Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Longing for cinnamon or just craving for some tasty bread? These cinnamon rolls will fulfill both just let them a bit of rest!

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We can be thankful for Sweden for many things like the Millenium series, Ikea, Volvo and their drivers and maybe a little known fact, cinnamon rolls. Yes, it’s not a coincidence that we can buy cinnamon rolls in IKEA.  Those tasty little beasts, we definitely deserve after a long and struggling stroll in those enormous mazes called, shops.

Given that, we don’t care what’s inside those things. Not like many other bakery would make natural ingredients cakes or pastries so this isn’t a problem of one particular shop. There aren’t bakeries with goals of creating the healthiest cinnamon roll possible on planet Earth.

There are  companies though, with mission of creating the perfect cinnamon rolls. Yes, we are talking about the world famous Cinabon cinnamon roll recipe here. It’s a fun fact that in some countries,  it isn’t called rolls at all but snail. It must be something to do with it’s snail shell like curves and not its taste probably.

Cinnamon rolls surprisingly come in many varieties and shapes. There are cinnamon roll cakes that are not even remotely resemble rolls in any way but still called as one. Those taste equally delicious so can’t fret on those cakes either but seriously, why can’t we be a bit more creative in naming things.

The filling is fairly consistent in all the types given, we are talking about rolls with cinnamon that can’t really be left out otherwise we should call them differently like chocolate roll. There are numerous ways to complement the cinnamon nonetheless. The most basic and popular method is applying a layer of frosting on top, giving the pastry a new perspective on top of the underlying sweet cinnamon taste.

The filling also can be altered by adding various dried fruit or nuts to the cinnamon and sweetener mixture. Dried fruits are especially a good idea when we are trying to make pastries without sugar or artificial sweeteners like this sugar free cinnamon roll. Natural sweeteners act a bit differently than the artificial ones so a bit of joy every now and than lights up our pastries.

Making cinnamon rolls from scratch let us the freedom of using our favorite ingredients and flavors for filling and icing our pastry as no other shop can do. Sure enough, we can go with the classic “cinnamon with something sweet” option without being afraid of making some kind of mistake.Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom

 

Ingredients

(makes 34 from 2 dough)

Dough

(makes 2 dough)

  • ¼ oz / 7g Fresh yeast
  • 1 cup / 250ml Milk
  • 5 cup / 600g Flour
  • 3 pieces / 180g Eggs
  • 4 tablespoons / 50g Butter

Filling

(for 2 dough)

  • 2 sticks / 200g Butter (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons / 10g Cinnamon (ground)
  • 3 tablespoons / 45g Agave or sweetener of choice
  • 2 oz / 50g Raisins (optional)

Topping

For more toppings check out Buttercream Frosting Recipe

  • 2 pieces / 50g Egg yolk (for egg wash)
  • ¼ teaspoon / 2.5ml Vanilla (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons / 70g Creme cheese
  • 2 tablespoons / 50g Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon / 4ml Vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon / 15g Honey or sweetener of choice to taste

How to make Cinnamon roll

  1. Measure flour, eggs, butter and milk into a large bowl. Sprinkle yeast on top. Knead the mixture until a soft dough forms.Flour-butter-yeast-egg-milk-dough-gp-SunCakeMom
  2. Cover top with the lid or a plastic wrap and place in a 68°F – 81°F /20°C  – 27°C spot until it doubles for about 60 -90 minutes. Check out how to bake with fresh yeast. Fresh yeast dough - SunCakeMom

Filling

    1. With and electric whisk, cream butter, sweetener and cinnamon. Divide the filling by the number of dough we make.Creamy-butter-cinnamon-gp-1-SunCakeMom

