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These poi cinnamon rolls are incredibly easy to make and have an amazing depth of flavor and textures. Try these once and you will be hooked! The filling is made with Taro Brand Premium Frozen Poi, brown sugar, cinnamon and ground macadamia nuts. Then they are slathered with a buttery cream cheese icing. This recipe makes 3 loaves (27 cinnamon rolls)


1 package frozen bread dough (3 loaves)
8 ounces Taro Brand Premium Frozen Poi, defrosted
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts, ground
3 teaspoons cinnamon (or to taste)
6 tablespoons butter, room temperature

Cream Cheese Icing
7 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Allow the frozen bread dough to rise at room temperature for 2 hours. Generously flour large cutting board or surface. Roll out each loaf of dough into approximately 7″x12″. Generously butter the dough with 2 tablespoons softened butter. Take defrosted poi and squeeze out excess water with your hands ensuring that all water has been removed. You can also use paper towels to squeeze out excess liquid. You should have fairly dry shreds of poi. Divide poi in thirds and sprinkle a third over dough followed by 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 cup ground macadamia nuts. Slowly roll dough over itself and roll tightly without breaking the dough to form a 12″ long roll. Cut ends off and cut into 9 equal slices. Repeat the process for the other two loaves of dough.

Butter a 9″x9″ ceramic baking pan that has been rubbed with butter. Put dough pieces into pan and cover. Allow to rise to double its size (30+ minutes). Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Turn off heat and open oven door completely and allow cinnamon rolls to cool in oven for 10 minutes with door open.


Cream Cheese Icing

Add butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract, milk and salt to mixing bowl. Mix with electric beater. Slowly add powdered sugar. You can set aside in refrigerator for a few minutes before icing, but don’t allow it to harden. Slather icing generously over cinnamon rolls.

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