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Pinned It, Made It – Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

One evening last week, just as our son walked into the apartment he smelled the air and said it smelled like cinnamon rolls. I hadn’t been baking but right then I decided to make cinnamon rolls as it had been well over a year and a half since I’d made any.

Now usually, in the past, I’ve always made cinnamon rolls at the same time I’m baking bread and I simply take some of that dough to make the rolls. This time, as I only wanted to make one small batch, I went searching for a recipe.

I found and pinned this one for Overnight Cinnamon Rolls and then continued searching. In the end though, I chose to give the pinned recipe a try.

We had them for breakfast yesterday morning. And they turned out just as good as she described on her blog. The rolls themselves were chewy and moist (some cinnamon rolls can be very dry) and some of the cinnamon/sugar mixture had melted to the bottom of the pan giving the rolls a nice caramel bottom.

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls in Glass Baking Dish

As you can see, I didn’t add the cream cheese topping. But I did brush them with butter after removing them from the oven to keep the tops soft and give them a bit of gloss.

One recipe made that 9″X13” glass pan (<-affiliate link) full plus two 8” cake pans of rolls for a total of 18 rolls. I baked the rolls in the cake pans at the recommended temperature for 20 minutes. They came out a bit browner than the ones pictures above so when I put the glass pan in the oven I turned the temperature down to 325 and they came out that nice golden brown. I checked them at 15 minutes then again at 20 minutes and then left them in for a couple more minutes. So I would recommend setting your timer for 15 minutes and then checking them every few minutes after that until you know what’s the best time and temperature for your particular oven.

Now that I’ve made the recipe as written, I’m going to try replacing half of the all purpose flour with whole grain flour. That should add a nice nutty flavour to the rolls. I’m also going to try adjusting the recipe to make an even smaller batch that would be the perfect size for two (or perhaps two plus company for brunch.)

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  • Vickie Horsfall
    June 9, 2013 10:42 am

    I can almost smell these cinnamon rolls! I like that you did not add the frosting; it adds calories and makes them extra sweet. Thanks for sharing this!
    Enjoy your day! ~Vickie

  • marilyn
    June 9, 2013 10:33 am

    They look delicious.

  • Sandra :)
    June 9, 2013 11:06 pm

    I’ve never made cinnamon rolls from scratch (yeast ones, anyways) – I bet they smelled (and tasted) delicious 😀

  • maria wilson
    June 9, 2013 11:21 pm

    Oh Yummo !!!!!!

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