Super Yummy Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are a family tradition on my hubby's side of the family. This are is always made at the Holidays! I love Grandma B's classic recipe. I've made it many times. Back in the day when Grandma B shared her recipe I realized that I'm the "new school" baker and she is the "old school" baker. She couldn't believe that I would make this dough in a bread machine.  The first time I did the dough my way, hubby could not tell the difference. I make cinnamon rolls for our Church Easter Breakfast every year. I made a double recipe this year and they were gone in no time!

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This year my dear friend Amy shared with me her Grandma's recipe. It was her Coffee Cake and Rolls recipe. I used this same recipe on Amy's recommendation to make my 2nd King Cake this year. This recipe is the coffee cake recipe her Grandma would make and take take to the coffee hour at her husband's parishes.
Grandma's Coffee Cake and Rolls recipe


1 pkg. yeast
1/4 c. lukewarm water
1 c. milk
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1/4 c. sugar
1tsp salt
1 egg
3 1/2 to 4 c. flour or bread flour


Sprinkle yeast on warm water, add 1tsp sugar. Let it stand until it bubbles. Combine milk, sugar, salt and butter. Heat to melt the butter. Let cool to lukewarm. Add 1 c. flour, egg and yeast. Mix well, add the rest of the flour, enough to make a very stiff dough. Cover and let rise until it doubles in bulk.

Grandma's Coffee Cake recipe goes on for instructions to roll it out and put in one or two 9 inch greased pans (depending upon how thick you like your cake) and let it rise again. Make indentations on the top, spread it with melted butter, cinnamon and sugar. For this coffee cake, bake at 375 for 15 minutes.

For the cinnamon rolls- You will need
1/2 stick of melted butter.
3-4 Tbsp of Cinnamon (can use more or less depending how much cinnamon you like)
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of pecans (half, chopped,etc up to you)
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For the cinnamon rolls- roll it out to about a 11 x 17 size. Then brush on 1/2 stick of melted butter. Sprinkle on 3-4 Tbsp of Cinnamon (can use more or less depending how much cinnamon you like). Then sprinkle on 1 cup of brown sugar. Finally sprinkle on 1 cup of pecans (half, chopped,etc up to you).

Next step is FUN! You get to go along the longest side and start rolling it as even as possible!

Then you use a very sharp knife and make 1-2 inch slices. It depends on how thick you want your rolls! Put them in a pan so that they are almost touching. I let them rise about 1/2 hour before baking at 375 for 15 minutes.

The below pictures are of before rising, after rising and during baking! Can you smell them?

I made half the batch right away. The other half I put in the fridge over night. I then take them out of the fridge about 2 hours before baking. This gives them the chance to warm and rise. I preferred them the second day.

What more bread ideas? Celebrate Bread week on with use on Dianne's blog Bunny Trails!(Bread week is over but you might still find the recipes there!)

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  1. Cinnamon rolls are hubby's fav. Thanks for sharing the recipe and a very Happy Earth Day to you.

  2. Your cinnamon rolls look delish, Susan! Even though things didn't quite pan out for me, I'm excited about the breads that everyone posted. I'll also have my sourdough baked tomorrow and possibly some cinnamon rolls. :D

    Thanks for the idea!

  3. Grandma Stahlke would be proud to see these! They look great. I happened to stumble across this recipe when looking at the one for chili. I didn't know that you posted it on your blog. I'm glad that it worked so well for you. :)


  4. Sorry Amy I thought I told you that I posted it! Thank you Grandma Stahlke! I'm a huge fan of trying other recipes! Thanks Amy you are always so eager to share!!!!
    We would be dangerous together if we lived in the same town!

    LOL Susan

  5. I like making cinnoman rolls for the family. GREAT!!! Recipe for a family favorite.

  6. These look so good. I've always been afraid to try baking with yeast, but I'm sure going to give these a try.

  7. These look great! I wonder if there's a yeast-free option . . .


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