So many people think its just easier to buy cinnamon buns...but you really think theyre a treat that we should try to make at home... Curtis: As much I love sweets, store-bought cinnamon rolls are covered in confectioners icing and are just too sugary for me in the morning. My homemade cinnamon swirls are not nearly as sweet as the store bought versions. They have a lot less sugar and are healthier because there are no chemicals or processed ingredients. They are not only good in the morning, but theyre perfect for a mid-afternoon snack. Theyre great to pack as a treat in your childs lunch. I first need to prepare my basic pizza dough. My basic pizza dough is a good base for many variations of other breads. You can prepare an extra batch if you want and save it for other recipes. Mix in small bowl- 1 package yeast, 1/2 tsp sugar, and 3/4 cup warm water in a bowl. Let the yeast stand 5 to 10 minutes until bubbles form. Sift 2 cups flour and a dash of salt into a large mixing bowl. Add 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil and the yeast mixture in the small bowl to the larger mixing bowl with dry ingredients. Mix for a few minutes with a wooden spoon and then mix with your hands. Knead dough until flour is fully incorporated and texture is smooth. Set aside in an oiled mixing bowl for 20-30 minutes. Remove the dough from bowl and divide in half. Roll each half out flat, either into a circle or a square. Spread 4 tbsp butter (1/2 stick) over the top of each half. Mix 2 tbsp cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar together in a bowl and sprinkle over the butter on the dough. Roll each half into a log. Cut the logs into slices about 1 inch thick onto a baking tray. The oven should be preheated at 375 degrees. Bake at this temperature for about 12 minutes. NOTES : Theres nothing like the smell of freshly baked cinnamon buns in the morning. And its probably persuaded you on more than one occasion pick up a bun or two on your way to the office. But store-bought buns often have much more sugar than spice. So weve asked Curtis Aikens here to show us his secret to perfect "cinnamon swirls": Recipe by: Good Morning America
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (765g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 611 (21%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 67.9g||90 %|
|Saturated Fat 31.1g||156 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 23.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 8.1g|
|Cholesterol 122mg||38 %|
|Sodium 341.2mg||12 %|
|Potassium 625.7mg||16 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 563.5g||166 %|
|Dietary Fiber 26.3g||105 %|
|Sugars, other 537.1g|
|Protein 35.5g||51 %|
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Calories per serving: 2944
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