Best Cinnamon Rolls Recipes
Best Cinnamon Rolls Recipes

10 Best Cinnamon Roll Recipes You Can Make For Your Family

Do you plan to enjoy making cinnamon rolls to serve a delicious dessert to your family? Here are the 10 best Cinnamon Rolls recipes you can make at home for your kids or party.

Do you plan to enjoy making cinnamon rolls to serve a delicious dessert to your family? Here are the 10 best Cinnamon Rolls recipes you can make at home for your kids or party.

Cinnamon rolls are not only one of the best-tasting desserts in our experience but also the best smelling. You will find multiple Cinnamon roll recipes on the internet and it can be difficult to filter which recipes have the best ingredients and which require the minimum time. Therefore, with the help of our experts, we present to you a list of the 10 best Cinnamon recipes that are unique, descriptive, and delicious. Once you have tried our best cinnamon rolls recipe, you will fall in love with these big, fluffy pastries.

Stuffed with vanilla and filled with cheese, the cinnamon rolls are packed in brown sugar drizzling with cream in every bite.  It might not sound too healthy to some consumers but sometimes it is okay to have something indulgent and special. To make our cinnamon roll recipes creative we have also included a touch of savory casseroles that make delicious use of these cinnamon rolls. Our list contains a range of different cinnamon roll flavors including strawberry, banana, and pumpkin. In the end, we will also provide tips on how to make ideal cinnamon rolls overnight. So get your oven and coffee ready to fully enjoy these pillowy pastries.

10 Best Cinnamon Roll Recipes

  1. Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls
  2. Banana Cinnamon Rolls
  3. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
  4. Yeast-free Cinnamon Rolls
  5. Oversized Cinnamon Rolls
  6. Cake Mix Cinnamon
  7. Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Buns
  8. Quick Cinnamon Rolls
  9. Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls
  10. Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

1. Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls:

Strawberry Cinnamon Roll
Strawberry Cinnamon Roll

This recipe might take your time but in the end, it will all be worth it. For those obsessed with strawberry flavor, try this recipe as a special brunch that combines a touch of strawberry delight and the softness of creamy cinnamon rolls.

Ingredients:

Along with strawberry filling or strawberry jam, you will need cinnamon sugar, eggs, sugar, cornstarch, and cheese frosting.

Instructions:

  1. In the bowl mix warm milk sugar and active dry yeast.
  2. Add melted unsalted butter and thoroughly mix it with 2 lightly beaten eggs.
  3. Gradually add 3 cups of all-purpose flour.
  4. Warm your oven to about 170 degrees and then turn it off.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl and put it in the oven until it rises. We recommend 1 hour.
  6. Separately, heat 1 cup of chopped strawberries and sugar in a sauce pan until the mixture becomes juicy.
  7. Add cornstarch and water to the strawberry filling u
  8. In a separate bowl, stir cinnamon and granulated sugar.
  9. Take the dough that has risen and with a rolling pin gently roll the dough on a floured surface.
  10. Add a layer of strawberry spreading with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Roll the dough and cut 12 short cinnamon rolls.
  11. Once the dough has risen again, bake the rolls at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  12. Add creamy frosting and enjoy these Soft and Sweet Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls.

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2. Banana Cinnamon Rolls:

Banana Cinnamon Rolls
Banana Cinnamon Rolls

You will always find bananas sitting on your counter and they retain freshness for only about 2 to 3 days before they start rotting. Perhaps, your family isn’t very fond of eating bananas and you are looking for ways to incorporate these healthy nutrients into their diet. Luckily for you, we have come up with a delicious recipe that perfectly balances the banana flavor with that of cinnamon.

Thanks to this delicate balance, none of the flavors are too overwhelming. Baking these Banana Cinnamon Rolls is a perfect way of introducing nutrient-rich bananas into one’s diet with style.

Ingredients:

There are only 6 major ingredients that you will be needing for this recipe and you won’t even have to go to any retail store. If you simply have milk, yeast, cinnamon, eggs, sugar, and bananas, you are ready to try this recipe.

