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Giant Skillet Cinnamon Roll and a Fair Trade Giveaway!


You guys. I'm so excited about today's post because there are so many good things to talk about!

First of all, Mother's Day is just around the corner, and I've teamed up with my friends at Fair Trade USA  (along with some other fabulous bloggers) for a virtual Mother's Day brunch. I developed this recipe especially for the occasion, and I have to tell you, I may never bake individual cinnamon rolls ever again. My favorite part of a cinnamon roll is the soft, flaky interior, and - guess what. You get more of that when you make one giant cinnamon roll! And you can slice it like cake! I really love how all those beautiful layers separate ever-so-slightly on the plate. It's irresistible when smothered with orange-zested cream cheese glaze (I swoon!).



Second, there's a giveaway involving some of the best stuff around - products that are really worth using! I buy Fair Trade whenever possible, not only because the products add quality to my baking, but also because it positively impacts the lives of Fair Trade workers. There are a great number of women who work for Fair Trade companies, including moms who are working to provide better lives for their families. This virtual brunch is our way of honoring them. And all moms, really!

Fair Trade certified, means the products come from workers that are justly compensated. Below are some of the best teas, coffees and snacky foods I've ever tasted, and we're giving the whole stash away to one lucky winner! You'll get the same delicious Fair Trade cinnamon and muscovado sugar that I used in this skillet cinnamon roll. And just take a look at this Prana embroidered scarf.  It's even prettier in person.

Giveaway is open to US residents.

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There's a friendly little competition going between the participating bloggers, too. So you can help me out by re-pinning my image here!

Now to even more good stuff - step-by-step instructions for the skillet cinnamon roll. You'll see my process below, and I hope it will serve as a helpful guide while you make your own!


The entire process is a little messy, but well worth the end result. The muscovado sugar really punches up the brown sugar flavor, so it's worth seeking out next time you're at the grocery store.


Just look at that landscape of swirly goodness up there. I can't wait to try out different versions of this skillet pastry. Maybe I'll hide some Guittard Fair Trade chocolate between the layers next time.

Giant Skillet Cinnamon Roll 
with Orange-Cream Cheese Glaze
[click for printable version]
Yield: One 12-inch skillet cinnamon roll
Source: My Mom's cinnamon roll recipe plus my original glaze recipe
Prep 2 hours; Total 2 hours 30 minutes

Dough
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup warm water (90-110°F)
2 eggs, room temperature
6 cups all purpose flour, sifted
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Filling
1/2 cup butter melted
1 cup sugar, 
1/2 cup moscovado sugar (or dark brown sugar) and 
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon mixed together

Glaze

4 oz. cream cheese, slightly melted4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups confectioners' sugar

2-4 tablespoons hot milk
2 teaspoons orange extract
Zest of one-half organic orange

  1. For the dough, heat milk, 1/2 cup sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until sugar melts and a few small bubbles appear at the edges of the pan. Remove from heat and let cool while you prepare the other elements.
  2. Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in very warm water (90°F to 110°F) in the bowl of a standing mixer (or a large bowl if you don't have a stand mixer). Stir with the paddle attachment (or wooden spoon) until well blended. Let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Beat eggs into yeast mixture. Stir in cooled milk mixture (it should be lukewarm), switch to the dough hook then add in flour a little at a time until dough is elastic. Add melted butter and mix, then add in more flour until dough is elastic and pulls away from the sides of the mixer. Note: you may  not have to use all the flour. Do not add so much flour that  the dough does not stick to your hands. Set a timer and knead with the dough hook (or knead with hands on a floured surface) for 5 minutes. 
  4. Place dough in a buttered bowl and turn it over to coat the entire surface. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place 1 hour or until doubled (mine took a little longer than an hour to double).
  5. Punch down dough and turnout onto a lightly floured surface. Knead a few times and cut into two pieces. Roll out each piece to 12x9-inch rectangles. 
  6. For the filling, brush the rolled dough pieces with the melted butter. Sprinkle each with half the cinnamon sugar mixture. 
  7. Cut the each dough piece into 5 even strip lengthwise. Roll one strip up as if you were making a regular cinnamon roll. When you get to the end, use another strip and continue rolling. When the dough spiral reaches about 6-inches in diameter, (3-4 strips-worth of spiraling) place it in the center of a  lightly greased 12-inch cast-iron skillet. Continue spiraling dough strips around the middle. This is a messy job, but just embrace the mess. It'll be well worth the end result.
  8. When all the dough has been used, cover and let rise about 45 minutes or until doubled.
  9. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until golden. Keep a close eye on it so it doesn't over-bake! (Note: Some of you are reporting longer bake times. It's important that this roll gets baked long enough so it isn't doughy in the middle. Allow the top of the roll to become deep golden brown, and then place a sheet of aluminum foil over the roll so it can bake longer without over-browning.)
  10. Whisk together glaze ingredients, adding additional milk as needed. Glaze pastry in the pan while it is still hot. Add additional orange zest if desired. Slice into pieces and serve while still warm.



