Cinnamon Rolls made from scratch that yield feather-light sweet rolls with pecans, cinnamon and a lovely vanilla glaze. Best cinnamon roll recipe ever!
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5 from 4 votes

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls made from scratch that yield feather-light sweet rolls with pecans, cinnamon and a lovely vanilla glaze. Best cinnamon roll recipe ever!
Prep Time2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon rolls
Servings: 15
Calories: 340kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk, warm
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4.5 teaspoons yeast 2 packages, regular or fast-acting dry
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 TBSP  butter room temperature
  • 1 egg large

Filling

  • 1/2 cup  brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter 1/2 stick, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup raisins optional
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans optional

Glaze

  • cups powdered sugar
  • tablespoon butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Combine milk and sugar.  Add yeast and let proof for about 7-8 minutes, until yeast is bubbling. Add remaining dough ingredients, save 1 cup of flour. Begin mixing, adding the last cup of flour slowly. You'll want the dough to be slightly sticky. Knead dough for 5-6 minutes, until it's smooth and springy.
  • Spray a large bowl with the cooking spray. Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place about 1 hour 30 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
  • To make cinnamon roll filling, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins or nuts. Set aside.
  • Spray the bottom and sides of a large jelly roll pan with the cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle flour lightly on a counter top or large cutting board. Punch dough to deflate it. Roll dough into a 15x10-inch rectangle. Brush 1/4 cup butter over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon mixture. Beginning with the long side, roll dough up tightly. Pinch edge of dough into the roll to seal edge. Using a sharp serrated knife or length of dental floss, cut roll into 1.5-2 inch slices. Place slices slightly apart in the pan. Let rise in a warm place about 30 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
  • Heat the oven to 350°F. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, stir glaze ingredients until smooth. Pour glaze over the tops of cinnamon rolls, allowing it to cover the rolls and drip down the sides.

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.9mg