Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls definitely had their moment this year, and for good reason! They are the perfect combination of soft and chew, and nothing beats the childhood nostalgia. 

This recipe was a suggestion from Lauren from the INKA team. She says, "While in quarantine, my roommates and I took the time to bake all of our favorite things, and homemade cinnamon buns were a no brainer for me. They are a lot of work, but a great way to spend time together and bake something delicious."


To Grab

  • ¼ cup + 3tbsp butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp white sugar 
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 


To Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F & butter a 9-inch square baking dish.
  2. Whisk flour, 2tbsp of white sugar, baking powder & salt together in a bowl. Mix in 3 tbsp butter with hands. Beat milk & egg in separate bowl. Pour into flour mixture & stir until dough feels soft.
  3. Place dough on a lightly floured surface & roll into ¼ inch thick rectangles. Brush dough with melted butter.
  4. Whisk ½ cup of white sugar, brown sugar & cinnamon in a bowl. Sprinkle half of cinnamon sugar mixture in the bottom of the baking dish & half over the dough. Roll the dough tightly into a log & slice into 18 rolls.
  5. Place each roll into baking dish & bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.

Photography by Lauren Allvord, words by Emilie Swan


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