Our growing family tries to make breakfast together every Sunday. Matt and I both grew up enjoying weekend brunch with our families. Spending time in the kitchen together as a family was always a part of our childhood. We are trying to keep that going as much as possible even with our hectic schedules and all the amazing restaurants just a stone’s throw away. We wanted to begin sharing some of our favorites for Sunday brunch. Matt’s mom is so sweet and an amazing cook. She made a copy of her family’s cookbook for us and there are some real delicious recipes inside. This week we were craving something sweet so we tried our hand at making cinnamon rolls. Who doesn’t like cinnamon rolls?!
Here we go…
This is my first time making cinnamon rolls from scratch, but I was pleasantly surprised on how simple and easy they were to make! Like most, we didn’t have all the necessary ingredients on hand so a quick run to the Fairway Market was needed. The dough is very quick to whip up. It’s just flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, shortening, and milk. No eggs necessary!
Here’s everything you need for the recipe!
Quick & Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Cinnamon Roll Ingredients:
1 teaspoons of salt
4 teaspoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons of sugar
Additional Ingredients: chopped pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, powdered sugar glaze
Powdered Sugar Glaze Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons of milk
First, put the dry ingredients in, mix together, and then fold in the shortening. Once that is complete, slowly add the milk to combine everything together and you have your dough that’s ready to roll out.
On a dusted countertop, roll out the dough into a rectangle to about 1/4″ thick. Once you have it rolled out, spread melted butter across the the entire surface of the dough. Next, sprinkle with cinnamon, add crushed pecans, and finish with brown sugar.
Begin rolling up jelly roll style from the long end. Once you have it rolled, seal the edges and cut into 1″ slices. Place them cut side down, in the baking dish. Bake at 425 degrees for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Top with more pecans, a simple powdered sugar glaze (mix powdered sugar & milk, ingredients above), and they are ready to eat!
Give them a go. They are an easy and fun recipe to make and takes you back to your childhood, when all you wanted was something sweet!
Hope you enjoy!