This was my first time making cinnamon rolls so I really don't have anything to compare these too, but they were pretty darn good! The Garam Masala was the perfect touch in remaking this classic breakfast treat! They were spicy, but not hot spicy. The sugar caramelized a little on the bottoms, leaving a gooey- syrupy crunch which was pure bliss.

This recipe yields 12 rolls, but you do have to wait overnight to stick them in the oven. If your impatient like me, this could be a problem. If anyone has a really good dough recipe that doesn't require waiting, please pass it my way. :)

Garam Masala is a spice blend commonly used in North Indian  & South Asian cuisines. The word garam refers to the intensity of the spices rather than capsaicin content. Meaning, it smells really pungent but isn't spicy like a chili pepper.

Garam = Hot
Masala= Mixture

Recipe inspired by Alton Browns Overnight Cinnamon Rolls


4 large egg yolks, room temperature
1 egg, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
6 tbsp  unsalted butter, melted
6 ounces buttermilk
4 cups flour + more for dusting
1 pkg instant rise yeast
1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
Cooking Spray


8 ounces light brown sugar  1 cup packed
1 tbsp Garam Masala
1/8 tsp cinnamon
pinch salt
1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter melted

Garam Masala Ingredients
2  tbsp cumin seed
2  tbsp coriander
10 green cardamom pods ( crush pods and use seeds only) discard pods
3 black cardamom pods (crush pods and use seeds only) discard pods

1 cinnamon stick cut in half
1 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp fenugreek seed
1 tsp mustard seed


2 1/2 ounces cream cheese, softened   1/4 cup
3 tbsp milk
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla


I lóve haram masala in baked foods,...it really adds warmth & yummyness!

I must make these tasty beauties soon! Yummmmm!

Recently tried this, the garam masala compliments the cinnamon and gives some "curry" flair to a classic treat. Thanks for the inspiration.
lmnopeas (author)  technovative2 years ago
I'm so glad you liked it! It's definitely one of my favorites!
This sounds like an amazing combination!
lmnopeas (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
Thanks! It is really delicious!