Reheat Cinnamon Rolls
A common question about cinnamon rolls is how to reheat them, and how to reheat them so that they taste fresh. Below we are going to explore the different methods you can use to reheat the cinnamon rolls, as well as some tips, tricks, and secrets to getting moist, delicious, and gooey cinnamon rolls that taste like they are freshly baked. Be sure to check out all of the details below for the various methods.
How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls + Recipe
There are many different ways that you can reheat a cinnamon roll. Today we are going to cover the four main methods to reheat a cinnamon roll, along with several other ideas of ways that work out well to reheat your cinnamon rolls. We will also cover good storage options, as well as a recipe for making your own cinnamon rolls. Learn all you need to know about handling, storing, and reheating cinnamon rolls.
The BEST Way To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls
Although there are many different ways you can reheat your cinnamon rolls, not all the ways will give you the same result. We are excited to cover with you the best ways to reheat your cinnamon rolls, and how the various methods can affect your cinnamon rolls. Below, are the details for each method and instructions.
Make them warm and delicious as if they are freshly baked
If you love those freshly baked cinnamon rolls, but either don’t have time to make them fresh, or have leftovers, you might be wondering how to reheat them. Believe it or not, there are a few ways you can reheat your cinnamon rolls that will allow them to taste warm and delicious like they are freshly baked.
How to Reheat Cinnamon Rolls? Few Methods and Recipe
There are many different ways you can reheat cinnamon rolls. We are going to cover all of the different methods that you can use to reheat your cinnamon rolls, and there’s also a recipe for freshly baked cinnamon rolls in the details below.
Can You Reheat Cinnamon Rolls?
Before we jump into the details of reheating cinnamon rolls, it’s important to answer the question can cinnamon rolls be reheated? The answer to this is yes, cinnamon rolls can be reheated. However, not all methods are the same. The different methods you choose to reheat your cinnamon rolls may impact how your cinnamon rolls are after they have been reheated.
How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls So They Are Soft and Delicious
Now, let us turn our attention to how you can reheat your cinnamon rolls so that they are soft and delicious. There are many different methods you can use to reheat your cinnamon rolls. We are going to start off with the four most common methods used to reheat cinnamon rolls, then we will turn our attention to some other less common methods also used if desired. Now, let’s turn our attention to reheating your cinnamon rolls in the oven.
Reheating in the Oven
The first, and debatably best method for reheating your cinnamon rolls is to use your oven. When reheating cinnamon rolls, using your oven is the best method, giving you the results closest to freshly baked cinnamon rolls.
Pros Of Reheating In The Oven:
There are many pros when it comes to reheating your cinnamon rolls using your oven. Reheating cinnamon rolls in the oven allows them to warm evenly, and gives them the fresh-like taste and consistency. When you use the oven, you can reheat a whole batch of cinnamon rolls at a time, and when you reheat cinnamon rolls in the oven, they will not become soggy but will retain their fresh gooey consistency. Reheating cinnamon rolls using the oven method will give you the best results tasting like they are freshly baked.
Cons Of Reheating In The Oven:
There are only a couple of cons when it comes to reheating cinnamon rolls in the oven. The main downside to the oven method is that this may take a bit of time for them to fully reheat in the oven. Second, cinnamon rolls must be covered with foil when reheated in the oven, otherwise they are likely to dry out.
Oven reheating with frosting
If your cinnamon rolls have frosting on them, they can still be reheated in the oven. Surprisingly, having frosting on top of your cinnamon rolls while they are reheated actually helps to moisten them and make them fresh tasting. You will want to be sure to cover them with aluminum foil to prevent them from drying out, and they can be reheated for a few minutes, most likely the frosting will only soften slightly. However, keep in mind that if they are left in too long the frosting may completely melt, so more may need to be added on top.
Oven reheating without frosting
On the other hand, if your cinnamon rolls do not have frosting, you can add a bit of butter on top of the cinnamon rolls before you cover with aluminum foil and reheat them in the oven. The butter can be melted, or in thin slices. The butter serves to help keep the cinnamon rolls soft.
Reheating Cinnamon Rolls In The Oven
Step 1: Preheat the Oven to 350 °F
Preheat your oven to 350°F while you are preparing your cinnamon rolls to be reheated.
Step 2: Restore Moisture of Cinnamon Rolls with Butter or Water
Before covering your cinnamon rolls, take 1 tablespoon of water and sprinkle it on each cinnamon roll, or add butter. You can also add additional frosting to your cinnamon rolls if desired. Cover your entire dish of cinnamon rolls with aluminum foil. This step is key to keeping your cinnamon rolls moist and prevents them from over baking.
Step 3: Bake for up to 15 Minutes
Place your foil-wrapped cinnamon rolls in the oven, and bake at 350°F for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Then remove from the oven and serve well warm.
