Imagine waking up on a cold snowy day to the smell of fresh-baked homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee. It sounds heavenly doesn’t it? But is it really possible to make fresh from scratch cinnamon rolls and actually be able to enjoy them in the morning? Sure it is, if you follow this recipe.
If you are used to cinnamon rolls from a can, you are in for a real treat because not only do these rolls taste much better but they are actually not very difficult to make. The dough is made in a bread machine and they sit over night so they can be ready within thirty minutes the next morning!
This recipe is one that I created by combining and tweaking three different recipes. It took some trial and error to get it just right but I finally found what works best as well as learned a few lessons about what not to do. For example, putting all the rolls in one large baking dish results in the middle rolls being under cooked. No one enjoys uncooked dough so that is when I found the solution was to split them up between two round pans instead.
I also prefer making a cinnamon butter and spreading it on the dough rather than using melted butter as most other recipes do. The real key to perfect cinnamon rolls is the bread machine. I don’t make a lot of bread but using the bread machine for dough has been a life saver! If you don’t have a bread machine, I would highly recommend looking into getting one.
Here are a couple of bread machines on Amazon that seem to have good reviews if you are in the market for one (Amazon Associate links are used below).
Another option would be to look at thrift stores and yard sales. My mom found one that looked like it had been hardly used from a yard sale and she only paid a few dollars for it!
What is your favorite breakfast for special mornings and holidays?
If you have a bread machine, what are your favorite uses for it?