Clover Golden Moon Chai-Spice Cinnamon Rolls

Check out this Sunset Magazine Recipe created by Zainab Shah for these delicious Chai-spice Cinnamon Rolls!


For the Dough

 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

 ¼ cup granulated sugar

 ½ tsp pink Himalayan sea salt

 1 packet instant yeast

 ¾ cup Clover Golden Moon

 3 tbsp unsalted butter, plus 2 tablespoons to grease bowl and cast iron

 1 large egg, beaten


For the Filling

  cup light brown sugar

 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

 ½ tsp freshly ground green cardamom

 ¼ tsp turmeric

 ¼ tbsp Himalayan pink sea salt

 ½ tsp ginger

 3 tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature


For the Icing

 1 cup powdered sugar

 ½ tsp pure vanilla paste or extract

 2–3 tablespoons Clover Golden Moon

  • 1To make the dough: In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, Himalayan pink sea salt, and instant yeast. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • 2In a medium sized saucepan (or in the microwave), combine Clover Golden Moon and butter and warm over medium heat.
  • 3Stir until butter is melted and ingredients are warm to the touch, but not boiling, as this will kill the yeast.
  • 4Add the wet ingredients into the dry-ingredient mixing bowl.
  • 5Add in beaten egg. Stir to combine using a spoon or spatula until a shaggy dough forms.
  • 6Lightly flour a surface, and knead the dough for approximately 3 minutes. The dough will be firm and slightly shiny, and should easily form a large ball.
  • 7Place the dough ball into a clean mixing bowl lightly greased with additional butter. Cover loosely with a towel and let it rest for approximately 10 minutes while making the filling.
  • 8To make the filling: In a small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and spices. Mix until combined and set aside.
  • 9Use your hands to gently shape your ball into a rectangle, giving yourself a shape to start rolling with.
  • 10Using a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface, roll out your dough to approximately 14 inches long by 8 inches wide.
  • 11Using a pastry brush, spread butter on top of the dough. Sprinkle spice mixture on top of the butter.
  • 12Roll lengthwise, then cut into approximately ¼ inch pieces, making for 12 cinnamon buns.
  • 13Grease your cast iron with remaining butter.
  • 14Place individual cinnamon rolls into cast iron, cover loosely with a towel, and allow to rise for at least 1 hour.
  • 15Simultaneously, preheat your oven to 375°.
  • 16After an hour, your rolls should have puffed up. Place in the oven at 375°, and bake for approximately 23-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 17To make the icing: Combine powdered sugar, vanilla paste/extract, and Clover Golden Moon Milk in a bowl whisking until combined.
  • 18Once cinnamon buns have partially cooled, spread glaze mixture on top.
  • 19 Enjoy warm, or within the next 3 days stored at room temperature. Enjoy with a glass of Clover Golden Moon for the ultimate spiced treat!