I want to do a cinnamon roll crawl.
I’m not much of a beer drinker, so pub crawls are wasted on me. But lately buzzfeed has been onnnn itttttt and they shared this donut crawl. So we should make a cinnamon roll crawl. Or maybe like a time-progressive cinnamon roll crawl where a group of the best people (cinnamon roll people) meet at a different place each Saturday to eat cinnamon rolls. This is sounding more like a breakfast club. Well that de-escalated quickly.
So you’re probably thinking, “when would I ever want to make just two cinnamon rolls?” Well there are a very many instances in life when you need just two cinnamon rolls. Like when you are the only one with a cinnamon roll craving. We need no other reason.
Kinda like how you need no reason to occasionally eat a marshmallow brick. It was totally worth the stomach ache I got during my run the next day.
So this week our puppy went all Shawshank on us and tried to tunnel through our kitchen wall. She got about a 1/4″ into the drywall. I was pretty impressed with her determination. In my eyes, she can do not wrong. Except she did eat my best friend’s super cute sandals while we were in the other room making dinner. That wasn’t ideal.
One thing Maggie is really good at is dusting. She crawls under our bed from one end to the other and comes out completely covered in dust. It’s really cute. But I should get it together and dust. I mean, for real how gross. And there’s like child labor laws and stuff. Don’t want to overwork the puppy.
Okay back to small batch cinnamon rolls. If you add pecans or dark chocolate chips or raisins into the filling…I highly approve of such an endeavor.
Or peanut butter. That’d be okay too.
Or like maybe banana slices.
Or all 5. It’s up to you.
And if you really want to kill it (in a good way), make some legit cream cheese icing. Just a thought.
- 1/4 cup milk (I used 2%)
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon yeast
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour (spooned into cup; not packed)
- 1/4 cup oat flour (spooned into cup; not packed)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2-3 teaspoons brown sugar, packed
- In a bowl, microwave milk and butter for 1 minute. Allow to cool to 110-120F (a food thermometer comes in handy). Sprinkle yeast over the top and gently stir. Allow mixture to sit for ~5 minutes, or until bubbly. Then add in honey and stir. Stir in whole wheat flour, oat flour, vanilla and sea salt. Roll dough into a ball and place in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 1 hour.
- On a floured surface, roll out your ball of dough into a long, thin rectangle. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar. Roll up and cut in half. Place rolls into the end of a greased loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap and place on top of your oven. Set oven to 350F and allow the cinnamon rolls to sit on the warm oven and rise until your oven reaches the temperature. Bake rolls for 20-22 minutes. Top with a greek yogurt + honey mixture or your favorite icing of choice.