Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Cups

These are some of the easiest rolls ever. They are pretty fun to make, and are a delicious dessert or breakfast. They are yeast free, so they don't require rising or proofing time, so they are perfect for when you want an easy cinnamon roll, but don't want Pillsbury.  The cupcake wrappers make them portion controlled, fun, and easy to serve. Try them out tonight!

Recipe Adapted from Moms Who Think

Cinnamon Roll Cups

For the rolls

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 stick butter, melted and divided.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the swirl

3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 425 degrees, place wrappers in a muffin pan and spray lightly with cooking spray.

Combine all ingredients for the cinnamon swirl in a small bowl and stir to combine.

Combine dry ingredients  in a large bowl. Add vinegar to milk and stir allow to thicken for about 3 minutes. Add three tablespoons of butter to the milk mixture. Pour milk mixture over dry ingredients and stir to incorporate. When it resembles a soft dough, turn out onto floured surface and knead about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.  

Roll dough into a 9 x 13 rectangle with a rolling pin. Making sure that the sides are even.

Brush dough with butter and sprinkle cinnamon over the top in an even layer. Press the cinnamon mixture into the dough a little bit to make sure it sticks.

Roll the dough into a tight roll, pinching the seam and the ends to make a large roll. Slice into 12 pieces and place in muffin cups.

Brush the muffin tops with the remaining butter, and bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.

Cool and ice if you prefer.

Easy Icing
Mix 2 tablespoons of milk with 4 tablespoons (or more) of powdered sugar, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a touch of vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Drizzle over rolls.

You can also top with cream cheese frosting, for a more decadent option.

Happy Cooking!



junebuug72 said...

I love this!

Lorrae said...

I Joy! I came across your blog from DC forums and I absolutely love it! ps... I've always been looking for an easy cinnamon roll recipe, lol! So glad I came across this... definitely going to be subscribing! :] hope you enjoy my blog as well - its still in its infancy!

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