We had snow Friday, so I figured I'd surprise my family Saturday morning with hot fresh cinnamon rolls. They were a big hit!
I did not have bran flakes, so I subbed in whole wheat flour for some of the all purpose. I also cut the recipe down a bit since my Kitchenaid would struggle with a recipe this large, and I'm very lazy when it comes to mixing things by hand, (sad but true.)
I made the dough and let it rise til double before punching down and rolling it out into the cinnamon rolls. One dozen rolls got nestled into a 9x13 pan, covered, and set on the counter to rise so that they were puffy and ready to toss in the oven in the morning. Delicious. 8 rolls were nestled into a round cake pan and put into the fridge. We baked and ate those today. The final dozen were popped into the freezer right after rollling and slicing them, and will be a breakfast treat some other weekend.
I will never, ever buy cinnamon rolls again. This was an easy, after dinner project on Friday night and the reaction from my family Saturday morning was priceless.