A perfect way to start the day….

Well, with a cup of coffee too.  I have been wanting to make these breakfast goodies for a while now.  I even bought the ingredients a couple months back, but I did nothing to make them.BIG MISTAKE!!!

Yesterday, I had the day off from work so I had some time to run errands, do laundry, play with the dogs, develop some recipes and of course bake.

While I was working on some recipes, strangely all I kept thinking about were these cinnamon rolls.  I pulled out my Pioneer Woman cookbook and took a look at the recipe.  Not sure why I just now noticed it but the original recipe makes 40-50 cinnamon rolls.  That is way to many for just Shaun and I and our co-workers.  So I took to the Internet and low and behold another blogger had done the measurements and posted Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Roll Recipe for 12 servings.  BINGO!

ENJOY ~ Meagan

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Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients:

Dough
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
2 1/8 cups all-purpose flour (plus 1/4 cup for kneading)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 Tbsp salt

Filling
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
cooking spray

Maple Frosting
8 oz. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp maple flavoring
1/8 cup whole milk
1/8 cup melted butter
1/16 cup brewed coffee
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions:

In large sauce pan over medium heat add milk, vegetable oil and sugar
Remove the pan from the heat right before it starts to boil. Allow it to cool and then add the yeast and let it sit for a minute
Then top it off with the flour and stir and cover with a towel and let it sit in a warm spot for 1 hour
After 1 hour remove the towel and stir in the baking powder, baking soda, salt and remaining flour
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Lay the dough out on top of a floured surface and roll the dough out so that it forms a long thin rectangle shape
Pour the melted butter on top of the dough and spread it all around with your fingers
Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar so that it is well covered
Roll the dough up and pinch the seam together at the end and flip over so the seam is on the bottom
With a sharp knife start to cut up 1-inch pieces and place in a round baking pan that is coated with cooking spray (you can use butter as well)
Don't over crowd the cinnamon rolls because they will get bigger when they cook
Place the cinnamon rolls to the side and cover with a towel for 20 minutes
Place the baking pans in the oven and cook 15-18 minutes or until golden brown - Don't over bake!
When there is 5 minutes left in the baking process start to make the frosting
In large bowl add powdered sugar, milk, butter, coffee, salt, and maple flavoring (can omit and use vanilla)
Stir the mixture so that it becomes nice and thick but still able to pour
Remove the pans when rolls are done and top the cinnamon rolls with the frosting
Make sure you cover everything including the edges

   

5 Responses to “Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls”

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    Aimee — August 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    This are indeed the easiest and tastier cinnamon rolls ever….

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    • azestybite replied: — August 31st, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them!

      Reply

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    Mary K — September 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I’m so glad to have found your post with the recipe broken down for smaller portions (and to know you tested it and it works – I was worried I would divide it wrong and mess up the proportions and it would come out horrible!). I saw the original on The Pioneer Woman and really wanted to make it, but there was no way I was going to make 8 pans of it! I’m glad you found the other blogger who translated the recipe and shared the measurements..I’m going to make this tomorrow! Thanks!!!

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    Samantha — December 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I have a question, do you have to wait to let the liquid cool before adding the yeast? I don’t want to mess this up on the first go. I want to make these for xmas morning.

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    • azestybite replied: — December 22nd, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

      Hey Samantha,

      You can add the yeast while the liquid is warm just not real hot. You will definitely enjoy these rolls Christmas morning.

      Reply

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