Zucchini Cinnamon Rolls
These Zucchini Cinnamon Rolls are fluffy, sweet, and filled with cinnamon and zucchini; a wonderful breakfast for back-to-school or a Sunday morning.
Raise your hand if you’ve been sucked into the vortex that is American Girl.
You all know my hands are both firmly raised. I’ve talked about Jordan’s obsession here, and here, here, and many more times. I gotta hand it to that company – their marketing team is probably the best one around.
I mean, people. They create a two hour commercial for each of their doll-of-the-year girls, package it like a movie, and show it on national television. It’s insane, and genius.
Jordan watched the Saige movie a few weeks ago, and promptly asked for Saige for Christmas. Really, I was shocked it took her so long to ask for another doll. But now I’m in panic mode because if she really does want Saige, I have to buy her soon. Saige is the 2013 doll of the year and only available “while supplies last.”
Seriously, geniuses these people. I want to hire them to market my blog. Pie Movie, anyone?
So anyway, it turns out I know someone who hosts American Girl camps during the summer, and wouldn’t you know it, Saige was the camp this week. I dropped Jordan off this morning and she waved good-bye among a sea of artificial hair and limbs and other 8 year olds.
Watch out people: American Girl is going to take over. First, stores and TV shows. Next stop, government.
The other thing that is going to take over? Zucchini.
Zucchini. It’s another thing I cannot stop talking about. Cookies, pie, cake, and brownies, oh my! Zucchini did take over my garden this summer. We finally ripped it out of the ground because we just couldn’t take it anymore.
Did you know that August 8th is national Sneak Some Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day? Like ding dong ditch, but with zucchini?
Believe me, I understand the need for that day!
I have one last zucchini recipe for you. Well, I might be lying a little bit. One last one for now, anyway.
Zucchini Cinnamon Rolls.
This is my favorite cinnamon roll. Well, one of them. I have several. But this is definitely my favorite dough. I used the same buttery yeast dough for my peanut butter cinnamon rolls last month. If you’ll remember my Instagram photos, I actually made these the same day. While the peanut butter ones were rich and sinful beyond belief, these are more traditional.
The sweet and buttery dough is filled with a cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter paste that has been stirred up with some shredded zucchini. These don’t taste like zucchini, rather it’s an add-on. Think of it as a way to (1) get rid of some of your stash and (2) sneak veggies into food your kids will eat.
And, well. They’re topped with cream cheese icing. There’s nothing better than that, is there?
These Zucchini Cinnamon Rolls are perfect for make ahead. You’ll notice in the recipe that I make the dough and the rolls the night before, and then leave them to rise overnight in the refrigerator. That way all you have to do is pop them in the oven when you get up in the morning.
But I have an even better idea for you, on that will be perfect for busy school mornings:
Make these cinnamon rolls on a weekend. Cool completely, and separate the rolls from each other. Place them in individual plastic baggies and freeze. Then, all you have to do is grab one in the morning before school, or when you are jonesing for a cinnamon roll. We did that with these and it was the perfect quick breakfast for Jordan (and me)! You can freeze a little frosting in the baggies too. I froze them without frosting, and added some after reheating.
Ugh, now I want a cinnamon roll. Badly.
I imagine it’s how Jordan feels after watching an American Girl movie. Or how she’s going to be when I pick her up later today.
At least cinnamon rolls are cheaper than a new doll….
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