Reheating in the Microwave
Using your microwave to reheat cinnamon rolls is another common method. This method is one of the fastest methods you can use to reheat your rolls. There are a few different ways you can reheat cinnamon rolls in the microwave. We will cover all three of them below.
Microwaving with frosting
But what about microwaving your cinnamon rolls with frosting? Surprisingly you can microwave your cinnamon roll if it already has frosting on it. Your cinnamon roll might melt some of the frosting into it, however, that frosting is likely to help make your cinnamon roll moist, and help it taste fresh.
Microwaving without frosting
When microwaving cinnamon rolls that do not have frosting on top, you might even want to melt some butter and then brush it on top of each cinnamon roll so that it helps retain its moisture. If you do not add butter, your cinnamon roll is likely to dry out due to the lack of frosting on top.
Pros Of Reheating In Microwave:
The biggest pro of reheating a cinnamon roll in the microwave is that it is a very fast method. This method is going to be the fastest out of all of them. The other pro is that microwaving your cinnamon roll works well if you only have one or two, instead of a whole pan full.
Cons of Reheating In Microwave:
The biggest con associated with microwaving a cinnamon roll is that the texture and consistency of the cinnamon roll may not stay the same after it has been microwaved. Your cinnamon roll may become soggy, or hard after it has been microwaved if not done properly. Another downside to microwaving in cinnamon rolls is that there’s only room for one or two, which means if you have an entire batch of cinnamon rolls to reheat, this may not be the best method to use. Now let’s look at the three different ways you can microwave a cinnamon roll.
Reheating Cinnamon Rolls In A Microwave
Step 1: Put Cinnamon Rolls on a Plate and Add Moisture
– Option 1: Simply place your cinnamon roll on a microwave-safe plate before sticking it in the microwave.
– Option 2: Place your cinnamon roll on a microwave-safe plate, and put it in the microwave along with a glass containing one cup of water.
– Option 3: Place a single cinnamon roll on a microwave-safe plate, and cover it entirely with a damp paper towel.
Step 2: Heat Cinnamon Rolls for about 15 Seconds
For all of the above options, microwave your single cinnamon roll in 10 to 15-second increments, checking on it so that you get it done just right, and not overdone.
How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls So They Are Soft and Delicious
For the best results when using the microwave method, we recommend the following:
- Microwave only one cinnamon roll at a time.
- Microwave in 10-second intervals checking on it each time to make sure it gets warmed perfectly. Typically, it only takes 20 to 30 seconds for the cinnamon roll to be reheated nicely.
- We recommend covering your single cinnamon roll entirely with a damp paper towel as the best microwave method.
Reheating cinnamon rolls in the air fryer
An air fryer can also be used to reheat cinnamon rolls. When using an air fryer to reheat your cinnamon rolls, you will receive a similar effect as using the oven. Let’s look at how you use the air fryer to reheat your cinnamon rolls.
How to reheat cinnamon rolls in an air fryer:
First, begin by sprinkling each cinnamon roll with approximately 1 tablespoon of water, or brush with butter. If desired add extra frosting to the top of each cinnamon roll.
Brush or spray the basket with oil before placing your cinnamon rolls and some parchment paper or place them directly in the basket.
Preheat your air fryer to 350°F or 176°C. Add your cinnamon rolls to the basket and heat the rolls for approximately 3 to 5 minutes. After they hit the three-minute mark, check on them often so that they are not overcooked. Once warmed, remove from the air fryer, and serve while hot.
Air fryer reheating with frosting
If your cinnamon rolls have frosting on top of them, you can simply sprinkle them with a little bit of water before placing them into your air fryer to reheat. It’s quite difficult to add additional butter on top of cinnamon rolls they have frosting. You can also consider adding more frosting tear cinnamon rolls which will help keep them moist as well.
Air fryer reheating without frosting
For cinnamon rolls that do not have frosting, you will want to sprinkle them with water, brush with butter, or consider adding frosting before you reheat them in the air fryer. However, before you reheat your cinnamon rolls in the air fryer, be sure to add either butter or water to the top of each roll.
Pros of Reheating In Air Fryer:
Reheating cinnamon rolls in your air fryer is a good option because it allows them to be reheated quickly, and it’s very convenient. You don’t have to worry about heating up your entire oven, just the air fryer. Using your air fryer also works well for small amounts of cinnamon rolls.
Cons of Reheating In Air Fryer:
The downside of reheating cinnamon rolls in the air fryer is that they are likely to make a mess in your air fryer. You might consider lining your basket with parchment paper, or aluminum foil if your air fryer allows. When using your air fryer, it’s important to be careful to not make your cinnamon rolls soggy or burnt by using oil or cooking them too long.
