Easy Cinnamon Buns

by Feb 19th, 2010 // Breakfast, Recipes

Easy Cinnamon Buns

I had to practically beg my kid to make these this morning… he was stuck on the idea of making baked oatmeal or muffins but after one bite he said “I could eat a MILLION of these.”  These lovely little rolls taste like a biscuit covered in cinnamon and sugar. They cook in 10 minutes and are the perfect complement to a cup of tea.

Prep Time: 15 mins  Cooking Time: 10 mins

Dough Ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of melted butter
1/4 cup canola oil
extra flour for dusting

Filling Ingredients:
2 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
lots of cinnamon for sprinkling

Glaze Ingredients:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl sift together all the dry dough ingredients.  Stir in milk, butter and oil until dough becomes thick. Gather into a ball and place on a floured work surface. Flour a rolling pin and roll out dough into large rectangle. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and brown sugar for the filling. Using a pastry brush, paint the oil on top of the dough. Sprinkle most of the sugar mixture on top of the oil leaving a table spoon or two for topping the cinnamon roll. Generously sprinkle cinnamon over the entire filling. Roll dough up and cut into sections with a very sharp knife. Place on a greased cookie sheet (I used a Silpat instead). Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture on top of cinnamon rolls and bake in the oven for 8 to 12 minutes. They should be slightly brown on top. Meanwhile, make the glaze by slowly whisking milk into sugar until it is a nice smooth consistency.  When rolls are done remove from oven and drizzle glaze on top of each roll.  Serve warm.  Makes about a dozen cinnamon rolls.

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Cinnamon rolls are served!

13 Comments on “Easy Cinnamon Buns”

  1. 1.) Jaclyn Schoknecht
    February 20th, 2010

    You're going to have to do some serious girl-toy shopping soon!

  2. 2.) Marketing Mommy
    February 21st, 2010

    I'm making these now and just guessing at the oven temp. 350?

  3. 3.) Kelly
    February 21st, 2010

    I am going to try these cinnamon rolls right now…but I don't see what temperature the oven should be! oops! But I'm going to wing it- these just look too good!

  4. 4.) Kelly
    February 21st, 2010

    Okay, just pulled them out of the oven. I did the oven at 375 degrees, and it took a little longer.. maybe 12-14 minutes?? But they DO really taste like biscuits with cinnamon and sugar. Yummy!

  5. 5.) Rebecca
    February 22nd, 2010

    The oven should be at 400. I have pregnant mommy brain. I can't believe I forgot to add that part!

  6. 6.) Marketing Mommy
    February 22nd, 2010

    I guessed 350 and ended up with greasy, raw dough. Blech!

  7. 7.) Rebecca
    February 22nd, 2010

    dear marketing mommy, oh, no! that's just the opposite of how these come out. they are so biscuity and not greasy at all.

  8. 9.) casey
    January 20th, 2012

    These are so very good and easy!! My three year old and I made them this morning and we love them. Thanks!!

  9. 10.) Josephine Vu
    January 28th, 2012

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  11. 12.) Nicole
    March 22nd, 2013

    These look delicious and are healthy too! I calculated the calories and each bun has only 226 calories! I will try these soon 🙂

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