You won’t believe how easy these Cinnamon Rolls are to make. Using Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix as the main ingredient, definitely makes this an Easy Cinnamon Roll recipe.
With this Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe, you will never make cinnamons rolls another way again.
Before I dive into this blog post, I feel that I should go on record and say that this is not a sponsored blog post. I am not getting paid by Pillsbury to endorse their Hot Roll Mix. I am simply an average consumer, who looks for easy and affordable ingredients to make delicious recipes to share. Whew! Okay, not that is out of the way, let’s dive right into this post.
There are certain foods in life that I must stay far away from. These are foods that I know I will not be able to stop eating once I have a bite. I become a leech to certain foods. Some of those foods are
Burgers- especially a good one
Birthday Cake with Buttercream Frosting
Almost any pastry, including donuts and
this Easy Cinnamon Roll recipe!
Cinnamon Rolls and my Booty
So I guess you’re wondering if Cinnamon Rolls are so hard for me to walk away from, why in the world did I make them? As much as I wish I had a smart and responsible answer for you, I don’t. The only thing I can offer is that I love Cinnamon Rolls and Cinnamon Rolls loves my ass. Why my ass, because that is the first place they go when they enter my body. It’s okay, big booties are in now according to Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian West, Ashley Graham (my female crush), and a bunch of other Instagram models.
If you have a big booty or any fuller body part that you wish were smaller, I am about to make it a lot hard for you by sharing this Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe.
When I first started blogging, I made Homemade Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls (ignore the pictures) and they were amazing. Please forgive my photography. I only had a cheap digital camera at the time and I didn’t know that “food blogging” was a thing. As I remember making them, there was a lot of wait time and labor involved.
- You had to proof the yeast, which is always scary for me.
- Let the yeast rise, the first time, for about an hour.
- Cut the rolls and let them rise again
- And then bake them.
Why I love using Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix
I love using Hot Roll Mix because it’s less time and labor involved in the same outcome. In fact, I think you can use this Hot Roll Mix for pizza dough and dinner rolls. That is another great thing about Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix is that it’s multi purposeful! Now, I can totally make a basic rising dough for this Easy Cinnamon Roll recipe, but when I just don’t feel like doing the work or don’t have the time, this recipe fits the bill.
This is going to be a very cheap way to make cinnamon rolls. All you need is the mix, light brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter. I am sure you have these ingredients at home. You’re almost there! Once the dough is prepared, you’re going to spread the inside with butter, sprinkle with light brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. That’s it! I almost forgot, with the Hot Roll Mix, you don’t really have to let the dough rise as long as a dough made from scratch. However, I do let the dough rise for about 15 minutes before I bake and once the dough is put together. That is my personal preference but you can do what the box says.
Overall, I am telling you this a really Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe EVER! You can make these cinnamon rolls on weekend mornings EASY and it won’t take you forever to make them. I am all about making your lives easier and not only does this recipe do just that, but it will also make your mornings a little sweeter too.
- 1 Box Pillsbury Hot Roll Mix (including ingredient requirements)
- 4 tbsp. Unsalted butter, room temperature and divided
- 1 c. hot water
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ c. light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. Nutmeg
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 ¼ c. powdered sugar
- 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Using a large bowl, pour in the contents from the Hot Roll Mix along wih the yeast included. Add the required ingredients, water, egg, and butter. Mix using a stand mixer with dough hook until well combined. The dough will be slightly sticky. Turn to lightly flour surface and knead about 3 times. The soft dough should be smooth.
- Place in greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. Place in warm spot and allow to sit for 30 minutes, or as instructed on the box.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out the dough into a long rectangle shape and about ¼ inch thick, about 11X14.
- Take the other 2 tablespoons of butter and rub across the dough. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix. Sprinkle the sugar on top of the butter. Roll the dough into a long log.
- NOTE: Depending on how you rolled out your dough will determine where you should roll. For me, I rolled the dough long vertically, so I rolled the dough into a log from left to right.
- Cut the cinnamon rolls in ½ inch rolls using a sharp knife. Place the rolls in a butter round cast iron skillet or round baking dish. Cover with a kitchen towel for 15 minutes and doubled in size. I believe this is optional based upon the box instructions.
- Preheat oven to 400 Degrees. Bake the rolls for 20 minutes and slightly golden brown.
- In a separate bowl, add the cream cheese and softened butter. Using a mixer, mix until blended. Slowly add the powdered sugar ½ cup at a time. Add the vanilla extract and pinch of salt and mix until well blended.
- Once the rolls are finished. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Spread the mixture on top of the cinnamon rolls and serve.