Cinnamon Rolls

Posted: June 20, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Cake
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To be honest, I don’t have a sweet tooth but on the other hand hubby loves sweet. If you give him anything sweet, his face will light up and fill with smiles all over.So, on this father’s day I wanted to make something special and of course sweet for him. And these cinnamon rolls perfectly fits in the menu. But these were so good that even I can’t stop eating it.

Cinnamon rolls are nothing but a sweet pastry filled with cinnamon sugar mixture, and the dough is rolled up and cut in slices. It is also known as cinnamon buns or cinnamon swirls. Making cinnamon rolls is a time consuming process, but the end result is worth every bite and wait. Time consuming because of yeast, which takes time to rise the dough. I had made this for our Sunday brunch… hence I made the dough the night before and let it sit and rise in the fridge overnight covered.

These are absolutely wonderful and amazingly delicious cinnamon rolls. And the addition of coffee  just gives nice flavor to it.  You can serve this with tea or coffee in the morning. Before taking you to the recipe part, I should warn you that these are so so ADDICTIVE, that you can’t just have ONE…Just try it and you will know…To me its a tasty treat which is delicious, rich and full of sweetness.

For the dough:

  • 4  1/2 cups all purpose flour
  •  2  1/4 teaspoon instant active dry yeast
  •  5   1/3 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature
  •  1 cup warm milk
  •  1/2 cup sugar plus one more tablespoon
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  2 eggs at room temperature

For the filling:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  •  1 tablespoon flour
  •  1  1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
  •  1  tablespoon instant coffee granules
  •  1/3 cup unsalted butter at room temperature

For the icing:

  • 6  tablespoon greek yogurt
  •  3 tablespoon powdered sugar
  •  1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  1/8 teaspoon instant coffee granules


  • Mix yeast with warm milk and 1 tablespoon of sugar in your mixer bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes or until the yeast is bubbly and active.
  • Add remaining 1/2 cup sugar , salt, butter and eggs to the yeast mixture.
  • Add 2 cups of the flour and beat at medium speed until the dough is smooth, elastic and fully incorporated with the wet ingredients. Stir in the remaining 2 1/2 cups of flour and beat until the dough comes together and starts to pull away from the bowl.
  • Turn dough onto a big mixing bowl dusted with flour and knead until dough is smooth but not sticky about 5-7 minutes.
  • Coat a big bowl with the teaspoon of olive oil, drop in the dough, and coat with oil all over. Seal the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place until doubled, about 2 hours.
  • While the dough is rising, make the filling.
  • Mix all the ingredients under filling and make a thick paste. Keep it aside.
  • Punch down the dough on a floured surface, roll out dough into a rectangle shape measuring  18 inches by 15 inches.
  • Spread the filling on top.
  • Then roll the dough up as tightly as possible so it doesn’t get loose and sloppy on the ends.
  • Cut the ends off, slice the rolls into 1  1/2 inch pieces and put it in a greased pan.
  • Cover the rolls and let them rise again for 2 hours. This is the hard part, waiting for dough to rise and show its magic. Anyways step away from the pan and let it rise peacefully .. 🙂
  • If you want to bake this for breakfast in the morning, you can do till here the day before and keep it in the fridge.
  • Next morning take the buns out of the fridge, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake this sinfully delicious goodies for 15-20 minutes.
  • While it bakes, make the icing. Mix everything under icing and keep it aside.
  • When the cinnamon rolls comes out of the oven, let them cool down for a minute.
  • Drizzle them with icing and enjoy this delightful breakfast ever.


One more closer look:

  1. May I please invite myself to your home and have you make these for me:) Loving it, Suman 🙂

  2. Rosa May says:

    Your cinnamon rolls are fabulous! Ooohhh, I so want one now with my tea.



  3. Pushpa says:

    Delicious cinnamon rolls.

  4. Urmi says:

    Very interesting and innovative recipe. Cinnamon rolls looks delicious, yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

  5. Awesome looking rolls…. Turned out perfect for u . Make me mouthwatering. Love it… YUM!

  6. Plateful says:

    The cinnamon rolls look too, too delicious! Great job!

    I’m a big fan of this bread and usually get it from the Cinnabon outlets here in Qatar.

  7. sheeba says:

    omg they are amazingly delicious

  8. Gopika says:

    i love cinnamon rolls 😀 YOurs looks soo delicious .. cant wait to have them..

  9. Swathi says:


    This is killer cinnamon rolls, I am in love with them.

  10. kothiyavunu says:

    looks so yummilicious! wonderful cinnamon rolls and I am sure your hubby had a nice fathers day 🙂

  11. They look beautiful and tempting!

  12. Sarah Naveen says:

    Loved the beautiful clicks..looks so delicious and perfect

  13. Pam says:

    I wish I had these for breakfast today. They look amazing.

  14. Sarah says:

    Those cinnamon rolls look perfect! Your description of it makes me want to eat it now!

  15. Wow.Rolls looks perfect and delicious

  16. such delightful rolls suman, loved the addition of coffee granules in it !! kudos

  17. daksha says:

    I have never made before cinnamon rolls but definitely a must try! Looks so appealing!

  18. Valarmathi Sanjeeev says:

    Lovely shot…rolls looks perfect and yumm.

  19. Oh my what fine cinnamon rolls you have manage to bake up! Wicked good these are and I doubt I’d be able to resist polishing off the whole lot 🙂 wonderful recipe!

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  20. Namitha says:

    I could have them any time of the day 😉

  21. Krithi says:

    Bookmarked already.. OMG… so addictive.. I bet we eat with eyes first..
    Event: Healing Foods – Banana

  22. Sobha Shyam says:

    they look awesome..absolutely delicious..

  23. Raji says:

    These buns sure look so addictive..I have always been wanting to make these and your pictures are tempting me.

  24. Very delicious and beautifully done rolls…

  25. Oh wat a nice wya to celebrate father’s day i adore cinnamon rolls …looks fantastic!!

  26. Vimitha says:

    Delicious and mouth watering rolls… Lovely flavors…

  27. Biny Anoop says:

    wow dats awesome…its looking fab…the moment u said abt cinnamon rolls i came to check ur space….cos i wanna make it some day….pics are gr8

  28. Reva says:

    This looks real yum:) I like the icing which is very fragrant and adds so much flavour:)… Looking at these cinnamon rolls, I can understand what u r saying… they are indeed addictive..lovely.

  29. Priti says:

    Looks just so fab …wow …I don’t have much of sweet tooth too but some time I get this craving to eat something sweet 🙂 …

  30. Deepa says:

    Oh girl you are on a baking spree it seems 🙂
    these rolls look very tempting. Can’t take my eyes off from your last click

    Hamaree Rasoi

  31. vineetha says:

    Thanks for dropping by at my space.First time in ur space.Cinnamon role looks sooo good !

  32. Priya says:

    Omg, gorgeous cinnamon rolls, am drooling over here..

  33. aipi says:

    Whoa !!! that looks superb and delicious and yummy and what not, great job ! 🙂
    US Masala

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