Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Braid Recipe

Heather Tullos | Sugar Dish Me

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bread has delicious, sweet apples wrapped in refrigerated cinnamon rolls. Drizzle with icing for total...

We had snow here this week. In the south. Do you know about snow in the south? You might have an idea, but unless you’ve lived it, you don’t know.

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They started calling for weather over the weekend on Wednesday.

Snow over the weekend was looking imminent so on Thursday morning, I went to the store and stocked up on dog food, toilet paper, things to throw in the slow cooker, and YES.

The obligatory milk and bread.

Now… don’t mistake that for milk bread (a delicious loaf they present to you at a restaurant here that will make you want to skip all the meals in lieu of bread and butter) or even just beautifully baked white bread (like this Simple White Bread Recipe that you should for sure have on reserve in case of snow).

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Just a gallon of milk and a couple loaves of plain old sandwich bread. This is the southerner’s snow emergency kit.

By Friday when I stopped at the store to grab a cup of coffee on my way home? There was not a single loaf of bread left on any shelf.

The snow started on Friday night, and as expected, my kids (and my husband) peered out the windows every 15 seconds to give their expert meteorological opinions.

My oldest thinks that he has to open the door to look outside, so he basically stood in front of the open back door, letting all the freezing air in every 15 minutes for 5 hours.

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One day I should explain to him about windows. 

It was as promised — around 6 good inches of powdery white snow (got snow? Make this recipe for Snow Cream!). EVERYTHING closed.

We bundled up and traipsed out at 7:45 am to go sledding because you just never know when it’s all gonna melt, y’all.

We built a sad snowman while one very obnoxious guy drove his obnoxious beefed up truck down the road, no doubt feeling like the lift kit and giant tires might have been worth all that money on this one day.

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I made my Bourbon Spiked Hot Chocolate (it’s the best on a cold day) and then I turned out this Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Braid.

Things were going great until the snow lingered into the next week and school was cancelled two days in a row.

Then I moved on to making a Bourbon Sour for lunch and hiding in the car with my laptop to get some work done.

I’ll be testing drink recipes if you need me. 

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Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Braid Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 1 12.4 ounce can Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls, With icing
  • 1 medium Apple, Peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice, Or orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cardamom


  1. Preheat the oven according to your cinnamon roll package instructions (standard is 400°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Open the cinnamon rolls and set aside the frosting package. Unroll the dough. Turn the prepared baking sheet so that it’s vertical in front of you and lay the strips out horizontally across it, with just a small gap between each.
  3. Toss the apples with the lemon (or orange) juice. Then add the brown sugar and spices. Toss to evenly coat.
  4. Spread the apple mixture down the center of the cinnamon roll dough strips. Then start to pull the strips towards the other side, alternating in a criss cross fashion.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Drizzle your baked breakfast braid with the icing, slice, and serve. 


  • You can use 2 teaspoons prepared apple pie spice in place of the individual spices.


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Author: Heather Tullos
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 36
Calories 164

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 350mg
Total Carbohydrate 26g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 11g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Heather Tullos

About Heather

Heather, the author behind the blog Sugar Dish Me, really really really loves waffles. She's our newest Breakfast fanatic, and we're so glad!

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