Melissa's Cuisine: Giant Cinnamon Roll

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Giant Cinnamon Roll

I love cinnamon rolls.  In fact, they are one of my very favorite things to make. Though I usually stick with my same recipe, sometimes I like to try new ones and mix it up a bit.  This was one of those times!  This makes a giant cinnamon roll, mine usually ended up about 9 inches in diameter.  My mother-in-law couldn't believe that I made something so big, so I had to make another to show her (and for her to eat, of course!)

If you're really ambitious, you could eat this entire thing by yourself, but you probably wouldn't need to eat anything for the rest of the day.  Or, you can share.  I cut my cinnamon roll like a pie and the slices were just the right size!

Giant Cinnamon Roll

You will need:

1/3 cup warm water (100-110 degrees)
1 Tbsp yeast
2 Tbsp sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 stick margarine
1 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
3 cups flour

4 Tbsp butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

1.  In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine warm water, yeast and sugar.  Let it sit about 5 minutes until the yeast bubbles.

2.  In a small microwave safe bowl, microwave milk and margarine for 15 seconds, until margarine softens.

3.  Add salt, nutmeg, and eggs to milk mixture.

4.  Pour milk and egg mixture into the yeast mixture.  Add 1 cup of flour and mix with a dough hook.

5.  Add remaining flour and mix until a soft dough is formed.  Knead for 5 minutes.

6.  Cover and let rise for 1 hour, until doubled.

7.  On a floured surface, roll dough into a 9x30 inch rectangle.  Using kitchen scissors or a pizza cutter, cut dough into thirds the long way, so you have 3 3x30 inch rectangles.

8.  Spread each piece with melted butter.  Then sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.

9.  Begin rolling dough into cinnamon roll:  Start at the 3 inch end and begin rolling until you get to the end of the strip.  Then attach the end of the strip you just rolled to the next strip.  Roll it like the first strip and then attach the end of that to the last strip and continue rolling.  You'll end up with about a 6 inch roll.  Cover and let rise for 1 hour.

10.  Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

11.  In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk.  Drizzle over cinnamon roll.


  1. That is really cool! I've never seen a giant cinnamon roll before. I'm sure it's good too.

  2. This looks like a delicious cinnamon roll.

  3. oh my! it's a dangerous thing to find a breakfast recipe early in the morning... this cinnamon roll puts my cereal to shame!

    i would totally devour it!

    thank you for linking up to mangia mondays! perfect way to wake up my taste buds on a monday morning!

  4. OH MY GOODNESS! I love cinnamon rolls and this giant one looks so pretty. Have you tried the Pioneer Woman's cinnemon rolls? Yum :)

  5. My husband and I had a huge cinnamon roll on vacation once and have never forgotten it! Thanks for sharing! Now following you and hope you can stop by my blog too. I have a friday and saturday (weekend) blog hop too if you'd like to share! Thanks again!

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