Cinnamon rolls with raisins, are one of my all time favorite treats. They’re always an amazing treat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even dessert. However, as much as I love cinnamon rolls, I do not like the ones that are store bought. In fact, cinnamon rolls that are store bought tend to be too sweet and too processed. Which is why I prefer to make my own cinnamon rolls from scratch.
In the south we eat our cinnamon rolls with raisins in them and this recipe is no different. If you’re trying to eat a bit healthier, then you can cut down on the sugar and add more raisins. The raisins can act as more of a natural sweetener, rather than using the processed sugar.
This is the perfect cinnamon roll recipe because it’s delicious, quick, and easy. I’m not sure which one I love more cinnamon rolls or chocolate cake. By the way if you’re in need of a delicious dish to serve with your cinnamon rolls, be sure to click here for my homemade spaghetti and meatball recipe. This is such a great recipe for when you have a craving for something sweet, but don’t want to feel guilty for indulging.
Keep reading for the homemade cinnamon roll recipe and the delicious finished treat.
You may eat the whole pan of cinnamon rolls, because they’re just that good!
Ingredients for Cinnamon Rolls and Icing
As always before you start baking, you need a list of your ingredients. This list of ingredients is more in-depth, because it has the ingredients for the cinnamon rolls, the filling, and of course the cream cheese glaze.
You will use all these ingredients, but they are broken down because they will be used separately for the dough, filling, and the glaze.
-1 cup of warm milk
-1 large egg
-1 tablespoon of instant yeast
-3 cups of All-purpose flour
-2 tablespoons of white sugar
-1 teaspoon of salt
-3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
-1/2 cup of unsalted butter
– 1 cup of brown sugar
-2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup of raisins (optional)
-4 ounces of softened cream cheese
-1/4 cup of softened unsalted butter
-1 cup of powered sugar
-1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
-1 to 2 tablespoons of milk
How to Make Delicious Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
The very first step of this recipe is to add all of your ingredients together in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of instant yeast, 2 tablespoons of white granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, 3 tablespoons of unsalted softened butter, 1 egg, and 1 cup of warm milk.
Then begin to mix everything together on low speed. Begin to add your 3 cups of all-purpose flour into the dough, and increase the speed to medium.
Cinnamon Roll Dough with Yeast
Once your dough is finished it should be soft and tacky, and should not stick to your hands at all.
Then place your dough in a greased mixing bowl and cover it with a towel for about an hour. Since your dough recipe contains yeast, this will allow your dough time to rise.
Cinnamon Roll Filling
While you’re waiting for your dough to rise, you can make the filling for your cinnamon rolls. The filling only contains three ingredients; brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and melted butter.
After you’ve let your dough rise, roll out your dough, and spread 1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter on it.
Once you’ve finished sprinkling on your brown sugar and cinnamon, you can begin to add raisins (if you desire).
It’s Time to Roll Your Dough
After you’ve added in filling ingredients, then you will begin to tightly roll your dough.
Continue to roll your dough and then you can use a knife to cut your dough into one-inch slices. Lightly grease a pan or parchment paper, and preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Place your cinnamon rolls onto the lightly greased pan or parchment paper for about 30 minutes, to allow them to puff before you put them in the oven. They will cook for about 25- 30 minutes, or until the tops are a light golden brown.
How to Make the Cinnamon Roll Cream Cheese Glaze
While you’re waiting for your cinnamon rolls to finish baking, you can begin to make your homemade cream cheese glaze. First, you will mix 4 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup of softened unsalted butter in a bowl until it’s light and fluffy. Then you can add 1 to 1 1/4 cups of powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. The 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk is added to give the drizzle effect, so make sure that you’re adding in enough.
After you remove your cinnamon rolls from the oven, you can drizzle them with your homemade glaze.
Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins
These delicious homemade cinnamon rolls with raisins and homemade cream cheese glaze, are ready to be enjoyed by you and your loved ones. I would also recommend a nice cup of hot coffee or tea to go with this yummy treat!
I hope that y’all enjoyed this post! What’s your favorite go to treat? Do you like your Cinnamon Rolls with or without raisins?
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