Reheating cinnamon rolls in a pan
The last method used to reheat cinnamon rolls is to reheat them in a pan. This method is to place a saucepan or skillet on your stovetop and use it to warm your cinnamon rolls. This method works well if you do not have access to the oven, microwave, or air fryer.
How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls In The Pan
To begin reheating a cinnamon roll in a pan is quite simple. To start off it’s good to use a pan that is at least as deep as your cinnamon rolls. Heavy-duty pans also work well.
Take your pan, and place it on the stove. Turn your burner to medium-low temperature and allow the pan to warm.
Add your cinnamon rolls into the pan, and cover with a lid.
Let your cinnamon rolls warm in the pan for approximately 10 minutes or until they are warmed through. Be sure to keep an eye on them so that they do not become overly warm, and dry out or burn.
When they are warm, remove them from the pan and serve right away.
Pros of Reheating In Pan:
The pros of reheating cinnamon rolls in a pan are that it is an easy method, that is readily accessible. Another positive is that they are ready in a fairly short amount of time, and are warmed equally.
Cons of Reheating In Pan:
The biggest con for warming your rolls in a pan is that it requires constant supervision, or else you run the risk of burning your rolls. This can be time-consuming for you because you need to monitor them the entire time your rolls are in the pan. Because you can only fit so many cinnamon rolls inside of your pan, this method only works for a few rolls, and not an entire batch.
Other Ways to Reheat Cinnamon Rolls
Now that we have covered the main methods for reheating cinnamon rolls, it is important to point out that there are other ways to reheat them as well. These ways are not as common, however, they may work well for you.
How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls In Oven or Toaster Oven
Reheating a cinnamon roll in a toaster oven is very much the same as reheating it in an oven. Preheat your oven to 350°F, sprinkle your rolls with water, or brush with butter. Then warm them in the oven for approximately 10 minutes, then serve and enjoy.
How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls in the Instant pot method
Instant pot to warm your rolls is not the most ideal method. However, you can choose the keep warm setting and place your cinnamon rolls in it, for a few minutes until they are warmed through. If you have other options, you might try using those first.
How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls on the Stovetop method
To reheat your cinnamon rolls on the stovetop, you will want a deep pan or cast-iron skillet. Place your pan over medium-low heat and allow it to warm, then add your cinnamon rolls. Sprinkle the top of each roll with water or brush the top with melted butter. Cover your pan with a lid and allow your rolls to warm. Keep a close eye on the rolls so that they do not burn. Once they are warmed you can go ahead and serve them.
How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls in a Dutch Oven Method
When you use a Dutch oven to reheat your cinnamon rolls, you can warm your rolls over a fire while camping, on the stovetop, or in the oven. Most likely if you’re using a Dutch oven, it would be over the fire, however, any of these will work.
To reheat using a Dutch oven, line the bottom of your Dutch oven with aluminum foil. Place your Dutch oven over your heat source to allow your pan to warm for a few minutes.
Add your rolls and arrange them so that they fit inside the Dutch oven. Cover it and place it back over a source for approximately 10 minutes. Be careful to not get the Dutch oven too hot so that the rolls do not burn. Check on them and see if they have warmed through, if they have, go ahead and serve them while warm.
How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls in a Crock pot method
Using your crockpot to reheat cinnamon rolls is a very slow method, however, it is also a gentle way to get your cinnamon rolls tasting warm and fresh again.
To begin, add approximately a half cup of water to the bottom of your slow cooker.
Wrap your rolls securely in aluminum foil. You may need to use multiple layers so that you are sure the foil is sealed tightly, and no water can enter. It also works well to include a small piece of butter inside your aluminum foil so that the butter can re-saturate your rolls as they heat. We recommend wrapping your cinnamon rolls in groups of one or two.
Place your securely wrapped rolls into the crockpot and reheat on high for approximately 20 minutes, or until the cinnamon rolls are warm.
How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls in the BBQ Method
To reheat cinnamon rolls using the barbecue method, you want to get your barbecue, and preheat it. Be sure to keep it closed so that your barbecue retains the heat. Then, once warm, wrap your cinnamon rolls in aluminum foil, and place them over the indirect heat for approximately eight minutes. Then enjoy once warm.
Can You Reheat Cinnamon Rolls On A Grill?
Yes, you can use a grill to reheat your cinnamon rolls. If you want, this option tends to work quite well. See below for step-by-step instructions.
How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls in a Grill
To reheat your cinnamon rolls on a grill, begin by preheating your grill. You will want the temperature to be approximately 350°F.
Then, wrap your cinnamon rolls in aluminum foil, before sealing we recommend brushing the tops with butter, or sprinkling with a tablespoon of water each. Wrap securely in foil, then place over medium-low heat, or indirect heat if possible, for approximately eight minutes or until they are warmed through.
