I love the smell of cinnamon rolls at Cinnabon in the mall food court. It’s so hard not to buy some. In my fridge we always have a least one can of pre-made roll ready to bake for breakfast when we are craving for some.
I discovered it’s not that hard to bake at home. You only need about one hour then you can have fresh cinnamon rolls.
They are soft, fluffy and delicious. These are perfect to pair with a cold glass of milk or a hot coffee. Let’s get started.
Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
- 1/3 cup water warmed
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp active yeast
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup milk warmed
- 5 tsp unsalted butter softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a small bowl, add yeast, 1 tablespoon sugar, and warm water. Stir to combine.
- Cover with a paper towel and let it rest for 5 minutes.
- In the large bowl, combine milk, sugar, salt, and butter. Add yeast mixture, and stir until well combined.
- Continue to add flour and knead for 5 minutes until the dough is smooth, and stretchy.
- Cover the dough with a clean towel, and place it in a warm place for 20 minutes or until the dough is double in size.
- While the dough is rising, let make the filling. Combine sugar, butter, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
- When the dough is ready, use your hand and punch it down in the center. Roll out on the clean surface. Form the dough in a rectangle shape (aproximate 10x12 inches).
- Spread filling evently on the dough and roll the dough up.
- Cut the dough into one inch and place it on the glass baking dish.
- While the rolls are cooking, beat together the frosting ingredients in a large bowl.
- Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let it sit for few minutes.
- Spread the frosting on top of the rolls.