Have you got bored with the same breakfast meal every day and want to eat something different from the routine that requires not much struggle? Or this time you want some light, rich, and less sweet dessert for weekend dinner? Then no thought would be better than to go for Cinnamon Rolls!
There is not so much work to do and the final results would taste as you’ve done the hours of hard work trust me 🙂 Just you have to roll, brush, and dump. Instant Pot would do the rest of the magic!
Why This Recipe Works
The extremely smooth and soft dough, base filled with a hearty amount of your favorite warm cinnamon and caramelized sugar topped with your choice of frosting, I just couldn’t resist even after hearing all this! You too, right?
My of cinnamon rolls contains the traditional and simple ingredient which comes out like a whole dreamland on a plate 🙂 I have made this recipe quite simple in steps that even beginners would love after giving it a try. Make it in a batch and store and enjoy it as your every time go-to breakfast or as a dessert after dinner.
Learn how to make the soft, sweet, and heart-melting Cinnamon Rolls using an Instant Pot!
Dough – I have used the store-bought frozen dough in my cinnamon rolls to make them as quick as possible. My recommendation for you is to use pepe’s bakery frozen dough as it comes out so soft and chewy nut you can also use any other brand dough or even homemade if you’ve time to prepare it. 🙂 For a vegan feel, you can read my cabbage roll recipe as well.
Sugar – I have used brown sugar as it gives a pretty brown color with my favorite gooey caramelized texture. Besides it, I’ve used granulated sugar to give my cinnamon rolls a good sweet flavor. And if you love caramelized dishes, have a look at my caramelized onions recipe.
Cinnamon Powder – who don’t love the warm flavor and aroma of cinnamon especially when it’s winter days. Consider this as an iconic ingredient of this recipe because without it these rolls are nothing!
Butter – I have used melted butter for brushing the dough to give it a yummy buttery taste and for greasing purposes.
How to make Cinnamon Rolls
Here is the step-by-step guide of this recipe for your ease.
Gather all the necessary ingredients first.
Take a working bowl and add ⅓ cup of brown sugar to it.
Then add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder to it.
Add 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar to it.
stir mix them and set aside.
Now, take the dough and sprinkle some dry flour on the counter so the dough doesn’t get stuck to it. Start rolling it to a 9×12 rectangular shape.
Cut off the excess part but don’t throw it. You can reuse it in making more small cinnamon rolls.
Divide the remaining dough into 4 long strips with the knife.
Take 2 tablespoons 0f melted butter and brush it on the strips properly.
Take the prepared cinnamon-sugar mixture and sprinkle it evenly on the strips.
Roll the dough into a log, starting from a wider side first.
Take a springform pan and place parchment paper in it. Grease the edges around and place the rolls into it.
Now, take an instant pot and pour 2 cups of water into it.
Then set the trivet in the pot and place springform on it properly.
Lock the lid and select ‘high pressure’ mode. Set the timer for 25 minutes.
Once done, give them a natural pressure release. The pretty golden brown cinnamon rolls are ready to be served.
Sprinkle some sugar, top it with some cream cheese and serve!
How To Serve Cinnamon Rolls
These delicious treats pair well with several of my other Instant Pot breakfast recipes.
The Instant Pot scrambled egg recipe can add some extra protein and nutrition to your breakfast and offset the sweetness of the rolls. You can also whip up some Instant Pot strawberry jam or any other jam recipes to serve alongside the rolls. Lastly, you can spread the jam inside them in place of the original filling for a healthier option.
If you’re looking for healthy icing recipes to serve on top of your rolls, try this instant pot almond milk yogurt recipe. This yogurt does not have any added sugar, so it will help balance out the sweetness while providing a creamy, smooth texture. However, if you would like sweet icing, feel free to add sugar, maple syrup, or honey to sweeten it up.
FAQ About Cinnamon Rolls
Can I Keep The Leftovers?
Sure! No need to eat them all at once, since they taste even better the second day! You can keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days or you can freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight container or aluminum foil. Warm them up at the of serving because chilled cinnamon rolls don’t taste the same as the warmed ones do!
What More Fun Additions I Can Do In This Recipe?
To take these cinnamon rolls to the next level, try adding special ingredients in its inside filling like:
- Orange zest: Orange adds a tangy, fresh flavor to this recipe that is perfect for Christmas.
- vanilla: Vanilla goes well with almost all dessert recipes, and adding a splash to this one instantly elevates your dish.
- Fondue: Melt chocolate in the microwave or use this instant pot fondue recipe.
- cream cheese: Some people love adding cream cheese to the filling. This kind of cinnamon roll goes perfectly with morning coffee.
Can I Make This Recipe Without Using Sugar?
Some recipes allow you to substitute sugar with other sweeteners. However, this recipe tastes best when you use real sugar in the filling, as the granules caramelize during the baking process and get a sweet, delectable treat.
If you decide to try liquid sweetener in the filling, be sure to spread it evenly across the dough. Excess liquid could cause the rolls to bake improperly and leave you with a gooey mess.
My recipe does not call for sugar in the dough, so the only sweetness comes from the filling. Taking the sugar out entirely will make this recipe more savory, so you may want to add fruit or sugar-free icing instead.
If you are looking for a sugar-free breakfast option, check out my other Instant Pot breakfast recipes here.
Can I Add Some More Spices To My Recipe?
Sure! I would recommend using nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, and cloves to make this dessert more fragrant and earthy.
Feel free to add in any spices you would like — just make sure you use each of them in moderation.
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Take the dough and roll it into a 9X12 rectangle.
Cut out the excess side and divide it into four long strips. Brush the butter on the strips.
Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture on it evenly. Fold the dough into a log shape. Take a springform pan place butter paper in it and grease its sides with butter. Place cinnamon rolls in it.
Now, take an instant pot. Pour water into it and set the metal trivet in it.
Place the springform pan on the trivet. Cover the lid and pressure cook them for 25 minutes. Then give them a natural steam vent.
Dish the heart-melting rolls out, top them with cream cheese frosting, and serve!
Calories: 252kcal Carbohydrates: 43g Protein: 5g Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monnounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 122mg Potassium: 96mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 15thg Vitamin A: 227IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 90mg Iron: 2mg
- don’t skip out on the cinnamon in this recipe.
- if your dough remains a bit uncooked after 25 minutes so this could be because of how thick you’ve rolled it. Just keep it for 5 minutes more in an instant pot in a pressure cook mode then give a natural steam vent.
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