George Foreman Grill
Reheating cinnamon rolls on a George Foreman grill
To reheat cinnamon rolls you can use a George Foreman grill. However, please note that reheating cinnamon rolls you will not want to use the kind of grill that presses your food as that does not work very well for this case. To reheat your cinnamon rolls on a George Foreman grill, you will want to use an indoor-outdoor grill that has a layer you place your food on, and then closes, but does not squish the food.
How to reheat cinnamon rolls in a George Foreman grill:
To reheat your cinnamon rolls on a George Foreman grill, preheat your grill to 350°F. Then, you will want to lightly grease a pan or aluminum foil. Place your cinnamon rolls on the pan or foil and set them on your grill. Let them warm for 3 to 4 minutes per side until they are warmed through.
How To Soften Hard Cinnamon Rolls
One of the best ways to soften hard cinnamon rolls is to reheat them. However, before they are reheated, they should be sprinkled with 1 tablespoon of water, or brushed with butter, or both. You may also try adding extra frosting to your rolls. Then reheat according to one of the methods above. Once the cinnamon roll has warmed, with the extra moisture, it should be soft, instead of hard.
Can You Make Cinnamon Rolls in Advance?
Yes, cinnamon rolls may be made in advance if you wish. If you’re looking to make your cinnamon rolls for breakfast or brunch in the upcoming days, most likely you won’t want to get up early enough to allow them time to rise and bake. Making your cinnamon rolls in advance is a good alternative.
If you are making your cinnamon rolls in advance, it is important to store them properly. Below are some tips and tricks for the best storage methods that will help you have the best cinnamon rolls that can be reheated according to the options above.
How to Store Cinnamon Rolls Properly
There are three different ways you can store your cinnamon rolls to enjoy later. Those three ways are at room temperature, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer. It is important to know when you are going to want to enjoy your cinnamon rolls, in order to determine the best storage method.
Storing At Room Temperature
When cinnamon rolls are baked, you will want to let them cool, then transfer them to an airtight container. If you were going to use your cinnamon rolls within two days, most types of cinnamon rolls can be left at room temperature if they are stored in a sealed container.
Storing In The Refrigerator
To get your cinnamon rolls to last a little bit longer, you can store them in an airtight container, and place them in the fridge. When stored this way, cinnamon rolls will typically last for up to one week if sealed in an airtight container in the fridge.
Storing In The Freezer
To make your cinnamon rolls farther in advance, storing them in the freezer is a good option. Before you freeze your cinnamon rolls, tell them to cool completely then place them into a freezer bag and seal it tightly. Then freeze for up to two months.
Tips on Storing Cinnamon Rolls
How you choose to store your cinnamon rolls is an important factor for how well they can be reheated. If your cinnamon rolls are dried out when they are stored, your cinnamon rolls are less likely to get that fresh taste after they are reheated.
How To Store Cinnamon Rolls For Reheating
Tip 1: Know Where To Store Them
Knowing where to store your cinnamon rolls that you plan to reheat, and a later date is important. A lot of it has to do with how long you plan to store your rolls. If you plan to eat the rolls in a couple days, you can simply store them at room temperature in an airtight container. On the other hand, if you want your rolls to last for a week, you will want to seal them in an airtight container and refrigerate them. However, if you desire the rolls to last for two months, they will need to be frozen.
Tip 2: Use An Airtight Container
For the best results to store your rolls, you will want to use an airtight container. This can be an airtight storage container or a sealable plastic bag. The key is that it needs to seal and contain as little access to air as possible.
Tip 3: Wrap Your Cinnamon Rolls
It is highly recommended, if you plan to reheat your cinnamon rolls later, you first wrap each individual cinnamon roll in aluminum foil before placing it into an airtight container. Then store by your desired method.
Pro Tip: If you are choosing just to store your cinnamon rolls in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator, it seems to work well to transfer them to the airtight container while they are still slightly warm. This helps to trap some of the moisture that would otherwise escape from the rolls. However, if you plan to freeze your cinnamon rolls directly from the oven, they must cool completely or else you will end up with freezer burn.
Storing cinnamon rolls with cream cheese
What if your cinnamon rolls contain cream cheese or are topped with cream cheese frosting. In this case, you will want to think twice about storing your cinnamon rolls at room temperature. Cinnamon rolls that contain cream cheese, should be stored in the refrigerator.
When is the time to discard stored cinnamon rolls?
Determining when to discard your cinnamon rolls is an important factor. Cinnamon rolls that have been stored differently, will have a different lifespan. Also, the climate where you are located may also play a factor in determining how long your cinnamon rolls are good.
Cinnamon Rolls Stored At Room Temperature…
Cinnamon rolls that are stored at room temperature in an airtight container have a life span of three days. If your cinnamon rolls have been around longer than that, they are most likely stale and no longer good.
