It never seems possible to start making homemade cinnamon rolls in the morning and finish them in time for breakfast. You need to measure all the components , the dough needs to be mixed in a stand mixer, and the yeast needs to rise twice.
What if I told you that the time it takes for your oven to preheat is roughly equivalent to the time it takes to prepare a large pan of cinnamon rolls? You can make aromatic iced cinnamon rolls with just seven ingredients without a stand mixer, lengthy kneading, or rising time.
No Yeast Recipe
A thick yeasted dough gives traditional cinnamon rolls a distinctively delicate, doughy texture. They are soft and pillowy, like a cushion scented with cinnamon, but all of this costs time. Cinnamon rolls typically require two rises, one when the dough is created and another after the rolls are formed. Yeast requires a lot of time to rise properly.
Forego the Yeast and Use Self-Rising Flour (or a Substitute)
We omitted the yeast in favour of self-rising flour to make these simpler cinnamon buns a practical morning alternative. All-purpose flour is combined with baking powder, salt, and self-rising flour.
These rolls will puff and lift well since there is enough baking powder. Although the resulting rolls won’t be as pillowy as their counterparts made with yeast, they are still quite soft and have a wonderful texture.
The ingredients are self-rising flour, sugar, milk, and melted butter, which are combined in a large basin. Even though the dough is only hand-kneaded for a minute, it has a rich, velvety texture.
The Cinnamon Rolls Finishing Touches Are Important
The following procedures are very similar to those in most other cinnamon roll recipes after the dough has been flattened out: The dough should be brushed with butter, generously dusted with cinnamon sugar, rolled into a log, and then cut into rounds.
Since homemade cinnamon rolls are famous, we bake 15 decent-sized rolls in a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. When it comes to cinnamon rolls, more is better.
Make a quick frosting with powdered sugar, milk, and salt while the rolls are baking to use as a glaze when they are completed baking. Try this hot cream cheese icing on your cinnamon buns if you like a little spice.
Grab a bag of self-rising flour and try making some fresh, warm, homemade cinnamon buns right away!