These Pistachio Walnut Cinnamon Rolls are not your average cinnamon rolls! They’re packed with nutty flavor and made with a secret ingredient that takes them to the next level.

For these rolls, soft, fluffy dough is swirled with a sweet and spicy cinnamon filling, and then generously studded with crunchy pistachios and walnuts. And not only are they absolutely scrumptious, but these cinnamon rolls are ridiculously easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and our foolproof recipe, you’ll have a batch of mouthwatering treats ready to enjoy in no time.

Whether you serve them up for breakfast, brunch, or a special treat any time of day, these Pistachio Walnut Cinnamon Rolls are guaranteed to impress. Serve them up all on their own or pair them with savory options like oven baked shakshuka or baked scrambled eggs for a complete spread! 

Why You’ll Love These Cinnamon Rolls with Nuts

There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls filling your home. Except for the first bite you take of a warm cinnamon roll with nuts! A fun twist on a classic sweet breakfast, this recipe: 

  • Is made with 9 simple ingredients
  • Uses pre-made cinnamon roll dough, meaning it’s easy and quick
  • Bakes in under an hour. 
  • Makes a large batch, meaning it’s perfect for feeding a crowd! 
Baked cinnamon rolls with nuts

Ingredients You’ll Need

For these cinnamon rolls with nuts, we use a secret weapon to make them quick, easy, and basically failproof! Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Sugar – Granulated sugar is used to create the syrup used in this recipe. Then, brown sugar is used to create the nut filling. 
  • Honey – Helps enhance the sweetness of the syrup and makes it sticky, allowing it to cling to the cinnamon rolls. 
  • Heavy Cream – Creates a rich flavor and a smooth, creamy texture. 
  • Butter – Unsalted butter makes the syrup buttery, rich, and extra delicious. 
  • Nuts – A combination of pistachios and walnuts are added to the center of the cinnamon rolls for extra flavor and crunch. 
  • Cinnamon – You can never have too much cinnamon! We use it with the nut filling for a bold sweet taste. 
  • Cinnamon Rolls – Using pre-made canned cinnamon rolls is our secret weapon to making this cinnamon rolls with nuts recipe unbelievably easy! 
a baking dish of cinnamon rolls with nuts with a cinnamon roll missing

How to Make These Cinnamon Rolls with Nuts

These pistachio walnut cinnamon rolls are quite possibly the easiest breakfast treat you’ll ever make! Here’s what to do: 

  1. Create the Syrup. Add the brown sugar, honey, cream, and butter to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the ingredients to a boil. Then, reduce the heat, and let the syrup simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. 
  2. Prepare the Filling. In the meantime, combine the nuts, granulated sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. 
  3. Fill the Cinnamon Rolls. Unroll the dough, and spoon the nut mixture onto each piece. Carefully rough the dough back up. 
  4. Layer. Spoon half the prepared syrup into the bottom of a greased baking dish. Arrange the cinnamon rolls on top, and pour the remaining sauce over the dough followed by the rest of the nut mixture. 
  5. Bake. Place the cinnamon rolls in the oven until they’re fluffy and golden brown. Let them stand for 5 minutes, and enjoy them while they’re warm! 
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How to Store

For the best results, we recommend enjoying these cinnamon rolls right away while they’re still warm. However, if you happen to have leftovers, transfer them to an airtight container, and store them in the fridge for up to 1 week

When you’re ready to eat, simply pop them in the microwave to warm them up! 

a fork taking a bite from a pistachio walnut cinnamon roll on a plate

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a baking dish filled with cinnamon rolls with nuts

Cinnamon Rolls with Nuts Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 24 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Pistachio Walnut Cinnamon Rolls are made with a secret ingredient and tons of flavor for the easiest, most delicious cinnamon rolls with nuts you’ll ever taste!


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup pistachios chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cans canned cinnamon rolls


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, honey, cream, and butter. Bring the ingredients to a boil, and reduce the heat. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, and cool slightly.
    3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup honey, 3/4 cup heavy cream, 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the walnuts, pistachios, granulated sugar, and cinnamon.
    3/4 cup walnuts, 1/2 cup pistachios, 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Unroll the cinnamon rolls, and spoon the nut mixture over each roll. Roll the dough back up.
    2 cans canned cinnamon rolls
  • Grease a 9×9 baking dish, and spoon half the prepared syrup in the bottom. Place the cinnamon rolls on top. Drizzle the remaining syrup on top, and sprinkle the remaining nut mixture over the rolls.
  • Bake 40 minutes or until golden brown and fluffy. Let stand 5 minutes, and serve warm.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Just a question — I see 9 rolls in the pan but 2 Grands = 10 total. Then the servings state 24. I’m confused by all of these differing numbers. Can you clarify? Thanks!!

    1. Hi! We typically use 10 cinnamon rolls – just ran out of room for the last one in the pan pictured. With all the other ingredients, the serving size is 24 (but can be adjusted depending on how hungry you are)! Hope this helps. 😊

      Alia & Radwa

  2. 5 stars
    This is AMAZING our guests loved it, served with clotted cream and custard, blew us away. Thank you!!

  3. The hyperlink to print the recipe doesn’t work. It redirects back to the top of the page. Any chance that could be fixed? I like to print and store recipes that I like in a notebook. Thanks!

    1. Where are you based? In the US, you can find them in the refrigerated section in your grocery store!