Are you craving for something sweet? Something cinnamon? Here is a super quick recipe of cinnamon rolls that will do justice to your cravings. We can vouch that when taking out your baking dish from the oven, the sweet scent of cinnamon will drive you crazy and tempt you to dig right away! This is the best recipe for you even if you have no prior experience in baking. Just stick to the procedure and you will be good to go.
Know your ingredients:
For your convenience, we have sorted out every ingredient required at each and every step. Run through the list and make sure you have all the right ingredients at home. It is good to plan a night earlier so you have the time for a grocery run for missing items.
All-purpose flour – Measure 2¾ cups to give your batter texture
Sugar – Add ¼ cups for your sweet tooth cravings
Butter – Use 2 tablespoon to add moisture and richness of flavor
Egg(s) – One-medium sized egg to bind all ingredients together
Instant Yeast (Quick rise) – Add 1 packet yeast or 2¼ teaspoon to make the dough rise by fermentation
Water – ½ cup Whole milk – ¼ cup
Salt – 1 teaspoon is the perfect ratio to enhance the flavor of other ingredients
Brown sugar – Add ⅔ cup for a ting of caramelized sweetness
Butter – Bring ¼ of a cup (½stick) to room temperature that gives a creamy buttery taste
Ground cinnamon – Use 1 tablespoon to get the well-balanced sweet-savory flavor and aroma
Vanilla extract – Add ¾ teaspoon for flavor development
Almond extract – ¼ teaspoon of it will add warmth and depth to your filling
Confectioners’ Sugar – Measure 1 ½ cup (leveled)
Butter – Use melted ¼ cup (½ stick) for a creamier taste
Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon
Milk – 2 to 3 tablespoon to get desired consistency
The trick for the best quality results is to carefully follow the directions laid out for you in detail. There is nothing to be nervous about! By following this recipe nothing can stop you from enjoying the perfect tender texture of the cinnamon dough and creamy filling in the end.
Step 1: Dry ingredients first!
Combine all the dry ingredients: flour, yeast, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: Mix the dough
Now add mentioned quantities of sugar, butter, water, and milk in a microwave-friendly bowl. Put the bowl in the microwave oven and allow the butter to melt completely. Setting your microwave on high heat and timer to minute 30 seconds will be enough. Slowly pour milk into the flour mixture and whisk. Once you feel that milk and flour are well combined add one egg and continue to blend using a hand blender. Egg is added for the bondage of dough; keep blending until it reaches a dough-like consistency. At this point you can use dough hooks on your hand blender to knead the dough. Set it at the lowest speed and continue for almost 4 minutes until the dough is homogenous. You can also knead by hand to get the perfect consistency.
P.S. lightly flour the surface if you are kneading by hand.
Step 3: Prepare your oven
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Step 4: Let it rest
Cover the dough with plastic wrap. Let it rest at room temperature for 5 minutes.
Step 5: Prepare its filling
Start preparing the filling of your cinnamon rolls. Add all the filling ingredients in a bowl except for butter and mix it thoroughly.
Step 6: Roll, Roll, Roll the dough!
If you feel like having any sort of culinary talent; now is the time to put it to use. Lightly flour the surface before you roll out the dough. This will prevent it from deforming and sticking to the surface. With light hands roll the dough until it measures 16 x 9 inches of a rectangle. Take the butter and spread it all across the dough’s top and then spread roll filling on it. The next step will require your steady hands as you roll the dough and cut it into 12 equal-sized portions. A good trick is to first divide the roll into half and then further in quarters. You may use a dental floss to ease your task.
Step 7: Let it rise
You will need a 9×13 baking dish for this. Grease it with oil and assemble your cinnamon rolls vertically by each other’s side. Cover the baking dish with an aluminum foil on top. Turn off your oven and place the covered rolls inside to rise for 25 minutes. Yeast requires a moist and
Step 8: Time to bake
You are almost there! Take out your baking dish from the oven. Now turn on the oven to 375°C. After the oven is warm and heated, remove the aluminum foil covering. Put your baking dish back into the heated oven and let it bake for 15 to18 minutes. You will know that your dish is ready when the inner edges start to turn golden brown.
Step 9: Frost and serve
Take out the baking dish after the cinnamon rolls are fully baked. Allow it to cool for a while and until then prepare the frosting mixture. Put together all the ingredients and mix well using a hand blender or manually until the batter is smooth in texture. Cover the cinnamon rolls with a layer of frosting and it’s DONE!
A few tips and tricks…
Almond extract is the secret ingredient that will elevate the taste as you take the first bite leaving you craving for one after another. However, this not mandatory, you are free to use vanilla extract due to unavailability or disliking the flavor.
If you live in a dry region, it is a good idea to prepare a little to avoid your food from drying out. Fill you’re a baking dish with boiling water and place it in the bottom-most rack of the oven just before you place them in the warm oven to rise until the rolls are done. As a result your cinnamon rolls will have the perfect dense and elastic texture.
Make sure to use butter at room temperature and DO NOT heat or melt it. Melted butter will flow out from the rolls, while softened butter at room temperature will stick to the dough and hold on to the other ingredients in the filling.
Maintain your weight loss journey
Treat yourself with this cinnamon delight without any fear of gaining extra pounds. Yes!! You heard it right; you can now satisfy your dessert cravings without breaking your keto diet. We are highlighting a few substitutes ingredient just for you. Instead of brown sugar, use Lakanto Golden or Stevia as they are keto-friendly sweeteners. All-purpose flour can be replaced by coconut or almond flour. However, be cautious of your portion size and enjoy your low carb and calorie cinnamon rolls!
Give your family a sweet surprise by baking the most flavorful cinnamon rolls using this recipe. Every bite of this divine dessert is worth the effort and times that goes into preparing it. There is nothing more heavenly than the feeling of moist cinnamon roll melting inside your mouth. We recommend you enjoy it while it’s still warm to let the flavor sink into your taste buds.
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