One Hour Cinnamon Rolls . . . it’s true, you can have light and fluffy homemade cinnamon rolls in just an hour! If you love cinnamon rolls, this recipe is a game changer.
We are big fans of cinnamon rolls at my house, and my kids tell me that I don’t make them nearly often enough. Well, I think that with this new one hour cinnamon roll method, they will be making an appearance on our table more often!
I’d seen recipes for one hour rolls online, but I was hesitant to try them because I thought they would either have the texture of hockey pucks, or have a yeasty taste. Then I went to a class at Pinner’s Conference and watched my friend Leigh Anne make cinnamon rolls in an hour. I got to sample them. They blew my mind! I knew I had to make them at home.
Guys, these cinnamon rolls really are amazing. So soft and fluffy, and just downright delicious. My family was in heaven, and they couldn’t believe they only took an hour to make.
Well technically, they took an hour and eight minutes. But that’s because I had to stop in the middle and hang up a permanent press load in the dryer. And I couldn’t find my cinnamon because someone had put it away in the wrong place. So yes, you can actually have warm cinnamon rolls in your mouth in an hour. 60 minutes people!
I tweaked the recipe a bit from Leigh Anne’s version. She used bread flour, but I don’t keep that on hand. So I added gluten to the dough. That adds the extra protein that is in bread flour. I also added more butter and cinnamon to the filling, because I like my cinnamon rolls plenty cinnamony.
Give them a try. I know you’ll love them!
- 1 cup warm water
- 3/4 cup buttermilk, warmed in the microwave
- 3 Tbsp instant yeast
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup oil (I used canola)
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup wheat gluten
- 5-6 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2-3 Tbsp cinnamon (I used 3 tablespoons)
- Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 3 Tbsp butter, softened
- 4 oz cream cheese
- dash of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1-2 Tbsp milk as needed
- Combine warm water, warm buttermilk, yeast, sugar, and oil in the bowl of a stand mixer. Let sit till mixture bubbles, about 3-5 minutes. Add the salt, eggs, gluten, and about 2 cups of the flour. Beat with the dough hook till smooth. Add enough flour to make a soft dough that is easy to work with. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
- Roll dough out on a counter sprayed with non-stick spray into a rectangle about 12'x16". Spread the melted butter over the entire surface. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the butter.
- Roll the dough up lengthwise, and pinch to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place each roll on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Cover with waxed paper that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Turn on the oven to 375°. Let the rolls rise for 15 minutes while the oven is preheating. Remove waxed paper and bake for 18-20 minutes.
- While rolls are baking, prepare your frosting. Beat the butter and cream cheese till smooth. Add the salt, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Beat till creamy, adding milk as needed. Frost rolls while they are still warm.
And for all you fellow bread lovers out there, did you know that today is Homemade Bread Day. Oh yes! That means all the Celebrating Food Bloggers are sharing brand new bread recipes with you (and me). Let’s all enjoy together!!
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