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Ooey, gooey, caramel deliciousness, caramel pecan cinnamon rolls are the ultimate breakfast treat. These sweet, sticky rolls, drenched with gooey caramel and crunchy pecans, take no time to prepare and result in a decadent breakfast treat that the whole family will love.
Gooey caramel and crunchy pecans top these caramel pecan cinnamon rolls for a rich and indulgent breakfast delight. You will not regret a single bite of these yummy cinnamon rolls.
These are the best caramel pecan cinnamon rolls ever and the perfect treat to share with a friend or keep all to yourself. Warm and delicious fresh from the oven these sweet rolls are still yummy the next morning. For an even more over-the-top treat, you can serve them with a dollop of whipped cream on top and some homemade hot chocolate.
This decadent caramel pecan cinnamon recipe tastes incredible with the rich cinnamon filling, the crunch of the pecans, and the thick and gooey caramel sauce. Simply divine! If you love ooey, gooey cinnamon rolls, this is the recipe for you.
Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls Ingredients
- Pecans - chopped pecans
- Caramel sauce - store-bought or use a homemade caramel sauce recipe
- Cinnamon rolls - refrigerated cinnamon rolls
These irresistible caramel pecan cinnamon rolls start with some canned refrigerated cinnamon rolls. For the gooey sauce, you can opt to use store-bought or make your own at home. Try this homemade caramel sauce for a delicious option on these cinnamon rolls with caramel sauce.
Use raw pecans for your cinnamon rolls as they will “roast” during baking. You can also vary the number of pecans to taste and chop them in varied sizes.
The caramel sauce will be extra runny if you invert the pan of baked cinnamon rolls as soon as it comes out of the oven. It is easiest to turn out the cinnamon rolls right away, but you may want to use a tray or serving dish with a rim so that the excess caramel sauce doesn’t run off the plate. Once it cools just a little bit, the caramel will thicken up.
How to Make Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
FIRST STEP: Preheat the oven to 400°F or the temperature indicated on cans of cinnamon rolls.
SECOND STEP: Sprinkle the chopped pecans evenly across the bottom of a greased 9x13-inch glass casserole dish.
THIRD STEP: Pour caramel sauce evenly over the pecans.
FOURTH STEP: Remove the cinnamon rolls from the packaging and place the dough top down into the casserole dish to fill it. You may have 1 or 2 extra cinnamon rolls that don’t fit in the pan.
FIFTH STEP: Bake for 15 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls are golden brown.
SIXTH STEP: Invert the cinnamon rolls onto a sheet pan or serving platter while they are still hot.
SEVENTH STEP: Lift the casserole dish from the cinnamon rolls and serve!
Can I use store-bought caramel sauce for this recipe?
This sticky bun recipe will work with either homemade or store-bought caramel sauce. Store-bought is definitely a quicker option, but we promise you wouldn’t regret making a homemade version.
Can I make homemade cinnamon rolls instead of ones from the grocery store?
If you have a preferred recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls, you can use that for this recipe, although we love the time-saver that the store-bought cinnamon rolls give us for this treat.
What kind of pan should I use?
We recommend that you use a glass baking dish for this recipe. Using a metal pan or ceramic casserole dish may affect the cooking time and could possibly burn the caramel.
How to Store Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
ON THE COUNTER: Store leftover caramel pecan rolls in an airtight container or cover them with plastic wrap. They will keep on the countertop at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.
Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
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- 1½ cups pecans chopped
- 2 cups caramel sauce (store-bought or use our homemade caramel sauce (1 pint))
- 2 packages refrigerated cinnamon rolls
- Preheat the oven to 400°F or the temperature indicated on cans of cinnamon rolls.
- Sprinkle the chopped pecans evenly across the bottom of a greased 9x13-inch glass casserole dish.
- Pour caramel sauce evenly over the pecans.
- Remove the cinnamon rolls from the packaging and place the dough top down into the casserole dish to fill it. You may have 1 or 2 extra cinnamon rolls that don’t fit in the pan.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls are golden brown.
- Invert the cinnamon rolls onto a sheet pan or serving platter while they are still hot.
- Lift the casserole dish from the cinnamon rolls and serve!