Cinnamon Rolls are so good that you will actually look forward to getting out of bed. Cinnamon and brown sugar come together in this soft, warm, gooey, breakfast favorite. Many people love to eat cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Regardless of when you like to eat your cinnamon roll, this recipe is a cinch. What makes it so easy is that the dough only needs to rise once.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
- 2 and ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 package instant yeast (1 packet = 2 and ¼ tsp)
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
- 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2-3 tbsp milk or coffee
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, the sugar, salt, and yeast together until evenly dispersed. Set aside.
- In a small microwavable bowl, heat the water, milk, and butter together in the microwave until the butter is melted (about 30-45 seconds).
- Stir the butter mixture into the flour mixture. Add the egg and knead with hand or with stand mixer for 3-4 minutes or until the dough is no longer sticky.
- Place in a lightly greased bowl and let rest for about 5 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200 F and turn off after 10 minutes or just before placing rolls in oven.
- After the dough has rested for 5 minutes, roll it out in a 15 x 9 inch rectangle. Spread the softened butter on top. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle it all over the dough.
- Roll up the dough tightly and cut into 9 (large) even piece. Place in a lightly greased 9-inch or square pan (or cut into 12 small pieces and place in a 9 x 13 pan) and lightly cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
- Turn off the oven and place the cinnamon buns in the oven to rise for 20 minutes. Keep the buns in the oven (remove the foil or plastic) and turn on the oven to 375 F.
- Bake the cinnamon rolls for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and top with glaze.
- Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons milk together until smooth and lump free. Drizzle over warm rolls.
A quick and easy recipe for the best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever eaten and they’re just 105 calories. If you are just learning to work with yeast and doughs, this is a good recipe to try because it doesn’t take much monitoring.
Serving Size:1 roll
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105