When I was a teenager, I remember going to the mall and being so excited to spend my allowance. I loved shopping at stores like 5-7-9 and the Merry-Go-Round. Do you remember these stores or am I showing my age? This was long before I ever knew about the existence of an H&M or Forever 21. It the was the 90’s and I thought I was cool by buying “hip” clothes from these retailers. My how times have changed. Another vivid memory I have of the mall is Cinnabon. I LOVED treating myself to a calorie-filled, buttery and sweet cinnamon bun because I deserved it. I’ve always been intimidated by the thought of making cinnamon buns and cinnamon rolls until now.
I’ve always thought cinnamon rolls were overly complicated and I didn’t want to mess with it. I just wanted to enjoy the sweet treat without the drama of trying to figure how to make them. This year, I’m all about saying yes to things that make me uncomfortable. Sure, in a broader sense, that statement is actually about the bigger, more important things in life but in this scenario, we’re talking about cinnamon rolls.
My friends at PopSugar featured a recipe for cinnamon rolls and I thought it was easy enough for me to experiment. Everyone listen up: this is seriously the easiest and simplest recipe you’ll find. When I pulled these babies out of the oven, they smelled delightful and I couldn’t wait to dig in. I’m actually glad John wasn’t home when I baked these because I’m slightly embarrassed at how quickly I just dug in and devoured them.
What I love (besides it being so ridiculously easy) is the lemon icing that you’ll drizzle on top when it’s all done. The citrus flavor really compliments the cinnamon rolls. This is the perfect sweet treat to enjoy with coffee or to make if you’re having folks over for a brunch or a baby shower. I can’t wait to make these again and eat the entire pan all by myself.
No I’m not.
The easiest cinnamon rolls recipe EVER