“I would love to make cinnamon rolls, but I just don’t have time.”
“Oh, how I wish I could treat my family to hot cinnamon rolls in the morning without getting up at 4 to make them.”
“Our family enjoys cinnamon rolls, but they go stale before we can eat them all.”
If you’ve been hesitant to break out your leaveners and whip up a batch of hot, gooey cinnamon rolls for any of those reasons, I might have a solution that both your schedule and your family will appreciate.
Baking two dozen cinnamon rolls from scratch takes me about 2 1/2 – 3 hours total. Much of that time is in the rising, though. They certainly aren’t labor intensive! But 3 hours before breakfast? Um, I’m not willing to get up at 4 AM, either.
Homemade cinnamon rolls are not known as a convenience food, but I do know of two pretty simple ways to enjoy hot, fresh rolls for breakfast without popping open a can!
Refrigerator Method: If you have some time in the evening, go ahead and mix up a batch of dough. Give it a rise, roll them out, then stick your rolls in the refrigerator covered with a lightweight towel. They will slowly rise through the night. In the morning, set them in a warm place for 30 minutes to an hour to finish rising, and bake.
Freezer Method: Mix your dough at any time. Once you’ve flossed your rolls, lay them in a pan and freeze them immediately.
Once frozen, bag your rolls and stick them back in the freezer.
To bake, simply place the desired number of frozen rolls on a pan and set out overnight on the counter, covered with a lightweight towel. They’ll be ready for the oven in the morning!
Convenience without the can!
Here are some favorite sweet roll recipes:
- Big Batch Cinnamon Rolls
- Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
- Mom’s Cinnamon Rolls
- Maple Brown Sugar Cinnamon Rolls
- Rainbow Breakfast Rolls
– Amy is a tiny-town wife and mother of three with a new little one on the way. Enjoying a hot batch of cinnamon rolls is one way she Embraces the Extraordinary in Every Day. You can find her writing about just that over at The Finer Things in Life.