The best Cinnamon Buns in the world!

Have I mentioned how much I love my breadmaker?  Have I mentioned that I have 2 breadmakers?   Ok, the truth is my husband has one and I have one.  I received mine as a Christmas gift almost 10 years ago and use it often.    My hubby would talk all of the time about how he grew up with a bread machine but the bread would come out differently then mine did in my machine.  He was also frustrated with my bread machine because it requires the wet ingredients to go in first and then dry on top.  While the version he grew up with had the opposite:  dry and then wet.  So each time he tried to make bread in my machine it never turned out.  After mentioning this to his Mom, she found at a yard sale the same model he grew up with.   He now can make the same bread he grew up with.  I can’t complain.  Oh, it is so yummy!   Besides we can make 2 loafs at the same time!

I find that making home-made bread is so much fun and healthier than store bought bread.  I’ve made all sorts of breads including whole wheat, egg, Italian, herb, white, Chatuah and now my favorite Cinnamon buns!  Most of my recipes are very easy.  I mean 10 minutes at the most.  I have to watch my kids so I try and do all of my recipes super fast.  Majority of the time Doodle helps she loves putting the ingredients in the machine.

Thanks to MoneysavingMom for sharing this awesome recipe.   When she shared this recipe back in 2010 I was in love.  I’ve made it several times since then usually on special occasions.   It does take a bit more time then just throwing the ingredients in and walking away.  You have to do the dough setting on the bread-maker which does take a couple hours and then roll out, sprinkle the filling in, roll it up and put it in baking pans.  I find doing this the day ahead makes a great roll.  I put them right in the fridge and then the next morning take them out of the fridge to come to room temp before putting them in the oven.

I made a couple changes.   I used 2 eggs with a little bit of water instead of 1 egg and egg whites.  I just hate wasting yolks or storing them if I don’t have to.

I used 2 Tablespoons butter with 1 cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon.  I don’t think I need 4 tablespoons of butter to double the filling.  🙂  Makes me feel a little bit better.

Honestly, I don’t make that much icing and for this picture I didn’t even add the butter.  I find a little bit of icing is all that is needed.   But the butter sure is good too!

Yummy!  Enjoy!

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm milk  ($.15)
3 tablespoons canola oil ($.03)
2 eggs + 1 tablespoons water ($.17)
1/2 cup sugar ($.08)
4 cups flour (Add a bit more if dough seems too wet after first few minutes of kneading in the bread machine.)  ($.40)
1 teaspoon salt ($.01)
3 teaspoons bread machine yeast ($.02) (I get my yeast from Sam’s Club 2 large packages for about $4)

2 tablespoons butter  ($.18)
1 cup brown sugar mixed with 2 tablespoons cinnamon  ($.30)

1 teaspoon milk  ($.01)
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar  ($.30)
4 tablespoons (or less) butter, softened ($.36)
1 teaspoon vanilla ($.05)

Put the dough ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed and run on the dough cycle. After the dough cycle is finished, roll the dough into a large rectangle and spread it with 2 Tablespoons melted butter and 1 cup brown sugar mixed with 2 Tablespoons cinnamon.

Roll up and cut into 10-15 rolls and place in two greased round cake pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until browned. Spread the icing on as soon as they come out of the oven.

You can also cover the unbaked rolls with plastic wrap, stick them in the refrigerator overnight, and then bake in the morning.

I estimate that the cost to make this is about $2.06 for 2 pans of 16 rolls!   I doubt I will buy Cinnamon rolls at the store ever again.

What do you think?