Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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This Homemade Cinnamon Roll recipe is SO easy!!  Plus, you can use the same recipe to make bread!  If fact, I usually do both.  And, start to finish it takes less than 2.5 hours!  Bonus: there is no kneading of the bread dough!

Cinnamon Rolls

For a picture tutorial of how to get the dough, check out the No Knead Bread Recipe.

  1. Once you get the dough made, place it on a floured counter and roll it out until 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick (I usually do this in two batches, my counter isn’t big enough to do it all in one… Or I make 1/2 bread and 1/ cinnamon rolls)
  2. Slice butter into 1/4 in thick patties, and place on dough
  3. Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle all of it over dough (should be pretty thick)
  4. Roll up dough, and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  5. Place in greased baking pan

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

This Homemade Cinnamon Roll recipe is SO easy!!  Plus, you can use the same recipe to make bread!  If fact, I usually do both.  And, start to finish it takes less than 2.5 hours!  Bonus: there is no kneading of the bread dough!
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Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Serves: 24
Adjust Servings: 24

Ingredients

For Dough

  • 5 Cups hot water hotter than bathwater, but not scalding
  • 4 Tablespoons of yeast
  • 1 Cup oil
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 8-10 Cups of flour plus extra for rolling dough out

For Cinnamon Mixture

  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 sticks butter 1 cup
  • 1 TBSP Cinnamon

For Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

For Dough

  • Add 5 cups hot water to a HUGE bowl
  • Sprinkle 4 TBSP yeast (Dry Active, not Quick Rising) into the water
  • Add 1 cup oil
  • Sprinkle 6 TBSP Sugar over yeast water to activate it.
  • Wait until it gets all bubbly
  • Add 2 TBSP salt
  • Add 6 cups of flour, and stir until well blended, then add flour a cup at a time for 3 more cups, then 1/2 cup at a time until a sticky ball forms.
  • It will take between 9 and 10 cups of flour
  • Cover and wait 10 minutes.
  • Stir around the bowl once, digging from the bottom and folding it over onto the middle.
  • Cover and wait 10 minutes (for a total of 6 stirs)

For Cinnamon Rolls

  • Place dough on floured counter and roll it out until 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick (I usually do this in two batches, my counter isn't big enough
  • Slice butter into 1/4 in thick patties, and place on dough
  • Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle all of it over dough (should be pretty thick)
  • Roll up dough and cut into 1/2 to 1 inch thick slices.
  • Place in greased baking dish
  • Let rise 30 minutes.
  • While it is rising, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. (mine takes 10 minutes, so I turn it on after the rolls have risen for 20 minutes)
  • Bake at 350°F/175°C for 30 minutes

Frosting

  • Mix Cream Cheese and butter until well combined
  • Add Sugar and vanilla and mix well
  • Stir in milk until you get your desired consistency (a little goes a long way)
  • Frost cooled cinnamon rolls and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Sodium: 651mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g

Meal Type: Desserts
Categories: Cookies and Treats

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