Instructions:

  1. Mix yeast, sugar, and warm milk. Sugar helps in activating yeast but you can also use a pack of activated yeast. Also, make sure the milk is not too hot as it would kill the yeast.
  2. Beat two eggs and add to the mixture along with all-purpose flour that will make the dough sticky.
  3. Knead the dough into a ball shape. Place it in a greased bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrapping. Wait for 1 hour so that dough rises.
  4. Roll out the dough, layer it with cinnamon sugar, and roll it back up tightly. Slick the roll in square shapes of 1-inches.
  5. Layer the bottom of a baking dish with slices of banana and sprinkle brown sugar on it.
  6. Add the cinnamon roll squares on top of these banana slices.
  7. In a separate bowl whisk milk, eggs, cinnamon sugar, and a few drops of vanilla extract. Pour this mixture over the cinnamon rolls.
  8. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven (370 degrees Fahrenheit) for about 45 minutes. If it is still not ready, remove the aluminum foil and bake for additional 10 minutes.
  10. Let it then cool for 10 minutes. Top the casserole with banana slices and it is ready to be served.

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3. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls:

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls recipe

Another top-rated variety of Cinnamon rolls recipe comes in pumpkin flavor. With cream cheese topping and dough filled with Pumpkin, this recipe is great as a breakfast on cold fall mornings.

Ingredients:

We won’t be just using pumpkin spice to add flavor but rather we will use actual pumpkin in the dough. With yeast, butter, nutmeg, pumpkin puree, sugar, and eggs on the shelf, you are ready to start the process.

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the dough by adding sugar to the yeast and then mixing eggs, milk, and flour in it.
  2. Cover the dough with aluminum foil and let the dough rise in a warm place. This can take an hour.
  3. In a separate bowl prepare the pumpkin filling. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon spice, nutmeg, and pumpkin puree.
  4. Roll out the dough into a rectangle shape. Add a layer of butter and brown sugar to the top.
  5. Add the filling evenly on the surface and roll it back up tightly.
  6. With the help of a knife into 12 pieces. Grease a pan and arrange the cinnamon rolls.
  7. Leave the rolls in a warm place to allow the rolls to rise again. Bake in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes.
  8. Use cream cheese, granulated sugar, and maple syrup as a topping, and serve these soft pumpkin cinnamon pastries.

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4. Yeast-free Cinnamon Rolls:

Yeast-free Cinnamon Rolls

If you are among the cinnamon roll lovers that have an intolerance towards Yeast or have other digestive issues, our experts have formulated a special recipe that is yeast-free. It will taste as delicious as any other cinnamon roll recipe and you will be compromising on nothing.

Ingredients:

Fortunately, yeast has several substitutes. For instance, you can use baking soda combined with an acid or sourdough starter. In this recipe, we will be using baking powder, baking soda, and apple cider vinegar. Make sure you also have white granulated sugar, brown sugar, grounded cinnamon, flour, milk, and butter.

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the oven by preheating it to 370 degrees Fahrenheit and grease the pan to be used.
  2. In a small bowl, add a tablespoon of white granulated sugar along with a half teaspoon of baking soda, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Whisk 2 tablespoons of butter with milk and 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a separate bowl. Mix baking soda mixture and butter mixture. Add ¾ cup of all-purpose flour until a soft and sticky dough forms.
  4. Roll out this dough and add a layer of butter. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon evenly on the top.
  5. Roll it back up into a shape of a log. Cut into 4 to 6 pieces with a knife and place each in the greased pan.
  6. Bake it in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  7. Let it cool and add icing. Enjoy your yeast-free light and fluffy cinnamon rolls.

 5. Oversized Cinnamon Rolls:

Oversized Cinnamon Rolls

Some people prefer extra-large cinnamon rolls that are drizzling in cream frosting and filled with brown sugar. Especially for occasions like Christmas, you need desserts in greater quantity. These oversized cinnamon rolls are extra gooey and extra soft.

