Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Man's Cinnamon Roll Recipe

It's no secret that My Man can bake better than me (except for my Simple Sugar Cookies).  He makes the BEST manly cinnamon rolls in the whole wide world.  In fact, these soft and gooey sweet rolls rival Cinnabon and are one of the reasons I married him!  He made these for me way back when we were dating in college.  I took one taste and knew that I had fallen in LOVE with them him.

 My Man was brave enough to let me tell you of his baking talents and to share his recipe (which he learned from his sister).   I wish I could take credit for these huge cinnamon rolls, but then if you ever asked me how to do it, I would be lame and not have a clue.

So Is your mouth watering yet?  Time to get baking . . .

My Man's Cinnamon Rolls

1 pkg. dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 TB sugar

Prep yeast as directed on pkg.  Then add:

1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup potato flakes (this is the SECRET--just use regular mashed potato flakes)
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
4 1/2 cups flour

Mix all ingredients until you have a nice dough.  Then follow the next steps below:

Roll out the dough.  Spread dough with:

1 cup melted butter

Then mix:
1/2--3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cinnamon

Sprinkle all over dough on top of butter.  Use more cinnamon/sugar if needed.

Roll into a log and cut into slices.  My Man uses dental floss to cut his dough so nicely.  Place on a greased pan.  In order to fill the gaps, place extra dough (from the ends of the log) in between the rolls as pictured above.

Cover and let rise 1 hour until doubled.

Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.

This is how they look when they are done baking.  I love how the gaps fill in so beautifully.

(My mouth is watering as I write this!)

Don't forget to ice them while they are warm!  Super yum.

If you need a frosting recipe, try my Easy Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting recipe.  It's simple and so very good.  My Man makes the rolls, I make the frosting.

P.S.  These go great with my Vegetable Beef Soup.  Savory, hearty soup with warm sweet rolls.  Yum. Hope you enjoy this recipe.

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  1. Those look so yummy! And turned out perfect!

    1. Thank you!! I hope you give them a try.

  2. These look so yummy! I'm excited to try them. Pinned!
    By the way, I think the name of your blog is just darling. Love it!

    1. Thank you! I talk a lot about kid stuff, so that's what the name is about. Thanks for visiting!!

  3. I love a man who can cook! You're a lucky gal! :) These look amazing! I've never made them but have always wanted to.

    1. Haha! I am lucky! What's funny though is that most people assume I make his stuff! I am tempted to take the credit sometimes.

  4. these look amazing! I have a question: does the dough need to rise once before rolling out and making the buns? if so that is awesome and will take less time than the recipe i currently use.

    1. Yes, let dough rise before you roll it out. Sorry for the confusion!!


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