This is my go to cinnamon roll recipe I use all the time. This time I decided to add a little Thanksgiving flair to them. With Halloween being over you might have a little trouble finding candy corn. I was able to find some at my local King Soopers but it was in an endcap, not with the other candy. I bought 2 bags in case they sell out and I need them for another round of these cute little turkeys.
This would be a fun recipe to make Thanksgiving morning for the kids.
And side note, I got to use my Pioneer Woman rolling pin for the first time. My mom knew I was kind of obessed with Pioneer Woman’s new line of products at Walmart. Let me tell you, I have a hard time finding the things I want because they are selling like hot cakes! I also want her new cookbook in case my husband happens to be reading this 😉
Ok, on to the recipe! You can totally use premade cinnamon rolls but I find this easier for me since I make homemade bread often. If you’re using packaged rolls just cook and ice them according to the package. Then decorate with bacon, candy eyes and candy corn.
- ⅓ cup oil
- ⅓ cup honey (bread does not need sugar, contrary to most store bought variety!) 2 tsp. salt
- ½ cup flax seed (optional)
- 1½ cup warm water
- 4-5 cups flour
- 1 T yeast
- 6 T of butter
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 t cinnamon
- Raisins are optional
- 1-2 T butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 t vanilla
- Bacon, candy corns and candy eyes
- Pour warm water, oil, honey or sugar is you prefer, and salt into a bowl.
- Pour about half of flour into bowl and mix.
- Add yeast and rest of flour and knead for 6-8 minutes.
- Put in a bowl with a warm towel of it and let rise until double, somewhere between 1.5 and 2.5 hours (or longer if you want).
- Heat over to 375.
- Punch down dough and put on flour surface.
- Roll out into a big square.
- Mix together filling and spread out on dough. (you can add raisins of you want)
- Roll up and cut cut
- Put in a greased pan.
- Cook until brown on top around 15-20 minutes.
- While it's cooking make your icing.
- Melt butter and add vanilla, and powdered sugar.
- Add milk until consistnecy is right. If you have to add more sugar that's fine too just keep adding milk and sugar it's it's how you like it.
- Take bread out and top with icing!
I did not do the step my step instructions on how to make the dough because I got halfway through making it and realized I didn’t take any pictures. But you can get a step my step instructions here if you need them.
Once the dough has risen, roll it out into a big square. Make sure you flour your surface or the dough will stick.
Make the filling recipe and spread it out on the dough.
Start rolling up your dough.
Once it is rolled up, cut with a serated knife.
Put rolls in a greases baking pan. And for the ends of the rolls, fold up on top of the rolls to make a little head for the turkey.
While that is baking, make your icing. Put all the ingredients except the milk in a bowl.
Stir until clumpy, then add milk.
Now you just have to eyeball it to get it right. Now this is too runny, because I added too much milk so I added more powdered sugar.
And this is perfect!
Once you take the rolls out of the oven, ice them, then let them cool.
Once they are cool, add bacon for the feathers, eyes and candy corn for the nose!