Cinnamon Rolls Stored In The Fridge…
Cinnamon rolls that are stored in the fridge have a slightly longer lifespan and may be good for up to a week. After that time, it’s important to check them over carefully to see if they are still good, if in doubt throw them out.
Cinnamon Rolls Stored In The Freezer…
Cinnamon rolls that are stored properly in the freezer, have a lifespan for 1 to 2 months, and sometimes longer. However, they are the best when only in the freezer for 1 to 2 weeks. Keep in mind that although they’re frozen, it’s still important to check them over and determine if they are still good.
Time to Discard?
Before you eat cinnamon rolls that have been around for a while or stored longer than suggested above, it is important to check them over carefully before eating. Use your senses to determine if they are still good. Look at the color, texture, and smell to see if they are still good or should be thrown out. If there is any sign of mold growth, odd colors, or smell bad, it is time to toss them.
Storing Cinnamon Rolls Overnight
If you are storing cinnamon rolls overnight, they can simply be transferred into an airtight container and kept at room temperature. However, any cinnamon rolls that contain cream cheese or that you intended to keep longer than a couple of days, should be kept in the fridge, or freezer for a longer lifespan.
Freezing cooked cinnamon rolls
Freezing cinnamon rolls for a later date is a great storage method. You can freeze cinnamon rolls that are raw, or that have been cooked. For best results, it works well to wrap a cinnamon roll individually in aluminum foil and then store it in an airtight container before placing it in the freezer.
How to Reheat Frozen Cinnamon Rolls
To reheat cinnamon rolls that have been frozen is a simple process. Before you are ready to serve them, take your cinnamon rolls out of the freezer, and create an aluminum foil tent around them. Also consider adding a dollop of butter to the aluminum foil tent or sprinkling water to help keep your cinnamon rolls moist. Preheat your oven to 350°F and add your cinnamon rolls. Warm for approximately 10 minutes, or more if they are completely frozen. Serve them while warm.
How to Freeze Cinnamon Rolls
To freeze cinnamon rolls, wrap each individual roll in aluminum foil, then place into an airtight container, or freezer bag. Be sure to remove any extra air, and seal securely. Place in the freezer for up to two months.
Cinnamon Rolls Shelf Life
Cinnamon rolls have a good shelf life. Typically, most cinnamon rolls are good for approximately two days when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. Cinnamon rolls stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator are typically good for up to a week. Frozen cinnamon rolls if stored properly typically have a shelf life of two months in the freezer.
Tips to keep cinnamon rolls moist and stop them from drying out
One of the biggest concerns about cinnamon rolls and reheating them is how to do so without drying out your rolls. There are many ways you can reheat a cinnamon roll, that will actually help to moisten your cinnamon rolls and prevent them from drying out. There are also some great ways you can store your cinnamon rolls that will help to keep them fresh.
How Do You Reheat Cinnamon Rolls Without Drying Them Out?
No matter how you choose to reheat your cinnamon rolls from the above options, it is important to do one of the following options before reheating them so that they do not become dry.
First, consider sprinkling your cinnamon rolls individually with about 1 tablespoon of water per roll. Second, brushing your cinnamon rolls with melted butter is another great option to help keep them moist. Finally, you can consider adding additional frosting to your cinnamon rolls which will surprisingly help keep the moisture inside your cinnamon rolls.
Reheat Cinnamon Roll Ingredients:
A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Reheat Cinnamon Rolls in Oven
1. Preheat Your Oven
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
2. Add a Sprinkle of Water
Sprinkle each individual cinnamon roll with approximately 1 tablespoon of water each.
3. Brush Butter on the Top
Melt a quarter cup of butter and brush the top of each cinnamon roll with the melted butter.
4. Arrange the Cinnamon Rolls in a Baking Tray
Take your prepared cinnamon rolls and arrange them inside a baking dish. Be sure that your baking dish is deep enough so that your cinnamon rolls do not stick up higher than the dish. Cover the entire dish and cinnamon rolls with aluminum foil.
5. Warm the Cinnamon Rolls
Place the cinnamon rolls into the oven and allow them to warm for approximately 10 minutes or until they are warmed through.
6. Remove from the Oven and Enjoy
Once warmed through, remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven and serve while they are still hot. Serve and enjoy.
Any of the above methods may be used to reheat your cinnamon rolls. However, the best results tend to come from cinnamon rolls that have been reheated in the oven. The key for any reheating method is to serve your cinnamon rolls while they are still warm, so that you can enjoy the deliciousness.
For any reheating method, there are safety considerations, as well as safety considerations when it comes to your different storing methods. Overall, be sure that your cinnamon rolls are still good, and have not gone bad. If you are in doubt about them at all, don’t risk it, and throw them out.
Now, Make The Buns!
Now that you know all about storing, and reheating cinnamon rolls it is time to make your own. We have included one of our favorite cinnamon roll recipes for you to enjoy.
