Skillet Cinnamon Rolls Recipe - Food Fanatic

Skillet Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

12 Servings


For the Cinnamon Pecan Filling:
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Pecans, Chopped
For the Dough:
  • 8 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Softened and divided
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar, Plus 1 teaspoon
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons Instant Yeast, This is slightly less than 2 1/4 ounce packages
  • 2 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract


For the Cinnamon Pecan Filling:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the cinnamon pecan filling. Set aside.

For the Dough:

  1. In the bowl of a countertop mixer, add 4 tablespoon of the softened butter, sugar and salt. Mix on medium speed until light and fluffy (~2-3 minutes). (Note: The remaining butter will be used after the dough has risen.)
  2. Add the egg and mix until just absorbed.
  3. Add the milk, yeast and flour and mix for 1-2 minutes on low speed, or until a smooth dough forms.
  4. Increase speed to medium and mix for 4 more minutes.
  5. Cover dough and place in a warm location (85°F). Let rise for 11/2 hours.
  6. Once risen, transfer dough onto a well-floured countertop. Roll into a 9”x12” rectangle.
  7. Spread the remaining 4 tablespoon of softened butter evenly across the dough. Sprinkle with the Cinnamon Pecan Filling.
  8. Beginning with a long edge of the dough, roll into a tight cylinder. Pinch seam closed. (Tip: Take care to keep ends of the cylinder even.)
  9. Using a sharp knife, slice the cylinder into 12 pieces. (Each piece should be ~1” wide.)
  10. Grease the bottom of an 8” cast iron skillet with butter. Place the rolls cut-side down into the skillet.
  11. Cover skillet and refrigerate overnight.
  12. The next morning, place skillet in a warm location until dough has filled bottom of the pan and increased in size (~75 minutes). (Note: Depending on how warm the spot is, this step may take a bit more or a bit less time.)
  13. Bake at 325°F for 32-24 minutes, or until tops of rolls are golden brown.
  14. Let buns cool in pan for 15 minutes.

For the Glaze:

  1. While buns are cooling, make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Once buns have cooled slightly, drizzle with glaze.
Skillet cinnamon rolls photo