Cinnamon Buns

This recipe seems crazy, but it works! You can have hot, delicious cinnamon buns in about an hour and a half. This is based on a recipe I found in a recipe calendar. That recipe did not call for any kneading and did not have a very nice texture, so I tweaked it and came up with these buns. They would be quite expensive to make using individually packaged yeast, but I use the bulk yeast in a jar (the jar label has the amount of yeast that is equivalent to one package).

Cinnamon Buns
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Quick and delicious cinnamon buns.
Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-12 buns
  • 4 cups flour, divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 envelopes quick rise yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup icing (confectioners) sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  1. Heat milk to 120 degrees F. to 130 degrees F.
  2. In large mixer bowl, add 3 cups of the flour, sugar, salt and yeast, and mix together.
  3. Add milk, butter and eggs.
  4. Using electric mixer with dough hook, mix on medium speed for 2 minutes to blend. Reduce speed to low, and mix for 5 minutes to knead. Gradually add the remaining cup of flour to make a soft dough that comes away from the sides of the bowl. (add more flour if required).
  5. Place dough on a floured surface and roll out in a rectangle (about 15 inches x 10 inches)
  1. Mix filling ingredients together and sprinkle over dough.
  2. Roll up like a jelly roll.
  3. Cut roll into buns (8-12 depending on the size you want).
  4. Place in a greased 9×13 inch pan.
  5. Cover the pan with a cloth and let sit for 20 minutes.
  6. Place in COLD oven, and then set the temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes
  1. Mix icing ingredients together (I use a mini food processor to do this).
  2. Spread over buns.


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