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90-Minute Cinnamon Rolls

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Heavenly 90-Minute Cinnamon Rolls: A Decadent Delight Fresh From Your Oven!

There’s nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls wafting through your kitchen, tantalizing your taste buds and stirring up feelings of warmth and comfort. But who says you need to spend hours waiting for dough to rise? With our 90-Minute Cinnamon Rolls recipe, you can indulge in gooey, cinnamon-spiced goodness in no time at all. Let’s dive into the delectable details of this delightful treat!

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Ingredients:

For the Dough:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 package) instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

For the Frosting:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a small saucepan, heat the milk and butter until the butter is melted. Remove from heat and let it cool until warm but not hot.
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, instant yeast, vanilla extract, sugar, and salt.
    • Add the warm milk mixture and water to the dry ingredients. Stir until well combined.
    • Add the egg and enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.
    • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  2. Make the Filling:
    • In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon for the filling.
    • Roll out the dough into a rectangle about 12×9 inches.
    • Spread the softened butter over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
    • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the buttered dough.
  3. Roll and Cut the Rolls:
    • Starting from the long edge, tightly roll up the dough into a log.
    • Use a sharp knife to cut the log into 12 equal-sized rolls.
    • Place the rolls into a greased 9×13 inch baking pan, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let them rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  4. Bake the Rolls:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Once the rolls have risen, bake them in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Prepare the Frosting:
    • While the rolls are baking, prepare the frosting by beating together the softened butter, cream cheese, and vanilla extract until smooth.
    • Gradually add the powdered sugar until the frosting reaches your desired consistency.
  6. Frost and Serve:
    • Once the rolls are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
    • Spread the cream cheese frosting over the warm rolls.
    • Serve the cinnamon rolls warm and enjoy every heavenly bite!

Cook’s Notes and Variations:

  • Add Nuts or Raisins: Feel free to sprinkle chopped nuts or raisins over the cinnamon sugar filling before rolling up the dough for added texture and flavor.
  • Drizzle with Glaze: If you prefer a lighter frosting, you can make a simple glaze using powdered sugar and milk, then drizzle it over the warm rolls instead of spreading frosting.
  • Make Ahead: These cinnamon rolls can be prepared ahead of time. After cutting the rolls and placing them in the baking pan, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, let them come to room temperature and rise for about 30 minutes before baking as directed.
  • Freezing Instructions: If you have leftovers or want to make a batch for later, you can freeze the baked and frosted cinnamon rolls. Allow them to cool completely, then wrap individually in plastic wrap and foil before placing them in a freezer-safe bag. To reheat, simply thaw in the refrigerator overnight and warm in the microwave or oven before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: Can I use active dry yeast instead of instant yeast? A: Yes, you can substitute active dry yeast for instant yeast. However, you’ll need to proof the yeast in warm water with a pinch of sugar before adding it to the dough.

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Q: Can I use a different type of milk, such as almond or soy milk? A: Yes, you can use alternative milk options if you prefer. Just ensure that it’s warmed slightly before adding it to the dough mixture.

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Q: How can I tell when the cinnamon rolls are done baking? A: The rolls should be golden brown on top and firm to the touch. You can also insert a toothpick into the center of a roll – if it comes out clean, they’re ready.

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Q: Can I omit the cream cheese from the frosting? A: If you prefer a different type of frosting, you can omit the cream cheese and make a simple powdered sugar glaze with milk and vanilla extract.

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Keto Version and Low-Carb Adaptation:

For those following a keto or low-carb lifestyle, here’s a modified version of the recipe:

Keto Cinnamon Rolls:

  • Substitute almond flour for the all-purpose flour to reduce the carb content.
  • Replace the granulated sugar with a keto-friendly sweetener like erythritol or stevia.
  • Use melted coconut oil instead of butter in the dough.
  • For the filling, use a mixture of powdered erythritol and cinnamon.
  • Make a frosting using softened butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract, and powdered erythritol.

Indulge your senses with the irresistible aroma and heavenly taste of homemade cinnamon rolls. With our 90-Minute Cinnamon Rolls recipe, you can enjoy all the decadence of freshly baked treats in a fraction of the time. Whether you’re serving them for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, these cinnamon rolls are sure to delight your family and friends. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat your oven, and get ready to savor every delicious bite of these warm and gooey delights!

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