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405 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh that cinnamon roll is amazing! I must try that for a luxurious breakfast this weekend. Combination of my two favorite sweet things--cinnamon rolls + cake = pure awesomness. :)

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  2. What a wonderful giant cinnamon roll!! It looks so delicious too. One of my favorites to have with a good cup of coffee. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  3. Great recipe, pinned for this weekend's breakfast. The embroidery on the prana scarf looks lovely - thank you!

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  4. The cinnamon would be perfect for some savory dishes with farmer's market summer squashes!

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  5. That cake looks amazing! I would make cincinatti chili.

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  6. I'd love the cinnamon for some apple pie!

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  7. I would make homemade rice pudding with Fair Trade cinnamon!

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  8. I use cinnamon in almost everything. It is my favorite spice to bake with and I would love to win some! Especially so I can get started on whipping up some of these cinnamon rolls!

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  9. I would love to win this, fair trade is the best.

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  10. I would put it on so. many. sweet potatoes. And in my coffee!

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  11. I use cinnamon in both sweet and savory dishes. I will be making this giant cinnamon roll this weekend!

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  12. THIS LOOKS SO GOOD! My boyfriend's favorite food is cinnamon rolls, so I definitely want to surprise him with this the next time he has a break from the Navy.

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  13. I would try to copy your delicious cinnamon roll recipe! Thanks for sharing and good luck to all!

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  14. I'd LOVE to try YOUR recipe...I love cinnamon rolls! I also might make some home made cinnamon ice cream!

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  15. Some apple crisp. The cinnamon roll looks great!

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  16. I would use the fair trade cinnamon in some oatmeal cookies...hold the raisins!

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  17. I've got to stick with the classic cinnamon rolls...and my mother has a great recipe!

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  18. I would make cinnamon roll cake. It is sooo good!

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  19. This looks very delicious, i think i might try doing this for mothers day

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  20. wow...i'll make cinnamon scented banana bread.

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  21. We'll after reading this the first thing I'd make are these cinnamon rolls they look amazing!

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  22. I definitely think good cinnamon needs to be used in cinnamon rolls! Though I'm sure I could find some other uses too.

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  23. I'd make my favorite breakfast, oven baked french toast with cinnamon and cardamom, topped with cinnamon whipped cream!

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  24. I would use it in everything possible. I love cinnamon!

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  25. I'd make this giant cinnamon roll for sure. But I'd also use it to make my favorite french toast recipe.

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  26. Mother of Cinnamon Rolls!!! *see what I did there*

    Once again, you continue to amaze me with your creativity! BEAUTIFUL!

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  27. I'd make baked apples with Fair Trade cinnamon!

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  28. This is a perfect breakfast or any meal of the day! I think all that spice has to be used in something speacil like a honey spiced custard tart with pecans. I am planning to make this roll on mother's day it is that good

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  29. OMG! I would love to reproduce your cinnamon rolls! I have such a weakness for that sweetness!

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  30. With this recipe, I can successfully make my mother something with cinammon in it! I made mojito cake pops based on the recipe on this website and it cams out so perfect!

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  31. I would make Chai-Spiced Donut Muffins.... you know, the kind you roll in butter after they are baked then roll in cinnamon-cardamom-ginger? Yummm!

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  32. I'd probably be boring and make french toast, but it would be the BEAT french toast there is!

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  33. Holy moly that thing is so huge and so awesome! That cinnamon would be awesome in the crumble to a fruit cobbler!

