Other than using my bread machine to make bread, I use it mostly to make dough! Saves me time with everything and I use it for both my small batch and large batch cinnamon rolls recipes. The easiest and less time consuming recipes I have found for cinnamon rolls are by making them and then keeping in the fridge overnight and baking them in the morning. I am not going to wake up and make cinnamon rolls and then bake them and then finally eat breakfast at like 10 or 11am. I’m an early riser and I like to eat breakfast within the first hour that I’m awake. My daughter is the same way! If I don’t have something to eat, I’m grumpy, so having these cinnamon rolls makes me a happy mama all day!
When I make my small batch, my recipe will make 4 rolls, my larger batch makes between 12-14 rolls depending on how you cut them. I will put both recipes on here so you can pick and choose which recipe you want to make! I sometimes will make the larger batch and eat them over a few days for breakfast. I wouldn’t eat them past about 4 days though, especially if you have them stored on the counter in a sealed dish. I have stored them in the fridge for about 5 days. The smaller batch gets eaten the same day!
For frosting, I will buy a can of either cream cheese or vanilla frosting and spread on each individual roll when they are served. If we have company, I have them spread their own frosting (some people like a lot, some like a little) so I don’t overload someone with tons of frosting like I like 😂
I have made these vegan as well and they were really good! I would make them with almond milk and coconut oil instead of regular milk and butter. For a sweet topping instead of frosting you can make a glaze, with powdered sugar, liquid vanilla extract and almond milk.
I make the dough in my bread machine, which takes about 1 1/2 hours. You can also do the bread by hand, I will post doing it both ways on the recipe. After the dough is ready, I roll it out and spread my cinnamon mix on it and then roll it up! Cut it into short or tall rolls and then pop them into an oven safe dish into the fridge. I take them out of the fridge in the morning and let them rise a little, then bake! All the details will be on the recipe, just wanted to give you an overview.
As mentioned earlier, I use canned frosting for our cinnamon rolls, but feel free to make your own! Or if you’d like to make a glaze, you can make it out of powdered sugar, liquid vanilla extract, and milk. Hope you and your family enjoy these cinnamon rolls as much as our family does! ❤️