Outrageous Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

I have attempted to make homemade Cinnamon Rolls before and for whatever reason they never seemed to rise properly. My daughter’s friend shared a recipe for a cinnamon bun recipe she has made several times.

We invited her over to help make them so I could learn a thing or two too! These breakfast treats came out amazing and they were so easy, no mixer was even needed. I

t was fun to share my kitchen with two teenagers and try out some new kitchen tools we were supplied with from T-Fal. Baking is fun when you do it with together!

The ultimate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

It’s amazing when you show more patience when it’s not your child in the kitchen with you. It was great having a friend there and she was able to talk my daughter around this recipe without me always interacting.

This is a reminder to allow her to do more in the kitchen and just look away. Of course, if she cleaned up after herself I would me more willing. 

The ultimate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

It is no surprise that I love new kitchen supplies. My husband thinks I need to get rid of stuff but I can’t bear to throw my old things away, unless they are damaged. 

The ultimate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Outrageous Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

These T-fal measuring cups have a great ergonomic handles and a steady base that will not tumble over. 

The ultimate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

This dough was so soft and really was easy for the girls to spread out. 

The ultimate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

This is what makes it a true cinnamon roll. Just look as this base layer of cinnamon and sugar on top of the melted butter. Sin City Baby. 

The ultimate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

How to freeze cinnamon roll dough before baking

  1. Make your dough and shape it into cinnamon rolls.
  2.  Wrap the cinnamon rolls in plastic wrap.
  3. Put the wrapped rolls onto a baking tray and put this into the freezer for a couple of hours until firm
  4. Place them in a freezer bag in one layer. 
  5. Freeze Again.
  6. The night before you want to bake them, transfer them to a sheet pan and let them thaw in the fridge overnight. In the morning, take them out, set the pan someplace warm until they’ve doubled in volume, then bake them.

Can I freeze Baked Cinnamon Rolls

Parbake Cinnamon Rolls for a Quick Breakfast

  1. Make Cinnamon Roll Recipe and shape into rolls
  2. Allow them to have the 2nd rise
  3. Bake the cinnamon rolls only 10-15 mins or until full height but not yet brown
  4. Allow to cool completely
  5. Place the rolls you wish to freeze on a pan and freeze individually or cover the entire pan in plastic wrap.
  6. The night before you’re ready to serve them, transfer them to the fridge and let them thaw there overnight. Bake at 350 F for 10 to 15 minutes or until they’ve evenly browned.


Sorry I missed taking pictures of the rolled up dough. Here they are waiting for one more rise. 

The ultimate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe


Baked and now ready for the icing, one of my favorite parts. Check out this cool T-fal silicone spatula. It has a flexible contoured edge and large straight edge which is great for frosting cakes.

We just dripped some icing on these cinnamon rolls but it was great to also lift out individual slices. 

The ultimate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe


Let’s talk baking pans too. 

The ultimate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

These baking pans were perfect, No burning and easy to lift up. I am sold on these pans and might even replace some of my old stuff.

The ultimate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Grab a plate and a cup of coffee of glass of milk an enjoy them while they are hot!! 

The ultimate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe


These cinnamon rolls were super easy and so tasty.  Make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. 

 We even enjoyed them the next day by simply putting them in the microwave for about 30 seconds tops.

Tasted fresh out of the oven. Thanks Avery for allowing me to have my first good cinnamon rolls recipe experience. 

Outrageous Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

The ultimate Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls Recipes

Yield: 12 Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 42 minutes

Decadent Cinnamon Rolls Recipes perfect brunch recipe


  • Dough
  • 1/4 - ounce package yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup scalded milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Filling
  • 1/4 cup melted butter use some for pan
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 6 tablespoons hot water


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  2. When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. Sprinkle with walnuts, pecans, or raisins if desired. Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  4. Coat the bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.
  5. Meanwhile, mix powdered sugar, and vanilla. Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. Spread over slightly cooled rolls. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 857Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 40mgSodium 341mgCarbohydrates 160gFiber 5gSugar 38gProtein 17g

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  1. I’ve never ever made cinnamon rolls.. but these look AMAZING. I wish I was digging into one now! Noms

  2. I’ve only made cinnamon rolls a handful of times because I usually don’t want to wait for them to rise, but this recipe looks fairly easy. Thanks for posting all those delectable photos. Now I need these cinnamon rolls in my life!

  3. Time to fire up the oven again! I want the smell of cinnamon in my kitchen. 🙂

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