Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Two for Tuesday: Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

I first heard of this at the Cincinnati Homeschool Convention where I attended a workshop by The Money Saving Mom. She mentioned these as a great breakfast food (not everyday, of course!) and had a recipe on her site for these. She promised they were easy and delicious and she was right on both counts!

I followed her recipe almost exactly, with a few key changes. The following ingredients and directions reflect my changes. I tell you why I deviated, but you don't need to double anything. The recipe is already doubled for you, because I'm nice that way.

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

Dough Ingredients:

  •  3 Tbs oil (The original recipe calls for canola. I used vegetable cause it's what I had.)
  • 1 cup  plus 2 Tbs warm milk
  • 2 eggs (The original calls for 1 egg plus 2 egg whites. Like that was going to happen.)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp bread machine yeast

Filling Ingredients:

  •  4 Tbs melted butter
  • 1 and 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Icing Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbs softened butter
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  1.  Put all ingredients in bread machine in order listed. 
  2. Run the bread machine on its 'dough' setting.
  3. Three options are now open to you. I won't tell you which path I took.
    • PATH A: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and proceed to step 4.
    • PATH B: Turn the dough out into a bowl with a lid and put in the fridge until you can roll it out.
    • PATH C: Be so excited about going to see the new Avengers movie that you totally forget about the dough in the dough machine so that it sits and has a nice extended rise time in the pan while you are watching some of the world's greatest superheros save the planet from Loki and his army.
  4. Preheat your oven to 325. 
  5. Roll your dough into a large rectangle. If, perchance, your dough sat in the machine longer than it should have, you might have to divide the dough and roll out one rectangle at a time. Just saying.
  6. Brush your dough with melted butter. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of butter.
  7. Roll the dough up and cut into sections about an inch to an inch and a half wide.
  8. Place rolls in  two greased 9" cake pans. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes until browned. (Alternatively, you can place your rolls in the cake pans, cover and refrigerate overnight, and then bake them in the morning.)
  9. While rolls are baking, mix the icing ingredients. Ice rolls while still very warm, but not while piping hot from the oven. 

I made these rolls as part of a breakfast buffet for out of town company, and they were a huge success! 

(The other dishes on the table were a bowl of cut cantaloupe and a double sized recipe of this breakfast casserole. I had made the bacon in the oven the night before. )

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