Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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Happy Monday friends! I’m going to start my Monday by telling you {once again} that I have the best hubby in the world! On Friday afternoon, the flu bug decided to strike with a cough and stuffy nose, and continued on throughout the weekend, where I spent most of the time in bed. But I knew I had to share something delicious with you today, and had planned Homemade Cinnamon Rolls.

So we chatted a few minutes, and Doug agreed that he would gladly make the Cinnamon Rolls so I could share them with you. We ended up adding a little twist to some of them for Mardi Gras, similar to the King Cake with dough and a layer of cinnamon. And used the Bread Machine to make the dough.

Here we go…Homemade Cinnamon Rolls that even a MAN can make!

I’ve tried lots of Cinnamon Rolls over the years, one of my favorites are from the Cinnabon Store in the Mall. But these are the BEST I’ve ever had! The rolls have a perfect combination of sweetness and buttery flavor, but not too sweet.  And the glaze is a simple powdered sugar and milk combination.

Aren’t they beauties? Doug did a great job…let me show you how easy they are!

  1. After the dough is done in the bread machine {recipe below} turn it out onto a well floured surface
  2. Add flour and knead until dough is not sticky
  3. Dough is ready to roll
  4. Roll out dough, being careful not to push too hard, form a rectangle
  5. Brush with melted butter
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture and then chopped pecans
  7. Roll up dough
  8. Using a serrated knife, score the log into equal parts and then slice
  9. Place in a buttered 13×9 pan, cover with a towel and let rise for 45-60 minutes

In case you don’t have a Bread Machine, and would love another great Homemade Cinnamon Rolls recipe, head on over to Amy’s Finer Things.

And if you are looking for a fun Mardi Gras Treat, try adding a few colored sprinkles to the top after spooning on the glaze.


Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

Delicious Cinnamon Rolls using a Bread Machine

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 large cinnamon rolls



  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour, all-purpose
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons dry milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted to spread over dough
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped finely


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk


  1. Add ingredients to bread machine according to manufacturer’s suggested order and set on dough cycle. {It should take about 1 hour + 20 minutes}
  2. After the dough is done in the bread machine {recipe below} turn it out onto a well floured surface
  3. Add flour and knead until dough is not sticky
  4. Dough is ready to roll
  5. Roll out dough, being careful not to push too hard, form a rectangle
  6. Brush with melted butter
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture and then chopped pecans
  8. Roll up dough
  9. Using a serrated knife, score the log into equal parts and then slice
  10. Place in a buttered 13×9 pan, cover with a towel and let rise for 45-60 minutes
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-18 minutes or until lightly golden brown
  12. Combine powdered sugar with milk, whisk and spoon over Cinnamon Rolls
  13. Serve warm

Linking to… Gooseberry Patch

Apple Dumplings Recipe

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We wrap our week filled with Apple Recipes with these amazing Apple Dumplings. These aren’t your typical Apple Dumplings though, they are more like Cinnamon Rolls, but they’re really pastry wrapped around  a yummy apple filling.

I made the Apple Dumplings with a very special new apple, SweeTango! It’s from Washington State and is a new variety of apples produced over the last decade by agriculture professors at the University of Minnesota. They are, well…Sweet and Tangy! The great folks at SweeTango sent me a box of these delicious apples as part of the Walmart Moms program. The SweeTango Apples will be available at Walmart around September 25th…be sure to give them a try!

Our whole family loved them, the boys loved snacking on them, I even had to hide them so I could bake with them, Doug loved them in his lunch, and I loved baking with them and making these delicious Caramel Dipped Apples.

Let’s make some Apple Dumplings…

Roll the dough out into a rectangle, 15×10 inches. Don’t be alarmed the dough is pretty wet and sticky at first, just add a little flour and knead it a bit.

Sprinkle the apples on and add the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Starting at the long end, roll it up and then seal the edge with a pinch. Cut dumplings at 1 inch. I used a ruler and scored the dough to make sure they were even.

Place the dumplings in a buttered 13×9 baking dish. And pour the sugar sauce over.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes. Serve with a little whip cream if you like.

Recipe source: Better Homes & Gardens Hometown Cooking, October 1999


Apple Dumplings Recipe

Not your typical dumpling, these Apple Dumplings are more like a Cinnamon Roll. Recipe from

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Dumplings



  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  • 2 cups flour, all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup milk


  • 3 cups apples, peeled, diced finely or shredded
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon



  1. In a small saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients
  2. Bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes, set aside
  3. You will need about 2 cups of sauce {I added a little more after they baked}


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients
  2. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender or your fingers
  3. Make a well in the middle and add the milk
  4. Stir with a spatula, the dough will be very wet and sticky
  5. Knead dough on a well floured surface, roll out to 15×10 inch rectangle


  1. Peel apples and dice finely or shred
  2. Sprinkle over dough
  3. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over apples
  4. Roll dough from long side, as tightly as possible
  5. Cut dumplings 1 inch wide
  6. Place in buttered 13×9 baking dish
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes

Check out the other Apple Daze Recipes!

Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation  for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own.

Linking to…Gooseberry Patch 

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