Ah, the joy of waking up to the sweet scent of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. Who wouldn’t want to make that a reality? But if you’re short on time, it can seem like a distant dream.
But never fear! I’m here to let you in on a little secret: you can make overnight cinnamon rolls in a jiffy.
That’s right, you can make a delicious batch of cinnamon rolls in just a few hours. And with the right recipe, you can make them even better than the ones you can buy at the store.
So, without further ado, here is my favorite recipe for overnight cinnamon rolls.
Ingredients for Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
|Yeast||1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons)|
|Flour||4 1/2 cups|
|Brown Sugar||1 cup|
|Walnuts||1/2 cup (optional)|
Instructions for Making Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
The first step in making overnight cinnamon rolls is to make the dough. To do this, heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan over low heat until the butter is melted.
Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm. In a large bowl, mix together the yeast, sugar, salt, and 1 cup of the flour.
Add the lukewarm milk mixture and mix until combined. Slowly add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough is soft but not sticky.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with a damp towel.
Let the dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
After the dough has risen, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a 12×18 inch rectangle.
In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon, brown sugar, and walnuts (if using). Spread the mixture evenly over the dough.
Starting at one of the long sides, roll the dough up tightly. Cut the roll into 12 equal slices. Place the slices in a greased 9×13 inch pan.
Cover the pan with plastic wrap and let the cinnamon rolls rise in a warm place for 8 hours or overnight.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake the cinnamon rolls for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!
Tips for Making the Perfect Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
Making overnight cinnamon rolls is easy, but there are a few tips to keep in mind to make sure your rolls come out perfect every time.
First, be sure to let the dough rise in a warm place. This will help the dough to rise properly and make the rolls nice and fluffy.
Second, be sure not to skimp on the cinnamon and brown sugar. The more you use, the more flavor your rolls will have.
Finally, make sure you let the rolls cool slightly before serving. This will help the filling to set and make them easier to eat.
The Perfect Music to Accompany Your Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
Nothing goes better with a batch of homemade cinnamon rolls than the perfect song.
So while your rolls are baking, why not put on a little music to set the mood?
I like to listen to “Warm and Fuzzy” by The Shins. The lyrics perfectly capture the feeling of eating a warm, gooey cinnamon roll.
And who could resist singing along to the chorus: “It’s so warm and fuzzy, I think I’m in love/ Eating cinnamon rolls from the oven above.”
So the next time you’re craving something sweet, why not try making overnight cinnamon rolls?
They’re easy to make, and they’ll leave your house smelling like a bakery.
Plus, you can make them ahead of time and they’ll be ready to eat when you wake up in the morning.
So what are you waiting for? Get baking!