If you have yeast on hand….you have to try out these cinnamon rolls. The recipe is based off of my friend Somer’s recipe (though hers were vegan) and I swapped in a lower sugar frosting. The frosting isn’t sweet, unlike a traditional powdered sugar cream cheese frosting, but is so very delicious. Leftovers the next day? The frosting gets better!
Quick Cinnamon Rolls
- 1¼ cups warm water
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp yeast
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 3 cups bread flour (360 grams weighed)
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- Ground cinnamon
Add water, sugar and yeast to a stand mixer bowl. Let rest for a couple of minutes.
Add in oil, salt and flour.
Put on bread hook, turn on to low to mix flour in, then turn up speed to knead a bit. Add in a bit more flour as needed for a dough to start shaping. Knead for 2 more minutes.
Lightly flour work surface, scrape out dough. Knead for 7 minutes, sprinkling on flour as needed so dough isn’t sticky.
Cover dough with a piece of plastic wrap, let rest for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle a bit of flour, roll dough out to a 12×16″ rectangle.
Spread the butter over the dough, then sprinkle on brown sugar. Sprinkle cinnamon on liberally.
Using a bench scraper, roll dough into a log. Pinch ends. Cut in half, then into quarters. Line up and cut each quarter into 3 rounds.
Spray a 9×13″ pan, place rolls into it. Cover pan with the plastic wrap. Let sit in a warm area to rise for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350° while rising.
Remove plastic wrap and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until lightly golden brown on top.
Let cool on a rack.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 10 ounces cream cheese
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- Pinch salt
- ¼ cup honey
- 1-2 Tbsp milk
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
Place sour cream and butter in a stand mixer bowl, let come to room temperature while the rolls cool.
Beat until smooth, then add in salt and honey, beating in till smooth.
Add in 1 Tablespoon milk, beat in.
Add in 2 Tablespoons cornstarch, beat well.
If frosting seems too thick, add in a bit more milk.
Spread on cooled rolls thickly.
Store frosted rolls in refrigerator, covered, if any are left over.
Makes 12 rolls.