Can homemade cinnamon rolls be “quick and easy” to make? Turns out, the answer is YES!
When my oldest was in the 12-14 year range, he hung out at the mall a lot, and more often than not, he would scarf down a cinnamon roll from Cinnabon while he was there. Although he doesn’t really have a sweet tooth, that was one of his few indulgences.
His days of aimlessly wandering the mall are mostly long gone, but the occasional craving for a cinnamon roll still pops up, so when I spied a recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls, I was intrigued.
Baking many different breads (along with gardening) has been a sort of therapy for me over the past few months. Basically after years of passing by any recipe that had yeast in it, I am now making all the recipes that have yeast in it. When the world seems so heavy and upside down, the idea of putting a few simple ingredients into a bowl and letting it do its thing is about all the energy I can muster.
True to its promise, these cinnamon rolls were very simple to make. Although they have to be left alone to rise for a bit, you can make them when you wake up and still be enjoying a leisurely breakfast.
One last note: I usually get really put off by recipes that are LONG, but don’t let that deter you. It may be long, but it’s still simple, and the result are soft pillowy bits of deliciousness slathered in cream cheese frosting.