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Morning Waffled Cinnamon Rolls

Do you love freshly baked cinnamon buns in the morning? I surely do. Well, how about taking this treat to a whole new level in the morning and creating your very own mini waffle cinnamon buns. Sounds heavenly, doesn't it? The same delicious taste, merely transformed into a convenient, portable snack that bakes in three minutes flat. Plus, all you need to get creative is a waffle maker, basic pantry ingredients and this recipe guide.

Now to make waffled cinnamon buns is pretty simple to follow and the recipe even gives you the option to make variations in fillings. There is also lots of room for adjustment, so you can make what you want. For example, the original recipe uses frozen bread dough for a quick option;however if you're a homemade baker like me you can easily merge two recipes to make a homemade dough for the rolls. Lastly, this recipe can also be made ahead of time by refrigerating the cinnamon buns overnight to be ready to be baked fresh the next morning. This recipe, then gives you the freedom to be creative.

When prepared, the cinnamon buns are baked very quickly in a batch of four so you can enjoy your beloved treat as quick as possible. The recipe also leaves out the use of an oven and lets the waffle maker take on the challenge and success of creating a unique homemade cinnamon bun. The same delicious texture,taste and lovely fragrance we all remember.

Overall, you will be quite impressed by this cinnamon bun, that is soft and chewy with a sweet brown sugar filling. Along with a golden brown exterior with rich homemade cream cheese glaze. Its everything you want in a classic cinnamon bun. A mini on the go snack that can be enjoyed any time of the day all the while bringing new life to a small appliance.

Waffled Cinnamon Rolls/Buns

Cinnamon Rolls

Quick Option:
1 lb Frozen Bread Dough
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1.Let dough thaw.
 2.Roll out dough into 18x6 inch rectangle on floured surface.
2.Brush with 1/4 cup melted butter and sprinkle on the filling (See ingredient list & recipe for filling)
3.Roll dough into a log starting at the long edge,press seam to seal,cut int0 20 pieces and let rise for one hour.
4.Cook in a waffle maker and drizzle with icing.  
(See Recipe: Waffle Maker +Icing )

Homemade Yeast Dough
3 1/2 to 4 cups all purpose flour or bread flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
4 1/2 tsp quick active dry yeast
1 cup very warm milk(microwave for 30 sec,let sit till warm)
1/4 cup butter,softened
1 large egg

1/4 cup butter
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2/3 cup brown sugar

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1/2 cup confectioners' (icing) sugar
1 1/4 tsp butter,softened
1 tbsp cream cheese
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 to 4 tsp milk

Homemade Yeast Dough:

In a large bowl,mix 2 cups of flour,granulated sugar,salt and yeast.Gently pour in the warm milk,add the softened butter and egg.

Cream with an electric mixer on low speed.Stir in remaining flour till dough is easy to handle.

Knead dough gently for 5 minutes or until smooth on a light floured surface.Grease a large bowl with shortening,turning dough to grease all sides.Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap and place in a warm area, for example an oven.Let rise for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until double in size.

Gently push fist into dough to deflate.On a lightly floured surface,flatten dough with a rolling pin or hands into 15x10 inch rectangle.Spread the melted butter onto flatten dough. 


In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and brown sugar.Evenly sprinkle over rolled out dough.

 Starting from the long edge,roll dough into a log.Press seam to seal,with seam side down,cut rolls into 20 pieces.

Arrange rolls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet covered with a clean tea towel and let rise for 1 hour or double in size.

Waffle Maker:

Preheat waffle maker, brush with softened butter.In batches arrange rolls in waffle maker,leaving at least 2 inches in between them.Gently close lid (do not squeeze) and cook about 3 minutes or until golden brown outside and edges no longer wet.Transfer to wire rack to cool.Repeat with remaining rolls,brushing waffle maker with butter if necessary between batches. (Tip: Use a damp paper towel  or pastry brush to wipe any of the extra sugar mixture between batches.)


In a small bowl,using a handheld electric mixer,cream confectioners' sugar,butter,cream cheese and vanilla.Stir in milk,1 tsp at a time,until glaze is smooth and your desired thickness.

Serve warm cinnamon rolls drizzled with icing.


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