Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch.

I love breakfast. I was just telling John the other day that I feel like I can cook one hell of a breakfast. It's one mealtime I've been able to master. Not only can I dominate a quiche or frittata, but sweet breads and cinnamon rolls are also in my kitchen. 

I don't mean to brag. But really. My cinnamon rolls are killer. 

And the process is SO EASY! 

Of course, I use my bread machine, because lets be real, no body has time for kneading dough by hand.  Also, I use my basic white bread dough (made in that bread machine) and pull it out after it's risen. You can use any white bread dough recipe you'd like, but here's mine. 

I roll the dough out flat, but not too flat (maybe 1/2 inch thick), then combine the following ingredients in a small bowl: 
  • 3 T. melted salted butter
  • 1 1/2 T. sucanat (you can use maple syrup or brown sugar if you'd like)
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/8 t. ground cloves
  • 1/8 t. ground nutmeg
Then, using the back of a spoon, I slather the mixture on top of the dough, leaving about 1/2 inch on the end closest to me. 

Starting at the end farthest from you, carefully roll the dough up into a big log, then slice it into thick rings. I'd say at least 2 inches. At least

Let the rolls rise in a warm place until they've doubled in size, which is usually about 35-45 minutes in our house. Preheat your oven to 375* and bake 'em until they're golden brown. 

Don't over bake! You want them to be a little soft on the inside. While they're cooling slightly, you can whip up a powdered sugar icing by wisking 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 t. of vanilla extract, and 1 1/2 T. of cold milk in a small bowl. Then, use a spoon to drizzle the icing over the still-warm rolls.

Then bury your face in those cinnamon rolls.

In fact, save that icing bowl, because you can rip off chunks of cinnamon roll to wipe the icing bowl clean.

If you wanted to. And I don't see why you wouldn't. 

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  1. I have been looking for a good recipe, thank you! My kids are going to love this!

  2. You've inspired me! I'm going to try this with my gluten free bread recipe!


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