Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Chocolate Chips



Chocolate, Coffee and Cinnamon… perfect ! It  explains  all about these cinnamon chocolaty rolls

Yeast  needs warm sweet liquid neither too hot nor so cold, as simple as it is.

Yeast getting froth in sweet milk and butterDSC_0247

Knead dough


In 10 minutes


Generous with warm butter


Sugar, cinnamon, espresso, cocoa, chocolate and salt



DSC_0266put rolls on nice greased  skillet


Post bake, put some glaze too!



For Dough

1 1/2 to 2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup whole milk

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 large egg yolk

For filling

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter , plus for greasing the pan
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or enough to make a pourable glaze


  1. Mix 1 ½ cup of flour and salt keep it aside
  2. In a small saucepan heat milk, butter and sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved
  3. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool from hot to just warm. Now add yeast to the liquid. Leave it to activate and froth
  4. Now mix flour , yeast liquid and  egg yolk until incorporated. Knead it till the dough is soft. Add more flour if required
  5. Keep the dough in bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap or kitchen towel and allow resting for 10 minutes.
  6. Now roll the dough into a roughly 9 x 12-inch rectangle.
  7. Spread with about 4 tablespoons of butter. In a small bowl stir together sugar, cinnamon, espresso powder, cocoa powder, and salt. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Roll it starting at the longer edge into a tight coil.
  8. Slice it into pieces
  9. Place rolls in the greased pan leaving some room between them. Cover with plastic wrap and allow again rising for 30 minutes.
  10. While the rolls rise, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  11. Bake the rolls for 18-20 minutes
  12. Pour the prepared glaze
  13. Serve warm


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12 thoughts on “Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Chocolate Chips

  1. Wow.. That is one dessert I wanna try!! Is it possible to replace egg yolk with anything? I want to make this for pure veggie friends

    1. Mix 3 tablespoon of Chickpea flour in 3 tablespoon of water to replace 1 egg. For 1 egg yolk or white reduce the quantity to half.i.e 1.5 tablespoon of chickpea flour + 1.5 tablespoon of water

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