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Topping Ideas to Bring Your Cinnamon Rolls to the Next Level

Cinnamon rolls are a popular pastry around the world. The soft and fluffy bun packed with the sweet and spicy taste of cinnamon sure is a treat almost everyone enjoys. However, just a plain old cinnamon roll can get boring too, and it would be fun to put on some toppings to match it. If you aren't sure what toppings to use, you can get an idea from our list below.

1. Frosting

Most cinnamon rolls have frosting on them before they are baked, but if you want extra frosting, you can also spread some on top after they are baked. The frosting will melt into the warm bun and mix with the cinnamon to make the cinnamon roll even more sweet and delicious.

2. Fruits

Although it is not the most common topping, fruits make a good pairing for cinnamon rolls. One way to add fruits to your cinnamon roll is to make an apple filling. Dice up some apples and fold them into some cinnamon roll dough until well distributed. The apples will add a sweet and soft taste to the cinnamon roll. You can also use other fruits like raspberries, cranberries, and blueberries to get different flavors.

3. Chocolate

Cinnamon rolls with chocolate are not unheard of. You can drizzle some melted chocolate over the rolls before eating them. This will add a chocolatey and chocolaty taste to your cinnamon rolls that will be quite delicious.

4. Nuts

Nuts are always a favorite addition to any pastry, and cinnamon rolls are not any different. You can add some chopped nuts on top of your cinnamon rolls before baking them. Nuts will add a delicious crunch to the soft and fluffy rolls. If you like nuts, you can also use chocolate chips to add some delicious chocolate to your cinnamon rolls.

5. Candy

Candy is a favorite treat for almost everyone. If you love candy, you can add some to your cinnamon rolls. Jelly beaded candies are a popular choice for topping cinnamon rolls. You can also sprinkle some pieces of candy, such as Skittles to add some fun.

6. Streusel

Streusel as a topping is a popular choice for many baked items and can be used on your cinnamon rolls too. Streusel is made with flour, butter, and brown sugar that are then crumbled on top. You can sprinkle streusel over cinnamon rolls for a nice crunchy topping.

7. Vanilla Ice Cream

Cinnamon rolls are usually served warm, but you can eat them cold too. If you want to enjoy your cinnamon rolls cold, it is a good idea to pair them with some vanilla ice cream. This way, you get a warm and a cold taste combination that is quite delicious. Some people like to spread caramel sauce on top of the cinnamon rolls before putting the ice cream.

8. Bacon

Bacon is a popular addition to many foods. Just think of bacon-wrapped shrimp or bacon-wrapped dates. You can also add some bacon to your cinnamon rolls. This will add a savory taste to your cinnamon rolls that go well with the sweet taste.


Whether you are making cinnamon rolls for yourself or share with your family, friends, and coworkers, you won't have a hard time finding ways to make your cinnamon rolls special. The list above is just but a few of the many toppings you can use to make your cinnamon rolls more special.

If you are looking for the best cinnamon rolls in Centennial, CO, then you can visit Ana’s Norwegian Bakeri. We specialize in Norwegian pastries and baked goods, specifically cinnamon rolls, sunshine rolls, bread, cake, and more. Come and drop by our store or order online.

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