Guava Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Guava Cinnamon Rolls are the result of our cooking adventure, which combines the exotic flavors of guava with the comforting warmth of cinnamon to make a treat that is hard to resist. The sweet flavor of ripe guavas and the fragrant spice of cinnamon come together in this delicious mix, making you want more with every bite.


Rolls with cinnamon go all the way back to Sweden, where they are called “kanelbulle.” In the beginning, these sweet treats were a treat to enjoy during coffee breaks. Over time, cinnamon rolls spread around the world and came in many shapes and flavors to meet different tastes.

We take tropical flavors as our motivation for our modern take on this classic pastry by adding fresh guava puree to the dough and filling. Along with giving the traditional recipe a new twist, this gives the rolls a burst of sweet goodness.


For the Dough

  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Filling:

  • 1 ½ cups guava puree
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons guava puree
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


Making the Dough

  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk and let it sit for 5 minutes until frothy.
  2. Add sugar, melted butter, beaten eggs, flour, and salt to the yeast mixture.
  3. Mix until a dough forms, then knead on a floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.

Preparing the Filling

  1. In a small bowl, mix guava puree, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon until well combined.
  2. Punch down the risen dough and roll it out on a floured surface into a rectangle, about ¼ inch thick.
  3. Spread softened butter evenly over the dough, then spread the guava filling on top, leaving a small border around the edges.

Rolling and Cutting

  1. Starting from one long edge, tightly roll the dough into a log.
  2. Using a sharp knife or dental floss, cut the log into 12 equal slices.
  3. Place the slices in a greased baking dish, leaving space between each roll for rising.


  1. Cover the baking dish with a kitchen towel and let the rolls rise for another 30-45 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  3. Bake the rolls for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, guava puree, and milk until smooth.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the warm cinnamon rolls, allowing it to seep into the nooks and crannies.


  1. Serve the guava cinnamon rolls warm, with a glass of cold milk or a hot cup of coffee.
  2. Enjoy the delightful combination of sweet guava and aromatic cinnamon in every bite!


Indulge your taste buds with our Guava Cinnamon Rolls. They are the perfect mix of warm spices and tropical fruitiness, and they will take your baking to a whole new level. Whether you eat them for breakfast or as a dessert, your family and friends will love them. So get ready for a wonderful culinary adventure!


What is the shelf life of Guava Cinnamon Rolls?

Guava Cinnamon Rolls can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. For longer storage, refrigerate them for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Can I use canned guava puree instead of fresh guavas?

Yes, you can substitute fresh guavas with canned guava puree. Just make sure to drain any excess liquid from the canned puree before using it in the recipe.

Can I make the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight?

Yes, you can prepare the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight. Simply cover the dough tightly with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container before refrigerating.

Can I omit the glaze or use a different topping?

While the glaze adds a sweet finishing touch to the rolls, you can omit it if desired or substitute it with a different topping such as cream cheese frosting or a simple powdered sugar icing.

Can I make smaller or larger cinnamon rolls?

Yes, you can adjust the size of the cinnamon rolls according to your preference. For smaller rolls, slice the dough into thinner pieces before baking. For larger rolls, roll out the dough into a larger rectangle and slice it into fewer pieces.

Can I freeze unbaked cinnamon rolls for later use?

Yes, you can freeze unbaked cinnamon rolls for later use. After cutting the dough into slices, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer the rolls to a freezer-safe bag or container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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