CINNAMON ROLLS || With a Twist

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You know those huge cinnamon rolls dripping with ooey gooey yumminess? Yes, I do have one of those every few years...I can smell the aroma of them as I walk up to the bakery counter.

This roll is not ooey gooey...it is basically a roll with a bit of sugar and a bit of cinnamon...a light tender pastry to enjoy when something sweet is longed for by our palates.

Hungry for something that reminds you of your childhood?

These cinnamon rolls transport me back to a tiny kitchen in my childhood home.

About once a month my Momma would bring out the cinnamon and brown sugar. We knew that cinnamon rolls would soon appear.

My sisters and I were eager to help with preparation. We of course wanted to be nearby so that when they came out of the oven, we were right there, ready to have one.

The twist with these rolls is a way that I have altered my Momma's recipe. I could never make them just like hers so I came up with a new version of the recipe.

Instead of milk I use mayonnaise mixed with water. The texture of the roll is tender and moist. In case you are wondering ,no, they do not taste like a cinnamon sandwich. You do not taste the mayo at all.

This is an easy recipe but you do have to be patient. You must wait for them to rise, two times. So, make them on a day when you have time to devote to them. You can go off and work on a hub while they are rising.

Walking back into my childhood days as I prepared these made this a particularly enjoyable experience.

Cook Time

Prep time: 2 hours 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 2 hours 45 min
Yields: 8 large cinnamon rolls

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups unleached, unbromated flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup lukewarm water, to which yeast will be added
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • l teaspoon sea salt
  • For sugar mixture to be placed inside of dough
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter/ 2 tablespoons will be brushed on dough rectangle, reserve one tbsp to brush on rolls after they rise
  • For drizzle to drip over rolls
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water or milk

Ingredients for cinnamon & sugar mixture

The butter is to slather on the dough before topping with cinnamon and sugar
The butter is to slather on the dough before topping with cinnamon and sugar | Source

Dough ready to rise

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Dough, covered and placed in a warm spot

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Dough slathered with butter

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Dough with a blanket of cinnamon and sugar goodness

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Raged end is cut off of dough

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Popped in the oven, ready to bake

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Just out of the oven, awaiting the drizzle

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Instructions

  1. Mix yeast and warm water and set aside for about 8 minutes.
  2. Mix butter, sugar, mayonnaise and water. Add to yeast mixture.
  3. Add flour and salt to wet ingredients and mix just till blended.
  4. Place on work space or pastry cloth and work it till it pulls together nicely This will happen in a very few minutes.
  5. Shape into a round, place in a warm place, cover, and let rise till doubled.
  6. Place on work space or pastry cloth and shape into 9x12 rectangle.
  7. Mix cinnamon and sugar well. pat onto dough.
  8. Gently roll dough in a long roll. Carefully cut off the ragged ends.
  9. Cut into 8 sections, place in baking pan, brush with melted butter. Let rise till doubled.
  10. Bake at 400 for about 30 minutes. Check at about 20 minutes if you have an oven that bakes "hot."
  11. Remove from the oven. Let cool in the pan about 10 minutes and prepare your drizzle. Mix powdered sugar and water and drizzle over slightly cooled rolls. Serve right away.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 roll
Calories 230
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Carbohydrates 35 g12%
Sugar 25 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 35 mg12%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2013 Patricia Scott

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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks Peg....they are a delightful tender treat with just enough texture and flavor to set your tastebuds to dancing.

I hope you have a chance to give them a try.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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PegCole17 20 months ago from Dallas, Texas

Had to drop back in and look at these yummy pictures again. Hungry for some hot, fresh cinnamon rolls this morning. Voted up and Pinning.


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks for visiting. I do hope you have a chance to try them...nice little sweet treat.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

You can but to lighten the dough a bit you may need to add a bit of a lighter flour...perhaps almond flour for example.

When I get some extra time I will experiment and get back to you

Thanks for visiting peachpurple

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

O I hope you do try these. I like this recipe when I want a bit of sugar and cinnamon without all of the gooey. I do like those ever so often too but these work for me...it is a tender roll that is sweetened and spiced up a bit. I may add this to my hub

thanks for visiting Sunshine

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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peachpurple 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home

I never succeed in making xinnamon rolls, can i use wheat flour?


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georgescifo 21 months ago from India

wow, the cinnamon rolls really looks and sound delicious. Will try to make it next time when I get free time.


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Sunshine Thanks for stopping to visit.

