Better Than Pillsbury: A Budget Bytes Jam

Had the in-laws over for a visit this weekend. I always enjoy hosting them at our place, partially because they’re sweet and I love them like they’re my own parents, but also because I like trying to “impress” them by showing them how I try to spoil their daughter. Usually when they visit, breakfast usually consists of a fruit, yogurt and granola parfait or a pack of those cheap and easy (yet tasty) blueberry muffins from a pack. When we visit them in Bristol, however, they will usually bust out a can of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. Now everyone loves Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, and if I’m not mistaken, it’s one of my father-in-laws favorite things, so when they visited this weekend, I thought I’d try my hand at cinnamon rolls made from scratch.

This idea came about after seeing yet another incredible recipe I found on Budget Bytes: No Knead Cinnamon Rolls. With relatively few ingredients (and ones I just happened to already have in my cabinets) and much healthier in comparison to those ever-so-tasty morsels found in a Pillsbury can, this was a no-brainer.

So here’s what came out of it:

In the end, everyone was impressed and very happy with how they turned out, myself included. I’ll say, however, that next time I will probably pull these out of the oven a few minutes sooner as I wasn’t keeping a close eye on them and they browned a bit much on the top. Even after the addition of the simple icing, the rolls still came out just a tad dry, though this could have had something to do with me using whole wheat flour, which usually makes baked goods a bit drier in my experience. They were super, though, and I can’t wait to make them again.

You should get down on them, too. Get the recipe here.

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