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Yield: 9 rolls
Ingredients for the dough:
1 cup lukewarm milk
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp yeast, heaping tablespoon
¼ cup butter, melted
3 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
Ingredients for the filling:
2 Tbsp soft butter
½ cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
Ingredients for the icing:
2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp milk, or until desired thickness
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add your milk, and microwave for approximately one minute, or until it is lukewarm.
- In a mixing bowl, combine milk, sugar, salt, and yeast. Stir to combine, then allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the mixture begins to foam.
- Add eggs, melted butter, and flour. Stir to combine.
- Coat your bowl with a drizzle of olive oil or any other kind of oil, then form your dough into a ball. Cover with a damp cloth and place into a warm dry location. Allow your dough to rise until it is double in size. (When unsure that the dough has risen enough, press two fingers into the dough. It will leave an indentation when dough is doubled in size.)
- Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, then coat with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
- Roll the dough. Seal well by pinching the edges of the roll together. Cut into slices that are approximately ¾ to 1 inch thick. Place the rolls evenly spaced in a lightly greased 9 x 9 pan.
- Cover the rolls again with the cloth, and place back into the warm dry location. Allow the rolls to rise until they are approximately double in size. This should take about 40 minutes for them to fully rise.
- Preheat your oven to 375°F, and bake the rolls for 20 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow them to cool slightly before adding frosting and serving. Serve and enjoy.
One cinnamon roll is estimated to contain 391 calories. One cinnamon roll is also estimated to contain 6.7 g total fat, 34 mg cholesterol, 321 mg sodium, 76.9 g total carbohydrates, and 6.8 g protein.
Please note that the key for delicious cinnamon rolls is to not add a ton of flour. With our recipe above, your dough should be slightly sticky. Adding a sprinkling of flour, or a drizzle of oil will help to form your dough into a ball and reduce the stickiness, however, be sure that you do not add excess flour.
The Secrets to Making the Perfect Cinnamon Roll
Although making cinnamon rolls is a straightforward process, there are a few tips and tricks that will help you make the best possible cinnamon rolls. Not only does this apply to reheating your cinnamon rolls and storing them, but it also has to do with the dough as you create your cinnamon rolls from scratch.
Tips On Making The Cinnamon Buns
Don’t Kill Your Yeast
Allowing your yeast to proof before continuing with your mixing of the dough is an important step. However, during this step, it is possible to “kill your yeast”. Your yeast can be killed if the milk added to your mixture is too hot. A good rule of thumb is to keep your milk temperature around 110°F to 115°F.
Amount of Butter
Cinnamon rolls are always better when butter is included. You will want to include soft or melted butter in the dough, as well as soft butter after your dough is rolled flat before shaping into your cinnamon rolls.
Mix Just Enough
When mixing your cinnamon roll dough it is important to not over mix the dough. You will want to mix it just until the dough comes together and then stop.
Loose Versus Firm Dough
For this recipe, you will want to allow your dough to be loose and soft rather than firm. Allowing your dough to be soft and contain slightly less flour will prevent your cinnamon rolls from being solid, hard, and dry. They also have a lighter, fluffier texture when less flour is included in them.
Let Dough Rise in a Clean, Oiled Bowl
Before rising, remove your dough from the bowl, and oil the entire inside of the bowl. Then add your ball of dough back into the bowl. This will help your overall rising process and will help your dough stay together and not stick to the bowl.
Use the Ideal Proofing Temperature
Placing your dough into a warm dry location is an important factor for delicious cinnamon rolls. Ideally, you want the temperature to be between 75°F and 95°F. If you have a warm sunny location, this works best, avoid placing it near a cold window.
If you are lacking in a warm dry location, you can always use your oven as that warm dry location. Just be sure your oven is turned off before placing your dough into it. Then, add the bowl containing your dough covered in a damp cloth and allow it to rise inside your oven.
Finally, when you are baking your cinnamon rolls it is important that they not be overbaked. As you are baking them, check on them and see if the center is done. If your center is not fully baked yet, but the outside is starting to get brown, cover your cinnamon rolls with aluminum foil then continue baking for a few minutes until done.
What is the top tip to making an amazing Cinnamon Roll
Out of all the above tips to make delicious cinnamon rolls, the top two tips for making amazing cinnamon rolls are as follows. First, it is important not to add too much flour to your dough. Second, it is important to allow your cinnamon rolls enough time to fully rise before baking. Although the other tips above helped make delicious cinnamon rolls, my opinion is that these two are the most important.
Wrapping It Up
Is your mouth watering yet? Mine sure is! Before we finish up with all things related to cinnamon rolls, let’s look at the frequently asked questions related to reheating cinnamon rolls.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you reheat cinnamon rolls?
Yes! There are many ways you can reheat cinnamon rolls. The four most common include using an oven, microwave, air fryer, and pan.
