Your Cinnamon Rolls Are Missing A Nutty Addition

One of the characteristics that makes a foodie different from the typical diner is they love to experiment. Elevating a dish with the perfect amount of the right ingredient can make a recipe come alive with a surprising burst of unexpected delight. It could be something fun and offbeat, like adding whipped cream and a cherry to a hot-beef sundae. Or it could be something simple, like leveling up your cinnamon rolls with peanut butter.

The foodie community on the internet is full of tricks and hacks to add an unexpected element to traditional dishes. One popular subject for experimentation is the humble cinnamon bun. While the core recipe for cinnamon rolls has mostly remained unchanged over the past 400 years, people have experimented with a wide variety of toppings and fillings, from jam to bacon. And now it's peanut butter's turn.

Nuts have always been a favorite garnish for cinnamon rolls. The crunch of pecans and walnuts adds an enticing contrast to the otherwise soft and fluffy texture. People are taking the nuttiness a step further by slathering their rolls in peanut butter. Peanut butter offers an unmistakable robust flavor while aiding in keeping the rolls moist and chewy.

Other nutty ways to flavor cinnamon rolls

While adding peanut butter is a great start, there are many other ways you can upgrade the flavor of cinnamon rolls. TikTok user homeide posted a video showing how to enhance the treat with mashed bananas mixed into the dough and cream cheese and peanut butter as a frosting, to add a more complex and rewarding flavor. Peanut butter and bananas are a classic combination, after all! Commenters hailed the recipe as "absolutely genius."


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But peanut butter is not the only creamy addition you can use to spruce up your cinnamon rolls. Your gooey dessert can benefit from the distinctive flavor of several other types of nut butter. Whether you're a fan of almond, pecan, walnut, or cashew butter, the creamy texture and hint of sweetness add depth to the cinnamon and icing on your roll. As an added benefit, nuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids, (the good kind of fat) which can benefit heart health.

If you're feeling fancy and want to add a chocolate kick, try using Nutella as a filling or topping. Sure it's famously not quite as healthy as the company once claimed, but it contains hazelnuts, and they're healthy, right?

Before choosing the perfect nutty addition for your cinnamon roll, attack the challenge the way a true foodie would and boldly experiment with your ingredients.