Cinnamon Crunch Cinnamon Rolls











Cinnamon Crunch Cinnamon Rolls

1 tablespoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup warm milk (not hot), plus 2 teaspoons
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, divided use
1 2/3 cups bread flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
5 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together yeast, granulated sugar and 1/2 cup warm milk (reserve the 2 teaspoons) until well combined; allow to sit 5 minutes. Add egg, vanilla, salt and 2 tablespoons butter, and mix using a dough hook, until well combined - about 1-2 minutes. Add flour and mix on medium speed for 5 minutes.

Remove dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead for an additional 5 minutes. Shape dough into a ball, place in a greased bowl, lightly cover, and allow to rise in a warm area for 1 1/2 hours.

Roll dough out using a rolling pin, into a 13x9-inch rectangle. Spread remaining 2 tablespoons butter over dough. Sprinkle brown sugar, cinnamon, and cereal over dough. Roll up, jellyroll style, and slice very ends off. Slice log into 6 equal pieces, and place in a greased 9-inch cake pan. Lightly cover and allow to rise in a warm area for 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a little extra melted butter over rolls, if desired. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and well risen. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.

Stir together confectioners' sugar and additional 2 teaspoons milk until combined; drizzle over cinnamon rolls, and serve.

Makes 6 big cinnamon rolls

39 comments:

  1. Sigh! I've been wanting cinnamon buns... I didn't take traditional home ecc... but I did go to sewing camp and loved it! then took sewing in school and made my prom dresses... it is a lot more fun than it seems... hehe! :)

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  2. Wow these are so cute! I'm in high school right now, and although there are no life skills type classes at my school, this is time where my interest in cooking and baking began.

    Putting Cinnamon Toast crunch in is such a great idea!

    ~Sherry

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  3. I swear you're evil. I am so addicted to your blog b/c it all looks so incredible. Even things I wouldn't like look good!

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  4. sounds yummie. cant read this at night because it makes me hungry and it is entirely too late to eat the giant home-made eclair sitting quietly in my fridge. no, didnt make it--got pizza&they make eclairs&homemade pizzas!! carb heaven!! breaking bad new season begin march 21!! marathon leading up to premiere!! love jessie!! and walter!! even skylar!! haha--boy--i need a life!! hannah made beautiful amy winehouse!!! xxo #1 aunt

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  5. Aw, what a cute story about how you caught the baking bug! I agree about not being able to resist when cinnamon toast crunch is in front of you...except I can't find it in Paris :( If by some weird miracle I do, they are definitely going in my next cinnamon rolls!

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  6. What a great idea to add Cinnamon Crunch to the rolls. My son loves that cereal! I've never made cinnamon rolls and want to tackle that and bread in the near future. If I do manage that I'm afraid my hips and thighs will expand!!!!

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  7. Just when I thought something couldn't be improved upon, YOU DID IT! Adding cinnamon cereal is an ingenuous way to get a bit of crunch in there.

    Do you dream these things? Or do they come to you in the light of day?

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  8. Yum, I want one right now! I made cinnamon rolls in Home Economics too. It must be a universal thing that they think everyone needs to know how to make! I heart cinnamon toast crunch. Fabulous idea of adding it to the cinnamon rolls. :)

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  9. home ec class was awful. we made those horrible chicken, cheese and broccoli casseroles that were so salty and veggies were cooked beyon recognition. it was those classes that started me thinking " there has to be a better way of making casseroles' lol.

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  10. this. this is clever. i commend your foodie brain, emily.
    oh, and i would totally give you a run for your money in a cinnamon roll eating contest. battle on. :)

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  11. What a unique way to add some crunch, I like it!

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  12. I cannot have these lying around, either, or they will get polished off. I love the addition of cinnamon toast crunch -fabulous!

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  13. You are always so clever!! Adding cinnamon toast crunch is such a good idea. They look great :)

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  14. DELICIOUS!! I adore cinnamon rolls.....when I lived in England and was jobless, I'd bake them every few days. It was terrible, my flatmate and I ended up looking like cinnamon rolls we ate that many of them. OH god I want some now!!

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  15. You are my new hero. Reading your post on Cinnamon Rolls was like taking a long great look into my past. Home Ec was my starting point, too.

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  16. OOOh,...my,...these rolls look so succulent & fabulous, Emily!!

    Your family is one lucky one!!

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  17. I don't know, I think I could take you in a cinnamon roll eating contest :) Love the CTC you put in - what a great idea!

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  18. I find cinnamon rolls very hard to resist as well, unless they are from Cinnabon and I can pass them by...go figure. Your version looks delicious Emily.

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  19. You might not make them a lot, but you make them GOOD! Really good.

    I've never tried cinnamon toast crunch. Have I been hiding under a rock??

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  20. Great idea, I agree, they are really good! This I will have to try!

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  21. Oh, man. I'm a bit nervous about making homemade cinnamon buns, but the inclusion of Cinnamon Toast Crunch? *swoon*

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  22. Ok the addition of the cinnamon toast crunch was genius!!!

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  23. I love homemade cinnamon rolls but, alas, I'm like you. I couldn't leave them alone. The cinnamony crunch from the cereal is a great addition.

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  24. Awesome idea with the cinnamon toast crunch. I am still opening cans of pillsbury for cinnamon rolls, I guess I had better get on-board :)

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  25. CInnamon toast crunch in a cinnamon roll makes so much sense :). Cinnamon rolls can be tough to make... yeast makes me nervous some times, and some times I just want one NOW :D.

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  26. Girl, you come up with some of the best recipes!!! These sound incredible!

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  27. They look Delicious! Ah, I love me some cinnamon rolls!!

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  28. I remember how 8th grade home ec class got me interested in cooking. It taught me the right way to measure and prep a recipe. I liked the cooking in 8th grade more than I liked the sewing in 6th (hand sewing) and 7th (machine - more pleasurable than hand sewing). I have no patience to sew.

    I love cinnamon rolls, but I don't make them either. Mostly it's because I don't have time to work with yeast. When I do have time, I shy away from sweet rolls because they're sort of a breakfast item and by the time I make them, it's way past breakfast. Yeah. I know. I can eat them any time.

    These look great. I think the cereal is a great substitution if you're serving these to people who don't like nuts.

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  29. Nice twist for the cinnamon rolls, like the crunchy of the cinnamon toasts...very creative :-)

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  30. These look delicious - glad you gave the cinnamon roll another chance. Family skills???? OMG.

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  31. Thanks everyone! Such sweet comments. Thanks for stopping by.

    Aunt Carol, you have the best comments. It's like ten comments in one. I want an eclair now.

    Sue, they come in visions...

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  32. These look absolutely incredible. I want one right now!

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  33. I've never been a big fan of cinnamon rolls. The bf LOVES them and would most definitely love these. I'll have to keep that in mind- maybe a VDay breakfast choice?

    Speaking of Valentine's Day- Have a great one!!

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  34. Is that a bet? I bet you baking me something, that I can sit in front of a box of that cereal or any kind and not take one bite! Wanna bet? LOL, I don't really like cereal. :)
    ~ingrid

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  35. Okay I have a question. If I wanted to start these at night, but bake them in the morning....would that be posible? Like to make my co-workers LOVE me?

    How could I do half before bed and the other half tomorrow? PLEAS!

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  36. These look fabulous! I, too, cannot resist the box of cinnamon toast crunch. It's deadly!

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  37. Cinnamon toast crunch cereal in a cinnamon roll? Genius ;) Thanks for sharing this mouthwatering recipe. So much for my post-vaca detox!

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