Over the holidays, I was looking for an easy cinnamon roll recipe. I didn’t know until recently that so many people made cinnamon rolls on Christmas. My spouse’s favorite food is probably cinnamon rolls, so it was a win-win for everything. He never wants anything for the holidays but will gladly take cinnamon rolls if offered.
If you aren’t celebrating a birthday or holiday, there are still plenty of reasons to make cinnamon rolls.
Why make easy cinnamon rolls?
- Do you like cinnamon rolls? Who doesn’t?
- Do you want to relive your childhood with a super-easy cinnamon roll recipe? You don’t need to prepare them the night before.
- Do you want an easy cinnamon roll recipe that tastes better than the store-bought? Really, it does.
- Do you want to impress family or friends?
- Have you forgotten a Christmas gift, so making cinnamon rolls is the next best thing?
- Are you just feeling like making cinnamon rolls?
These are all great reasons!
I think that is enough SEO storytime about an easy cinnamon roll recipe. Because you know, food blogging is all about SEO stories!
I don’t have that many stories about cinnamon rolls; I just know I like them and wanted to experiment with an easy recipe.
Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe:
Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe:
Cinnamon Roll Dough:
- 2 cups All-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp Confectioners Sugar
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 1 Egg
Cinnamon Roll Filling:
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar
- 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
- 4 Ounces Cream Cheese
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish. (I used butter).
- Whisk flour, confectures sugar, baking powder, and salt together into a bowl. Add the 3 tablespoons butter into flour and mix.
- In a separate bowl, beat milk and egg together. Add the flour mixture into the milk and eggs. Stir until dough is formed.
- Create a flour work surface and roll dough into a 1/4 inch rectangle. Brush dough with melted butter.
- Dough Filling: Whisk sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Sprinkle 1/3 of the mixture on the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle the other half over the butter brushed dough.
- Roll the dough to create a log. Cut the log into 12-14 rolls and place into the baking dish.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20-22 minutes until golden.
- Frosting: Beat sugar, cream cheese and softened butter together until frosting is smooth and creamy. Top cinnamon rolls.
A few Easy Cinnamon Rolls Notes:
- You can make these using sugar alternatives (baking Splenda, etc.). We’ve done that a few times, and it’s turned out well as long as you follow the substitution suggestions.
- Frosting: If your frosting is too thin, add more Confectioners Sugar. If it’s too thick, add more cream cheese. I love experimenting with different types of frosting so I may end up trying this one.
- Don’t overmix: I learned this the hard way, and the dough didn’t taste as good. This is a fairly standard rule for most baking items.
In summary, these cinnamon rolls taste better than I anticipated. Plus, they don’t take forever, and you can make them the same day. We personally prepared the dough the night before and just popped them in the oven the next day. I’m neither a fancy foodie nor a serious food blogger, but I like cinnamon rolls.
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Questions for you:
Do you like cinnamon rolls?
What is your favorite holiday breakfast?