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  34. Wow, looks yummy! I'd love to make some cinnamon rolls like these :)

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  35. This looks fabulous !
    Thank you for the pictures to guide with the process.
    Rose

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  36. Don't even know how to call this thing.. but it looks super delicious!

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  37. That looks amazing! I love cinnamon in everything!

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  38. "Needs more cinnamon" can be said for just about every baked good, no matter how much I put in.

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  39. I would probably make oatmeal and a cup of tea.

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  40. I would make these cinnamon rolls!

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  41. This looks so delicious, I would love to make this for my mother on mothers day! Such a sweet touch to just the normal brunch! Xo V

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  42. I can only say, oh my god! That´s really must tastes delicious! Congratulations from Spain!

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  43. This cake is absolutely stunning!! I love the recipe!

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  44. Love your site! Amazing giveaway. I think I'd make something for Mom for Mother's Day :-)

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  45. I'd make this amazing giant cinnamon roll for sure.

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  46. I would love to make this! To bad I'm scared of anything that requires yeast. :)

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  47. I'd make this cinnamon roll of course!

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  48. This looks absolutely heavenly...

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  49. I would love to try it in a Mexican hot chocolate!!

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  50. pretty sure that I would need to make a ginormous cinnamon roll with fair trade cinnamon. so fun!

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  51. That cinnamon roll looks soooooo good!

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  52. First, I would make this cinnamon roll, then some churros, then put it in my coffee and oatmeal.

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  53. I would make my favorite cookie, snickerdoodles.

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  54. I would love to try your cinnamon roll recipe - looks so good!

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  55. Cinnamon rolls!!!!! They are my weakness!

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  56. I am definitely going to try this recipe - hopefully with ingredients from the give-away!!!
    Nora

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  57. I use cinnamon a ton and I would use it with my banana bread recipe.

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  58. Cinnamon rolls!!! They are my weakness!

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  59. Hands down, this cinnamon roll!

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  60. Wow, that's a gorgeous cinnamon roll! There are so many possibilities...cinnamon rolls, snickerdoodles, something Mexicon hot chocolate inspired...

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  61. Oh this is great in some chocolate chip cookies I make --they have a twist with a tsp of cinnamon.

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  62. Giant Yummness! Your kitchen must have smelled heavenly! I would love some of that cinnamon in my Khaleesi Dragon cookies where it would really shine!

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  63. I would make our family's "secret recipe" blackberry cobbler with Fair Trade cinnamon!

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  64. Your giant cinnamon roll on this post!! Amazing.

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  65. I'd make some snickerdoodles!

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  66. I feel like it's a given that I'd immediately use Fair Trade cinnamon to make this giant cinnamon roll! I love cinnamon and the warm, holiday-like aroma that fills my kitchen whenever I bake with it, but I also love to use it in savory dishes, too, like chili or Moroccan chicken. But then there's hot chocolate, babkas, snickerdoodles, gingerbread...so I guess I'd use the cinnamon in ALL the things! ;)

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  67. I saw this and my jaw hit the floor, I am always surprised and inspired by your posts! I'm totally trying this!

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  68. High quality cinnamon, such as fair trade cinnamon, deserves to be the star of the show. I think cinnamon rolls fit the bill!

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  69. I love to make sticky cinnamon buns

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  70. I would make Mexican Pancakes with cinnamon syrup!

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  71. I usually always am in the mood to make cupcakes, but maybe I should try out some cinnamon roll gelato with fair trade cinnamon yummy :D

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  72. I would HAVE to make this giant cinnamon roll! Oh my, all those layers!!!

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  73. This cinnamon roll looks amazing! What a clever idea to take a favorite recipe for cinnamon rolls and make it into one big, delicious beauty.

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  74. I put cinnamon on everything... I use it daily for my morning oatmeal!

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  75. Of all the times to not be able to eat yeast... so sad- it looks amazing!

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  76. what a great idea! my individual cinnamon rolls never quite turn out right, this might be a perfect solution!

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  77. Heather, I would make a giant cinnamon roll, for sure! *drools* I can almost taste it now...tantalizing smell, sticky frosting, gooey center...ooooh baby!

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  78. Um, that cinnamon roll. Is this a trick question? I now can think of nothing else.

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  79. Cinnamon rolls are a great way to use cinnamon, but I also love a good oatmeal raisin cookie.

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  80. I would almost certainly make cinnamon rolls with this. Or one giant, beautiful, delicious cinnamon roll!

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  81. this looks amazing, I can't wait to try it!

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  82. I would make the elephant ear recipe you posted with this cinnamon--it was such a hit in my house! I'll have to try this eventually as well!

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  83. This looks amazing. I would definitely try this and maybe cookies.

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  84. That looks delicious! I love using cinnamon in hot chocolate, yum.

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  85. Definitely some snickerdoodles first of all, then maybe some cinnamon rolls, as the one you posted has me drooling!

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  86. I would make 6-ingredient vegan cinnamon rolls - and you best believe this fair trade cinnamon will be one of those 6 ingredients!

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  87. With the cinnamon, I'd have to make your giant cinnamon roll!

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  88. The first thing I would make is the skillet cinnamon roll recipe above.

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  89. I would probably make Cinnamon rolls with it or use it in oatmeal.

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  90. Nothing beats a cinnamon roll and I have my grandmother's recipe

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  91. I would make some of your yummy looking cinnamon rolls!

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  92. Definitely making these cinnamon rolls with cinnamon, it looks awesome!!

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  93. My mouth literally fell open when the first image appeared.. this is a fantastic idea and I can't wait to make it for Mother's Day!!

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  94. I forgot to add I would make this with the cinnamon!!

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  95. Yummmm! I would definitely make this giant skillet cinnamon roll!!!

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  96. I LOVE cinnamon! I use it for everything. Especially my coffee. I'd like to try and make cinnamon roll pancakes....Hmmmmmm......

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  97. We use cinnamon a lot! The kids love it on their toast. That giant cinnamon roll would be perfect for Sunday breakfast!

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  98. I would make cinnamon raisin bread!

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  99. Cinnamon makes the world go round :)

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  100. Cinnamon is the most used spice in my cupboards! I love adding it to pancake batter when making pumpkin pancakes year round!

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  101. I would make a brown-butter apple cinnamon bunt cake with - of course- cinnamon caramel!

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  102. cinnamon buns or snickerdoodles!!
    spgoddess55(at)msn(dot(com)

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  103. Oh My God! My husband is going to flip when I make this for him! Thanks!

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  104. I would make, with Fair Trade Cinnamon, these wonderful cinnamon swirl crumb topped muffins (or can be made into a coffee cake). They are so buttery, cinnamon-y and brown sugar-y... delicious!!

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  105. Oooh, so many baking opportunites! I'd make some monkey bread.

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  106. Goodness! That is one gorgeous cinnamon roll. I haven't been this thoroughly tempted by a baked good for months, but that might just have to happen. Should be easy enough to do gluten free. Wow.
    As for the cinnamon... I use cinnamon for so many things. I would probably have to make a cinnamon scone, if not a full cinnamon roll.

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  107. This cinnamon roll is the best thing ever. I need to make it yesterday.

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  108. This is all of my favorite things rolled into one. Cannot wait to make this for weekend brunch!! Maybe, hopefully it will last through Sunday :)

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  109. Snicker doodle Cookies!!! Yum

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  110. Kim P - this is amazing - love the idea of one big cinnamon roll!

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  111. Snickerdoodles!!

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  112. That looks yummy! Will have to put it on my must make soon list.

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  113. Thanks for posting. A giant cinnamon roll would be a wonderful addition to my family's brunch menu.

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  114. I'd make your cinnamon roll. My husband has been wanting one forever & this one looks too good to pass up!

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  115. Wow that cinnamon roll looks incredible!! I want to try it for sure!

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  116. I'd make some cinnamon sugar biscotti.

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  117. I would make this cinnamon roll!

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  118. I would make cinnamon bun.

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  119. I would definitely make cinnamon rolls! I also love mixing it in with my yogurt and fruit.

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  120. As a barista, cinnamon is one of my favourite ingredients to add to any of my drink creations. The higher quality, the better. A hot cappuccino with a mountain of dreamy foam and a sprinkle of fair trade cinnamon! Yum!

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  121. OMG!!! who wouldn't wnat this gorgeous large roll???