How to reheat Cinnabon cinnamon rolls
Cinnabon cinnamon rolls can be reheated using any of the above methods. Simply choose which one works best for you.
How to reheat Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
Pillsbury cinnamon rolls may be reheated as well. Choose any of the above reheating methods, whichever one works best for you will work to reheat Pillsbury cinnamon rolls.
Can cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing be left out?
It is not recommended that cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting be left for an extended amount of time.
When Do Cinnamon Rolls Go Bad?
When cinnamon rolls go bad is determined by how they are stored. They can last from two days to two months depending on the storage method. Check out the storage details above.
How do you reheat Lulu, Cinnabon, and Pioneer Woman cinnamon rolls?
Any of these cinnamon rolls can be reheated using your choice of the above reheating methods. Whichever method above works well for you, will work to reheat your cinnamon rolls.
How do you store cooked rolls?
If you are planning to enjoy your cinnamon rolls in less than 2 to 3 days, you can simply store them in an airtight container at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week, and freeze in an airtight container for up to two months.
Can you freeze cinnamon rolls?
Yes, the cinnamon rolls can be frozen as long as they are securely stored in an airtight container or freezer bag. It’s recommended that each individual cinnamon roll is wrapped in aluminum foil, then stored in a freezer bag before placing it in the freezer.
What is the best way to warm up frozen rolls?
Frozen cinnamon rolls can be warmed up using any of the above methods for reheating cinnamon rolls. Reheating frozen cinnamon rolls in the oven is probably the most recommended option. However, any will work.
Can You Eat Cinnamon Rolls The Next Day?
What Is The Best Way To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls?
There are four main ways you can reheat cinnamon rolls, as well as other ideas. The four best ways to reheat cinnamon rolls include using your oven, microwave, air fryer, and a pan on the stovetop.
What Temp To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls?
When reheating cinnamon rolls in the oven, it’s recommended to preheat the oven to 350°F or 176°C.
How Long Do Cinnamon Rolls Last?
How long cinnamon rolls last depends on how they are stored. If stored at room temperature they can last for two days, in the refrigerator they can last for one week, and in the freezer, it’s stored properly they can last for up to two months.
Can You Freeze Cinnamon Rolls?
Yes, cinnamon rolls can be frozen as long as they are stored in an airtight container or sealed securely in a freezer bag.
How to keep cinnamon rolls from getting hard?
To keep cinnamon rolls from getting hard, store them in an airtight container. Then when reheating, sprinkle with water, brush with butter, or add additional frosting before reheating.
What are my options for the icing?
There are all kinds of options when it comes to different icing and frosting that can be added on top of your cinnamon rolls. From a powdered sugar and milk drizzle to buttercream frosting, to cream cheese frosting, the options are many.
Freezing rolls: when?
Cinnamon rolls are best frozen after they have cooled from baking. They can then be wrapped securely and placed into the freezer.
How to reheat cinnamon rolls with icing in an aluminum pan?
To reheat cinnamon rolls with icing in an aluminum pan, cover the entire pan and cinnamon rolls with aluminum foil. You may also consider sprinkling the individual cinnamon rolls with water, or adding some butter to the pan before baking. Bake at 350°F for approximately 10 minutes.
How to reheat store bought cinnamon rolls?
The process of reheating store-bought cinnamon rolls is no different from any other. Simply choose from the above methods and reheat according to the instructions above.
How to reheat homemade cinnamon rolls?
To reheat cinnamon rolls, you can choose from any of the above options. Then simply follow the instructions.
How to store cinnamon rolls?
Cinnamon rolls are best stored in an airtight container.
Can I freeze baked cinnamon rolls?
Yes, you can freeze baked cinnamon rolls.
What is the best way to freeze baked cinnamon rolls?
After baking your cinnamon rolls, allow them to cool completely. Then wrap each one individually in aluminum foil, then place each one into a freezer bag. Remove any extra air, and freeze for up to two months.
How long are cinnamon rolls good for?
How long cinnamon rolls are good for depends on how they are stored. If you are unsure, carefully check over your cinnamon rolls to be sure they smell okay, do not have any mold, or appear to be a funny color, and that nothing seems different from when they were fresh.
Can cinnamon roll dough be made in ahead of time?
Yes, cinnamon roll dough can be made ahead of time. Place your dough in a lightly oiled mixing bowl and cover then place it into the refrigerator and allow it to rise overnight. This allows you to make your dough ahead of time and still enjoy the freshness of cinnamon rolls.
You can also go as far as rolling out your dough, filling it, and cutting your cinnamon rolls then freeze your individual cinnamon rolls in an airtight container, sealed securely in a plastic bag, or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap.
How long will homemade baked cinnamon rolls last in the fridge?
Cinnamon rolls that are stored in an airtight container in the fridge last for one week.
