This recipe for Quickie Homemade Cinnamon Rolls is one that I have used more times than I can count for a last-minute brunch or breakfast sweet treat. My mom used to make this all the time when we were kids, instead of a yeast dough you use a quick baking powder bread dough to make some fast and easy cinnamon rolls. I think the first place this appeared was in Company’s Coming, but like all recipes it’s been around longer than those cookbooks have been. I have no idea where it’s originally from, but it’s seriously a lifesaver.
We had company over the other weekend for brunch and for some reason, I forgot a sweet ending to the meal.
Brunch- if the main dish is savory- requires a sweet treat at the end, there’s no doubt about it.
Listen. We only get to eat brunch twice a week if we are lucky and I would guess most of us perhaps are only lucky enough to eat it once a week. We rarely have dessert after dinner, so I think that it should be mandatory that any decent brunch has something sweet to eat.
Am I right or and I right? Brunch is, in itself, decadent. It can’t make up its mind if it’s breakfast or lunch. This to me says that anything goes.
These made for a beautiful brunch. My table was so pretty!
I have always loved these for their simple flavor. Cinnamon, brown sugar and raisins. Done. I also love that they aren’t a yeast cinnamon bun, they are a sweet bread instead which is such a welcome change of pace.
You really do need to save this recipe for use later, don’t forget. When the panic over nothing sweet on my brunch table hit me, I literally had 30 minutes before my guests arrived. That is how fast you can whip these up. It’s almost certain that you are going to have the ingredients on hand as well, you can skip the raisins and they are simple cinnamon swirls. You can skip the icing as well. Easy, right?
My point is, these are a lifesaver and there are not many recipes that taste this darn good AND save your hiney in times of trouble.
Are these a staple in anyone else’s home? I know I have been eating them since I was a kid, my Mom has been making them for as long as I can remember. These were also her “panic” recipe when there was a last-minute treat needed for company. Make sure to top these with my Buttery Vanilla Glaze recipe!
Happy baking everyone!
Love you more than brunch,
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Quickie Cinnamon Rolls
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 20 minutes
- Total Time
- 30 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup cold butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup butter softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup chopped raisins
- My Homemade Buttery Vanilla Glaze
- Whisk together the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter until it's the size of small peas. Mix in the milk until the dough forms a ball.
- Turn out the dough onto light floured surface and roll into 12 x 8
- inch rectangle
- Combine the first three topping ingredients and spread them onto the dough. Sprinkle the raisins over the top and then roll up the dough jelly-roll style.
- Cut into 12 even pieces.
- Place into muffin cups and bake at 400 degrees until the rolls are browned and the cinnamon mixture is bubbling.
- Cool slightly, then remove from the tins.
- Glaze with my buttery Vanilla Glaze.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.