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Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Enjoy a lazy Sunday morning breakfast with these sweet and easy cinnamon rolls and a hot cup of coffee or tea!

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cinnamon roll on white plate

I love a lazy weekend, don’t you? Time spent just unwinding and chilling, with a hot cup of coffee and a slower pace. We are able to recharge when the kids can just play, and time is spent in jammies longer.

When you need a slower pace and a reason to enjoy just BEING, make a batch of these easy cinnamon rolls. They are ready start to finish in less than 30 minutes, and are perfect for that weekend cup of coffee.

What kind of frosting is on top of these?

I used a can of cream cheese frosting, found in the baking and cake mix aisle of your grocery store. If you are feeling more adventerous or up to the task, you can make your own frosting.

To make your own cream cheese frosting, simply combine 4 ounces cream cheese and 1/2 stick of butter. Beat until fluffy, then add in 4 cups of powdered sugar and 1-2 Tablespoons heavy cream until desired consistency is reached.

cinnamon roll on plate

Ingredients you need:

  • All purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Salt
  • Active Yeast
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Melted Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Allspice
  • Cinnamon
  • Cream Cheese Frosting

Equipment you will want

Making your easy cinnamon rolls:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add your flour, sugar, salt, and yeast into a mixer with a dough attachment and mix until well combined.
  3. In a small saucepan, add your milk and butter and heat up until scalding hot. Add hot milk and butter to flour mixture.
  4. Mix slowly until well combined and then add in your egg. Combine well.
  5. Remove from mixer and knead your dough with floury hands for a few minutes. DO NOT over knead.
  6. Roll dough out with a rolling pin into a long rectangular shape.
  7. Coat entire top of dough with melted butter. Cover entire top of dough with a layer of brown sugar, followed by a layer of allspice, and then a layer of cinnamon.
  8. Flatten out once more, gently, with rolling pin.
  9. Roll dough up tightly as shown, and slice. Place cinnamon rolls into a greased baking dish.
  10. Let them expand briefly before placing into oven. Make sure they are in a warm dry area when expanding.
  11. Place into oven and bake, then rmove from oven and cover with cream cheese frosting. 
  12. Serve and enjoy! 
cinnamon rolls in pan

Other Easy Breakfasts You’ll Enjoy

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Enjoy your breakfast on a lazy weekend morning with these sweet and easy cinnamon rolls!

Servings 9 rolls

Ingredients

  • 3 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon active yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • brown sugar
  • allspice
  • cinnamon
  • 1 can cream cheese frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Add your flour, sugar, salt, and yeast into a mixer with a dough attachment (works best).Mix until well combined.

  3. In a small saucepan, add your milk and butter and heat up until scalding hot.

  4. Add hot milk and butter to flour mixture.

  5. Mix slowly until well combined and then add in your egg.

  6. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.Remove from mixer and knead your dough with floury hands for a few minutes. DO NOT over knead.

  7. Roll dough out with a rolling pin into a long rectangular shape. Coat entire top of dough with melted butter.

  8. Cover entire top of dough with a layer of brown sugar, followed by a layer of allspice, and then a layer of cinnamon.

  9. Flatten out once more, gently, with rolling pin. Roll dough up tightly and slice into 1 and 1/2 inch slices.

  10. Place cinnamon rolls into a greased baking dish.Let them expand briefly before placing into oven. Make sure they are in a warm dry area when expanding.

  11. Place into oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and cover with cream cheese frosting. Serve and enjoy! 

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