Rock your next camping trip with this giant Dutch oven cinnamon roll. Everyone will love it! Not a camper? It can also be baked in the oven in your very own kitchen.
Dutch Oven Cinnamon Roll
This is a guest post from our brother, Devin. Before we go on, the Dutch Oven Cinnamon Roll pictured above was made from this recipe tripled. So if you are afraid it will make too much, the regular recipe will be one-third this size. Now, back to Devin’s big idea.
I have been looking for a new dutch oven dessert for a long time now, the cobblers have become boring so in my spare time I have been thinking, or perhaps obsessing, about just what I can do to make Dutch oven desserts fun again. Then one night I had a dream. No a vision!!! No, let’s call it divine inspiration. Whatever you call it, behold, here is my new creation: a dutch oven cinnamon roll!
What’s so special about a Dutch Oven?
When it comes to cooking tools, the Dutch oven is arguably one of the most versatile pans to have in your kitchen arsenal. While most people think of them as synonymous with outdoor cooking, that’s not the only way they can be used. It’s a great way, but not the only way.
Dutch ovens can be used on the stovetop or in the oven as well as over a bed of coals on your campfire. Not everyone thinks of all the amazing options, but Dutch ovens can be used for making soups and sauces, boiling water for pasta, frying chicken or braising other meat, and for baking bread. Think pioneer-style bread baking on the plains. It worked then, and with the new styles and varieties available it works even better now.
More camp-style creations
Since people often equate Dutch oven cooking with camping, or at least outdoor cooking, there are some great things to consider pairing with your Dutch Oven Cinnamon Roll. Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets or these Grilled Ranch Potatoes in Foil make for great dinner options over the fire. If you want something transportable, and easy to eat while you’re hanging out in your camp chair, these Locos Tacos in a bag are perfect.
*Dutch Oven Cinnamon Roll pictured was made from this recipe tripled.
How To Make Dutch Oven Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon Pecan Ring:
- Cut each loaf of bread dough into 4 pieces. Form each piece into a rope about 18” long. Brush each rope on all sides with melted butter.
- In a small bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Place mixture on aluminum foil. Roll rope in sugar mixture. Shape rope into a coil in the center of a 10” Dutch oven.
- Repeat with the next rope and continue the coil in the Dutch oven. When finished sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture and chopped pecans over the coil.
- Cover and let rise 30-40 minutes.
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees, or with top and bottom charcoal heat, for 30 minutes or until done.
For the Glaze
- Stir glaze ingredients together in a bowl. If the glaze is too thick add milk a little at a time until it reaches the desired thickness.
- Allow cinnamon roll to cool about 15 minutes after baking. Spoon the glaze evenly over the cinnamon roll.
- Sprinkle pecan halves over glaze (optional).
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