Raisin Cinnamon Rolls
Raisin Cinnamon Rolls are like the old-fashioned rolls my mom used to make. They have a delicious raisin, brown sugar and cinnamon filling. Then they’re glazed with a luscious buttercream frosting. There is everything to love about these fantastic cinnamon rolls.
Mom used to make Raisin Cinnamon Rolls at least weekly, if not twice a week when we were growing up. She would make homemade bread – about 10-15 loaves at a time. But she always saved out some of the dough for cinnamon rolls. After John and I married, we would make the three hour drive from Largo (Florida) to Titusville every time there was a three-day weekend. Mom would have these rolls waiting for us when we arrived. She spoiled us. Because she knew they were John’s favorite, she made cinnamon rolls every time we visited.
To this day, cinnamon rolls or sweet rolls are some of my favorite things to eat. I have such great memories of Mom’s homemade bread and sweet rolls. She never made different flavors (like I do). Only raisins. Still, we couldn’t keep our hands out of them. When my brothers were hanging around, we had to grab first or they would be gone before we could blink our eyes. 🙂
The easy thing about this version is you don’t have to knead or mix the dough. It’s done in the breadmaker so it’s so much easier. You roll out the dough, add butter, cinnamon and raisins. Roll it up and cut it into slices. After baking it, the icing goes on right after the rolls come out of the oven so that the hot rolls slightly melt the thick icing. Perfect.
Raisin Cinnamon Rolls are so delicious they’ll have everyone in your family coming back for more. Indeed.
Raisin Cinnamon Rolls have always been our favorite holiday breakfast idea.
These cinnamon rolls are ooey, gooey and so delicious!
The buttercream icing makes these cinnamon rolls phenomenal, in my opinion.
These cinnamon rolls take about 4 to 4 and a half hours to make from start to finish. I usually make them the day before I plan to serve them, since I don’t enjoy getting up at 4am to make them. 🙁
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the dough.
Cut butter into slivers and spread around the bottom of the bread canister.
Add warmed half-and-half. I usually warm it in the microwave about 1 minute 30 seconds at 50% power.
Add bread flour and sugar.
Add sea salt and yeast.
Place on a “dough” setting. This will usually take about 1 hour 45 minutes.
Roll the dough out on a clean counter top. You won’t need flour.
I used these ingredients for the filling.
Spread dough with well-softened butter. (I usually leave it out on the counter overnight).
Spread brown sugar over top of the butter and dough. Use the palm of your hand to move the brown sugar so it fills in all the crevices.
Sprinkle generously and evenly with ground cinnamon.
Sprinkle raisins evenly over top. Begin rolling up jelly-roll style, tightly yet gently so you don’t tear the dough.
Cut the dough in one or two inch slices.
Place slices in the bottom of greased baking dishes. This one is 9×13″. I also had another one that held about 6 more slices.
To raise the dough. Place rolls in oven. Turn heat on 350 for exactly one minute. Turn off heat. Every 20 minutes, turn on oven again for one minute only. Repeat this process for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours until rolls raise until doubled or tripled in size.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes until the middle rolls are no longer gooey.
I used these ingredients for the icing.
While rolls are baking, prepare icing: Place softened butter in mixing bowl. Add a dash of salt, vanilla, powdered sugar and half-and-half.
Mix with an electric mixer until smooth. Mixture will be thick.
Spread icing over top of hot rolls.
Raisin Cinnamon Rolls are filled with cinnamon and raisins. They’re wonderful.
You’ll drool over every bite.
The icing makes these cinnamon rolls to die for. Seriously.
Raisin Cinnamon Rolls are terrific for weekend, company or holiday breakfasts.
Here’s the recipe.
RAISIN CINNAMON ROLLS
(My own concoction)
I love the fact that I don’t have to mix dough or knead the dough to make this easy recipe.
If you enjoy cinnamon rolls, these are fabulous.
This was my other pan of Raisin Cinnamon Rolls.
These delightful cinnamon rolls are terrific to roll out for Easter or Mother’s Day. Everyone will want seconds!