This recipe for warm, buttery cinnamon rolls can be ready on your table in 2 hours flat. This is the easiest recipe for cinnamon rolls I've ever made!
It's the day after Thanksgiving and I still haven't stopped thinking about food. Last night I slipped into a magical food and wine induced coma and awoke this morning wondering what's for breakfast. Normally I'd guzzle coffee until about 11 o'clock and then make myself a green smoothie and head to the gym, but today is a different kind of day. I wan't something to eat with my coffee, and perhaps even dunk in it. I want it to be soft and sweet and doughy and buttery. I want cinnamon rolls, and I want them NOW.
Growing up, cinnamon rolls were a tradition on holiday mornings. Not exactly the homemade kind, but the kind that came out of a can. They baked up warm and fresh and made the house smell amazing. I would eat like 3 or 4 of them in one sitting; basically enough to make myself sick. Smelling cinnamon and sweet dough baking on a cozy late-fall morning is one of those simple life pleasures that I will forever be grateful for. I love the little things.
Unfortunately, these days those canned cinnamon rolls just don't hit the spot the way they used to. They have an unmistakeable preservativey flavor that I can't get past, and they're generally lacking the depth and butteriness of the homemade kind. I do miss that fun pop of the can, though.
The recipe I have for you today isn't quite as easy as popping open a can and throwing the dough in the oven. But! They're easier than any other cinnamon roll I've ever made, and they're pretty fast, too. Not to mention, they're outrageously delicious. Perfectly sweet and doughy and oozing with cinnamon, butter, and love.
These rolls take just shy of 2 hours to make from start to finish, and a lot of that time is spent doing absolutely nothing while the yeast works it's magic. If you've ever been afraid of making yeasted doughs at home, let this be the first recipe you try. I promise it will turn out amazing! Once you start making your own breads and yeasted pastries at home, it's hard to stop. The process can be quite addicting, not to mention all the delicious treats that go along with it.
I hope you all had a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving and get to enjoy some downtime with loved ones this weekend. Make sure you keep these cinnamon rolls in your plans. They'll make your time together that much better.
One Year Ago: Turkey or Chicken CarnitasPrint