Chocolate Hazelnut and Cinnamon Croissant Rolls

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Get ready for a delicious treat inspired by @bunsfromhome in London! These rolls are so tasty, they might just give your usual cinnamon rolls a run for their money.

Chocolate Hazelnut and Cinnamon Croissant Rolls

Course Dessert
Servings 9 rolls


  • A prepared croissant dough sheet 9×16 inches (about 0.4-0.5mm thick), equivalent to 250g of flour in the recipe
  • 1 egg + 1 tbsp milk for an egg wash

For the Cinnamon Rolls:

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Frosting: 2 tbsp cream cheese 1 tbsp butter, 1/4 cup icing sugar, 1-2 tsp cream

For the Chocolate Hazelnut Rolls:

  • 1/4 cup Nutella 70g
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts + 1 tbsp sugar


  • Brush a 9×9-inch pan with butter.
  • Mix butter, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.
  • Follow your preferred croissant dough recipe. When rolling it out, aim for a 9×16-inch sheet (0.4-0.5mm thick).
  • Mark 9 strips on the sheet, each 1.8×9 inches.
  • Divide the sheet into two halves, one with 4 strips and the other with 5.
  • On the 4-strip sheet, spread Nutella, then cut into 4 strips. Roll each strip and place on the pan.
  • On the 5-strip sheet, spread the cinnamon sugar mix, cut into strips, roll them up, and place on the pan.
  • Brush rolls with egg wash and let them proof at room temperature (75F) for 2 hours until puffy and jiggly. Preheat the oven to 350F in the last 15 minutes.
  • Give another coating of egg wash and bake for about 20-25 minutes until the rolls have a rich golden color.
  • Chop hazelnuts into crumbs, mix with sugar, and bake for 5-8 minutes until fragrant.
  • Whisk the cream cheese frosting ingredients (ensure cream cheese and butter are at room temp) and place into a piping bag.
  • Place the rolls on a serving plate. Sprinkle hazelnut crumbs on the Nutella rolls and pipe thin lines of cream cheese frosting on the cinnamon rolls.
  • Serve and enjoy! These are best eaten within a day. Keep at room temperature in an airtight container and toast/bake for a few minutes to freshen before eating.

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