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Giant Cinnamon Roll

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Prep

30 minutes

Cook

50 minutes

Yield

1 - 9 inch roll (9 people)

What’s better than a cinnamon roll? Definitely a giant cinnamon roll! This tasty recipe is a fun twist to classic cinnamon rolls. It’ll look beautiful at your table for brunch, and is super fun for the whole family. Did I mention how tasty this cinnamony recipe is? 

Peeling off a piece of a giant cinnamon rolls

Why you’ll love this giant cinnamon roll: 

  • Comforting: The warming cinnamon flavors with the icing…. yum! Cinnamon rolls are so comforting
  • Easy: This recipe can be prepped in 30-minutes and ready in 50
  • Fun: This is a fun twist to a classic cinnamon roll recipe 

Peeling off a piece of a giant cinnamon roll

Ingredient Notes: 

Cinnamon: Cinnamon lowers blood sugar levels and has a powerful anti-diabetic effect. It’s well known for lowering blood sugar and apart from that, it’s damn delicious and such a comforting spice!

Yeast: There are several different types of yeast and it’s important to note what you are baking with. I use fast-rising but whatever you use, just make sure you follow the instructions on the jar to ensure you activate it properly.

Giant cinnamon roll sitting on a table

How to make a giant cinnamon roll: 

  1. In a large-sized bowl, combine the warm milk, yeast, and sugar, and set aside for 10 minutes until bubbly. 
  2. Grease a large bowl with 1 – 1 ½ tbsp of vegetable oil. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Create a well in the middle of the bowl. Set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Add more flour if it is too sticky, and knead the dough for about 5 minutes until it is smooth. 
  6. 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. 
  7. In the meantime, line a small 9in cake pan with a parchment paper circle. 
  8. Combine the brown sugar + cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
  9. Melt your butter, and measure the maple syrup. Set aside. 
  10. Once the dough has doubled in size, remove the bowl onto a lightly floured surface. 
  11. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces, and roll each piece out one-by-one.
  12. Roll out to approximately 3×14 inches, 1/8 – ¼ inch thick. 
  13. Spread 2 tbsp of melted butter & 2 tbsp of maple syrup on top evenly.
  14. Sprinkle ¼ of the brown sugar + cinnamon mixture evenly over top. 
  15. 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. 
  16. Drizzle the remaining maple syrup over the entire cinnamon roll.
  17. 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. 
  18. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  19. Bake for 40 – 50 minutes, until completely golden brown.
  20. Serve warm with ice cream, cream cheese icing, or sweetened whipped cream!

Close-up of giant cinnamon roll

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

Butter: Replace the butter with earth balance or brown butter if desired! 

Get Creative: Have fun with it and add some toasted nuts, chocolate pieces, or even other spices for extra yumminess! 

Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days, or for 2-3 months in the freezer. 

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Giant Cinnamon Roll

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Proofing Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 - 9 inch roll (9 people) 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American Inspired

Description

A giant cinnamon roll is a fun item to make for your holiday brunch that the whole family will love.


Ingredients

Scale

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


Instructions

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!


Notes

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. 


Nutrition

  • 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

Keywords: recipe, cake, twist, tasty

Saria Jamshaid

Loveeeeeeee this! Turns out amazing every single time.

Maria Koutsogiannis

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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