cup warm water (105° to 110°)

(¼-ounce) package active dry yeast

tablespoons sugar, divided

cups bread flour

cups all-purpose flour, divided

 teaspoons salt

½ cup canola oil

large egg, lightly beaten

teaspoons vanilla extract

cup firmly packed light brown sugar

tablespoon ground cinnamon

½ cup brown butter, melted 

tablespoons sugar

Cinnamon Roll Glaze 


1. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup warm water, yeast, and 2 tablespoons sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. 

 

2. In a medium bowl, combine bread flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt, whisking to blend. 

 

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle, combine yeast mixture, oil, egg, and vanilla.

 

4. Gradually add flour mixture to yeast mixture, beating until smooth after each addition. Add remaining 1 cup all-purpose flour, beating to make a soft dough. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3 to 5 minutes. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover, and let stand in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, until doubled in size, 1 to 1½ hours. 

 

5. Punch dough down; cover, and let stand for 15 minutes. 

 

6. Lightly spray a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. 

  

7. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to an 18x10-inch rectangle. Brush dough with melted brown butter. Sprinkle with brown-sugar mixture, leaving a 1-inch border on long side of dough. Tightly roll up dough jelly-roll fashion, starting at long side and pressing edge to seal. Cut into 1 to 1½-inch slices.   

   

8. Place, cut side down, in prepared skillet. Cover, and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, until doubled in size, approximately 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350°.  

 

9. Bake cinnamon rolls until lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Drizzle Cinnamon Roll Glaze over tops of warm rolls.