Are you bored of the same old spring vegetable and chicken rolls? How about some aromatic cinnamon rolls for your breakfast? This sweet pastry served commonly in Northern Europe and North America has now become a favorite treat all over the world. Also known as cinnamon buns, cinnamon rolls are sweet doughy bread made of ingredients like flour, cinnamon, yeast, water, milk, sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla.
You can also add some variation to the conventional cinnamon rolls with raisins, confectioner’s sugar, nuts (pecans, walnuts, and almonds are favored), and currants. Though there are hundreds of variations of cinnamon rolls available today, the sticky bun is still considered one of the simplest and the most popular variations.
Unlike the traditional roll, these are covered with a baked layer of caramel and nuts. Besides being tongue-tickling, a cinnamon roll is also highly nutritious. Check out the following cinnamon roll recipes that are easy to cook and don’t require much of your time.
Walnut Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 loaf of Frozen Bread Dough (thawed)
- 2 tbsp Butter or Margarine (melted)
- 2/3 cup Packed Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Walnuts (chopped)
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Whipped Cream
- 2/3 cup Confectioners’ Sugar
- 1 tbsp Milk
- Roll the dough into a 20 x 6 inches rectangle. Spread the dough rectangle with butter.
- Take a bowl and make a mixture of brown sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mix over the dough.
- Roll up the rectangle from the narrow end.
- With the help of a sharp knife, slice the roll into 12 equal slices.
- Place each slice in a greased baking pan.
- Cover and let it rise in a warm place until doubled for about 45 minutes.
- Drizzle with cream. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Make a mixture of confectioners’ sugar and milk. Keep it aside.
- Place the rolls in the serving platter and drizzle the mixture over the rolls. Serve warm.
Classic Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 roll Frozen Bread Dough
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 3 tbsp Cinnamon
- Thaw bread dough without allowing it to rise.
- Spread the dough into a rectangle about 9 x 12 inches with your hands and smear butter all over it.
- Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the buttered dough and roll it up.
- Using a knife, slice the roll into 12 slices. Place each slice on a greased cupcake pan hole or a baking pan.
- Cover the rolls and let them rise for about 30 minutes.
- Bake until light brown in an oven at 350°F. Baking time is usually 15 to 20 minutes.
- Frost with canned or homemade vanilla icing and serve.
Jiffy Cinnamon Rolls
- 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 tbsp White Sugar
- 4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/4 cup butter (chilled)
- 1 cup Cold Milk
- 1/3 cup Margarine
- 1 cup packed Brown Sugar
- 3 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/3 cup Currants
- 1/2 cup Confectioners’ Sugar
- 3 tbsp Milk
- Combine and mix 1/3 cup butter or margarine, brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Drop 1 teaspoon of the mixture into each of 12 greased muffin tins. Keep aside the remaining mixture.
- Take a large bowl and combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Take 1/4 cup butter or margarine and crumble it. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk. Stir to form a soft dough, adding a bit more milk if required.
- Knead the dough for 8 to 10 times. Roll into a rectangle about 1/3 inch thick and 12 inches long.
- Spread the remaining cinnamon mixture over the dough rectangle. Sprinkle currants or raisins over the top.
- Roll the dough. Using a knife, cut the dough into 12 slices. Place the cut side down on a muffin pan. Bake at 400°F for 20 to 25 minutes. Turn out on a tray.
- Make a mixture of confectioners’ sugar and milk. Drizzle over cinnamon rolls.
Go ahead and indulge in these sinfully delightful cinnamon rolls that will surely tickle your taste buds and leave you wanting more.