My bread machine is one of my favorite kitchen tools, especially when I’m making treats like Cinnamon Rolls for my family. You can start these Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls the night before, left them rise in the fridge, and bake them in the morning for a fresh sweet treat for your family. (More Bread Recipes on my Recipe page.)
When I was reading Crystal Paine’s The Money Saving Mom’s Budget book over the weekend, she talked about using her bread machine to create special treats for her family like cinnamon rolls. She buys the sandwich bread at an outlet. Her philosophy is to make the most of her limited time, and spending time making special treats is a more frugal use of her time than making bread. I have to say that philosophy resonates with me though I do love the feel and smells of making fresh bread.
To make these rolls, I used a previously posted dinner roll recipe which has eggs and butter in it. This combination makes for a somewhat sweet, soft dinner roll, and makes a good base for other treats like cinnamon rolls.
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 T soft butter
- 1 egg
- 1¼ cup bread flour
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 tsp. yeast
- ¼ cup sucanat (just under)
- ¼ cup organic sugar (just under)
- 1 T cinnamon
- 1 T melted butter
- Make dough in bread machine.
- Roll out dough on flour board into a rectangle shape.
- Brush melted butter onto dough.
- Sprinkle dough with cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Roll up dough into long log shape.
- Cut up log into small pieces about 1½" wide. I cut mine in half, and then halved the halves, and repeated the step again to give myself 8 rolls.
- Place rolls, cut side up, into greased square 8" pan and let rise for 25 minutes with a towel draped over top.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.
Roll out dough on flour board into a rectangle shape.
Brush melted butter onto dough.
Sprinkle dough with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Roll up dough into long log shape.
Cut up log into small pieces about 1 1/2″ wide. I cut mine in half, and then halved the halves, and repeated the step again to give myself 8 rolls.
Place rolls into greased square 8″ pan and let rise for 25 minutes.
Bake at 350 for 18 to 20 minutes.
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