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Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Cinnamon roll or cinnamon swirl? A light soft pastry filled with lovely cinnamon and all natural honey. Add dried fruits maybe some nuts and it’s done!

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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.

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Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 3 tablespoons grinded cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon Agave or sweetener of choice
  • 2 oz / 50g Raisins (optional)

Dough:

  • 0.5 oz / 15g Fresh yeast
  • 1¼ cup / 300ml Milk
  • 5 cup / 600g Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 7 tablespoon / 100g Butter

How to make it:

  1. Sprinkle the yeast into half cup of lukewarm milk. Wait until it gets foamy that shows the yeast is working.
  2. In the meantime measure and put flour, eggs, butter and the remaining milk into a large bowl. Pour foamy yeast and milk combo on top of it, too.
  3. Knead the mixture until a soft dough forms.Easy-cinnamon-roll-recipe-process
  4. Cover top with the lid or a plastic wrap and place in a warm spot for about 45 minutes. Yeast feeds and reproduces best between 70°F / 21°C and 80°F / 26°C. If the house is too cold, turn on the stove for a couple of minutes and put the bowl in and let it rise there. Easy-cinnamon-roll-recipe-process-2-SunCakeMom
  5. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 12″ / 35cm square.Easy-cinnamon-roll-recipe-process-4-SunCakeMom
  6. Use a sieve to sprinkle cinnamon onto the squared dough. Spread agave or the sweetener of choice on the top of it. Optionally, put some raisins on top to give it a better taste.Easy-cinnamon-roll-recipe-process-5-SunCakeMom
  7. Tightly roll the dough into a log.Easy-cinnamon-roll-recipe-process-6-SunCakeMom
  8. Cut crosswise into 1″ / 2cm wide pieces. (Clean knife after each slice to make it easier to cut.)Easy-cinnamon-roll-recipe-process-7-SunCakeMom
  9. Place the pieces apart on the baking tray (A baking sheet would be useful here.)
  10. Cover and let them rise for another half an hour.Easy-cinnamon-roll-recipe-process-8-SunCakeMom
  11. Heat the oven to 350°F / 180°C
  12. Brush the rolls with egg yolk before placing them into the oven.Easy-cinnamon-roll-recipe-process-9-SunCakeMom
  13. Bake for about 25-30 minutes (depends on the oven) and take them out when they have a nice golden color.Easy-cinnamon-roll-recipe-process-10-SunCakeMom

 

Let them cool a little bit before serving.Easy-cinnamon-roll-recipe-3-SunCakeMom

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

 

Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 
Cinnamon roll or cinnamon swirl? A light soft pastry filled with lovely cinnamon and all natural honey. Add dried fruits maybe some nuts and it's done!


Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Sugar free recipe
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom
Ingredients
Filling:
  • 3 tablespoons grinded cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon Agave or sweetener of choice
  • 2 oz / 50g Raisins optional
Dough:
  • 0.5 oz / 15g Fresh yeast
  • cup / 300ml Milk
  • 5 cup / 600g Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 7 tablespoon / 100g Butter
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle the yeast into half cup of lukewarm milk. Wait until it gets foamy that shows the yeast is working.
  2. In the meantime measure and put flour, eggs, butter and the remaining milk into a large bowl. Pour foamy yeast and milk combo on top of it, too.
  3. Knead the mixture until a soft dough forms.

  4. Cover top with the lid or a plastic wrap and place in a warm spot for about 45 minutes. Yeast feeds and reproduces best between 70°F / 21°C and 80°F / 26°C. If the house is too cold, turn on the stove for a couple of minutes and put the bowl in and let it rise there.

  5. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 12" / 35cm square.

  6. Use a sieve to sprinkle cinnamon onto the squared dough. Spread agave or the sweetener of choice on the top of it. Optionally, put some raisins on top to give it a better taste.

  7. Tightly roll the dough into a log.

  8. Cut crosswise into 1" / 2cm wide pieces. (Clean knife after each slice to make it easier to cut.)

  9. Place the pieces apart on the baking tray (A baking sheet would be useful here.)
  10. Cover and let them rise for another half an hour.

  11. Heat the oven to 350°F / 180°C
  12. Brush the rolls with egg yolk before placing them into the oven.

  13. Bake for about 25-30 minutes (depends on the oven) and take them out when they have a nice golden color.

  14. Let them cool a little bit before serving.

Recipe Notes

Let them cool a little bit before serving

Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

X-gen Master of the rolling pin, mother of the ONE and a full time teacher.
Kneading out the every day life nuisances under the low humming noise of the airflow oven.


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