These big, fluffy, soft easy homemade cinnamon rolls with a sweet vanilla icing are the cinnamon rolls you dream of when you’re craving cinnamon rolls. This easy homemade cinnamon roll recipe makes two dozen cinnamon rolls, so there’s plenty to feed a crowd or freeze some for another day.
This Easy Homemade Cinnamon Roll recipe is adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod’s new cookbook, Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen. It’s a beautiful hardbound cookbook filled with delicious family-friendly recipes you’re going to want to try.
Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod and I have been friends since I first started blogging in 2008. Her blog is super popular, and when she said she was writing a cookbook I knew it would be a great cookbook.
It was hard to pick which recipe to make first from the cookbook. However, when I saw that the cookbook included her dad’s famous cinnamon roll recipe. that I’ve been meaning to try them for years, that’s the recipe I chose to feature.
The one change I made to the recipe is to use Red Star Platinum Yeast. It’s an instant yeast that doesn’t need to be proofed before using. You mix the yeast with the flour, so you can use warmer water and the dough rises more quickly and saves time, and it’s easier to use.
Making the dough is super easy in a stand mixer. I like to use my NutriMill Artiste Kitchen Stand Mixer when making bread doughs, especially when making a large batch of dough like this cinnamon roll dough that makes 24 cinnamon rolls.
Of course, you don’t need to use a stand mixer to knead dough. Here’s tips on kneading dough by hand if you don’t have a mixer.
Next, you’ll let the dough rise until it’s doubled in size. My oven has a proof setting that I like to use, but there are lots of great options to rise dough if your house is cold.
After the dough has risen, you’ll punch it down and divide it in half. Set one half aside and roll one half into a rectangle. You can roll the dough out on a floured surface, but I love roll out the dough on a Silicone Pastry Mat.
Once the dough is rolled out into a rectangle, you’ll top it with the brown sugar and cinnamon and raisins. If you’re a raisin hater, feel free to omit them.
I think the best, easiest way to cut the dough into cinnamon rolls is using unflavored dental floss. You can also use a bench scraper or a sharp knife.
Then you’ll bake the cinnamon rolls until they’re golden brown and gorgeous. Does anything smell better than cinnamon rolls baking?
Finally, you’ll ice the cinnamon rolls with an easy to make, thick, creamy homemade vanilla icing.
These Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect cinnamon rolls. A soft, sweet dough with just the right amount of sweet, cinnamony filling topped with a thick, rich creamy icing.
It makes two pans of cinnamon rolls so you can feed a crowd, or freeze one pan for later. I froze one pan with the frosting on and thawed them overnight on the counter. We warmed the rolls for about 30 seconds and they were as tasty as the day we made them.
Definitely give this recipe a try and pick up Two Peas and Their Pod’s new cookbook, Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen, so you can try more of her delicious recipes!
Overnight: You can refrigerate the rolls overnight and bake in the morning. Put the rolls in the pans and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning, pull the rolls out and let them come to room temperature and rise a little before baking As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Overnight: You can refrigerate the rolls overnight and bake in the morning. Put the rolls in the pans and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning, pull the rolls out and let them come to room temperature and rise a little before baking
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