Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cinnabon Cinnamon Buns Copycat

My brother in law's favorite breakfast food is a cinnamon bun. Since they made the long drive from Cleveland this weekend, I thought I'd try out some homemade cinnamon buns! I found a Cinnabon copycat recipe that adapted a bit because I didn't have all of the ingredients on hand. The buns were great, But I should have opted for a thicker, more substantial icing.
Also, after I took the photo, I put the buns back in the oven and baked them for 5 more minutes and added more icing.

Cinnamon Buns

1 cup 2% milk, microwaved for 1 minute
1 packet dry active yeast
1 tsp. sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 c. melted butter
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. butter, softened

1 c. powdered sugar
3 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Pour milk, yeast, and 1 tsp. sugar into a mixing bowl. Let it sit 10 minutes until the yeast foams. Turn the mixer on (dough hook) and add in melted butter, flour and sugar. When the mixture all comes together, add eggs one at a time. Let the mixer run for 5 minutes to knead dough. Turn off, cover in plastic wrap, and let dough rise for an hour.
Roll dough out to 20x12. Smear butter on dough, then spinkle on sugar and cinnamon. Roll, slice into 12 buns, and lay in a round baking pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Cover in plastic and let rolls rise for another hour.
Preheat oven to 400.
In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, milk and vanilla. Set aside.
Bake buns for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, and top with icing.


Melissa said...

Yummmm....I LOVE cinnamon rolls!!! I never make anything like that though because I would eat the whole pan in one sitting!

Kelly said...

These look so good. I tried Alton Brown's overnight cinnamon rolls not that long ago and they were fantastic. I also have a recipe from "Fast Food Fix" for lightened copycat Cinnabons that I've been meaning to try.

Sara said...

These look amazing! Cinnamon rolls are such a delcious treat and yours look great.