A warm cinnamon roll is a sweet gift from the dessert gods. But while making this sweet treat from scratch is great therapy — meditatively kneading and rolling the dough to create perfect swirls — it takes more time than most of us have. To achieve soft and pillowy dough made from yeast, the dough must be risen twice. This takes at least two hours. There is, however, a time-saving alternative: “lazy” cinnamon roles in a mug that you bake in the microwave. The microwave is a great option! You don’t need yeast or long rise times. They take only 10 minutes to prepare. Read on for smart baking hacks and the easiest cinnamon roll recipe you’ve ever seen.
How to Make a Cinnamon Roll In A Mug
Tasty.co’s 4-Minute Mug Cinnamon Roll Recipe uses pancake mix in its dough. Why? Why? Because pancake mix is made with baking soda and/or flour, which are leavening ingredients that make your microwave cinnamon rolls rise. They also have a fluffy, moist texture thanks to the pancake mix. They are sweetened with pantry staples such as brown sugar and milk.
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla…