Who doesn’t love cinnamon rolls on a cold morning? Add a cup of tea or coffee and it’s a nice breakfast before heading out of the house. It’s also great as an evening snack.
These cinnamon rolls are mouth-watering, bouncing around the house for joy deliciousness that will have you craving more. (Trust me, I keep wishing I make more than one batch) You can also add anything inside them too like cut apples, chocolate chips, etc. The imaginations are endless for these yummy goodness that melt in your mouth.
I used my friend, Kitty’s, recipes for bread dough and icing to make them. It is beyond epic. Seriously.
For the bread:
- 2 and 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 Tbsp yeast
- 1/4 cup of sugar to a half cup depending on how sweet you want your bread to be.
- 2 tsp Salt
- 5-6 Cups of Flour
For the Icing:
- Powdered sugar 2 Cups
- Vanilla 1 Tbsp
- Soy milk your choice about 1/3 of a cup, adding in not enough is much better than too much trust me. (Also wonderful with unsweetened almond milk for less calories!)
- Coconut oil raw unrefined organic virgin 1/4 cup
For the filling:
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened (To make it vegan or vegetarian, using vegan butter such as from here: Vegan Butter)
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- Optional: Few handfulls of Chocolate chips (Or carob chips works too!)
To make the dough, follow Kitty’s Bread Dough recipe. This will have the possibility of making up to three batches of rolls. Near the end of the two hour rising time, take a small bowl and add the filling into it. Mi it all together till the cinnamon is of a thick but wet consistency. After removing the dough from the bowl, cut off about 1/3 of the dough. Take your rolling pin and roll it out in a rectangle as much as possible. Use extra flour if necessary as the dough will be a bit sticky still.
Once the dough is rolled out, take your filling and spread it over the top side of the dough. It might be a bit thin but that is okay. Then if you like, you can add apple pieces or chocolate/carob chips on top of the filling. Also, pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
Then take the far side of the dough and begin rolling it towards you. It might be a bit messy but that makes it more fun. Once the dough is rolled up, take out a pan (square or circular, your choice) and spray it with non-stick spray. Take a sharp knife and start cutting the dough roll about 1/2 inch to an inch wide and set the roll in the pan. Once all the rolls are in the pan, you can add more chocolate chips or apple pieces to the top area an pushing them in with your finger.
When your oven is fully pre-heated, put the rolls in the oven for about 20 minutes (give or take a few minutes depending on how good your oven is at cooking. I had to add a couple minutes). After it cooking till the top has a light brownness to it, remove from the oven and set on the stove to cool for about 10 minutes if you can wait that long. I know I had trouble as the smell was so good, it made my mouth water.
While waiting, begin making the icing such as Kitty’s Icing recipe. Once your rolls have cooled down, drizzle the icing on top before serving. It comes out amazing!