Easy homemade cinnamon rolls are soft and fluffy. They are so much better than those you buy at the store. Once you have had these cinnamon rolls and see how easy they are to make, you will never want to go back!
I made these easy homemade cinnamon rolls the other day for my daughter’s birthday. However, I was in such a big hurry, I forgot to add the raisins. And since raisins are not really my favorite, my mind didn’t even go there.
We are a family that is divided. 🙁 Some of us like raisins, some of us tolerate them, and there are two people that just plain cannot stand them.
I took these easy homemade cinnamon rolls over to her house for her birthday. I thought about making a cake and then I decided that since she was craving these cinnamon rolls and she is expecting her fourth baby, that they would be as good as cake.
The only problem was that my other daughter told me that she was going to buy her sister a cinnamon roll but decided against it because it didn’t have any raisins in it. Oh no!
I told my birthday daughter that she could add her own raisins. And she did! She put them in the bottom, and enjoyed every bite.
So when I make cinnamon rolls, I usually do half with raisins and half without. Me, I can take them or leave them. I don’t need the extra calories! Right? Ha, ha!
I brought three cinnamon rolls home, because my husband was sleeping and didn’t eat his, however the next morning when he went to eat his easy homemade cinnamon roll, it was no where to be found. The only thing that I can tell you is, IT WASN’T ME!!
So, when you get a chance to make easy homemade cinnamon rolls, let me know how you like them. I think you will be really proud of yourself if you give this recipe a whirl.
Tips and Tricks:
1 – If I do add the raisins, I usually soak them in a cup of hot water. Place the raisins in some hot water and after about 15 minutes, dump the water off and place the raisins on a paper towel to remove any extra moisture. Then either sprinkle them on one half or all over your dough. Depending on how many raisins you like.
2 – When letting the yeast rise, if you microwave the milk, make sure that your milk reads, 110 – 120 degrees. Stir the milk to make sure that there are no hot spots. I use my meat thermometer to check the milk temperature.
3 – Allow the yeast mixture to set in a warm place, so that the temperature will help it to rise quickly.
4 – When making the frosting, sometimes depending on the weather, I do not have to add milk to make my cream cheese frosting!
5 – If you have more time, you do not have to place the easy homemade cinnamon rolls in the oven to rise; this is just a way to make the cinnamon rolls a little faster.
6 – Hide as many of these rolls as you want to eat yourself!:)