Blueberry Lemon Skillet Rolls

filed under: Bread on July 20, 2014

I have a brilliant idea.  Drop everything and go make these.  Seriously.  They are simple to do but produce a surprisingly delicious result!

Blueberry & Lemon Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Skillet

 

I am hard pressed to get the kids a delightful hot breakfast in the summer, but I think that should change.

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The nice thing about this uncomplicated recipe is that I can change it up!  Use plain biscuits, use a different fruit, make my own glazes… and none of those changes add any more prep time!

Blueberry & Lemon Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Skillet

 

But for me, this was the winning combination.   Cinnamon roll (hello perfect breakfast food) covered in lemon infused blueberries that playfully burst in a flavor explosion with each bite.  Not to mention the sweet glaze dripping off of every fork full.

The end.

Kidding.

But really.

Blueberry & Lemon Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Skillet

Blueberry & Lemon Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Skillet
Blueberry Lemon Skillet Rolls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 

I have a brilliant idea. Drop everything and go make these. Seriously. They are simple to do but produce a surprisingly delicious result!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Lemon Skillet Rolls
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • 1 can cinnamon rolls with icing should have 8 rolls
  • 3/4 c fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Prepare a 12-inch cast-iron skillet with butter.
  2. Open cinnamon rolls and separate dough into 8 rolls; set icing aside. Flatten each roll slightly with your hand and arrange rolls in single layer to fill skillet. (My rolls did not fill the entire space of the skillet so the had them mostly in the center.)

  3. In small bowl, mix blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch and then pour on top of rolls.
  4. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove lid from the icing container and microwave for about 10 seconds, until it is pourable.
  6. Right out of the oven, drizzle icing over rolls.

Recipe just barely adapted from Just a Pinch.

If you want to make additional glaze here is an easy recipe:

1 tablespoon butter melted

1 cup powdered sugar

3-4 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

Stir together butter, 3 teaspoons lemon juice and powdered sugar in small bowl. Stir in more lemon juice if needed, you want the glaze to be smooth and can be drizzled easily.

 

Blueberry & Lemon Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Skillet

 

Next on my list of things to do?  Buy another skillet so I can make more of these at once!  With a family of seven, these were gone in 3 minutes flat!

Nest next on my list?  Try these with cinnamon rolls made from scratch!

Next, next next on my list?  Finding that darn list.

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  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    Ummm yeah I think I need to make these for breakfast before the husband wakes up so I don’t have to share. 😉

    • Amanda says:

      Ha ha! I like how you think. Did you happen to need a babysitter anytime soon???? 🙂 #pickme

  • DessertForTwo says:

    These look and sound fabulous! And so easy! What a fun spin on cinnamon rolls 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks girl!

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    I want to marry you for these. Is there anything better than a cinnamon roll with blueberries, lemons and ALL THE icing?
    No, there is not. Pinning and drooling!

  • angie says:

    can you come over and make these for me….they look sooooooooooooooooooooooo good!

    • Amanda says:

      They are so easy… you should make some!!!

  • mimi says:

    Wow a winning combination for sure! These look fabulous!

  • Jolena @the ruby kitchen says:

    So much yes!

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

    ahhhhh, love love love these!! cinnamon rolls are my favorite breakfast, ever, and they can only get better with blueberries and lemon!!

  • crottinger says:

    GENIUS! I know what im making for breakfast in Maine!! I can see it now- wild maine blueberries on these puppies. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    thank you thank you

  • Tara says:

    These just came out of the oven…very good! I added lemon juice to the frosting before pouring it on top. So good!

    • Amanda says:

      That is great Tara!

  • Ebony says:

    What should we use if we don’t have a cast iron. Skillet?

    • Amanda says:

      Sure!

  • Ebony says:

    Let me try this again using correct grammar lol. What should we use if we don’t have a cast iron skillet? What is the significance of the cast iron skillet?

    • Joann says:

      You can’t bake a regular skillet in the oven with the handle on it.

    • Win Reed says:

      Buy a cast iron skillet. No kitchen should be without them. LOL

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