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cinnamon twist recipe

Every Christmas morning, I make cinnamon rolls to eat while we open presents. I make them the day before, take them out of the fridge to let them rise and come to room temperature before I bake them off. By the time that things have calmed down enough for the kids to be interested in eating they are still warm and iced. I love this tradition, but thought that it might be fun to do a twist on my cinnamon rolls. And this recipe is a literal twist – meet the bread machine cinnamon twist.

I made my usual cinnamon roll dough, but adapted the order of the ingredients to make it in the bread machine. This sweet dough is easy to work with and is so forgiving, I love it. Instead of making rolls, I just folded the dough over twice and cut it into strips. Then I simply twisted them into a log shape and let them rise for a few minutes. Then I baked them and made a simple glaze.

I was expecting some resistance from my cinnamon roll loving family, but they declared these to be even better than the rolls. I think that they liked more crust from the twists. I liked that they seemed like less work than rolls for some reason, and they take less time to bake. Nonetheless, they are a fun new way to eat our favorite Christmas breakfast.

I am taking a few days off to spend with my family and enjoy some much needed downtime. I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!

bread machine cinnamon twist recipe

Bread Machine Sweet Dough:

1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast

Filling:

1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
1 Tablespoon flour

Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla

bread machine cinnamon twist dough recipeAdd the ingredients listed to your bread machine. Run on the dough cycle.

bread machine cinnamon twist recipeAfter the dough has risen, roll it out into a large rectangle.

bread machine cinnamon twist recipeIn the meantime, mix the filling ingredients together. Set aside. Spread the filling all over the dough.

bread machine cinnamon twists recipeFold the bottom over to the third of the way up and the top over the first fold.

bread machine cinnamon twist recipeCut into 1-inch pieces.

bread machine cinnamon twist recipeHold the end and twist.

bread machine cinnamon twist recipePlace on a parchment lined baking sheet and let the twists rise for 30 minutes. At this point, you can cover them with plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge overnight.

bread machine cinnamon bread recipePreheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 15 to 25 minutes.

cinnamon roll glaze recipeLet the cinnamon twists cool slightly. Start on the glaze. Whisk the sugar, water, and vanilla until smooth.

cinnamon twist recipeDrizzle the glaze over the twists.

make ahead cinnamon twist recipe

Bread Machine Cinnamon Twists

Bread Machine Cinnamon Twists

Ingredients

    Bread Machine Sweet Dough:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients listed to your bread machine. Run on the dough cycle.
  2. In the meantime, mix the filling ingredients together. Set aside.
  3. After the dough has risen, roll it out into a large rectangle. Spread the filling all over the dough.
  4. Fold the bottom over to the third of the way up and the top over the first fold. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
  5. Hold the end and twist. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and let the twists rise for 30 minutes. At this point, you can cover them with plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge overnight.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 15 to 25 minutes.
  7. Let cool slightly. Whisk the sugar, water, and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the twists.
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10 Responses to Bread Machine Cinnamon Twists

  1. Vickie says:

    Yum, they sound delicious :)

    Merry Christmas!
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  2. Love your twist on your cinnamon rolls! Wishing you and your family a wonderfully sweet holiday!
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  3. leen says:

    Looks so delish :)
    can i use my kitchen aid instead of bread machine??

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  6. bob says:

    Thanks for sharing a great recipe – you are also very talented at taking great food pictures. I’ve got a large family gathering at the weekend and the Cinnamon Twists are definitely going on the menu. Hope they turn out like your photographs !

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