(almost) One hour cinnamon rolls

The breakfast of dreams. The snack of choice. The food you bake in secret so you don’t have to share. The second helping ( or third) that you hide in the laundry room to eat so the kids don’t see you. That was just an example that I made up, no I have never done it. Pinky swear.

I have fiddled with my recipe enough that I am finally ready to share it with you and I couldn’t be more excited!

I am going to start though by telling you that no, there are no typos in the ingredient list. Yes that is a lot of yeast. It’s how they are able to be finished in just over an hour from start to finish. Yes that would use quite a few of those little yeast packs they sell in the store and they aren’t exactly cheap. I want you to get a Costco or Sams club card. Whichever is closest to you. If we are going to continue our discussion on frugal cooking and grocery shopping you need to know that I shop there for a lot of our food. Yeast is one of those items that I will never buy in small packs again. EVER. Did you know you can buy yeast in 2 pound packs at Costco?! Yes, yes you can! And the best part? Are you ready for the best part? Those 2 pounds cost around the same as 4 of those little packs you get in Wal-Mart. I was blown away by this. I pour my opened package into a Tupperware container and store it in the fridge. I have yet to have the yeast lose it’s yeasty-ness either.

Grocery list~ From a Montana Front Porch

Ok, so as long as we agree that you need to get a club card we will continue our discussion on the scrumptiousness soon to come. This recipe is actually really easy and makes a wonderfully soft roll. If you eat too many you will also develop a soft roll but I’m not going there because these are too wonderful to pass up just because you are afraid of a couple extra pounds. Decide now that you will do some extra sit-ups and move on! Trust me! They are worth it!

(almost) 1 hour Cinnamon Rolls  recipe makes 24 rolls

Mix and let set for 15 minutes:

3  1/2  C. warm water

3/4  C. sugar

1/2  C oil

6 Tbs yeast,  yes that is Tablespoons.

At the end of your 15 minutes it will be nice and foamy.

1 hour cinnamont rolls ~ From a Montana Front Porch

Now add the following:

1 Tbs. salt

3 eggs

9  1/2  C. flour

Mix it all together and knead until mostly smooth. This is a stickier dough than usual so it won’t be perfect.

1 Hour cinnamon Rolls~ From a Montana Front Porch

  • Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Divide in half and roll out into rectangles.

1 hour cinnamon rolls~ From a Montana Front Porch

  • Spread dough with melted butter. I like to use 1/4 cup on each of the rectangles and this last time I added a couple drops of vanilla to the butter before spreading it on. It turned out really good!
  • Once you have it smothered in butter cover it in cinnamon,

1 hour cinnamon rolls~ From a Montana Front Porch

  • Then sugar.

1 hour cinnamon rolls~ From a Montana Front Porch

  • Roll it up tight then cut it into 12 equal sections.
  • Place on a greased cookie sheet and smoosh ’em down a bit.

1 hour cinnamon rolls~ From a Montana Front Porch

  • Let rise for 12-15 minutes.

1 hour cinnamon rolls~ From a Montana Front Porch

  • Bake at 350 until lightly golden.

1 hour cinnamon rolls~ From a Montana

  • While these are baking you can mix up the icing! Yay icing!!


1/4 C. butter

1/8 tsp. salt

2 tsp. vanilla

6 cups powdered sugar

enough milk to make it the consistency you like.

  • Mix all of these up to your desired consistency. I like it runny enough to pour over them instead of having to smear it on.
  • Now comes the second best part.

1 hour cinnamon rolls~ From a Montana Front Porch

1 hour cinnamon rolls~ From a Montana Front Porch

By the way the second best part is the drizzling on of the icing. Once that is done you are ready for the best part of all….

1 hour cinnamon rolls~ From a Montana Front Porch

That would be the eating part.

Love from your extra sit-ups cheerleader,


*This Recipe has officially been stamped with our childrens seal of approval.*

Cinnamon roll approval~ From a Montana Front Porch


29 thoughts on “(almost) One hour cinnamon rolls

  1. You know, not much tempts me in the “internet world” of food. I almost have to have my nose over it, my hands on it, and my lips tasting it. Er, my tongue, that is. But YOU, my friend, have made me wish I had yeast in the house (I’m OUT!) and I miss Costco, for this exact reason. I’m going to HAVE to try these. I’ll call you when the sit ups, push-ups, jumping-jacks, running laps, and aerobics start….1, 2. 3 and “don’t forget to breathe!”

    Lovely, just lovely, I can smell them from HERE!

  2. What? No pics of beautiful babies smearing yumminess all over their faces at then end? Those look scrumptious. Betting I can veganize them with coconut oil and nut milk. Will let you know how they turn out; thanks for sharing this! That is certainly a lot of yeast, but I ain’t scared.

  3. Buns in 1 hour!? I did not need to know this. 😉 Now I have no excuses. hahaha AND I just happen to have one of those Costco sized bags of yeast in the fridge plus a spare in the freezer. Yum!

  4. These look so yummy! Thank you for showing pictures as you go. It helps those of us who learn visually. 😉 I especially liked the picture of the smooshed ones next to the unsmooshed ones. I never thought to do that! Great idea!
    I have a Sam’s Club card and have for years. Isn’t that awesome about the yeast?! I was so excited when I first stumbled upon that years ago. Whoo-hoo! Yes, I get excited about buying yeast in bulk too. 🙂
    I am out of Cinnamon or we would be making these today.


    • Janet, thank you for sharing with me that you like having the pictures. I know that I do, and I figured if people are trying a recipe for the first time it would be nice to have a reference of sorts. Those were just my thoughts but apparently I was right! Thank you! And yes yeast in bulk makes me happy. Most foods in bulk make me happy! 🙂 If you make them tell me how they turn out! 🙂

  5. Bobbie, these look positively scrumptious! I can’t wait to try your recipe. And thank you for the tip on the yeast. Never thought of that, but I do have a membership at Sam’s Club, so it’s on my next shopping list! ~Katie

  6. These look incredible – off out shopping now so I’m going to stock up with yeast! Lets hope my UK versions turn out as well 🙂

  7. Can I like this one again? Miss you, Bobbie! So crazy busy here. I love just coming over to lax in Montana for a bit. Wishing wellness and warm weather for your beautiful family and chookies.

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