Have you ever had a pretty red head drop off a batch of fresh cinnamon buns at your front door? No? Then you need to find yourself a pretty red head friend! Mine’s called for.

This warm gooey batch was brought to me perfect timing for a Thanksgiving dinner, and was gobbled up shortly after we closed the door. I can’t take any credit for this recipe, but so happy it fell into my lap. It’s quite easy too and SO fun to bake. Enjoy…


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  1. In a large pot (that you’ll be putting on the stove), mix together milk, oil and 1 cup of sugar.
  2. Heat this mixture up until it’s hot but not boiling. Turn off heat and allow to cool (about 30 mins).
  3. Check up on the mixture and when it is still warm add the yeast (ensure it is the active dry yeast, not quick rise!).
  4. Allow the yeast to get moist and mix in.
  5. Add 8 cups of flour. Mix well and set aside for about an hour.
  6. Cover with dry dish cloth and set aside.
  7. After the hour, the dough should have expanded. Notice it has risen quite a bit! Now add another cup of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  8. Your dough is now ready – you can use it immediately or store it in the fridge for a couple of days.
  9. Next, you want a clean surface to work on. Sprinkle the surface generously with flour.
  10. Take half the dough and using a rolling pin, roll into a large rectangle. Hand mix it, kneading it well.
  11. Once the dough is flat and ready, pour the melted butter on the dough and use a brush to spread around evenly. Be generous with the butter – you’ll want a thick layer!
  12. Next, sprinkle the sugar over the butter. After that comes the cinnamon! I estimated a cup, but depending on how large your dough is, you’ll want to cover it all. Don’t be shy!
  13. Now roll it up! Just like a jelly roll, roll it tight and don’t be worried about some of the goodness oozing out the edges.
  14. Cut the dough into rolls, as if you’re cutting sushi.
  15. Grease some pans, line up the buns and let sit about 20 minutes before you toss them in the oven!
  16. Bake at 400 degrees F for 16-19 minutes or until golden brown.

That’s how you make homemade cinnamon buns! Easy Peezy, right?! Enjoy! 🙂

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