Instant Pot Cinnamon Rolls

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These cinnamon rolls are delicious, gooey and delightful!  Use half of the ingredients for each batch…

Ingredients  (makes 2 batches of 8 rolls) 

16 oz            Pillsbury Hot Rolls Mix (dry mix in a box)

1                    egg

1 cup            hot water (120 – 130 degrees F)


1 cup             brown sugar

1 cup             butter

4 tsp              cinnamon

2 tsp              vanilla

baking spray

Glaze  ( for 2 batches of rolls)

Prepare Pillsbury Hot Roll mix dough according to package directions for sweet rolls on the side of the box.

After kneading the dough on a lightly flour cutting board, let the dough rest for 5 minutes.

Divide dough in 2. Stretch 1 portion of dough to 3 1/2″ x 10″ long.

Combine the filling ingredients in a medium sized bowl and create a crumbly paste.

Add filling paste evenly on top of the dough then log roll the cinnamon rolls lengthwise, cut into 1″ slices.

Prepare a 7″ round disposable foil pan with baking spray. Place topping mixture in the foil pan (see pic).

Place roll slices over the topping. Cover the rolls lightly and let them rise for 20 minutes.

Pour 1 1/2 cups of water in the IP stainless steel pot liner and place in the IP.

Cut steam vent holes in a second 7″ round foil pan (see pic), place pan in the IP with the slit side of foil pan upwards, creating an elevated rack.

Prepare a foil sling that is 3 x the width of the stainless steel liner, fan fold foil lengthwise x4 to forming a sling, then center the sling in the Instant Pot.

After rolls have risen, uncover and place the 7″ foil pan of rolls in the foil sling. Place a paper towel over the rolls and cover (but do not seal the pan of rolls) lightly with the disposable lid provided with the 7″ pans, reflective side down.

Roll the foil sling ends down to the top of the covered pan of rolls (see pic). Close IP lid and steam vent. Set IP to MANUAL 23 minutes HIGH pressure. Let steam release naturally for 10 minutes then use the quick release.

Lift pan with rolls from the IP using the foil sling ends.

Place a dinner plate serving side down over the rolls and flip the pan over. The rolls will self glaze.

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