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chai spiced cinnamon rolls
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Chai Spiced Cinnamon Rolls

These easy homemade cinnamon rolls include warm spices and sugar, rolled between pillowy dough.
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: chai spiced cinnamon rolls, cinnamon roll recipe, cinnamon rolls easy, homemade cinnamon rolls
Servings: 9 cinnamon rolls
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Becca Du



Chai Filling

Maple Glaze


  • Heat buttermilk for 40 seconds in the microwave. I like to do this in a liquid measuring cup. Add the yeast and sugar and mix.
  • Next, add butter to a large bowl. Pour sugar/buttermilk mixture into the bowl. Whisk with a hand mixer or stand mixer until the butter has broken down.
  • Add the egg and salt. Mix until incorporated.
  • Lastly, add the flour and combine until a dough forms.
  • Empty the dough onto a floured surface. Knead for 3 minutes and let it rise for an hour. You can also knead the dough in a stand mixer for the same amount of time. If the dough still seems wet, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until it doesn’t stick to your hands.
  • Cover with a wet towel or aluminum foil and let the dough rise for 1 hour until it doubles in size.
  • While the dough is rising, make the spice mixture for the filling. Combine cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, star anise, and earl grey tea in a bowl. Mix and set aside.
  • Once the dough is done proofing, punch out the air. Then roll it out into a 12x12 inch square. Smear the top of the dough with butter. Top with brown sugar and the spice mixture.
  • Roll into a log and cut into 9 equal pieces. Cut the log into 3 equal pieces and then divide each piece into 3 equal pieces.
  • Place the cinnamon rolls into a greased 9x9 pan. Let the dough rise for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • After the last proof (rise), bake for 20-25 minutes uncovered until the edges are light brown.
  • While the cinnamon rolls are baking, combine all the ingredients for the glaze and mix. Set aside.
  • Cool for 5-10 minutes before adding the glaze.


Serving: 1cinnamon roll | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 373IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg