My recipe for over-night rising cinnamon rolls

Recipes for Starting Your Day with Fresh-Baked Love

Here on the hill, we are a breakfast-loving family. Back in the days of six Morins around the table on a school day, I scrambled 22 eggs and piled strawberry jam high on the toast. We took our oatmeal with brown sugar, and any leftover blueberry muffins were fair game for mid-morning snacks.

Weekend mornings left time for special treats like homemade molasses donuts, but cinnamon rolls were always a hassle—yeast takes its own sweet time and won’t be hurried. However, a few years ago, I stumbled upon a recipe for an overnight-rising dough that I can fully prepare in the evening including all the rolling pin, flour, and sticky-cinnamon-filling steps. The cinnamon rolls rise slowly on a pan in the refrigerator all night and are ready to go into a hot oven in the morning.

The very same recipe makes a lovely crust for breakfast pizzas as well—always a favorite here for the morning after a sleep over!

When I mentioned all these breakfast treats in a conversation with my blogging friend Esmé, she invited me to share the recipes with her readers. And then, she noticed a picture of my Canadian grandmother’s molasses donuts and requested that recipe as well.

So… put on your apron and head on over to Esmé’s place. I’ll meet you there!

Big Pizza Love - My ability to stretch the circumference of my heart depends on my continual acceptance of the love of Christ for me.

I do a fair amount of cooking, but this is only the second time I’ve shared a recipe here on the blog. A few years ago, I wrote about Friday Pizza Night, and had several requests for my recipe, so I revised the post to include it. If you’re interested, click here to read it for yourself.


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63 thoughts on “Recipes for Starting Your Day with Fresh-Baked Love”

  1. Reading your opening about scrambling 22 eggs reminded me of a book I read as a teen about a family of 12 kids. She talked about how many gallons of milk, dozens of eggs, and loafs of bread breakfast took. It totally blew my mind. Heading to the cinnamon roll recipe.


  2. Thank you for the link to Esme and I will be paying her a visit!!! I love to cook and bake, so this is right up my alley. Thank you for taking the time to link up today. Have a blessed weekend.


  3. I too will be saving the cinnamon roll idea for Christmastime when there will be many hands to help with the prep, and many mouths to help us eat them! Thank you for sharing, Michele!


  4. thank you thank you thank you! I’ve made from scratch and with my bread machine but haven’t been that pleased. special folks coming for the holidays so will practice and try these!. tweeted.


    1. Really can’t wait to hear what you think!
      I probably like the texture of my original bread recipe better, but these rise-overnight things are just so much easier, and I rarely made the other kind just because of time.


  5. Michele, I could never understand people who didn’t like breakfast. What is the matter with them? 22 EGGS!!! WoWZers! I’m headed over to checkout this recipe. Thanks!

    Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!


  6. Michele, this is fabulous! I love the idea of a sweet treat for breakfast! I do a ton of cooking, too, and never share recipes. Probably because I don’t really follow recipes…I usually just wing it. Thanks for sharing and linking up.



  7. Oh wow is there anything more appetizing than the look of a cinnamon roll?! I am so hungry now I must go and have some breakfast. And maybe give these delicious bakes a try this weekend – thanks for the recommendation! #dreamteam


    1. Hi, Linda!
      I focus on cutting the roll into one half to three quarter inch rounds and usually get between 16 and 18 rolls.
      Once I place them on the pan, I always sort of push them into a shape that looks good to me. This is a pretty fool proof recipe. Hope you and your family enjoy them!


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