Assembly

  1. Halve the dough. Roll one of the dough out on a mildly floured surface to ⅛” / 3mm thick, 17″ x  12″ / 45cm x 30cm rectangle. Flouring underneath the dough is important otherwise the dough will stick down and we can’t roll it up nicely.17" x  12" / 45cm x 30cm rectangle dough gp SunCakemom
  2. Spread the buttery cinnamon filling on top. Optionally, sprinkle some raisins on top too.Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom
  3. Roll the dough up. We may need to use a spatula to pry the dough up. Sprinkle flour under and over the spatula to make it easier to slide between the dough and the worktop.Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom
  4. Cut crosswise into 1″ / 2cm wide pieces. (Clean knife after each slice to make it easier to cut.) Place the pieces apart on the baking tray.Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom
  5. Cover and let them rise for 45 – 60 minutes. Do the same with the other dough.Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom
  6. Once they doubled in size brush the rolls with a beaten egg yolks and optionally a drop of vanilla.Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom
  7. Bake the cinnamon rolls in a preheated 350°F / 180°C oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom

Topping

For more toppings check out Buttercream Frosting Recipe

  1. Beat cream cheese, Greek yogurt or sour cream with sweetener and vanilla for a minutes until light and fluffy.Cream-cheese-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  2. Spread the cream cheese topping on the cinnamon rolls as desired.Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom

Enjoy this marvelous afternoon snack with tea or coffee. Let it lighten up the gloomy winter evenings.

Cinnamon rolls are a real treat but so are these cuties:

F.A.Q.

Is a cinnamon bun a donut?

No, cinnamon rolls or buns are baked while donut is fried in oil. Otherwise the dough can be similar depending on the recipe.

Are cinnamon rolls unhealthy?

Cinnamon rolls are as healthy as white flour and the type of sweetener is used. Not the healthiest things around that’s for sure but consumed in moderation we can get away with one or two once in a while.

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Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Longing for cinnamon or just craving for some tasty bread? These cinnamon rolls will fulfill both just let them a bit of rest!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 34
Calories 155kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Dough
  • ¼ oz Fresh yeast
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 5 cup Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
Filling
  • 2 sticks Butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Cinnamon ground
  • 3 tablespoons Honey or sweetener of choice
  • 2 oz Raisins optional
Topping
  • 2 pieces Egg yolk for egg wash
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla optional
  • 3 tablespoons Creme cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract optional
  • 1 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice to taste

Instructions

  • Measure flour, eggs, butter and milk into a large bowl. Sprinkle yeast on top. Knead the mixture until a soft dough forms.
    Flour-butter-yeast-egg-milk-dough-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Cover top with the lid or a plastic wrap and place in a 68°F – 81°F /20°C – 27°C spot until it doubles for about 60 -90 minutes. Check out how to bake with fresh yeast.
    Fresh yeast dough - SunCakeMom

Filling

  • With and electric whisk, cream butter, sweetener and cinnamon.
    Creamy-butter-cinnamon-gp-1-SunCakeMom

Assembly

  • Halve the dough.
    Roll one of the dough out on a mildly floured surface to ⅛” / 3mm thick, 17″ x  12″ / 45cm x 30cm rectangle. Flouring underneath the dough is important otherwise the dough will stick down and we can’t roll it up nicely.
    17" x  12" / 45cm x 30cm rectangle dough gp SunCakemom
  • Spread the buttery cinnamon filling on top. Optionally, sprinkle some raisins on top too.
    Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom
  • Roll the dough up. We may need to use a spatula to pry the dough up. Sprinkle flour under and over the spatula to make it easier to slide between the dough and the worktop.
    Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom
  • Cut crosswise into 1" / 2cm wide pieces. (Clean knife after each slice to make it easier to cut.) Place the pieces apart on the baking tray. Do the same with the other dough.
    Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom
  • Cover and let them rise for 45 – 60 minutes. Do the same with the other dough.
    Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom
  • Brush the rolls with a beaten egg yolks and optionally a drop of vanilla.
    Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom
  • Bake the cinnamon rolls in a preheated 350°F / 180°C oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.
    Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom

Topping

  • Beat cream cheese, Greek yogurt or sour cream with sweetener and vanilla for a minutes until light and fluffy.
    Cream-cheese-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  • Spread the cream cheese topping on the cinnamon rolls as desired.
    Cinnamon roll recipe -SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 155kcal (8%) | Carbohydrates: 18g (6%) | Protein: 3g (6%) | Fat: 8g (12%) | Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg (12%) | Sodium: 73mg (3%) | Potassium: 58mg (2%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 3g (3%) | Vitamin A: 259IU (5%) | Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) | Calcium: 23mg (2%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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