Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls are soft, delicious cinnamon rolls filled with diced apples and topped with crumb topping. It’s the perfect mash-up of two classic breakfast sweets, crumb cake and cinnamon rolls!

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Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls Combine Cinnamon Rolls, Crumb Topping and Apples! 

It’s officially apple season, which means flannel, cozy blankets, cinnamon scented everything…which makes me supremely excited. Everything about fall feels nostalgic. And what’s so great about apple season, is all the fall baking! It’s 100% my favorite time of year.

What I find myself doing more in the fall, than any other time of the year is baking breads from scratch. For the next 4 months I have to fully stock up on yeast, because I seem to fly through it. The last few years I have really gotten comfortable baking with yeast. My Sweet Dinner Rolls, and Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread are two recipes I make all the time!

I have told this story on my site so many times, but my youngest son Max’s favorite treat is cinnamon rolls, so we have a tradition of making them together. So when I found the recipe for Fleischmann’s® Sticky Apple Cinnamon Rolls we knew we needed to try them. BUT when Max threw out the idea of topping a cinnamon roll with crumb topping, I KNEW we had a hit on our hands folks!

Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls

Baking Cinnamon Rolls with Yeast is Easy!

We like to use Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast most often in our kitchen because it really speeds up the process…and when you have hungry boys in the house this is important. Rapid Rise Yeast is really a great place to start if you are new to yeast baking, OR if you just don’t want to wait!

But not that when using Rapid Rise Yeast you can absolutely make the dough ahead. Just place the dough in the refrigerator to rise slowly overnight.

Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls

How Do You Make These Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls?

Once you’ve mixed the dough up according to the recipe instructions you only need to allow it to rest for 10 minutes before you assemble your rolls!

  1. Roll out the dough using a rolling pin or just press it out with your hands.
  2. Mix together your sugars, cinnamon, flour, and butter. Spread that on the dough.
  3. Top the filling with diced Granny Smith Apples.
  4. Roll up the dough and then cut the roll into 1 ½- inch thick slices.
  5. Place the sliced rolls into a greased 9×13 baking dish.

Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls

How Long Do These Cinnamon Rolls Take To Rise?

Once you have all the rolls cut and placed in a baking dish, cover them and let them rise. It will take about 30 minutes for them to double in size depending on the temperature at which you proof them. I like to turn my oven on to the warm setting, let it preheat, and then turn it off while I am preparing the rolls. Then I cover them with a clean towel and place them in the oven that will still be warm but not hot.

If you don’t want to do that, just make sure they are in a warm section of the kitchen. The cooler the temperature the longer they will take to rise!

Once they have doubled in size, top them with crumb topping!

Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls

They bake up like perfection and your house will smell delicious.

And of course you can’t forget icing. I mean…

Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls

I don’t know how the combination of crumb topping and cinnamon rolls isn’t a bigger thing in the world. Here’s hoping that is now!

Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls

I hope you enjoy these Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls!

If you’re looking for more apple recipes, try these:


Apple Crumb Cinnamon Rolls

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 24 rolls 1x
  • Category Category: Bread
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Breakfast


Easy Cinnamon Rolls that are filled with apples and topped with crumb topping!



  • 6 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 (4-1/2 tsp.) envelopes Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs


  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups finely chopped and peeled Granny Smith apples

Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 34 tablespoons heavy cream



  1. Combine 3 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt into the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  2. In a medium microwave safe bowl, heat the milk and butter for 2 to 3 minutes until it’s very warm (120° to 130°F).
  3. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and mix for 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the eggs and 2 more cups of flour and mix for 2 more minutes at medium speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough, you might not need it all. Replace the paddle attachment with the dough hook and mix on medium speed for 5 to 8 minutes until smooth. Alternately you can knead the dough on a lightly floured surface using your hands for 5 to 8 minutes.
  4. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  5. Roll each half of the rested dough into a 12×10 rectangle on a lightly floured work surface.


  1. While the dough is resting prepare your filling. In a large bowl combine sugars, flour, and cinnamon and stir. Add in the melted butter and mix until combined.
  2. Divide the mixture in half and spread evenly onto each rolled out dough.
  3. Sprinkle the diced apples evenly on top of each. Roll up the dough tightly from the long side and then slice the dough into 1 1/2- inch portions.
  4. Coat 2, 9×13-inch baking dishes with nonstick spray and place the rolls into the pans. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.

Crumb Topping

  1. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and butter.
  2. Using your hands combine the mixture until crumbs form when squeezed together.
  3. Sprinkle all the rolls evenly with the crumb topping.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the rolls for 30 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to cool slightly before icing.


  1. In medium bowl mix together the powdered sugar, butter and vanilla. Whisk in the cream until smooth.
  2. Drizzle the icing on the slightly cooled rolls.
  3. Serve warm or at room temperature


Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

To reheat, microwave individual rolls for 15-20 seconds

Keywords:: cinnamon rolls, recipe, yeast, apples, baking

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Kathryn Freebrey
May 7, 2021 10:06 am

These never went right for me.
They never doubled inside and the sugar mix ran everywhere 🙁

Stanley Williamson
December 23, 2020 3:01 am

Can this be mixed in bread machine.

April 3, 2020 12:26 pm

Hi. Can i use the original yeast rather than rapid rise? What is the difference? Thanks!

December 10, 2019 3:20 pm

Can these be frozen…..minus the icing.

carla McDonnell
October 10, 2019 11:11 am

AMAZING!!!!! It was like apple pie, apple streusel , and cinnamon rolls all merged into one. Will definitely make again and again.

December 31, 2018 5:40 pm

These were superb! I only wish I had made them sooner. I can definitely see myself making these again and again. Thank you!

October 13, 2018 1:07 pm

These were fantastic. A cinnamon roll recipe that is light and airy and full of flavor!!

October 10, 2018 12:21 am

Max is a genius!

October 8, 2018 8:35 pm

Made these today and they were awesome. It makes a lot so I brought one pan to work and kept one at home. It took me a bit of time for prep but I can be slow. I could have missed it but the ingredients for the icing does not list the vanilla but the directions say to add vanilla. Most recipes call for 1 teaspoon so I added that and it turned out perfect. I really like how they store at room temp for 3 days. Gives you a chance to consume all those calories. Thank you.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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