How labor intensive is it to make homemade cinnamon rolls?
How labor-intensive it is to make homemade cinnamon rolls most likely depends upon your view of baking. Typically, the whole process of making homemade cinnamon rolls will take 2 to 3 hours from start to finish. Then allow them to rise a second time before baking. After they have baked you then let them cool before adding frosting.
What are other names for a Cinnamon Roll?
Other names for cinnamon rolls include sticky buns, cinnamon buns, cinnamon sugar buns, cinnamon Danish, cinnamon snail, Cinnabon, and cinnamon swirl.
What is the best way to cut cinnamon rolls?
Most people, typically use a sharp knife to cut their cinnamon rolls into shapes. However, the best way to cut a cinnamon roll is actually by wrapping dental floss around your roll and pulling it together to cut off your individual rolls.
Do Cinnamon Rolls Need to be Refrigerated?
Most types of cinnamon rolls do not need to be refrigerated, however, they will last longer if stored in the fridge.
Do Cinnamon Rolls With Icing Need To Be Refrigerated?
Most cinnamon rolls with icing do not have to be refrigerated, however, they tend to last longer if they are refrigerated. If your icing contained cream cheese, it is strongly recommended that you refrigerate them.
What Can You Do During Baking To Ensure Moistness?
The moistness of your fresh cinnamon rolls strongly depends upon how moist your dough is and how you prepared it. For tips, see the above for details.
What Should The Dough Feel Like?
The dough in our cinnamon roll recipe will feel soft and gooey. This is a good thing, as you can simply sprinkle a tiny bit of flour on the outside to help you work with it.
How Much Should You Knead The Dough?
Unlike most bread recipes, the cinnamon roll dough in our recipe does not have to be kneaded very much. A few good kneads will do.
Does Pouring Heavy Cream On Risen Rolls Work?
Surprisingly yes, pouring heavy cream on risen rolls does work. The key is that your cream needs to be warm but not hot.
Do You Ice Cinnamon Rolls While They’re Hot?
No, you should not ice cinnamon rolls while they are still hot. Instead, allow them to cool before adding your icing.
How To Thaw Cinnamon Rolls?
The best way to thaw cinnamon rolls is to pull them out the night before and place them into the refrigerator. This allows them to thaw in the fridge overnight.
When Do Cinnamon Rolls Go Bad?
When cinnamon rolls go bad depends on how they have been stored. For room temperature storage, they are good for about two days, cinnamon rolls stored in the fridge are good for about one week, and frozen cinnamon rolls last approximately two months.
How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls Without Overcooking?
The above methods for reheating cinnamon rolls walk you through the step-by-step process of different ways you can reheat cinnamon rolls and avoid overcooking.
The Bottom Line
There are many ways you can reheat cinnamon rolls. Mostly, the method that you choose will depend upon your preferences and situation. Be sure to check out all of the methods listed above for the best option to fit your needs.
How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls So They Are Soft and Delicious
There are many different ways you can reheat cinnamon rolls so that they are soft and delicious. Knowing the few tips and tricks to get the best result is an important factor when reheating cinnamon rolls.
4 Best Ways to Reheat Cinnamon Rolls!
Although there are a ton of ways that you can reheat cinnamon rolls, not all of the methods are great. There are four ways that seem to give the best results when reheating cinnamon rolls. The four best ways include reheating cinnamon rolls in the oven, microwave, air fryer, and in a pan.
Best Way to Reheat Cinnamon Rolls
Out of all the many options to reheat cinnamon rolls outlined above, some may work better for you than others do. In general, the best way to reheat cinnamon rolls is usually in the oven. Although all of them typically work well, your preference may be for one method over the others.
Reheat Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls can be reheated in a variety of ways. We have listed many different options, with instructions on how to best reheat cinnamon rolls for that light, fluffy, and soft texture. Give the different methods a try and see which one works best for you. Also, don’t forget to try out the delicious recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls, and let us know what you think!
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How To Reheat Cinnamon Rolls
Preheat Your Oven
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Add a Sprinkle of Water
- Sprinkle each individual cinnamon roll with approximately 1 tablespoon of water each.
Brush Butter on the Top
- Melt a quarter cup of butter and brush the top of each cinnamon roll with the melted butter.
Arrange the Cinnamon Rolls in a Baking Tray
- Take your prepared cinnamon rolls and arrange them inside a baking dish. Be sure that your baking dish is deep enough so that your cinnamon rolls do not stick up higher than the dish. Cover the entire dish and cinnamon rolls with aluminum foil.
Warm the Cinnamon Rolls
- Place the cinnamon rolls into the oven and allow them to warm for approximately 10 minutes or until they are warmed through.
Remove from the Oven and Enjoy
- Once warmed through, remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven and serve while they are still hot. Serve and enjoy.