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Cherry Almond Sweet Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #SweetRolls are kneaded in the #breadmaker, making them so, so easy to whip up for your family & friends. #Cherries & #almonds make these mouthwatering sweet rolls absolutely drool-worthy! Perfect for #ValentinesDay, #holidays or anytime you're serving #breakfast or #brunch. #CinnamonRolls #ValentinesDayBreakfast #NoKneadRecipe! #NoKneadSweetRolls #CherryAlmondSweetRolls

Cherry Almond Sweet Rolls

Cherry Almond Sweet Rolls are outrageously delicious! On top of that, the sweet rolls are kneaded in the breadmaker, making them so easy to toss together. These spectacular sweet rolls include cherries and almonds, plus almond flavor in the icing and pack a powerful punch! If you want a drool-worthy breakfast for Valentine's Day or other holidays, these amazing sweet rolls will do the trick.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 40 mins
Course Breads, Rolls and Muffins, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 451 kcal



  • 1/4 cup salted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half or whole milk warmed (do not use any lower percentage milk)
  • 4 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. Fleischmann's yeast (bread machine or regular packet yeast will both work)


  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened (1 stick)
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup chopped candied cherries or maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds


  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • dash sea salt
  • 3 tbsp. half-and-half or whole milk, or heavy whipping cream (or more if desired)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar or more, if needed



  • Layer ingredients in bread canister in order given.
  • Slice butter and place in bread canister.
  • Warm milk in the microwave one to two minutes until milk is warmed. (I usually microwave the milk about 1 minute 15 seconds at 50% power).
  • Pour warmed milk into bread canister.
  • Then add flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
  • Place on "dough" setting of bread maker.
  • This will take about 1 hour 45 minutes.
  • Remove dough from bread canister and roll out into a very large rectangle.


  • Soften one stick salted butter.
  • Spread butter over top of rolled out dough to the edges.
  • Sprinkle a cup of brown sugar over top.
  • With the palm of your hand, gently spread brown sugar evenly over top of butter filling in the crevices.
  • Spread brown sugar to the edges also.
  • Sprinkle chopped cherries evenly over top, then sprinkle with almonds.
  • Roll dough up tightly jelly-roll style.
  • Cut into even one to two-inch sections with a sharp knife.
  • Place cut side up in a greased rectangular baking dish.
  • Allow to rise in a warm place about an hour to an hour 15 minutes (see notes below).
  • Bake at 350° approximately 20 minutes or until rolls test done and are no longer gooey in the center.
  • Remove from oven and add icing immediately over top of hot rolls.
  • Serve warm.


  • While rolls are baking, prepare icing.
  • Place ingredients in a mixer and beat for several minutes.
  • Dollop over top of hot sweet rolls.


NOTE: I warmed the half-and-half for one minute and 15 seconds on 50% power in microwave.
NOTE: While I always use bread flour with recipes for bread or rolls, you can also use regular flour with good results.
NOTE: You can use any kind of yeast including bread machine yeast or regular yeast for this recipe.
NOTE: Fresh, maraschino or dried cherries will also work in this recipe. I would not use canned cherries which are usually sour.
NOTE: I heat the oven for one minute and then turn off the heat. Allow rolls to raise about 20 minutes. Turn heat on for another minute. I repeat this measure at least twice until the dough raises sufficiently. This usually takes about 1 hour 15 minutes until the rolls raise sufficiently.
NOTE: Please see tips at the top of this blog post for additional information on making a successful batch of sweet rolls.
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Calories: 451kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 6gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 277mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 2gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 750IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg
Keyword almonds, breakfast, brunch, cherries, side dish
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