There are hundreds of recipes out there and they might be good, but these are better than any others I’ve tried. Everyone seems to love the soft, gooey wonder of cinnamon rolls especially when they are warm and fragrant from the oven. It turns out that they are not too hard to make at home. Once the dough is made, you just need to roll it out, spread the filling, roll it up and slice them. Yes, it is more work than just buying them at your local Cinnabon store, but homemade cinnamon rolls are so good that they are worth a little work!
Obviously cinnamon rolls are not high nutrition part of your daily diet, but when eaten infrequently and made with quality ingredients like organic, pastured butter, raw sugar and organic flour, they are much healthier than store bought cinnamon rolls.
¼ ounce yeast package
½ cup warm spring water
½ cup organic milk
¼ cup organic sugar
1/3 cup organic butter
1 tsp sea salt
1 organic egg
3 ½ all organic all-purpose flour
½ cup melted organic butter
½ cup organic sugar
¼ cup organic brown sugar
2 tbsp ceylon organic cinnamon
½ cup organic pecans
2 tbsp organic butter
1 cup organic raw honey
1 tsp organic vanilla
1/8 cup hot spring water
*Preheat oven 350 degrees
1. In a small bowl mix the yeast with the warm water until dissolved. In a large bowl combine milk, sugar, melted butter, salt, and the egg. Once everything in mixed into a creamy sauce, add in flour slowly until everything is smooth, then add in the yeast water. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 8 minutes and place in a well greased bowl and cover until for 1 ½ hours until the dough has risen.
2. Mix the filling by combining the sugars and cinnamon.
3. Once dough has risen remove from bowl and layout on a floured surface. Form into a rectangle that is ¼ or so thick. Spread the melted butter from the filling onto the face of the dough and sprinkle the sugar mixture and pecans on top of the butter. Then roll into a log and cut into slices that are roughly an inch think.
4. Cover the sides of the baking pan with butter then lightly sprinkle with some brown sugar and cinnamon. Pack in the cinnamon rolls close together and let sit for 45 minutes to rise. Then place in the oven for 30 minutes.
5. To make the glaze beat the butter, vanilla and honey, while slowly adding in the water. Adjust ingredients to taste.
When the rolls are finished pull them out of the oven and pour the honey glaze over the warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy!