Homemade Cinnamon Rolls: A Delicious and Easy Recipe
If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast or dessert treat that’s easy to make, look no further than homemade cinnamon rolls. With just a few ingredients and some simple steps, you can make a batch of warm, gooey cinnamon rolls that are sure to please everyone in your family.
➤ To Make This Recipe, You Will Need The Following Ingrédients :
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ cup margarine or shortening
- ½ cup warm water, 105 degrees
- 2 packages Active Dry Yeast
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus ½ cup more as needed
- 6 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup very finely chopped pecans or walnuts, plus more for garnishing
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
➤ HOW TO MAKE IT :
Scald the milk by bringing it to a near boil, then remove it from the heat. Add the sugar, salt, and margarine/shortening and stir until combined. Let it reduce to lukewarm in temperature, (105 degrees.)
Add the warm water to a large bowl and stir in the yeast until dissolved. Add in the lukewarm milk mixture along with the beaten eggs and 1 cup of flour. Beat until smooth, a hand mixer makes this easier.
Add 3 ½ cups flour and mix until a soft dough forms. If it is too sticky, you can add up to ½ cup additional flour.
Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 8 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
Grease a large bowl and add the dough to it. Turn the dough so that all sides are greased.
If making the dough ahead of time, refrigerate the dough for 3-4 days from here. Then remove the dough once ready to continue and let it come to room temperature before proceeding.
Cover the bowl and put it in a warm place to rise until doubled in size, this takes at least 1 hour. *See my dough rising tips in the notes if needed.
Punch the dough down, cover, and let it rise again until nearly doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
Place the dough back onto a floured surface and roll into two individual 16 x 15 inch rectangles. (Each makes about 10 rolls)
Brush the top of the dough with melted butter.
In a medium bowl, combine the chopped nuts, sugar, cinnamon, and raisins. Sprinkle it evenly over the top of each rectangle to within ½ inch of the edge and pat it down gently.
Locate the 16 inch side closest to you and tightly roll the dough up to form a cylinder. Repeat for the other rectangle. Seal the edges and cut 1 ½ inch slices, placing them onto a greased baking sheet as you do so.
Cover and let the rolls rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Bake the rolls for approximately 10 minutes, until they are a nice golden brown. Keep a close eye on them as the oven is hot.
Combine the ingredients for the icing and spread it over the warm rolls. Sprinkle with additional chopped nuts if desired. Serve immediately for super fresh results!
— Nutrition Information:
One serving of homemade cinnamon rolls (1 roll) contains approximately:
9 grams of fat
54 grams of carbohydrates
4 grams of protein
2 grams of fiber
25 grams of sugar
360 mg of sodium
To make the dough ahead of time, you can refrigerate it overnight after it has risen. Just be sure to let it come to room temperature before rolling it out.
If you don’t have a warm place to let the dough rise, you can place it in a turned-off oven with the light on.
You can customize the filling by adding chopped nuts, raisins, or dried fruit.
If you prefer a less sweet glaze, you can reduce the amount of powdered sugar and increase the amount of milk.
These cinnamon rolls are best served warm and fresh out of the oven. However, you can store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Homemade cinnamon rolls are a delicious and comforting treat that’s easy to make from scratch. With a soft and fluffy dough, a sweet and spicy filling, and a creamy frosting on top, these cinnamon rolls are sure to become a favorite in your household. So give this recipe a try and enjoy the warm, gooey goodness of homemade cinnamon rolls.
This is an easy one and oh so good.
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