Grands Cinnamon Rolls on Blackstone Griddle
Blackstone griddles are incredibly versatile and can cook a staggering array of foods, including a creative take on classic Grands Cinnamon Rolls.
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Making them requires a hearty heap of butter and a special cooking technique.
In the end, you will be treated with an amazing dessert, all without having to fire up your oven or getting a baking dish dirty.
The trick is to keep the heat low to medium-low, which will give the dough time to cook through to the middle, without burning the outside.
A copious amount of butter keeps the cinnamon rolls from sticking, while also helping to caramelize the sugar. After 2 to 3 minutes aside, you need to have the discipline to rest them for a solid 5 minutes before drizzling the sweet icing over top.
How Do You Make Cinnamon Rolls on a Blackstone Griddle?
Making Cinnamon rolls on a Blackstone griddle calls for a can of raw cinnamon dough, like Pillsbury Grands, and around half a stick of butter.
It helps to have a griddle with a hood or some type of cover like a disposable aluminum cake pan.
You can then make them on your griddle using the following steps.
Step One: Preheat your griddle on low heat for 5 to 7 minutes.
Step Two: Open the tube of raw cinnamon dough, set the icing aside, and separate each cinnamon roll.
Step Three: Melt two tablespoons of butter on the griddle.
Step Four: Place the raw dough cinnamon rolls on the griddle with 3 to 4 inches between them.
Step Five: Lightly grease the bottom of a flat or offset spatula and press each dough ball flat. You might need to use a second spatula if they stick.
Step Six: Let them cook on the griddle for 2 to 3 minutes. You should notice them start to puff up a little bit. If you see the edges drying out, you can add a little more butter to the cooktop.
Step Seven: Flip each cinnamon roll individually.
Step Eight: Turn the heat off and let them cook on the ambient heat of the griddle for another 2 to 3 minutes. Then flip back to the original side.
Step Nine: Remove them from the griddle to a serving platter or plate them individually. Let them rest to cool down for 5 minutes before topping with icing.
Should You Make Cinnamon Rolls on a Blackstone Griddle?
The culinary creativity offered by a Blackstone griddle makes it a great way to reinvent cinnamon rolls.
They are the perfect treat when you are out camping, or you just want a little dessert, but you don’t want to heat up the house by turning the oven on. Best of all, there is no sticking baking pan to wash afterward.
Can You Cook Cinnamon Rolls on a Griddle?
You can easily make a slightly flattened version of cinnamon rolls on a Blackstone griddle using raw dough from a canister.
You will need to flatten them a little to make sure that the dough cooks through to the middle.
In the end, they will be about as thick as a typical cake-doughnut with the flavor of cinnamon, butter, and caramelized brown sugar.
Which Blackstone Griddle Is the Best for Cooking Cinnamon Rolls
Both the Blackstone 36 and the Blackstone 28 griddles are large enough to make a full canister of 8 cinnamon rolls.
If you have a smaller griddle like one of the models that use the Blackstone 22, or the Blackstone 17, you can still make cinnamon rolls, but you will need to make two batches of 4 at a time.
Blackstone griddles are versatile enough to cook a modified version of cinnamon rolls. You just have to carefully flatten the dough right out of the canister to make sure that they cook evenly inside.
Greasing the griddle top with a fair amount of butter will keep them from sticking, while also helping to caramelize the brown sugar.
It should only take 2 to 3 minutes a side, on low heat to finish them, which is far faster than cooking them in the oven. Without having to heat up the house.
This makes them a great treat when you are camping or you just want to cook outside to spare your air conditioning on a hot summer day.
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