Bisquick’s caramel rolls: The vintage make-ahead breakfast recipe

Classic recipe for caramel rolls for breakfast

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This vintage caramel roll recipe combines brown sugar and pecans to make a warm and wonderful breakfast treat.

Bisquick calls this recipe their “Do-ahead caramel rolls” because the dough can be prepared and put in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to make them, just prepare the pan mixture (the gooey upside-down caramel part) and slice the rolls, then bake them for about 15 minutes.

But you don’t need to make them ahead of time: If you want to prepare and serve these no-yeast caramel rolls immediately, just skip the part about refrigerating the dough. Easy!

Caramel rolls - Bisquick

To make individual caramel rolls: Prepare as directed except — place 2 teaspoons brown sugar, 2 teaspoons butter/margarine and 3 pecan halves in each of 12 medium muffin cups, 2-1/2 x 1-1/4 inches.

Caramel-apple rolls: Prepare as directed except — sprinkle 1 cup finely chopped pared apple over rectangle before rolling up.

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Vintage recipe for Bisquick caramel rolls

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Caramel rolls - Bisquick

Bisquick's caramel rolls

Yield: 12 rolls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 53 minutes

This vintage caramel roll recipe combines brown sugar and pecans to make a warm and wonderful breakfast treat.

Bisquick calls this recipe their "Do-ahead caramel rolls" because the dough can be prepared and put in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When you're ready to make them, just prepare the pan mixture (the gooey upside-down caramel part) and slice the rolls, then bake them for about 15 minutes.

But you don't need to make them ahead of time: If you want to prepare and serve these no-yeast caramel rolls immediately, just skip the part about refrigerating the dough. Easy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter
  • 1/3 cup pecan halves

Instructions

  1. Mix baking mix and water until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 20 strokes.
  2. Gently smooth dough into ball on cloth-covered board generously floured with baking mix.
  3. Knead 5 times.
  4. Roll dough into a rectangle, 15 x 9 inches.
  5. Spread rectangle with 2 tablespoons margarine.
  6. Mix 1/4 cup brown sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle over rectangle.
  7. Roll up tightly, beginning at 15-inch side. Pinch edge of dough into roll to seal well.
  8. If you want to prepare these ahead of time, cover securely in plastic wrap, and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  9. To bake: Heat oven to 425 F.
  10. Place 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup margarine and the pecans in a round pan, 9 x 1-1/4 inches. Heat in oven just until margarine and brown sugar are melted, about 3 minutes.
  11. Cut roll of dough into twelve 1-1/4-inch slices.
  12. Place slices, cut sides down, in the pan.
  13. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  14. Immediately invert on heatproof serving plate; let pan remain a few minutes before serving.

Notes

Note: Rolls can be made and served immediately; do not refrigerate dough.

High Altitude Directions (3500 to 6500 feet): Heat oven to 475 F.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 275mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

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