These easy to make cinnamon rolls are a perfect coffee companion. I had been craving for these since the time I had them at Cinnabon. So, the craving got the best of me and here is the recipe you all can make at home and without burning a hole in the pocket… 😉
1.5 cups / 180 gms refined flour or Maida
1 tsp / 5 gms yeast
1/4 cup / 40 gms powdered sugar
Pinch of Salt
.5 cup or 60 mls milk
3 tbsp oil
2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 brown sugar or jaggery powder
2 tbsp butter or margarine
- Sift maida in a bowl.
- Activate the yeast in warm milk, add sugar and salt.
- Add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and knead until dough forms. I use Kitchen Aid for kneading. Alternatively, you can put the dough on a floured surface and knead till 150 turns or about 5 minutes.
- Cover with cling wrap and let the dough rest for about 30 minutes. Time depends on the weather conditions, in cold climate the dough will take extra time to rise.
- Meantime, grease an 8-inch round pan and combine the brown sugar (I prefer jaggery powder) and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- On a floured surface, roll dough into 12” x 9”.
- Spread butter/margarine on the rolled dough and sprinkle the cinnamon mixture generously.
- Roll the dough (not too tightly) starting at the 9” end.
- Cut with a serrated knife or dental floss 1/2-inch off either end and cut log into 8 even slices and arrange in pan. Tip: start cutting from the centre to get even sizes.
- Cover with plastic and let the dough rise in a warm spot until doubled (I kept my dough for around 3 hours).
- Bake in preheated oven at 350° F for about 15 minutes.
- You can even frost the cinnabons or have them plain. To make frosting Combine icing sugar and slowly add milk for a spreading consistency. Spread on the buns and enjoy!