Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch

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Make your own Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch without waiting for overnight dough! Make Your Own Cinnamon Rolls from Bread Dough - Food Life Design

Hello – I hope you’re doing well! Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to make homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch.

Because, I figured by now, your family is probably driving you crazy to make some snacks.

Am I right?

I know mine is! With everyone home, it seems like I’m baking something new almost everyday lately.

But, I don’t really mind.

I love having them all here.

It makes everything in the world seem okay, when we all know it really isn’t.

And you know what else makes everything better?

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch

Really, they do! These delicious cinnamon buns are perfect for breakfast or a sweet treat any time of day.

And there’s no need to wait hours for the dough to set in the refrigerator, either!

We just use bread dough instead of sweet dough…

And it’s so easy!

Feel free to make it even easier on yourself and use premade bread dough from the grocery store if you have it available.

But, honestly, it’s not hard to make your own homemade bread!

And to make these homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch, you can use any kind of bread dough that has yeast in it.

So, go ahead and use your basic Italian bread recipe or your favorite Bread Machine Pizza Dough Recipe.

It really doesn’t make a difference! They’ll still come out perfectly!


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Oh and you can freeze these Homemade Cinnamon Rolls for later, too!

Just go ahead and bake both pans, as directed in the recipe below.

Then, go ahead and wrap 1 of the pans with aluminum foil. Stick it in the freezer and save it for another day.

When you’re ready to eat them, just take the pan out of the freezer and loosen up the foil to allow some airflow through.

Allow them to thaw (on the counter) completely, then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

Cool and glaze as directed in the recipe below.


So, the next time the kiddos (or the husband) are begging you for a sweet treat, whip up a batch of these Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from scratch.

You won’t be sorry!

Here’s the recipe:

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Yield: 18 rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. bread dough (homemade or store bought yeast bread dough)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons cold water

Instructions

  1. Roll bread dough into a large rectangle on a lightly floured work surface.
  2. Combine brown sugar, butter and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Spread sugar mixture over the dough.
  4. Roll the dough tightly into a long cylinder, starting on the long end.
  5. Slice the roll into 18 thick slices, approximately 1-1/2 inches wide.
  6. Arrange 9 slices into an 11 inch x 17 inch cake pan. Repeat in a second pan for additional slices.
  7. Cover with a clean dish towel and allow the rolls to rise for 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Remove the dish towel and bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  11. Combine powdered sugar and butter, in a large bowl, with an electric mixer.
  12. Add vanilla extract to sugar.
  13. Turn mixer on low and slowly whisk in each tablespoon of water until glaze is thin enough to pour.
  14. Pour glaze over cinnamon rolls and allow glaze to set for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  15. Enjoy!

Notes

Freeze these for later!

Just go ahead and bake both pans, as directed in the recipe.

Then, go ahead and wrap 1 of the pans with aluminum foil. Stick it in the freezer and save it for another day.

When you're ready to eat them, just take the pan out of the freezer and loosen up the foil to allow some airflow through.

Allow them to thaw (on the counter) completely, then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

Cool and glaze as directed in the recipe.


Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Made from Bread Dough - Food Life Design

Enjoy!

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