Saturday, October 8, 2022

Saturday Morning Cereals - Cinnamon Toast Crunch Rolls cereal - A taste test

It's time for another Saturday morning cereal taste test! And this time Cinnamon Toast Crunch has a something new! So far we have tried every version of Cinnamon Toast Crunch that I've been able to get my hands on. 

The original Cinnamon Toast Crunch and a loaf of homemade bread for homemade cinnamon toast. French Toast Crunch with homemade bread for homemade french toast. Chocolate Toast Crunch and a loaf of homemade Chocolate Bread. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros and making homemade churros! And of course when Cinnamon Toast Crunch Chocolate Churros came out, I had to make those too. For Sugar Cookie Toast Crunch, the kids and I made sugar cookies. Apple Pie Toast Crunch and my sister-in-law Megan's homemade apple pie. And Cinna-Graham Toast Crunch where I made homemade Graham Crackers for the first time

Now there's a new one where the Cinnamon Toast Crunch bakers have taken the next logical leap and made Cinnamon Toast Crunch Rolls. Like Cinnamon Rolls! I don't think this is going to be a close comparison at all, but let's give this a try!

Before we all got together, my niece Avery asked if I could make Cinnamon Rolls while everyone was together. I sure can! This is the perfect opportunity to do it! 

It starts with me making the delicious cinnamon roll dough. My mother always has to try a bit of the dough by itself, and she said that it is a bit sweet. The dough gets rolled out into a long flat layer and I spread the brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter mixture inside. 

Then it all gets rolled up into a log. 

And finally I cut them into disks and let them rise in a warm part of the house. They aren't perfect. Some are bigger than others. Some are fatter than others. But they'll all cook up just fine together and be delicious. 

The trick to making these extra gooey and delicious is to ladle a little bit of warm cream over the top of them right before they go into the oven to bake. 

The house will be smelling especially amazing while these are baking. 

Alright! Let's give this cereal, but especially these hot and fresh cinnamon rolls a try! 

I always look on the bottom of the box for the Cinnamoji characters. This time instead of square cereal pieces, they have all turned into cinnamon bun pieces!

Avery - Thank you for making me cinnamon rolls Uncle Joe!

You're welcome Avery! I'm glad you're enjoying them!

Everyone dug into the hot from the oven cinnamon rolls before giving the cereal a try. 

Who doesn't love cinnamon rolls. I was recently asked what my favorite bread that I make is, and I think a hot cinnamon roll from the oven has to be my favorite. Rich, creamy, sweet, and a delicious cinnamon flavor. That's hard to beat. 

So can a cereal hope to compare? 
No. No it can't. Not at all. 

As a cereal, it's okay. The texture is a bit different than the regular Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The original is made with wheat and rice flours. This is made with wheat and corn flours, and has a much more puffy texture. It's crunchiness is akin to Trix. And the flavor, it's fine. It's dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Is there a hint of vanilla to it too? I can't quite tell. 

It's a cute attempt, but obviously it pales in comparison to the real thing. 

1 comment:

  1. Yep!...any cinnamon roll cereal will always take a backseat to the yummy, gooey deliciousness of homemade, moist cinnamon rolls!! Glad Avery's "cinnamon roll treat" wish was granted :-) Having cinnamon rolls that aren't all exact replicas is a good thing since different people have different tastes/appetites (some might like a lot of bread while someone else wants a small portion but lots of gooeyness piled on top) This taste test was the perfect opportunity to bake up some delicious cinnamon rolls...yummy job! EOM