I love making homemade cinnamon rolls. But I’m impatient and hate waiting.
That’s why this recipe is perfect. If you’re as impatient as I am, these quick cinnamon rolls are made in one hour. And the recipe makes the perfect amount: 6 sinfully good cinnamon rolls!
If you know me, you probably know I’m suuuuuuuuper impatient. My mom tried to teach me to crochet about 1.2 million times before she gave up. Same with sewing. I want what I want and I want it NOW.
Kind of like at the gym. I want to walk to the bathroom and back quickly so I can start my workout. But then I get behind the slow walkers. You know who I’m talking about? The person that walks right in the middle of the aisle, or the pair that are spread out so you cannot pass. And they walk about 1 mile per hour?
Dude, you’re at the gym. Speed it up a little!
Anyway, I want to get where I’m going quickly. I don’t like waiting.
That’s why these cinnamon rolls are perfect for me. And if you’re like me and totally hate waiting alllllllll day for yeast to rise, this quick cinnamon roll recipe is for you.
From start to finish these rolls are made in under one hour. Yup – one hour. If you want, you can actually make them for breakfast without getting up at 3am or working all day the day before!
Guess what? It can!
I used the small batch recipe, because I wanted a small batch of cinnamon rolls. My normal cinnamon roll recipe makes 9 large rolls (or 12 medium sized). We are a family of 3. If I make 9 large rolls Jordan and I will eat them until they’re gone. Moral of the story: I don’t need a large batch.
This recipe makes 6 regular sized cinnamon rolls. They’re about the size of the ones from the can. I think, for most families, 6 is the perfect number. But you can double the recipe if not (and they’ll still take under 1 hour!)
Like in the 45 minute dinner roll recipes, this yeasted dough has lots of yeast to make it rise fast. I use Red Star Active Dry Yeast because I can find it at my grocery store and it’s my favorite. You add the yeast, sugar, and warm water (think bathwater) to the bowl of your stand mixer and let it sit for 15 minutes. It’ll get all frothy and awesome (see here for a visual).
While the yeast is proofing, you make your filling from butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Try not to eat the filling. It’s hard, I know.
Once you roll out your dough and spread it with filling, you roll the cinnamon rolls up and cut into 6 pieces. Place them in the pan and let them sit for 5 minutes before baking. Then pop them in the oven and make your frosting.
Let’s talk about the frosting for a second? Anyone else agree it’s the best part of the roll besides the gooey center? This frosting is made with cream cheese and melted butter and maple syrup. It’s the bomb. Make it.
These rolls are so good. And they’re fast!!
Perfect for you impatient people like me.
The only problem with this recipe? They’re so easy I can make them every day.
Check out my round up of Over 70 Cinnamon Roll Recipes!
Sweets from friends:
One Hour Cinnamon Rolls by Averie Cooks
Cinnamon Rolls by Something Swanky
Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake by Kitchen Meets Girl
Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe (gluten-free option) by Love from the Oven
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