Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe by Barbara Bach


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This is 1/2 of a Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman. They are melt in your mouth goodness right out of the oven!


  • 2 Cups of Whole Milk

  • 1/2 Cup of Vegetable Oil

  • 1/2 Cup of Sugar

  • 1 Pkg of Dry Yeast

  • 4 Cups (scant) of Flour

  • 1/2 Cup of Flour, 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder & 1/2 tsp. Soda & 1/2 TBLS Salt

  • 2-3 Sticks of Butter

  • Cinnamon (lots)

  • 2/3 Cup of Sugar


  • Use a microwavable large bowl and add 2 cups milk, 1/2 cup sugar, & 1/2 cup oil. Microwave for 1 minute and 50 seconds
  • Stir mixture then sprinkle package of yeast on top and let sit for 1 minute, then stir
  • Gradually add the scant 4 cups of flour and mix well. Cover with Glad Press & Seal and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place (I have oven set on 375 degrees and set the bowl on top of oven)
  • Add the mixture of 1/2 cup flour/soda/BP/salt and mix well
  • Take half of the dough and place on a floured piece of parchment paper (for easy cleanup) Use just enough flour so not sticky then roll out length and width so it is 1/4 inch thickness
  • Pour some melted butter to cover (melt a stick in microwave for 20-25 seconds) over rolled out dough; sprinkle 1/3 cup of sugar and lots of cinnamon! This is how my husband, Randall, likes it!
  • Roll dough and cut 1 inch slices and place close together in baking pan/dish that has melted butter poured in the bottom. Repeat with the other half of dough.
  • Set pans on top of oven; cover with waxed paper and let rise for 20 minutes, before baking each pan for 17 minutes @ 375 degrees. Make your frosting while the rolls are baking. I use my butter cream frosting recipe under uncategorized.
  • If you want individual cinnamon rolls; use cupcake papers, instead of pans, but you won’t bake them as long; bake 10-12 minutes


  • Adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Roll Recipe. I use my Butter Cream Frosting (under uncategorized recipes), instead of her Maple frosting.


  1. Thanks for this great recipe!! You are a baker after my own hearth. There is fun in the making and joy in the giving! 💕

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      I’m so glad it worked well for you! I’m also glad you have the gift to mentor others! Blessings, Sherry!