A giant cinnamon roll is a fun item to make for your holiday brunch that the whole family will love.
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 ½ tsp rapid rise yeast (or 1 packet)
1 tsp salt
¾ cups milk or plant-based milk (warm)
¼ cup unsalted butter (softened)
3 eggs (room temperature)
For the filling:
1 cup brown sugar
1 ½ tbsp cinnamon
½ cup unsalted butter (melted)
¾ cup maple syrup
In a large-sized bowl, combine the warm milk, yeast, and sugar, and set aside for 10 minutes until bubbly.
Grease a large bowl with 1 – 1 ½ tbsp of vegetable oil. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Create a well in the middle of the bowl. Set aside.
Add the butter, eggs, and flour, mixing until completely incorporated. *You can do this by hand of in a stand mixer with a dough hook.
Add more flour if it is too sticky, and knead the dough for about 5 minutes until it is smooth.
Transfer into the large-greased bowl. Cover with a tea towel or cloth and set in a warm place to rise for 1 hour, until doubled in size. This may depend on your environment.
In the meantime, line a small 9in cake pan with a parchment paper circle.
Combine the brown sugar + cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
Melt your butter, and measure the maple syrup. Set aside.
Once the dough has doubled in size, remove the bowl onto a lightly floured surface.
Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces, and roll each piece out one-by-one.
Roll out to approximately 3×14 inches, 1/8 – ¼ inch thick.
Spread 2 tbsp of melted butter & 2 tbsp of maple syrup on top evenly.
Sprinkle ¼ of the brown sugar + cinnamon mixture evenly over top.
Using a knife or dough cutter, divide the dough into 3 equal strips, and line the edge of the 9in pan with one strip (cinnamon sugar side facing inward). Repeat these steps for all of the dough, overlapping the strips and spiralling to the inside of the pan.
Drizzle the remaining maple syrup over the entire cinnamon roll.
Cover with a tea towel or cloth and set in a warm place for 45 – 60 minutes or until doubled in size. This may depend on your environment.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Bake for 40 – 50 minutes, until completely golden brown.
Serve warm with ice cream, cream cheese icing, or sweetened whipped cream!
Replace the butter with earth balance or brown butter if desired!
Have fun with it and add some toasted nuts, chocolate pieces, or even other spices for extra yumminess!
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days, or for 2-3 months in the freezer.
- Serving Size: 9
- Calories: 399
- Sugar: 18.9g
- Sodium: 304.4mg
- Fat: 17.7g
- Saturated Fat: 10.2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1.1g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 58.2g
- Fiber: 1.6g
- Protein: 7.9g
- Cholesterol: 102.7mg
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