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Homemade cinnamon rolls make a perfect holiday breakfast.
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5 from 5 votes

Cinnamon Rolls

Sweet rolls with cinnamon
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, cinnamon rolls, cinnamon rolls recipe, holidays, sweet roll recipe, yeast bread
Servings: 18 rolls
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Kathy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk warmed
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast or one package
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 - 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Filling

  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter melted

Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons milk.

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl add milk, yeast and sugar. Let sit 5-10 minutes until yeast is bubbly.
  • Add eggs, butter, salt and 2 cups of flour. Mix
  • With mixer running, continue adding flour 1 cup at a time. You might not need all the flour.
  • Knead for 5 minutes in a stand mixer or 10 minutes by hand.
  • Place in a well greased bowl and cover.
  • Let stand until doubled, 60-90 minutes.
  • Punch down and place on a flat surface.

Forming the Rolls

  • Roll out into a 12 x 18" rectangle.
  • Brush with melted butter 
  • Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl. Sprinkle entire mixture on top of rolled dough.
  • Roll dough into a log and seal seam.
  • Cut into 1" slices and place in a greased baking dish.
  • Let rise 30-45 minutes
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Let cool in dish slightly in baking dish.
  • Mix glaze ingredients together and pour over baked cinnamon rolls while still slightly warm. 

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.1mg