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  122. Cinnamon rolls, of course! Maybe some snickerdoodles too!
    azzuri9@aol.com

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  123. I would make apple pie with cinnamon

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  124. sour cream coffee cake



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  125. I love cinnamon in cookies and on oatmeal.

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  126. Banana Butter, I started making it last year. so good.

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  127. I would use the cinnamon to make these amazing cinnamon rolls!!
    Jennifer

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  128. I would make some bunuelos and cinnamon cake that my grandmother usually makes!

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  129. As a huge cinnamon roll lover, I am dying to try this recipe! In our house we use cinnamon almost every day mixed with a bit of sugar and sprinkled on toast.

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  130. I am a huge cinnamon roll lover and am dying to try this recipe! As for other uses of cinnamon, we make cinnamon sugar sprinkled toast almost every day.

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  131. I'd make a cinnamon apple gluten free bread thing!

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  132. THE CINNAMON ROLL!!! IT'S AMAZING!!!

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  133. I would make a chai latte layer cake

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  134. I would put the cinnamon in my coffee or hot chocolate!

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  135. Croissant french toast and fried donuts rolled in cinnamon sugar !

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  136. Orange glazed cinnimon rolls are my favorite breakfast item!!

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  137. I've been wanting to try a GF cinnamon roll, so definitely would give that a go.

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  138. I'd make a spiced apple pie :) This looks delicious too!

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  139. I have a chocolate chip cake with cinnamon sugar topping that I think your cinnamon would be perfect for!!

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  140. cinnamon toast :)

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  141. OK, I think I've just found the reason as to what to use my cast iron skillet for.

    These look amazing. Pinning and saving for later!

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  142. I love your pictures! Cinnamon and orange cream cheese is something that I definitely want to try together.

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  143. Oh my goodness! I'm a sucker for cinnamon rolls!

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  144. I'd make cinnamon frosting for cupcakes!

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  145. I would make blueberry muffins with cinnamon streusel.

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  146. I'd make cinnamon ice cream!

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  147. Mexican hot chocolate, especially on these chilly spring days that seem more like winter.

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  148. Yum! I want to try this skillet cinnamon roll, I've never seen anything like it!

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  149. I love all of that!!!! Cinnamon is my favorite condiment especially paired with cinnamon rolls...your mega blown up cinnamon roll looks so inviting....Dijana zebosna @ yahoo . com

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  150. I would most definitely make this cinnamon roll cake!

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  151. Oooh, I can't wait to try this!! I think I'd use the cinnamon in making some home-made strawberry jam!

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  152. I would make my favorite cinnamon streusel mug cake!

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  153. I put cinnamon on EVERYTHING, but my favorite way to use it is in a big warm bowl of oats in the morning!

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  154. I would make this cinnamon roll first, but I'd have to make some buttery cinnamon and sugar toast as well.

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  155. This looks amazing! I would make a cream filled cinnamon coffee cake. Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway.

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  156. Oh my god, a giant cinnamon roll sounds amazing!!! With lots of warm glaze to seep into all the nooks and crannies. This is the perfect weekend breakfast.

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  157. I would make cinnamon twists!

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  158. what a cool idea! it looks great!

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  159. I'd make a tasty cinnamon roll like that one or cinnamon pancakes!

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  160. Cinnamon roll Ice cream! or Bizcochitos!! <3

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  161. I would put cinnamon in cupcakes as a copycat from Sprinkles Bakery!

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  162. Definitely cinnamon rolls. It's the best thing to make. Ever.

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  163. I would make some cupcakes with a cinnamon frosting

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  164. Looks amazing. Is there anything that can't be made in a cast iron pan?

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  165. Um definitely these cinnamon rolls! No question about it!

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  166. I use large amounts of cinnamon on my oatmeal every morning. I would use the cinnamon for that. I would probably also use it in some cookies. Oatmeal raisin.

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  167. I'd make homemade cinnamon crisps for a sweet dip for Mothers' Day!

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  168. I would make...cinnamon rolls! :)

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  169. I would make banana bread and cinnamon swirl muffins. This recipe looks awesome, too!!

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  170. I add cinnamon sugar to scones and it makes it 100 times better. I love to put cinnamon in my morning oatmeal to spruce things up! :)

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  171. I would make carrot cake flavored everything!

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