If you've ever traveled around this great land of ours, you may have had the opportunity to visit one of the many great American institutions known "the mall." Most malls across the country are fairly similar, there's usually a few retail chains like Target, Best Buy, Macy's et al, a food court, maybe a movie theater, and then a couple of relatively unique local businesses. The specific stores and restaurants tend to vary regionally, but there is one store that I've never seen any mall without - I'm talking, of course, about Cinnabon.
Cinnabon, for those of you who magically have the ability to resist such temptations, is a baked goods franchise famous for one thing: giant, warm cinnamon buns absolutely drenched in an ooey-gooey, sugary glaze. They're absolutely delicious, and they're obviously terrible for you with all the butter and sugar that goes into them.
As I get older, however, I am at least a little more conscious about what goes in my body and while you can pry the butter and sugar from my cold, dead hands, I don't feel quite as good about some of the other mass-manufactured ingredients in the store-bought cinnamon buns.
This recipe for a homemade version of that notoriously decadent delight comes from April via her YouTube channel, Cooking with April. It's an easy recipe to follow and creates a result that easily rivals Cinnabon, but with the added benefit of you knowing exactly what went into it.