Public Service Announcement for Pinterest Recipe Followers

The announcement is this: The following recipe is terrible. You should not waste your time pinning it, let alone making it.

I’ve been looking for a way to quickly make cinnamon rolls (outside of buying them, which is very fast indeed). I have an excellent never-fail cinnamon roll recipe that takes an extraordinary amount of time – truth be told, it just takes more time than I have to dedicate to the process most days.

That’s why I’ve not made my famous cinnamon rolls for The Boy. He’s a little bitter about that.

And that’s why when I saw a tasty-looking recipe on Pinterest for “Quick Cinnamon Rolls,” I pinned it and gave it a shot.

The result? They are terrible. The inside is good (but it’s hard to go wrong with butter and sugar), but the rolls are a doughy mess.


I’ll give you the recipe, but please note that I only recommend the filling. Use another recipe for the rolls themselves.

Quick Cinnamon Rolls
aka A Recipe to Ruin Your Breakfast
  • 4 c flour
  • 4 T white sugar
  • 2 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 1/2 t Kosher salt
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 1/2 c buttermilk

In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients then cut in butter and mix until the dough is crumbly. Add buttermilk and mix until a nice dough forms. Place dough on a floured surface, knead a little, and roll into a big, big rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.

  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 2 c brown sugar
  • 2 T cinnamon
  • 1 c chopped nuts (optional)

Spread the dough with the butter and then sprinkle with the filling ingredients. Roll the dough length-wise and slice into 14 evenly sized buns. Place 7 buns each in two greased 8 inch cake pans. Bake for 16-18 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Top with icing of your choice.

Looks can be deceiving

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