I hope you found our post about cast iron useful! You may have some extra motivation to get that cast iron skillet ready to go after you see this delicious Cast Iron Cinnamon Rolls recipe from Frisky Mama herself, Natasha Crnjac. I saw this recipe on her Frisky Mama blog and it had me dusting off my cast iron skillet and getting it ready to go so I could make these delicious rolls. Cinnamon rolls are my absolute favorite and to be honest I have never made them! Crazy, I know!
Give this super quick and easy cinnamon buns recipe a try – you will not be sorry!
Cast Iron Cinnamon Rolls
Yields 12 cinnamon rolls
1 cup warm water1 packet quick rise instant yeast1/4 cup sugar4 cups all purpose flour (sifted)1 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil1 large egg beaten
1 tsp Coconut extract (I didn’t add this because I didn’t have any!)
1 cup Coconut sugar Or Brown Sugar
2 Tbs cinnamon
1/4 cup butter softened
2 Tbsp sugar
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large cup mix water, yeast, and 2 Tbsp of sugar (set the rest of the sugar to the side), wait for yeast to foam.
In a separate bowl mix sifted flour, salt, and remaining sugar together.
Now for the dough! (I used my stand mixer with the dough hook attachment). Add your yeast mixture to your mixing bowl, slowly add in your flour mixture, vegetable oil and egg and mix at low speed until combined. Once your dough is complete you’re going to want to knead for just a few more minutes on a floured surface. Just like any dough, let this one sit in a warm spot, covered and let rise for about 2 hours.
mix your coconut sugar or brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, making sure that you get a nice even mix.
Grab your rolling pin – Find a place where you can roll your dough out to a measurement of 10″x 20″ish, flour that surface and begin rolling. Once your your dough is rolled out, take your softened butter and brush it on your dough.
When we are ready to roll this dough long side up. Which means the side that is 20″ long will be rolled up away from you. Leave about 1/2″ of this so you can wet your dough and get a nice seal on that roll!
Sprinkle your sugar and cinnamon mixture over your dough. (leaving that 1/2″ on top). Make a nice tight roll all the way up to the top. Give your amazingly beautiful roll a once over, make sure everything is in place and with a sharp knife cut about 1 1/2″ rolls all the way down.
Oil up your cast iron nice and well, a light coat will do (I used butter).
Place your rolls sugar side up in the cast iron skillet and let sit for about 1 more hour t
o rise completely.
Once you’re rolls are all done cooking and you are totally satisfied with them, pull them out of the oven and let them cool down for about 15 minutes or so.
While these are cooling down, you have the time now to make the glaze.
Make the Hot Glaze: Add your cream to a pot, and add in your powdered sugar. on very low heat and constantly stirring with a whisk mix your glaze. When you are happy with the texture of your glaze pull off the stove and set aside for later. Glaze can be made ahead of time and warmed up on the stove or microwave prior to pouring over rolls.
Pour your glaze over the top of these delicious beauties and wait another 5 minutes for the glaze to make it’s way into the crevices of the rolls.
You’re welcome for this amazing recipe!
You’re also welcome for being mad at me for making you eat 2 or three of these on one sitting!
But seriously, moderation is key please!
You can always store these in individual zip locks and freeze them for down the road!
Thanks Natasha! These were delicious!!!!!
For tips on how to clean and care for your cast iron, click HERE.