Skillet Cinnamon Rolls

Skillet Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon rolls #4My family loves biscuits, they also love cinnamon rolls, but my baking skills involving yeast are seriously lacking.  The word yeast in a recipe gives me palpitations and causes my hands to sweat.  Years ago I attempted the (suppose to be easy) bread making with a starter, totally flopped!  On the other hand, I love making biscuits with Bisquick® baking mix. What’s not to love….everything is already measured and mixed in that beautiful yellow box,  just add milk!cinnamon rolls#3

With the family’s love of cinnamon rolls, I experimented for years until finally creating this recipe.cinnamon rolls #6

Baking the cinnamon rolls in a piping hot cast iron skillet with melted butter, pole vault them to a whole new level. When the butter, sugar and cinnamon combine in the skillet, something magical happens.  The crusty, sugary edges open up to a soft biscuit like center.  Delicious!cinnamon rolls

I just finished watching one of those cooking episodes about baking bread with yeast and I’m sure that I completely zoned out after  mention of the “Y” word.  Hey, as long as the family likes the biscuit cinnamon rolls, it’s all good.cinnamon rolls #5


3 cups Bisquick®

1 cup milk

1 stick butter, divided

2/3 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon



  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees.  Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside
  2. Combine baking mix and milk, it will be thick and sticky
  3. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for about a minute (a nice amount of flour to prevent sticking)
  4. Pat the dough into a 8×10 inch rectangle, and spread 1/2 stick softened butter (not completely melted, but soft)
  5. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar over the dough
  6. Roll the rectangle lengthwise, ending with the seam down, cut into 8 rolls
  7. Place skillet with 1/2 stick butter in oven for 5-10 minutes, until butter is melted
  8. Remove from oven and carefully add cinnamon rolls into hot skillet
  9. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar
  10. Bake 18-20 minutes

Top with icing if desired:

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2-3 tablespoon half n half or cream

Stir until smooth and pour over hot rolls


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