended, about 1 minute. Change to dough hook attachment and add 3 cups flour. Beat on low speed 5 minutes or until dough is soft and pulls away from sides of bowl, scraping down sides of bowl and adding more flour if necessary.
  2. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Place in oiled bowl and cover. Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Blackberry filling:
  1. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, toss together blackberries, sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon. Let sit 5 minutes. Mash with potato masher.
  2. Line 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper or grease. Place dough onto lightly floured surface and roll to 14 by 8 inch rectangle. Spread blackberry mixture over dough within ½ inch of edges. Top with pecans. Roll up into log using long side of dough. Cut crosswise into 8 or 10 equal pieces and arrange in cake pan. Cover and let rise 1 hour or until about 1½ times larger.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake 15-20 minutes. Tent with a piece of aluminum foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  1. Whisk together confectioners' sugar, cream cheese and milk until smooth. Drizzle over warm buns. Let cool about 15 minutes before serving.

Adapted slightly from Driscoll’s


  1. Mmmm! That looks and sounds amazing! And how fun that you have your own blackberry bush! We are growing a few vegetable plants for the first time this year but maybe next year I’ll try some fruit.

  2. I’ve been loving blackberries right now, so these are really looking good to me right now! They look just delicious, Melanie! :)

  3. Ahhhhhhhhhh…….

  4. To be honest this will make me forget my name for a few seconds! They look amazing and boy do I have to try them ASAP!!! Hope your feeling better about your decision :)

  5. Oh Melanie, these look absolutely delicious!!! I am a sucker for cinnamon rolls and blackberries so these are just perfect! That is awesome that you have blackberry bushes too and can only imagine how amazing these rolls taste with your fresh harvest:)

  6. These rolls are mind-blowing gorgeous, Melanie! I adore blackberries and I can only imagine how amazing they taste inside a moist, fluffy cinnamon roll! I totally can’t wait to try these gorgeous ‘thangs! :)

  7. These cinnamon rolls are beautiful, Melanie! And I would absolutely love to wake up to this smell every morning. And I love that you gave these rolls a fresh twist with blackberries, definitely an underrated fruit! :)

  8. Yummy! These are the most beautiful cinnamon rolls I’ve seen. I love the blackberry combination!

  9. these cinnamon rolls look amazing.. i just made my own batch yesterday to post, great minds think alike!

  10. Seriously, where did the summer go? I can’t even believe it’s almost back to school. How did that happen so fast? I want to drown my sorrows in blackberry cinnamon rolls. These are gorgeous, pinning to my breakfast board!

  11. We just went blackberry picking this weekend – these rolls just went on my to-do list :) Pinned!

  12. Spectacular is right! I’m lovin’ these blackberry cinnamon rolls! Such a great combination!

  13. Seriously a cinnamon roll can fix anything. ;)


  14. LOVE this summery twist on cinnamon rolls Mel, looks totally delish!

  15. I love the idea of adding summer berries into this breakfast! These look amazing. I hope you’re feeling better about that tough decision.

  16. Stopping by from Link Party Palooza. These rolls looks amazing! Definitely need to try these. Pinning!

  17. Totally irresistible! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  18. I’m loving the blackberry recipes you’re posting. I’m a big fan! Next summer we’re hoping to plant some berry bushes so that we can enjoy fresh berries for years to come.

    Now. About these cinnamon rolls. Oh my stars. The ultimate breakfast, hands down! :)

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