You know now that I see folks stopping by to comment on these, I think it is time that I make some for my family. I am sure they will be asking what took me so long to make them again.

Angels are on the way to you this evening ps


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pstraubie48 21 months ago from sunny Florida Author

This is a simple easy little bun to enjoy when time is of the essence and a delightful little taste treat is needed.

Thank you for visiting..I think I could use one with a hot cup of coffee myself.

Angels are on the way to you this evening. ps


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Sunshine625 21 months ago from Orlando, FL

Yum! I was smelling the cinnamon as I was reading the recipe. Cinnamon has a calming effect...it worked! :)


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FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

Looks delicious! Oh, what I wouldn't give to have some of these, served warm, extra frosting, with a glass of milk. Sharing!


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

I do get it, Aufait. My Momma's cinnamon rolls were made with the LOVE of a Momma and none I can ever make will come close to hers. I know that for sure.

These are just a quickie kind of roll when we just have to recapture some of that goodness.

Thank you for stopping, AuFait Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps


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Au fait 22 months ago from North Texas

My mother used to make the best cinnamon rolls from her regular bread dough. On the day she baked bread every week for the 7 of us, sometimes she would take some of the bread and put butter and cinnamon and walnuts in it and bake it 'til it was so yummy! Of course all her bread was yummy and I miss not having it anymore, but those cinnamon rolls were a real treat.

A delicious looking photo and recipe. Wish I could have some right now!


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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida Author

When I think something is droolingly delicious I say that it should be against the law....these definitely fall into that category.

thank you for visiting Angels are on the way to you this Sunday morning.


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Carb Diva 23 months ago

These look and sound so amazing, I can almost smell them. I'm hungry. I love to bake bread and will try these soon.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

These look delicious! I can almost smell the cinnamon fragrance in the kitchen now. Yum. Yes, please.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi DDE These are a delicious little roll. I hope one day you can give them a try. Thank you for stopping by :)

Angels are on the way ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi DDE These are a delicious little roll. I hope one day you can give them a try. Thank you for stopping by :)

Angels are on the way ps


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great recipe with cinnamon a soothing ingredient and tastes good. A good idea to try this recipe.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi CareerMommy

I am taking these to a family breakfast tomorrow. We have an out of town visitor who has just popped in. These are quick and easy and sure to please.

Thanks for stopping by. Angels are on the way ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi CareerMommy

I am taking these to a family breakfast tomorrow. We have an out of town visitor who has just popped in. These are quick and easy and sure to please.

Thanks for stopping by. Angels are on the way ps


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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Wow. I was looking for a good cinnamon roll recipe and this is a great one! Sweets is a great weakness of mine. I would definitely eat these for breakfast.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

OMGosh! These look so good! I love cinnamon rolls and there is nothing better than home made. Awesome recipe hub here! Up and yummy! :)


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

It's not too late jpcmc

We can open a cinnamon bun stand together. Rich sounds good to me :)

Angels are on the way to you again this morning. ps


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jpcmc 3 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

I used to bake when I was younger. Sold them to have extra cash. I wish I knew this recipe back then. I'd be filthy rich by now. LOL


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi tamron

Me, too. I am trying not to have them but once in a very great while. But there is just something special about how the house fills with the most intoxicating aroma when these are baking....I might be addicted to that odor.

Thank you for the pin and for stopping by.

More Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps


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tamron 3 years ago

I love cinnamon rolls in the mornings or for a midnight snack. I saved this recipe! Pinning it


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

I knew it was just a matter of time, Patricia, but I almost broke a tooth trying to taste those luscious looking cinnamon rolls on my computer screen in your first image. Cinnamon rolls just happen to be one of my all-time favorites you know, so your lovely hub is particularly appealing. Trust me.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good afternoon Chitrangada

It is delightful. Have a part of one and it hits the spot and satisfies your desire for sugar and cinnamon. Of course you can indulge and have a whole one too.

Thanks for visiting.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good afternoon Chitrangada

It is delightful. Have a part of one and it hits the spot and satisfies your desire for sugar and cinnamon. Of course you can indulge and have a whole one too.

Thanks for visiting.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

This is definitely with a twist! I love the interesting combination of ingredients and anything which has cinnamon, makes it so tempting and delicious.

I loved your presentation and helpful pictures.

Thanks for sharing the details!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Happy Friday, Rebecca.

This was a first. I had never tried this and if they had not turned out well I would not have published this.

It is actually a very easy recipe and I am all about easy.

Have a lovely beginning of the weekend.

Angels are winging their way to you this morning. ps


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Interesting! I use to know a lady who made muffins using mayo instead of milk. I can just smell your cinnamon buns from the photo!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good morning tebo

Hopefully you will have a chance to make them. They are a treat you will enjoy.

As I have mentioned in a number of my comments, they are even better the next day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Angels are on the way ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good morning vocalcoach

It was just time for a little sugar and cinnamon and why not make bread the delivery system?

They are gooey and bursting with flavor when they are just out of the oven. The second day not so gooey but sugars and cinnamon have been soaked up by the bread portion of this roll and it just so tasty.

Maybe you can give them a try sometime.

Angels are on the way this morning. ps


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tebo 3 years ago from New Zealand

These rolls sound and look delicious. Cinnamon is such a tasty spice. I hope I get around to making these rolls because I can taste them already.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Oh, wow - These cinnamon rolls are divine and this recipe is to die for. I'm so glad you posted this. Voted up and sharing and thanks for the follow.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good morning Rtalloni

Thanks for visiting today....these little sweet things are a bit sinful. I cut mine into thirds or fourths as I like just a little bit of 'sin' at a time!!!:)

thanks for stopping by....it is always nice to see you. Angels are on the way to you and your family. ps


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

These look fabulous, and I could easily replace the butter with coconut oil to accommodate my allergy to cow milk. Looking forward to giving these a try to then telling that they contain mayo! :)


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi nightbear

they are dee dee and they really are not difficulty. The hardest part is waiting for them to rise and then waiting for them to cook....the aroma drives you crazy while you wait.

Thanks for visiting. I will be over very soon to visit. Angels are on the way ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi nightbear

they are dee dee and they really are not difficulty. The hardest part is waiting for them to rise and then waiting for them to cook....the aroma drives you crazy while you wait.

Thanks for visiting. I will be over very soon to visit. Angels are on the way ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Come on over, Carol. We can have ice cold milk, hot coffee or tea, or water.

You will be hooked.

thanks for your visit today. Angels are on the way to you this evening. ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Come on over, Carol. We can have ice cold milk, hot coffee or tea, or water.

You will be hooked.

thanks for your visit today. Angels are on the way to you this evening. ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Eddy

I wish I could send a dozen or so to you...they really are yummy.

I am keeping you busy filling your recipe files. :)

Thanks for visiting today. Angels are on the way to you this evening. ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Eddy

I wish I could send a dozen or so to you...they really are yummy.

I am keeping you busy filling your recipe files. :)

Thanks for visiting today. Angels are on the way to you this evening. ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Pamela

Needless to say I do not make these often but once in a while I need a doughy cinnamon and sugar fix. One of the best parts about them is they are even better the second day.

Thanks for visiting. Angels are on the way to you my Friend. ps


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

I think I will just come over and have one hot out of the oven...I can smell the cinnamon...Make some coffee and I will grab a ride from some of my angels.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Mmm they look delicious PS; another recipe to save.

Eddy.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

My mouth is watering! Those rolls look marvelous and I have copied you recipe. Thank you very much.

Awesome and shared! Sending you many angles to have a blessed day.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Martin

I wish I could send you one of these right now. I think I may have to have one for breakfast although I cut them into small sections and have a bit at a time with coffee. Yummy.

thanks for visiting today.

Angels are on the way ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Veenoo

I hope you have a chance to try these. They really are a nice little treat.

And yummy the next day to heated or at room temperature.

Thanks for visiting. Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good morning Rose

Maybe the bride-to-be could serve these to her bridesmaids after the wedding (not before, as their dresses might not fit.).

They really are a bit sinful but since you would not have them every day, it is ok to indulge once in a while.

thanks for your visit.

Angels are on the way to you this morning...ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Bill

And if that were not torture enough, just let me tell you that they are better the next day!! Yummilicious.

Get Bev to make you some of these....

Angels are on the way this morning ps :)


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Mmm Mmm I'm so there. thank you


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rudra007 3 years ago from India

Good post Patricia. I really like cinnamon snacks.


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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

Mmmmmmmmmmm.....................these cinnamon rolls look amazing! What a great recipe and the images are fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious looking recipe. (Voted Up) -Rose


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Just shoot me now PS! This is cruel and unusual punishment on your part and I hope you feel bad about it. LOL

At least I've already eaten dinner so you didn't make me hungry.

By the way, I loved the introduction. :)

blessings and a hug coming your way

bill

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