Lately, I have been cooking and baking a ton. I love using my Kitchen Aid Mixer and my Vitamix. I tend to make more baked goods (sometimes not so healthy) with my Kitchen Aid Mixer. However, when it comes to my Vitamix it is all very healthy eats.
So the other day, I pulled out my Kitchen Aid Mixer… After I was done playing… I posted this photo on Facebook and Instagram…
It got a lot of attention. A couple different people asked about posting the recipe… so here it is.
These cinnamon rolls are from the cook book, Cook’s Baking Book. They are quick because they do not contain yeast. Yeast is an ingredient that makes your pastry fluffy, however it takes time for yeast to rise. These cinnamon rolls are also egg free. Buttermilk is used in place of eggs and yeast.
To make it easy to understand, I’m going to break this recipe down in three different parts, dough, filling, icing.
2.5 cups of all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
Now let’s make the dough…
Whisk all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt) in bowl. Whisk all wet ingredients (buttermilk and 2 tablespoons melted butter) in other bowl. Mix wet ingredients with dry (use a mixer or wooden spoon if you don’t have a mixer.) Transfer dough to a floured service and knead until smooth.
3/4 cup of dark brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of ground clove
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon of melted butter
Now let’s make the filling…
Combine all ingredients and stir with fork or hands until a sand consistency.
Assemble the cinnamon rolls and bake…
Pat dough flat into a 9×12 rectangle. Brush melted butter on and lay filling on top of melted layer.
Roll dough long ways so it becomes a narrow cylinder with cinnamon filling in center. Pinch seam to seal in filling.
Cut cylinder in to 8 pieces (cinnamon rolls.)
Arrange in pan. I used an 8×8 square pan and buttered the bottom and sides so it became non stick.
Butter the top of rolls with melted butter. Place on the middle rack in an oven preheated to 425 F.
Bake for 25 minutes.
2 tablespoons cream cheese
2 tablespoons buttermilk
1 cup powder sugar.
Now let’s make the icing…
Combine cream cheese and buttermilk, stir until smooth. Add powder sugar slowly while stirring until smooth.
Top off the tools with icing…
Once the rolls have baked for 25 mins. and are golden brown, take out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Once cooled smother with icing.
P.S. These cinnamon rolls are very fatty, lots of sugar and butter, but I promise you… You’ll love them and your whole house will smell sweet like cinnamon!