Hey! Don’t judge me. I know, I know. I was consistent and then I fell off…I’m sorry! That was the bad news. The good news is that I started a new full time job!! It’s my first time going to an office everyday in more than 3 years, so I have been starting my day at 5A and getting back to my house, usually between 6:30-7:30P…a LONG ASS DAY! That is why I have fallen off from posting. The better news though, is that I have finally got my routine down and I am back to creating content for ya’ll! There’s a blessing in every lesson though, because now I’m so much more focused on efficient recipes. I am still going to give you all health focused recipes, with a few cheats sprinkled in, but I now understand that when you have a few hours in the evening and the weekends to do everything else, you don’t want to spend it all cooking! I get it, I do! Lol. But just because you don’t want to spend all of your time cooking, doesn’t mean you don’t want good, homemade things when possible. Enter, these quick one bowl cinnamon rolls! No legit, you need a bowl for this!
If you’ve been following me for any amount of time on instagram, you know I LOVE cinnamon rolls. Like, love them. I haven’t eaten them in quite sometime, but I really enjoy them. I even posted a recipe for a monkey bread made out of cinnamon rolls!! They are so good. I’ve been making them from scratch for years now, though it usually takes a few hours to make the dough, then let it rise, then make the dough, then let IT rise…then bake them. It’s a lot. So I wanted to cut that time down. The two secret weapons here are instant yeast and oven heat! Instant yeast comes in packets and in jars. If you bake a lot, you can save money buying the jar, but if you’re not a big user of yeast, they sell the 3 packet size for ~$2 in the grocery store. When you start to make the dough, you will preheat the oven to 200 degrees. You won’t bake the cinnamon rolls here, but you will allow it to get warm enough that your rolls will be able to rise quickly. Another thing that keeps this recipe moving quickly is using your mixer (or a whisk) to sift your flour. This ensures you don’t have a heavy cinnamon roll, rather a light one that’s dreamy and flaky. From there, follow the rest of the directions and you will have an amazing cinnamon roll that is done in about an hour start to finish! For homemade, that is pretty legit!
The thing I love most about these cinnamon rolls (besides the time it takes to make them) is that it’s very difficult to get the taste and texture of a homemade cinnamon roll from the pop cans. The next best thing is from a bakery that makes them in house or Cinnabon, but even still. Knowing how you like them, and spending way less than $4.50 a roll is a pure bonus. Also, with this basic dough recipe, you are able to customize these to fit your fancy. Once you have this down, play around with your options to create a treat that is really your own. From a healthy standpoint…these aren’t what I would call healthy, they are a treat. However, they’re homemade, so free of preservatives, and made with all natural ingredients, and organic if you choose. For a GF version, choose a good 1:1 flour! Enough of me talking…Let’s get into this recipe!