My family loves Cinnamon Rolls, but buying the premade ones was getting kind of expensive, so I thought about dabbling my hand at making my own! It’s actually really easy, especially if you have a bread machine. This recipe makes about 10 cinnamon rolls, so you can make breakfast for your family of 5 for about Here’s how to make amazingly delicious Cinnamon Pecan Rolls with cream cheese frosting.
Dough Ingredients (.50 cents total)
1/4 cup milk (80-90 degrees)
1/4 cup +2 Tbsp water (80-90 degrees)
1 large egg, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp. unsalted butter cut in pieces
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups bread machine or bread flour
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
2 cups pecans crushed ($1.00)
2 T cinnamon
1/2-1 cup sugar (to taste)
2 T melted butter
Icing Ingredients ($1.50 total cost)
1 stick unsalted butter softened (room temperature)
1 8 oz package of Philadephia Cream cheese (room temperature)
2-3 cups powdered sugar
Total overall cost: $3.00 (versus $5-6 for Pillsbury brands)
Place ingredients for the dough in a bread maker IN THE ORDER listed. Choose the dough only cycle on your bread maker. (usually takes 1 1/2 hours)
While that is working, use a nut crusher to finely crush the pecans. Then mix the cinnamon, sugar, and pecans together in a small bowl
Next, make your cream cheese frosting.
To do this, place the butter and cream cheese in a mixer and mix until combined and light and fluffy. Once combined, add confectioners sugar 1/2 cup at a time until the frosting is the sweetness you like.
Once the dough is done, flour a large flat surface and rolling pin. Roll the dough out until is about 13X9. Melt 2 Tbsp of butter and then brush on the dough.
Take the cinnamon mixture and add all across the dough.
Then very slowly roll the dough like a log.
Once it’s completely rolled, cut 2 inch slices off of the log and place on a greased cookie sheet.
Next, place the sliced rolls in a warm place and allow to rise for at least 45 minutes, I usually place them in the oven and allow to rise over night.
When they have risen, place in a preheated oven (375 degrees) and cook until golden brown. Around 20 minutes.
Top with the cream cheese frosting, and they are ready to serve!