Cinnamon Roll

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

The greatest day of my life was the day I figured out how to bake yeast dough in the micro-wave. OK, it falls just behind my children being born and the day I was married, but only just.


Cooking Methodmicrowaving



Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Kid FriendlyYes

Dietary Considerationegg-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, vegetarian

Mealbreakfast, brunch, snack

Moodstressed, tired

Taste and Texturesweet

Type of Dishbread, dessert


  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ teaspoon granulated yeast
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • 6 tablespoons bread or all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • ¼ cup pecan pieces


  1. In a jumbo mug, combine the water, yeast, brown sugar, and raisins. Mix together well, then set aside to proof for 15 minutes. When the yeast is bubbly, stir in the flour, salt, and ½ teaspoon of the cinnamon. Mix vigorously with a fork to create an elastic dough. Cover the mug with a damp paper towel and set aside to rise for 30 to 60 minutes.

  2. Microwave the dough for 1½ to 2½ minutes until risen and firm, but not dry. In a separate mug, mix the remaining ½ teaspoon cinnamon with the confectioners sugar and the milk until well combined. Drizzle over the finished cinnamon roll, and sprinkle with the pecan pieces. Serve immediately.


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