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Nostalgic Cinnamon Rolls

Try this Nostalgic Cinnamon Rolls recipe for super soft and pillowy cinnamon rolls only require one rise time. That makes this comforting breakfast quicker and easier!

If you love making homemade sweet rolls as much as I do, check out some of my other favorite recipes like my Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls, Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls, or my Healthy Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Icing.

homemade cinnamon rolls
homemade cinnamon rolls

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Nostalgic: This recipe for one rise Cinnamon Rolls is nostalgic and will take you back to being a kid on a weekend morning with no plans whatsoever. At least that's what it does for me! This one rise Cinnamon Rolls recipe is soft, pillowy, and filled with cinnamon and sugar. It's finished with a sweet glaze.

One Rise Cinnamon Rolls: I love this recipe for one rise Cinnamon Rolls because it only requires one rise! That means this recipe takes about half the time as you only have to let the dough rise once. And the result is still a soft and squishy cinnamon roll that you won't be able to get enough of!

Light & Fluffy: Even though this recipe for one rise Cinnamon Rolls is quick and easy, it sill results in a light and fluffy!

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Ingredients for Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Organic Dry Active Yeast

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Homemade Organic Dark Brown Sugar

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Frontier Co-Op Organic Korintje Cinnamon

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Small Pot

Stand Mixer

Staub Baking Dish

Rolling Pin

Mixing Bowl

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How to Make Nostalgic Cinnamon Rolls

Step 1

To make the dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the yeast, ½ teaspoon cane sugar, and warm water. Stir to combine and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes or until bubbly.

Step 2

In a small pot over medium heat, add the butter and milk. Stir until completely melted, remove from heat.

Step 3

Add the flour, sugar and salt to the mixing bowl in that order. Add the egg and milk mixture and knead on speed 2 to 4 for 5 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, add cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 to 3 hours or until doubled in size.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Step 5

To make the filling: In a bowl, add the brown sugar and cinnamon and mix to combine completely.

Step 6

On a floured surface, roll out the dough to a rectangle that is about 12 x 16-inches. Using a butter knife or spatula spread the butter all over the rolled out dough. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture to completely cover the butter.

Step 7

Starting at the larger side, fold the dough over and start to roll the dough until it is completely rolled into a log. Trim off each of the ends, then cut the dough log into 8 cinnamon rolls.  Place in a greased baking dish.

Step 8

Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

Step 9

To make the glaze: In a mixing bowl, add the powdered sugar and milk and whisk until you have a smooth glaze. Pour the glaze over the top of the warm cinnamon rolls, about 10 minutes after coming out of the oven.

FAQ's

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, if you want to prep these the night before you can! Do everything down to placing the cinnamon rolls in the baking dish. Instead of baking them, just cover it well with plastic wrap (so they don't dry out). Place the baking dish in the fridge overnight. In the morning, preheat the oven and remove the baking dish. Then, just bake! You may need a few more minutes in the oven if the dough wasn't at room temperature when baking.

Can I use instant yeast?

Yes, if you just have instant yeast, you can use that too. Either one will work!

How do you check if yeast has gone bad?

Always activate your yeast before beginning a recipe. This way, you know the yeast is good and your baked goods will rise. To check if your yeast is good, just add the yeast with a small bit of sugar and warm water (that the recipe calls for) and wait for it to bubble. If your yeast doesn't bubble within 5 minutes, it has most likely gone bad. There's no point to continue the recipe because it won't rise.

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Nostalgic Cinnamon Rolls

Mimi Council
Enjoy Nostalgic Cinnamon Rolls in less time. This recipe for one rise Cinnamon Rolls is quick and easy because it only requires one rise time. Try these soft and pillow cinnamon rolls this weekend.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Rising Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 55 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Makes 8 rolls
Calories 584 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Dough

Filling

Glaze

Instructions
 

  • To make the dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the yeast, ½ teaspoon cane sugar, and warm water. Stir to combine and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes or until bubbly.
  • In a medium pot over medium heat, add the butter and milk. Stir until completely melted, remove from heat.
  • Add the flour, remaining 57 grams cane sugar, and salt to the mixing bowl in that order. Add the egg and milk mixture and knead on speed 2 to 4 for 5 minutes.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, add cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 to 3 hours or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • To make the filling: In a bowl, add the brown sugar and cinnamon and mix to combine completely.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the dough to a rectangle that is about 12 x 16-inches. Using a butter knife or spatula spread the butter all over the rolled out dough.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture to completely cover the butter. Starting at the larger side, fold the dough over and start to roll the dough until it is completely rolled into a log. Trim off each of the ends, then cut the dough log into 8 cinnamon rolls. Place in a greased baking dish.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • To make the glaze: In a mixing bowl, add the powdered sugar and milk and whisk until you have a smooth glaze. Pour the glaze over the top of the warm cinnamon rolls, about 10 minutes after coming out of the oven.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

High Altitude — Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 584kcalCarbohydrates: 109gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 408mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 2gSugar: 64gVitamin A: 438IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 3mg
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