Cast Iron Skillet Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Do you love cooking and baking with your cast iron skillet? Here is a quick delicious cast iron skillet cinnamon rolls recipe.

Cast iron skillet cinnamon rolls are a delicious and rustic twist on traditional cinnamon rolls. Cooking them in a cast iron skillet gives them a crispy, caramelized exterior while keeping the inside soft and gooey.

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  • all-purpose flour – make sure you properly measure the flour. Do not pack, just level the top off with a flat knife.
  • salt – cut the salt in half if using salted butter in this recipe
  • active dry yeast– the leavening ingredient in this bread which helps the dough to rise
  • butter – you can use salted or unsalted, cut salt amount in half if using salted butter
  • sugar – granulated sugar and brown sugar
  • eggs 
  • cinnamon-contains a variety of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.
  • vanilla extract – Real vanilla has so much delicious flavor
  • milk 
  • Icing (Recipe Below) The icing is super simple to make and adds a whole extra flavor dimension to your cast iron skillet cinnamon rolls. Simply five ingredients that get whisked together and then drizzled over the warm cinnamon rolls.

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Here are some kitchen items that will help to make your Cast Iron Skillet Cinnamon Rolls Baking easier:

Cuisinart stainless steel mixing bowls nest to save space and have lids to store leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer. Three sizes handle any task that requires a bowl.

  • These Cast iron skillets are suitable for both stovetop and oven for evenly cooking variety of different meals; Cast iron cookware is less smoother than the Non-Stick cookware
  • Hand wash before first use and dry immediately; rub with a light coating of vegetable oil after every wash
  • Iron deficiency is fairly common worldwide especially among women so cooking food in a cast iron skillet can increase iron content by as much as 20%
  • Its superior heat retention will keep your mouth watering food warm for a long time

All Measuring Cups & Measuring Spoons sizes are included in one set!

  • 1/4 Cup(60 ML), 1/3 Cup (90 ML)
  • 1/2 Cup (120 ML), 1 Cup (240 ML)
  • 1/8 tsp (0.63 ML), 1/4 tsp (1.25 ML)
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ML), 1 tsp (5 ML)
  • 1/2 tbsp (7.5ML), 1 tbsp (15 ML)
  • DURABLE: made from moisture-resistant hardwood
  • COMFORT GRIP: handles are designed to provide maximum comfort and control while using
  • SMOOTH OPERATION: rust-proof nylon bearings provide a superior rolling experience
  • VERSATILE: great for rolling out pizza dough, pie crusts, tarts, and cookies
  • EASY TO CLEAN: hand wash with a damp cloth for best results
  • EASY TO USE: clearly marked measurements take the guesswork out of cooking and baking

ICING INGREDIENTS FOR Cast Iron Skillet Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Whisk all ingredients together and spread over your warm cast iron skillet cinnamon rolls.

Cast Iron Skillet Cinnamon Rolls

Cast Iron Skillet Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

For the dough:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk (about 110°F or 43°C)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


Prepare the Dough:

    • In a mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm milk and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it’s foamy.
    • Add the melted butter, sugar, and eggs to the yeast mixture. Stir to combine.
    • Add the flour and salt to the wet ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
    • Knead the dough on a floured surface until it’s smooth and elastic. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
    • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise for 1-2 hours or until it has doubled in size.

    Roll Out the Dough:

      • Once the dough has risen, roll it out on a floured surface into a large rectangle, about 16×20 inches.

      Prepare the Filling:

        • Spread the softened butter evenly over the rolled-out dough.
        • Mix the brown sugar and ground cinnamon together, then sprinkle it evenly over the buttered dough.

        Roll and Cut:

          • Starting from one of the longer edges, tightly roll the dough into a log.
          • Use a sharp knife or dental floss to cut the log into 12 equal-sized rolls.

          Place in the Cast Iron Skillet:

            • Grease a 12-inch cast iron skillet with butter or cooking spray.
            • Arrange the cinnamon rolls in the skillet, leaving a little space between each one.

            Second Rise:

              • Cover the skillet with a clean cloth and let the rolls rise again for about 30 minutes.

              Preheat and Bake:

                • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
                • Bake the cinnamon rolls in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown and cooked through.

                Make the Cream Cheese Glaze:

                  • While the rolls are baking, prepare the cream cheese glaze. In a mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese, softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and enough milk to reach your desired consistency.

                  Glaze and Serve:

                    • Remove the skillet from the oven when the cinnamon rolls are done.
                    • Let them cool slightly, then drizzle the cream cheese glaze over the warm rolls.

                    Serve the cast iron skillet cinnamon rolls warm and enjoy your delicious homemade treat!

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