Thursday, September 15, 2011

Old Fashioned Cinnamon Buns

This semester I am studying healthy eating, which is great, except it interferes with my regular baking habits and makes me feel a tad bit guilty using refined flour, sugar etc. You can imagine that with this chilly fall weather that has been waking me up each morning, I've gone running back to the kitchen and of course, looking fondly at all my favorite and delicious recipes that do help with studying difficult school subjects, I'm convinced.

So, before I revise my baking habits (is that even possible?!), I will share my absolute favorite Cinnamon Roll/Bread recipe with you. Simply delicious. Just don't think about the refined flour, okay?

Cinnamon Buns

10-12 Cups Flour
4T. Instant Yeast
4 Eggs
3 Cups Milk
1 Cup Water
1 1/4 Cups Oil (I use Grape-seed Oil)
1 Cup White Sugar
3t. Salt
  1. In a large bowl stir yeast with 8 cups of flour.
  2. Combine eggs, milk, water, 1 cup of oil, sugar and salt in a bowl and beat well.
  3. Heat this second mixture on stovetop, stirring constantly. Pour over flour and yeast, stirring with a wooden spoon until all the flour is incorporated.
  4. Continue adding remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time. When the dough becomes too difficult to stir, begin to knead it. At this point, slowly work the remaining 1/4 cup oil into the dough. You may not need all the flour, but in my experience, I usually use more than what the recipe calls for...Continue kneading for about 10 minutes, until you have a very smooth and soft, but not sticky, dough.
  5. Rub a little oil on your hands; form the dough into a ball, rubbing it with the oil. Cover the bowl with a towel and let rise until the dough doubles, about 1 hour (in my experience, this rises in less than half an hour!). Punch down.
  6. For Cinnamon Buns
Divide dough into 4 equal parts and roll each part into a rectangle. Spread generously with butter, sprinkle generously with white sugar and lots of cinnamon. Roll rectangles up tightly and cut into 1 1/2 inch slices. Place rolls onto greased 9"x13" pans. Let rise again (again, by the time I'm done slicing all the rolls, they have risen completely) and you are ready to bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Finish by throwing together a delicious Cream Cheese Maple Frosting!
  1. For Cinnamon Bread: Divide dough into 6 equal parts. Roll a piece of the dough as wide as your loaf pan. Lightly spread rectangle with softened butter; sprinkle with sugar and lots of cinnamon. Roll up tightly and place seam side down in a greased loaf pan. Let rise 'til doubled. Bake @ 350 for 25-30 minutes. Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then invert to a cooling rack. 

 This recipe is very easy, and wonderful to make and share with neighbors, friends and family.

Enjoy and happy fall, ya'll~


Becky said...

Mmmmmm. Those look delicious!

Mikailah said...

Those look absolutely wonderful!! :) Thank you for sharing, Jenna. We love making cinnamon rolls and bread.

Blessings in Christ,

Wendy Smith said...

they do look good. someone have a bite for me while I go back to nibbling on my broccoli and baby carrots. I have been doing the fruit/veggie/whole grain thing too.

Kelsie-Anne said...

Oh they look *soooo* yummy!!!

CrazyAcres Rose said...

They look delicious!!

Are you able to make the dough the night before, in order to make them fresh for when the family raises for breakfast the next morning?


(love your blog btw ;D)

Charis said...

oh yummy! but you could exchange some of the flour with whole grains and use evaporated cane sugar and raw milk plus farm eggs to at least add a bit health into them. :)

Anonymous said...

Delish! I am going to so try this recipe.
Good luck with your school! I have almost the same thing to do :0

Rachel said...

mmm, looks fantastic! Thanks for the recipe!

Christianna said...

Have you tried using whole wheat flour in them? And you might be able to sub. honey for sugar and raw milk...maybe? Perhaps I'll try it out, and let you know. =)

Jerica said...

Wow that looks great! I am going to make those soon for sure! Actually, my dad's birthday is this week and he loves cinnamon rolls and we never make homemade ones so I will make these for him!!! Thanks for the recipe!

Victoria said...

These look great Jenna! Will have to try that some sunday morning for a treet. They could probably be frozen uncooked for future use right?
Love ya!

Esther said...

Wow!! We definitely want to try making these!! :D

btw, I love your blog Jenna!

Maellen said...

Mmmmm Mmmmmm- my daughter, Emily and I will be making these for Saturday morning!!!!!!! Thanks!

catrina said...

Definitely need to make these - soon. Comfort foods are one of the very best things about fall.
God Bless

Taylor said...

They look sooo delicious :)