Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

You guys. These are so good and I think I made them five or six times in the last month I was pregnant! Oops! I love to bake as it is, combine that with pregnancy and loving carbs – I couldn’t win! Random fact: The only time I got heartburn while pregnant (and in my life) was from eating a cinnamon roll and as bad as it was- somehow it didn’t stop me! Recipe below!

Rolls:

2 teaspoons yeast

1 cup warm milk

1cup melted butter

3 tablespoons water

1 egg, beaten

2 cups all-purpose white flour

1cups white whole wheat flour

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1teaspoons salt 

Did you know you can make your own brown sugar? Blend together 1 tablespoon molasses with 1 cup white sugar! Mix really well and you are set! No more rock hard brown sugar!

 Filling:

1cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

melted butter

 Cream Cheese Frosting:

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1cup butter, softened

1 1cups powdered sugar

1 1teaspoons milk

1teaspoon vanilla

I originally found this recipe on food.com but have changed the salt amount and flour types to my liking!

Instructions: Warm milk and butter in microwave. Beat together egg and water. Add yeast to bread machine followed by flour, sugar and salt. Add milk, butter, egg and water to bread machine. Set on dough setting and let dough mix for 10-15 minutes. If dough is too sticky add more flour 1 tablespoon at a time until dough is not sticky to the touch. While dough is mixing blend together brown sugar and cinnamon. When dough is done, put it onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough flour (if needed) to make it easy to handle. If it is too elastic, cover and leave 10 minutes. Use floured or non-stick rolling pin to roll out dough on floured surface. Roll out into rectangular shape about 1/4-inch thick. Spread melted butter on dough. Then use filling and spread over entire surface of dough with spoon. Sprinkle with a little salt. Roll up dough. Cut into circle with a sharp knife about 1-inch thick; place in a greased 8-inch round pan. Cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place for about 30 minutes, until double in size. Bake in a 350° oven for about 25 minutes, and light brown on top. Blend all frosting ingredients together. Let cool for 5 minutes or as long as you can wait and then add frosting! YUM!

          I haven’t made these since having Asher.. But that’s going to change this weekend!

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