Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

The easiest homemade version of Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls that are loved by all.

The easiest homemade version of Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls that are loved by all.

Today we bring a homemade Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls recipe. You have probably come across Cinnabon at shopping malls millions of times and spent $5 because they are just so irresistible. It’s time to save that money and learn the art of making these delicious Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls at home, effortlessly.

Once you start baking these mouthwatering rolls, your house will start smelling as if you are in a Cinnabon store. That’s how legit this recipe is. The beauty of it is that you can make far better Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls just by making them yourself and adding your own flavors. For vegeterians looking for a vegeterian rolls, here is Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls recipe, and if want a touch of fruits, here is our tested recipe of Banana cinnamon rolls. And if you want to try all the popular cinnamon rolls recipe, here are the best cinnamon rolls recipe you can try at home.

What’s Special About Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls?

This recipe is as close as you can get to the real thing so you don’t want to miss out. It is also as easy as a homemade recipe can get. These Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls are huge in size and they also taste exactly similar. In fact, they are more flavored and less dry compared to the ones you get at malls. And of course, you can add as much luscious cream cheese icing as you want.

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Expert Tips For Making Cinnabon Rolls at home:

  • We recommend making the dough a day prior to the baking and keeping it in the fridge until the first rising.
  • Only bake the rolls until they are light brown with a golden touch, not dark brown because that will taste as if they have been overbaked.
  • Use vanilla extract in the cream cheese frosting for the best flavor.
  • Use room temperature, softened butter on the dough so that it can spread out easily.
  • The key to having the best Cinnabon Cinnamon rolls is doing everything while they are warm. Apply the cream cheese frosting over the rolls right out of the oven so that it melts properly.

How to make Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls?

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 12 Rolls
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

The easiest homemade version of Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls that are loved by all.


For Dough

  • Room temperature butter: 6 tablespoons
  • Warm milk: 1 cup
  • Eggs, large, at room temperature: 2
  • All-purpose flour: 4 ½ cups
  • Granulated sugar: ½ cup
  • Instant yeast: 2 teaspoons
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon

For filling

  • Brown sugar: 1 cup
  • Ground cinnamon: 2 ½ teaspoons
  • Softened butter: 6 tablespoons

Cream Cheese Icing

  • Cream cheese: 1/2 Cup
  • Butter: ¼ Cup
  • Powdered sugar: 1 ½ cups
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 pinch


Step 1)Preparing materials for Connabon Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

In a large dish, pour in milk, which you can substitute with almond milk, and add in butter, or vegan butter. Microwave the mixture to 100 degrees Fahrenheit so that it is warm enough.

Whisk in the 2 eggs at room temperature.

Step 2)Dough for Cinnabon Cinnamon-Rolls

In a separate bowl, mix sugar, yeast, and salt. You may use baking soda, baking powder, and apple cider vinegar instead of yeast.

Mix the yeast mixture and the warm milk mixture. Gradually add all-purpose flour, one cup at a time.

You can either use a stand mixer or you can mix the dough by hand. Stop adding flour once the dough is moderately soft and sticky.

Cover up the dough bowl with a wet cloth and let it rest for about some time so that the dough can rise. This can take from an hour and a half to two hours.

Step 3)Spreading Cinnamon powder on Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Next up, pour a little flour on the rolling surface and on the rolling pin. Take out the dough and roll it evenly out in a shape of a rectangle so that it’s 24 inches in length and 12 inches in depth. The dough should be super thin at this point. Don’t worry because it will rise for the second time to become fluffy and soft.

Take room temperature butter and spread it evenly out on the dough. You can use a spatula for this purpose.

To prepare the filling, mix dark brown sugar with cinnamon spice and sprinkle the mixture all over the dough so that no spot is left.

Step 4)Rolling the Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls dough

Roll up the dough from the bottom to up tightly. The tightness will maintain the shape of the cinnamon rolls.

Now use a ruler, a knife, or even a floss to cut this dough into cinnamon rolls. Make sure you cut 2 inches of 12 cinnamon rolls to make them as big as Cinnabon Rolls that you get from malls.

Step 5)Cinnamon Rolls in pan for baking

Put these Cinnabon Rolls in a Cinnamon Roll baking pan that has been greased.

Place these rolls at an adequate distance from each other because once the dough rises these are going to be huge in size and you don’t want to overcrowd them. Place a wet towel or aluminum foil over it and let it rest for 45 minutes.

Step 6)Preparing cream cheese icing for Cinnabon Cinnamon rolls

In the meantime, work on the cream cheese frosting. Mix softened butter and cream cheese until they become soft. Add vanilla extract, salt, and powdered sugar. Whisk the mixture until there are no lumps.

Step 7)Baking the Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls in oven

Now check on the Cinnamon rolls. If they have become fluffy and soft with second rise, now it’s time to bake them.

Place the Cinnabon rolls pan in an oven that has been preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for about 20 minutes until the rolls become light brown.

Step 8)Spreading cream cheese on baked Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

After 20 minutes of baking, carefully take the Cinnabon cinnamon rolls out of the oven and let them cool down slightly.

They should still be warm though so that once you apply the icing, it would instantly melt and drip down the delicious big Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls.

Be generous while applying the cream cheese frosting because you don’t want it to be too heavy.

And that’s it. Enjoy yourselves homemade Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls that look like you just got them from a mall.



Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 rolls Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 502Total Fat: 18.5gCholesterol: 64.1mgCarbohydrates: 77.3gProtein: 8.2g

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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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