Kitchen · Recipes

Bake It Tuesday/ Recipe: Cinnamon Rolls

Sunday was Iris’ 7th birthday! I can’t believe how big she is getting!

Her pick for birthday dinner was cinnamon rolls. 🙂 Of course,….the most sugary breakfast food for dinner! She actually asked to switch breakfast and dinner….and wanted baked potatoes for breakfast.

So, we did it!

Let me tell you…it was odd having a baked potato with my coffee and juice. But, it was pretty tasty.

We made homemade cinnamon rolls for her birthday dinner. Here’s the recipe:


1 cup plus 2 TBSP milk

3 TBSP oil

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup sugar

4 cups flour

1 tsp salt

3 tsp yeast

Heat milk in microwave for 1 minute. Then add ingredients to bread machine (in order your manual suggests) and run the dough cycle.

Roll dough out into a large rectangle (roughly 11×18 inches).

Spread with

2 TBSP melted butter.

Sprinkle with

2/3 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon mixed together.

Roll (from one of the long sides) and then cut into 10-16 pieces. Place the rolls in 2 greased round cake pans.  Cover and let rise, while oven preheats to 325 degrees.

Bake for 20 minutes or until browned.

For icing, combine 1 tsp milk (more if too thick), 1 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar, 4 TBSP melted butter, and 1 tsp vanilla.

Spread icing over rolls while still warm.

To make ahead: after placing rolls in cake pans, cover and refrigerate overnight.

OR, to freeze: bake rolls just til set, then remove from pan and cool. Place in freezer bags for up to 3 months. Bake frozen rolls at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until heated through (watch for over-browning). Apply icing at that point.




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