Outnumbered One-Hour Cinnamon Rolls

If you’re craving the warm, sweet aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls but don’t want to wait forever, these Outnumbered One-Hour Cinnamon Rolls are your savior. With this quick and delightful recipe, you can satisfy your sweet tooth in no time.


  1. In a bowl, mix the following ingredients and let them sit for 15 minutes:
  • 3 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 6 tablespoons yeast (4 1/2 Saf-Instant)
  1. After 15 minutes, add:
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 10 1/2 cups flour
  1. Mix everything together for 10 minutes, and then let it sit for an additional 10 minutes.
  2. Grease a cupboard with oil (don’t use flour), and dump out the dough. Divide it in half.
  3. Press one half out into a rectangle. Spread it with 1/4 cup of melted butter and a generous amount of the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  4. Roll it up tightly but not too tight.
  5. Divide the roll into 12 individual rolls and place them on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Repeat the process with the other half of the dough. Let the rolls rise.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 400°F (200°C).

Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • 1 cube of butter (equivalent to 1/2 cup)
  • 2 dashes of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 6 cups of powdered sugar
  • Milk

Optional Variations:

  • Orange Rolls: Add orange concentrate to the regular frosting.
  • Chocolate Rolls: Add baking cocoa and a few drops of water to the regular frosting.
  • Cream Cheese Rolls: Add cream cheese to the regular frosting.


  • 1 cube of butter equals 1/2 cup.
  • Orange concentrate refers to frozen orange juice.
  • You can use regular flour, not self-rising.
  • The recipe genuinely calls for 6 tablespoons of yeast (SafInstant). If using yeast packets, you may need to convert.
  • The recipe indeed requires 10 1/2 cups of flour.
  • While the rolls can be frozen, they are so easy to make that freezing them might not be necessary.
  • The rising time can vary depending on factors like room temperature and humidity. Simply let them rise until they’re sufficiently puffy.
  • The calorie count isn’t provided, so no need to worry about that.
  • If you want to make half the number of rolls, simply halve the recipe.

These one-hour cinnamon rolls are a delectable treat that will have your family and friends asking for more. Enjoy the incredible flavors and the wonderful aroma that fills your kitchen.

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