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AMAZING, Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

These are the absolute best cinnamon roll recipe you are ever going to taste. These homemade cinnamon rolls are gooey, delicious, and easy to make. Plus this clone of Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls Recipe comes out perfect every time! But the best part, you can make these amazing cinnamon rolls in the bread machine!
These are the absolute best cinnamon roll recipe you are ever going to taste. These homemade cinnamon rolls are gooey, delicious, and easy to make. Plus this clone of Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls Recipe comes out perfect every time! But the best part, you can make these amazing cinnamon rolls in the bread machine!

Amazing Cinnamon Rolls

Not only are these cinnamon rolls the best cinnamon rolls you’ll ever taste, but they are super easy to make too.  This Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls Recipe is easy to make, just needs some time to rise.

PLUS ~ You can make them the day before and put them in the refrigerator overnight. They will take just 15-20 minutes the next morning and taste just like you wok up at 4am to slave over them.


Bread Machine Cinnamon rolls

This Amazing Cinnamon Rolls recipe is my most requested recipe both by my kids, their friends, and family members who’ve tried our family favorite breakfast recipe.  Honestly, I think this homemade cinnamon rolls recipe tastes even better than Cinnabon, Panera, or any that I’ve tried at a restaurant. Plus you can control the ingredients to make sure they are good quality.

dump all ingredients in your bread machine

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

I’ll admit, one of my favorite parts of making these is that this easy cinnamon rolls recipe is so simple! Simply put all the following ingredients in your bread machine in the order recommended by your bread machine (we do wet followed by dry, ending with yeast). Let the breadmachine do all the work and then just roll out and TADA! You are instantly nominated for mom of the year and told you should open your own restaurant!

Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

  • 1 cup warm milk (I microwave it for 2 minutes, pour in the machine, and allow to cool while I gather all the other ingredients)
  • 6 Tablespoons butter melted (microwave 30 seconds to melt)
  • 2 eggs (make sure your other ingredients are ready to add in so egg doesn’t start to cook in warm milk or butter)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

place all ingredients in your bread machine
Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Set your bread machine for the dough cycle which will take about 90 minutes.

put cinnamon roll dough on floured surface

Put dough on a floured surface, cover with a towel, and allow to rest 10 minutes.

cinnamon roll filling

While the dough rests, mix together the filling:

  • 6 Tablespoons soft butter (not melted)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon

This dough rolls out super easily the first time

Cinnamon Roll Dough

This dough comes out perfect. No kneading or re-rolling with this dough; it is literally perfect.

roll out cinnamon rolls and sprinkle with cinnamon brown sugar mix

Roll out the dough until it is at least 12″ by 18”. You can roll it out bigger, it just means you will get more layers of filling in each of the cinnamon rolls. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar mixture.

carefully start rolling up the dough

Roll up the dough carefully and tightly.

slice the log into 12 slicesEasy Cinnamon Buns

Now you have a 16” swirled log. Carefully cut 12 slices.

Hint: To make sure they are even start by cutting the log in half, then each half in half. Then each of these 4 sections gets cut into 3 pieces.

i recommend using a bread knife

I recommend using a bread knife so that the dough will maintain it’s shape. Just be careful that you do it on a cutting board or don’t cut all the way down or it could damage your counter top.

place in a buttered 9x13 pan
Place each of the 12 slices in a buttered 9×13 pan.


At this point you can cover the pan and put it in the refrigerator and bake it tomorrow morning. It will taste exactly the same and will make the morning a breeze!

In the morning, cover the pan and allow the rolls to rest on top of the oven for 30 minutes while the oven preheats. Then bake at 400 F for 15 minutes.

cream cheese frosting for cinnamon rolls
While the cinnamon rolls bake, whip up a batch of our favorite frosting. This is what makes this Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls Recipe extra special. YUMMY!

  • 5 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 teas vanilla
  • several dashes of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

spread frosting over cinnamon rolls

As soon as the cinnamon rolls come out of the oven spread the frosting on top. The heat will melt the frosting. YUM!

best cinnamon roll EVER!
Here you have the best cinnamon roll you will ever taste! Way better than a Cinnabon. They are best eaten immediately.

Amazing Cinnamon Roll Recipe that you can make ahead in your bread machine

Although they take a little time, they are super easy to make and taste AMAZING!

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Amazing Cinnamon Roll Recipe
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Amazing Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

This is the best cinnamon roll recipe you are ever going to taste. It is gooey, delicious, easy to make, and comes out perfect every time!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, breakfast, breakfast bread, cinnamon rolls, copycat recipes, sweet rolls
Servings: 12 cinnamon rolls


  • 1 cup milk, warm
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened FILLING
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed FILLING
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon FILLING
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened FROSTING
  • 4 ounces cream cheese FROSTING
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla FROSTING
  • dash salt FROSTING
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar FROSTING


  • Put all dough ingredients in your bread machine and set for dough cycle.HINT: If you don't have a bread machine, knead dough 5 minutes, using only as much flour as you need to not let it stick to your hands. Put in bowl, cover with damp towel and set in a warm place to rise for 1-2 hours.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface in a large rectangle (about 12x18"). You can roll it out bigger if you like, it just means there will be more layers in the cinnamon rolls filled with delicious filing!
  • Mix together all filing ingredients and sprinkle on dough. Roll up the dough so that the longest side becomes all rolled up.
  • Cut cinnamon roll log into 12 equal slices and put in buttered 9x13 pan and allow to sit for 30 minutes while oven preheats to 400 F.HINT: I use a knife to cut bread so the rolls keep their nice circle shape.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. While baking whip together frosting. Spread frosting on hot rolls that just came out of the oven. Serve warm.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and


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