Ingredients:

You need the same items that are required to bake standard cinnamon rolls, except that the quantity in which these will be used is greater.

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add an activated packet of yeast, a tablespoon of sugar, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Slowly add flour to the mixture and mix well.
  3. In a saucepan, heat 1 cup milk and ¼ cup pieces of butter for 5 minutes until the butter have completely melted.
  4. In the yeast mixture that you created in Step 1, pour the warm milk mixture from Step 3 and use an electric mixer.
  5. Gradually add 3 cups flour and an egg. Stir for 2 minutes.
  6. Keep kneading and shape the dough into a bowl. Place it in a greased bowl covered with aluminum foil. Wait for about 1 hour for the dough to rise.
  7. Prepare the filling by mixing1/2cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon grounded cinnamon.
  8. Roll out the dough and add butter. Sprinkle the cinnamon mixture and add chopped walnuts for even better taste.
  9. Cut the rolled dough into 6 large pieces. Let the dough rise for the second time for about 45 minutes.
  10. Bake the cinnamon rolls for 25 minutes in an oven that has been preheated at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  11. Add cheese cream topping and serve the delicious pastries.

6. Cake Mix Cinnamon:

Cake Mix Cinnamon

Cake Mix packages are irresistible and so are cinnamon rolls. In this recipe, we have combined both of these to make the taste more versatile and to attract more consumers.

Ingredients:

The only addition is the cake mix package. Everything else is standard: sugar, butter, cinnamon, yeast, and flour. For better taste, we recommend using chopped pecans.

Instructions:

  1. Warm yeast in water and let it stand for about 10 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl add the creamy yeast mixture to 3 cups of flour and the cake mix. Stir smoothly
  3. Add further 3 cups of flour and stir well at each addition.
  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface and leave it to rise for 30 minutes.
  5. Pop-out the air from the dough and roll it out. Spread butter on the top and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  6. Cut 1-inch cinnamon rolls and coat them with a mixture of butter, white sugar, and chopped pecans.
  7. Bake them in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.

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7. Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Buns:

Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Buns
Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Buns

An ideal brunch menu or dessert party always has a cinnamon bun. Once you have tasted this homemade recipe you will vow to never buy cinnamon buns from the store ever again.

Ingredients:

You will need 1 package of active dry yeast, 4 cups of flour, and 2 eggs along with butter, salt, and sugar.

Instructions:

  1. The priority is always preparing a dough. Pour water into yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar and stir for 10 minutes until a foamy texture appears.
    1. Warm milk over medium heat and add 1/2 cup of sugar, butter, and salt.
    1. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, yeast mixture, milk, and flour. Keep adding flour until the dough starts sticking together.
    1. Knead the dough and let it rise for 1 hour
    1. In the meanwhile, prepare the glaze. Melt butter and whisk it with brown sugar. Coat a greased pan with this mixture and sprinkle chopped pecans over it.
    1. Roll out the dough, and evenly add butter. sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over it. Roll the dough back up and cut 15 rolls out of it.
    1. Place the rolls over the pan coated with glaze. Let the dough rise again for 1 hour.
    1. Bake in a preheated oven for about 30 minutes. Invert it into a serving platter so that glaze drizzles over the top.

8. Quick Cinnamon Rolls:

Quick Cinnamon Rolls
Quick Cinnamon Rolls

Most people avoid baking cinnamon rolls because of the hard work and time it requires. Therefore, if time is a luxury you do not have, we have brought you the easiest and quickest cinnamon roll recipe.

Ingredients:

You will need basic items such as butter, baking powder, salt, flour, milk, and an egg.

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the oven preheating it to 400 degrees F and prepare a pan by greasing it with butter.
    1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add butter, milk, and egg, and stir both of these mixtures
    1. Roll out the dough and sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
    1. Cut the dough log into 18 rolls and place it inside the pan.
    1. Bake for 25 minutes. Add cream cheese topping and enjoy the delicious cinnamon rolls that won’t even take an hour to make.

9. Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls:

Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls
Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls

If dry cinnamon rolls are not your preference and you want them to be extra creamy, try this recipe.

Ingredients:

The special ingredient in this recipe is, as the name suggests, buttermilk. Other than that you will need vegetable oil, brown sugar, dry yeast, baking soda, and cinnamon.

Instructions:

  1. In the yeast mixture, add 1 cup of buttermilk. Also add flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir and keep adding flour until a soft dough is formed.
  2. Knead the dough and let it rise.
  3. After that, roll it out and add a mixture of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon to it.
  4. Roll up the dough into a log and cut 1-inch rolls.
  5. Let the dough rise for the second time and bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes. Serve with cream cheese topping.

10. Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls:

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

To make sure that everyone benefits from our list of best cinnamon roll recipes, we have also included a gluten-free variant since some people are sensitive to it.

Ingredients:

You will need 3 cups of gluten-free flour, we recommend using blue diamond almond flour as it is gluten-free and does not compromise on taste or texture. Also, buy almond butter and vanilla extract.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 345 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add eggs, butter, and sugar to the mixture of yeast, warm water, and sugar.
  3. Add 3 cups of flour, one at a time, and slowly stir until soft dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough and roll it out. Apply butter and almond butter. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar.
  5. Roll it back up and cut the roll into 7 slices. Place them into a buttered pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Add frosting and enjoy savory and healthy cinnamon rolls.
Best Cinnamon Rolls Recipes

10 Cinnamon Rolls Recipes

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

To make sure that everyone benefits from our list of best cinnamon roll recipes, we have also included multiple varians of cinnamon rolls.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of gluten-free flour

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 345 degrees Fahrenheit.

Add eggs, butter, and sugar to the mixture of yeast, warm water, and sugar.

Add 3 cups of flour, one at a time, and slowly stir until soft dough forms.

Knead the dough and roll it out. Apply butter and almond butter. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar.

Roll it back up and cut the roll into 7 slices. Place them into a buttered pan. Bake for 25 minutes.

Add frosting and enjoy savory and healthy cinnamon rolls.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450

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Tips For Making The Best Cinnamon Rolls:

Yeast Activation: For some people, it can be confusing to identify when the yeast has been activated.  If you are using dry yeast, dissolve it in a liquid such as warm. You will know that yeast has been activated once the bubbles start forming.

If you are using instant yeast, which is what we recommend, you don’t have to sit around and wait as the dough rises quickly. We also recommend adding sugar as it speeds up the process of activation.

Heating Milk: Avoid overheating the milk as it kills the yeast and as a result, your cinnamon rolls will become flat. We recommend dipping your finger to test. If you have accidentally warmed it too much then wait until it cools down to the temperature of the water bath.

Substitutes for dairy products: If you are lactose intolerant, you can use almond milk, vegan cream, or vegan butter instead of standard milk.

Butter temperature: All of these recipes have used melted butter in the cinnamon roll filling. If you don’t use butter at room temperature, all of the butter will leak out and get wasted even before the baking process.

Egg temperature: Make sure the eggs you are using are also at room temperature as this could affect yeast and cause coagulation which could ruin the texture of the rolls.

Storing requirements: You can keep these rolls at room temperature for 2 days after which you must refrigerate them. These stay fresh for up to 5 days.

Refrigeration requirements: If you are planning on refrigerating before baking, then freeze the dough after the first rise. After baking refrigeration requires the rolls to be well-wrapped in an air-tight container. But when you are ready to eat, after defrosting you have to warm the rolls in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30 seconds:

How we tested:

After the thorough process of researching and compiling information, we contacted our specialists and narrowed down the top-rated Cinnamon Roll recipes. Later, we cooked the selected recipes ourselves and further filtered the list based on the ingredients they required and the time that was consumed. The recipes that were easiest to bake and did not require rare or special ingredients were then selected.

Fakhra Ahmad
Hi there! This is Fakhra. I treasure the art of cooking and learning delicious recipes and sharing them with others on daily-basis because nothing brings people together like good food.
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