Cooking Time:3-4 hours on Low
Ingredients1 T. Cinnamon
1/2 Stick Butter, softened
1 c. Brown Sugar
1 Loaf, Frozen Bread Dough
1/4 c. Heavy Cream
1/2 c. Powdered Sugar
3 T. Heavy Cream or Milk
I LOVE cinnamon rolls! I’ve actually heard there was a study done and the scent that men loved more than anything else was cinnamon rolls! I’m not sure if that is true but I can tell you that my husband is always happy when he wakes up to the delicious scent of these Slow Cooker “Homemade” Cinnamon Rolls.
- Take bread out of the freezer and thaw on greased cookie sheet on counter top.
- Note: use bread as soon as it is thawed – you don’t want it to rise just yet!
- In a small bowl, combine butter, cinnamon and brown sugar.
- Roll thawed dough out to a large rectangle. (about 12×6)
- Spread sugar mixture over the entire rectangle of dough.
- Roll dough in a log shape, keeping dough taught.
- Moisten edge slightly and seal shut.
- Slice into 10 pieces and arrange in greased 6-Quart slow cooker crock.
- Cover with a dish towel and let sit for 30-60 minutes or until rolls have doubled in size.
- Pour Heavy Cream over top cinnamon rolls.
- Place crock insert into slow cooker and cover.
- Cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or just until cooked through.
- Mix 3 T. milk/cream and powdered sugar to make a glaze. Drizzle glaze over cinnamon rolls before serving.NOTE: I’ve found that the amount of time varies greatly between my slow cookers so I would suggest testing this recipe in your slow cooker before making for company. If you’re like me, you’ll have plenty of taste testers! 🙂
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I am confused, which measurement of heavy cream do you pour over the rolls? What “insert” are referring to and why? How early do you get up to make these?
Hi Elizabeth, I have edited the recipe and instructions to make it clear. The 1/4 c. is what you pour over the rolls, the other amount is mixed with the powdered sugar to make the glaze. The insert is the crock itself. I prep it the night before, and have it in the refrigerator ready to put in the slow cooker at least 3 – 3 1/2 hours before I want to serve breakfast. It really depends on your slow cooker. Thanks for the questions, and Happy Crocking!
is it 1/4th cup of cream or 3/4th cup of cream poured over the rolls?
So sorry it is 1/4 cup… my error, I have corrected my statement. Thank you so much for letting me know! I hate it when I do that! 🙁
Yes Carol it is 1/4 of a cup of cream, it was a typo error, I have edited my statement. Thank YOU!
What is the correct amount of heavy cream you pour over the rolls? The recipe says 1/4 cup and in your answer to the question asked you said 3/4 cup. I’m thinking 1/4 cup is the correct amount since that’s what the recipe states but wanted to make sure. Thanks!
Yes Alice 1/4 cup is correct, thank you for letting my know of my typo… Happy Crocking!
hello I’m new to the crock pot cooking site.Could you please tell me what kinda bread is preferred when making this? Does it matter what kind of dough? Thanks!
Hi – I used the Rhodes™ White Bread frozen dough. It really doesn’t matter on the brand though – you can use any kind that is frozen white bread dough (that makes a loaf of bread). Thanks for the question, and Happy Crocking!
Hi! This just showed up on my Facebook feed. At what point do you refrigerate the night before? Do you let them rise through step #9, and then pour the cream on in the morning? Also, do you put the cold crock in on low?
Hi there! You can prep all the way to when you slice and put them in the slow cooker to rise (step 9.) Then you can refrigerate overnight. Set them on the counter for about 15 minutes in the morning then pour the cream on top before putting the insert into the slow cooker back to cook. (If the insert is very cold it can crack if it heats up too quickly.) I hope this helps! Jenn
Confused: Why would I put the rolls in the metal crock pot and place the clay liner on top of the rolls, how would they rise? Seems to make sense to grease clay liner, place rolls in liner and let rise then cook. Could you clarify.
Donna you place the rolls into the crock and place towel over to rise. Then you place the crock into the unit! They are delicious!