Healthy Cinnamon Rolls

“Anyone who gives you a cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven is a friend for life.” — Daniel Handler

Whip up some Cinnamon Rolls and win Best Friend Award.



  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 packet Instant Yeast
  • 1 cup Milk of your Choice 
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour*

  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon

  • 1/2 c Confectioner's Sugar
  • 5 tsp Milk of your choice

    1. Dough
    : In a medium pot, heat the milk and butter until melted (not boiling). Remove from heat and let cool to 110 degrees F.
    2. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle on yeast. Let activate for 10 minutes. Then add 1 tbsp sugar and the salt and stir.
    3. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time, stirring as you go. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead for a minute or so until it forms a loose ball. Rinse your mixing bowl out, coat it with olive oil, and add your dough ball back in. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
    4. Filling: On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle (about 1/4-inch). Brush with melted butter and top with sugar and cinnamon.
    5. Starting at one end, tightly roll up the dough and situate seam side down. Then with a string of floss, cut the dough into 1.5 – 2 inch sections and position in a well-buttered 8×8-inch square.
    6. Preheat oven to 350 and set the pan on top of the oven. Bake rolls for 25 minutes.
    7. Icing: Mix confectioner's sugar with milk and drizzle over. Enjoy warm!