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Paula Deen Cinnamon Rolls is the cinnamon roll recipes to make. It loaded with amazing flavor and simple to make.

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Skip the bakery and make this copycat cinnamon roll recipe. This recipe is one of my favorites as it is loaded with cinnamon flavor and topped a delicious glaze.

Cinnamon rolls is the perfect way to start the day. Add a side of bacon and fresh fruit for a complete breakfast idea. Also try Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls.

Ingredients needed for cinnamon rolls

Ingredients: 

Rolls Ingredients: 

  • Warm Water
  • Active Dry Yeast Packet (¼ ounce) 
  • Warm Milk
  • Melted Butter (melted but not hot)
  • Sugar 
  • Salt
  • Large Egg
  • All Purpose  Flour

For the Filling: 

  • Butter (softened) 
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Walnuts, Pecans or Raisins (optional) 

For the Glaze: 

  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Milk 

How to Make Paula Deen’s Cinnamon Rolls: 

  • Step 1 – Combine Yeast – Mix together the warm to hot water and yeast in medium bowl. Let sit for about 10 minutes. You will see the yeast activate – tiny bubbles will form at the surface and the liquid will thicken slightly.
  • Step 2 – Combine Ingredients In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Slowly combine yeast mixture with the remaining dough ingredients. This includes the milk, melted butter, sugar, salt, egg and flour.  Gradually add the flour 1 cup at a time until a soft dough is formed in the right consistency.
  • Step 3 – Place in bowl – Place the dough in a well greased bowl and turn to coat. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow to rise until the rolls have doubled  in size (about an hour to an hour and a half).
  • Step 4 – Knead Dough – Remove dough from bowl and knead for 1-2 minutes. Adding flour so it doesn’t stick to your hands or the countertop. Roll out into a large rectangle. The rectangle should be around 15 X 9 inches but does not need to be exact.

Preparing the Cinnamon Rolls:

  • Step 5 – Buttered Dough – Spread the softened butter for the filling on top of the dough. 
  • Step 6 – Cinnamon and Sugar – In a small bowl stir together the ground cinnamon and sugar.  Sprinkle this mixture and the nuts evenly over the dough. 
  • Step 7 – Roll the dough – Beginning with the longer side of the 9-inch rectangle. Roll the dough into a log with the seam side down.  Pink the edges to seal the roll.  Slice into 12 rolls with sharp knife.  
  • Step 8 – Prepare pan – Spray a 9X13 bottom of baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray. Place cinnamon roll slices into the dish.  
  • Step 9 – Let Rise – Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for another 30-60 minutes, or until almost doubled in size.
  • Step 10 – Preheat oven – Pre heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Step 11 – Bake Bake the cinnamon rolls for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned. 
  • Step 12 – Make Frosting – While the rolls are baking, mix together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.  
  • Step 13 – Top with glaze – Let the rolls cool slightly and then top the cooked rolls with the glaze. 
  • Step 14 – Serve – Serve warm and enjoy. 
Cinnamon Rolls in a baking dish

Paula Deen’s Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Tips:

  • Milk – Make sure milk is at the perfect temperature before combining ingredients.
  • Room Temperature – Eggs need to be at room temperature before combining ingredients.
  • Floured Surface – Knead dough prepare your area with a floured surface.
  • Glaze – We used a powdered sugar glaze, but you can use a cream cheese glaze.
  • Toppings – We like to top our cinnamon rolls with butter and powdered sugar.
Cinnamon Roll on a plate

How Long Does the Dough Take to Rise?

It usually takes about an 45 minutes to 1 hour for the dough to rise. Make sure to allow the dough to rest in a glass bowl covered with plastic wrap.

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Can I Prepare Ahead of Time?

We think they are best served straight from the oven. But you can prepared ahead of time and store.

Cinnamon Rolls in a baking dish

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftover cinnamon rolls covered for up to 1 week.  

Cinnamon Rolls in a baking dish

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Paula Deen Cinnamon Rolls

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Paula Deen Cinnamon Rolls is the cinnamon roll recipes to make. It loaded with amazing flavor and simple to make.
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 531

Ingredients

For the Rolls:

  • 1/2 cup Warm Water
  • 1 package active dry yeast ¼ ounce
  • 1/2 cup Warm Milk
  • 1/3 cup Melted Butter melted but not hot
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 3 ½- 4 cups All Purpose Flour

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cups Walnuts or Pecans optional
  • For the Glaze:
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Tablespoons Milk

Instructions

  • Mix together the warm water and yeast. Let sit for about 10 minutes. You will see the yeast activate – tiny bubbles will form at the surface and the liquid will thicken slightly.
  • In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, slowly combine yeast mixture with the remaining dough ingredients: milk, melted butter, sugar, salt, egg and flour.  Gradually add the flour 1 cup at a time until a soft dough is formed.
  • Place the dough in a well greased bowl and turn to coat. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow to rise until the rolls have doubled  in size (about an hour to an hour and a half).
  • Remove dough from bowl and knead for 1-2 minutes, adding flour so it doesn’t stick to your hands or the countertop. Roll out into a large rectangle. The rectangle should be around 15 X 9 inches but does not need to be exact.
  • Spread the softened butter for the filling on top of the dough.
  • In a small bowl stir together the ground common and sugar.  Sprinkle this mixture and the nuts evenly over the dough.
  • Beginning with the longer side of the rectangle, roll the dough into a log with the seam side down.  Pink the edges to seal the roll.  Slice into 12 rolls.
  • Spray a 9X13 baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray and place the sliced rolls into the dish.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for another 30-60 minutes, or until almost doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Bake the cinnamon rolls for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned.
  • While the rolls are baking, mix together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Let the rolls cool slightly and then top the cooked rolls with the glaze.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftover cinnamon rolls covered for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 531kcal, Carbohydrates 101g, Protein 11g, Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 49mg, Sodium 309mg, Potassium 170mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 18g, Vitamin A 446IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 55mg, Iron 4mg

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