Oh, these cinnamon rolls. . . . my newest BFF!
I posted a picture on Instagram a few weeks ago of them and had a lot of people ask if they were on my blog. I’m finally getting around to sharing them and I’m here to tell you that you are going to love them!
Cinnamon rolls are one of my weaknesses (among other things). What is better than a gooey, warm cinnamon roll, dripping with butter cream frosting . . .pretty sure nothing is. The only problem with them is how long they take to make. The cinnamon rolls that I grew up on are amazing and I will always be loyal to my grandma’s recipe, but they do take several hours and sometimes you don’t always have that much time. Most often when I crave them, I end up making my cinnamon roll biscuits because they are done in a snap. So when I saw this recipe for 60 Minute Cinnamon Rolls over at Your Homebased Mom, I had to try them.
WOW! That’s pretty much all I said after I took my first bite, because I was too busy shoveling utter deliciousness into my mouth. There truly were no words needed, you could see it all in my face how in love I was.
These make some pretty big cinnamon rolls, oozing with cinnamon sugar. . .yum!
Look how amazing they bake up. . . pretty fabulous like that, but then slather them in buttercream and holy moly . . .
These are amazing! If you want to get technical, the 60 minutes does not include the baking time, but hey what’s another 12 minutes or so when you usually wait for hours for a warm, gooey cinnamon roll.
I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing that I can have a warm cinnamon roll in front of me in just over an hour . . .it’s probably a bad thing.
- 1 C warm water
- ¾ C room temperature buttermilk
- ½ C sugar
- ¼ C melted butter
- 3 Tbsp regular yeast
- ½ Tbsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 5-6 C bread flour (or all purpose)
- 3 Tbsp butter , melted
- ½ C + 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- ½ C + 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon
- 6 Tbsp. butter , softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- 3-4 Tbsp. half-n-half
Mix together water, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter and yeast in a bowl. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
Add in salt, eggs and flour and mix for 10 minutes. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
While dough is resting prepare your filling. by mixing together the 3 Tbsp melted butter, brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon.
Roll dough out on to greased countertop into a 12 x 16 inch rectangle. Sprinkle with filling and roll up. Cut into 12 large rolls.
Place rolls on a cookie sheet covered with a silpat or parchment paper. Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Mix together frosting ingredients, beat until smooth and spread on warm rolls.
The recipe calls for bread flour, but I have made these using bread flour and using all purpose flour, they both and they turned out just fine so don't feel like you have to go out and buy bread flour if you don't already have any.
Also the recipe says it makes 12 large rolls, but every time I have made them I always get 15.
I also ended up cooking mine closer to 20 minutes, but everyone's oven is different so just watch them closely.
Recipe Source: Adapted slightly from Your Homebased Mom