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Our Favorite Cinnamon Roll Recipe

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Cinnamon rolls have to be one of the finest inventions of mankind. This cinnamon roll recipe was not only phenomenal but it was executed perfectly on the first try by my husband who hasn’t baked a thing since his mom taught him how to bake in middle school!

Though he is an amazing cook and it’s debatable in my book whether his German Pancake Pizza should count as “baking” or not. In all fairness, though he hadn’t worked with yeast and kneading dough and he totally nailed these. Nice work babe!

Our Favorite Cinnamon Roll Recipe

That’s love on a plate right there.

Oh, and did I mention I got totally surprised and spoiled with this spread on Mother’s Day?

Our Favorite Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Kevin had been talking all week about the surprise breakfast that he was going to make me for Mother’s Day. When I saw two entire bricks of butter and he mentioned that he needed scalded milk I was suspicious. Then when he rolled out of bed hours before everyone was awake on Sunday morning I had a pretty good inclining something tasty and yeasty would be gracing our breakfast table.

I was barricaded in our bedroom with a cup of coffee and my iPad and told to relax while these amazing smells wafted under the door. Somehow he wrangled all this food and managed to keep Noah from screaming his head off for close to an hour while I snuggled in bed reading. I am married to a superstar husband.

Our Favorite Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Kevin filled them with brown sugar, pecans from our backyard trees and golden raisins. And butter. Lots and lots of butter.

This is in no way, shape or forms a health food. You can thank Paula Deen for this recipe and the subsequent artery clogging that may ensue. Then again if you are going to eat a cinnamon roll it better taste amazing.

These ones are phenomenal. Warm. Gooey. Crunchy pecans mixed with juicy warm raisins covered in that amazing glaze.

I’m sure knowing us that we will probably tweak the recipe down the road a little bit to make it our own but it was so perfect in its simplicity we couldn’t wait to share it with you.

The recipe is from the lovely Paula Deen and can be found here

Can’t wait to hear how they turn out for you!


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3 thoughts on “Our Favorite Cinnamon Roll Recipe”

  1. We love oatmeal pancakes my oldest son figured out the perfect recipe…but he is no longer with us so I have to wing it. I think of him every time. Maybe you can come up with one they are good and healthy too. God Bless!

    • That sounds delicious Kymm! So sorry about your son…I can’t imagine. We would love to practice and see if we can get something made up like what you remember. Can you describe them for us? 🙂



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