I’ve mentioned before that Jason LOVES cinnamon rolls. He requests them often, but when he requested them at 7 pm one night I was initially like “it’s too late for cinnamon rolls”. A quick google search led me to this recipe and with a few tweaks it is so good, y’all! I was VERY skeptical of the method here/lack of a rise, but I’ve made them at least 5 times now. And they turn out great every single time! Start to finish in one hour!! Give them a try. Enjoy!

One Hour Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
1 teaspoon salt
2 and 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (100-110 degrees)
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large egg

1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar

2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 teaspoons milk

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, 2-1/2 tablespoons of the sugar, and salt, and together until evenly dispersed. Set aside.
3. In a small bowl, combine the warm water, 1/2 tbsp sugar, and yeast. Stir to dissolve and set aside until foamy.
4. In a small microwavable bowl, heat the milk and butter together in the microwave until the butter is melted (about 30-45 seconds). Stir the butter mixture into the flour mixture.
5. Add the egg and activated yeast mixture. Knead with stand mixer for 3-4 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Let dough rest in bowl for 5 minutes.
6. After the dough has rested for 5 minutes, roll into a large rectangle (~15×9 inch).
7. Spread the softened butter on top. In small bowl combined the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle on top of the butter.
8. Roll up the dough (longways) and cut into 12 even piece. Place in a lightly greased 9×13-inch pan. Cover with plastic wrap.
9. TURN OFF the oven and place the cinnamon buns (covered with plastic wrap) in the oven to rise for 20 minutes.
10. Keep the buns in the oven (REMOVE THE PLASTIC WRAP) and turn on the oven to 375F. Bake the cinnamon rolls for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and top with icing.
11. To make glaze: Mix the melted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk together until smooth and lump free. Spread over warm rolls.
*adapted from The Recipe Critic

Categories: Breads, Breakfast, Yeast Breads

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