Learn how to make soft and at the same time moist cinnamon buns at home! Here is easy to follow recipe that you can use to bake cinnamon rolls using a pretty basic list of ingredients as much as it can be considered basic.

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If you have been following me for a while then you know that I like my desserts simple. Nevertheless, how could I resist trying to make these delicious mouthwatering rolls at home? There is no way that you can avoid trying to bake them at home at least once, either.

Do not be overwhelmed with this long list of ingredients and quite a tricky recipe. Yes, homemade cinnamon rolls have quite a recipe to follow with making a dough and leaving it to rest for an hour. Then you have to roll cinnamon buns and leave them for an additional hour. Moreover, there is a time of baking them in the oven. The recipe is time-consuming, to say the least. However, you will be rewarded with an excellent treat.

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Cinnabon Ingredients:

Ingredients for Cinnamon Rolls

Dough Ingredients for Cinnamon rolls:

  • 250 ml milk;
  • 28 g fresh yeast;
  • 600 g all-purpose flour;
  • 2 eggs, room temperature;
  • 100 g sugar;
  • 75 g butter, room temperature;
  • ⅔ tsp. salt.

Cinnamon rolls Filling Ingredients:

  • 200 g sugar;
  • 20 g ground cinnamon;
  • 75 g unsalted butter, room temperature.

Cinnabon Frosting Ingredients:

  • 140 g cream cheese;
  • 3 tbsps. milk;
  • 120 g icing sugar;
  • 1 g vanillin or ½ tsp. vanilla extract;
  • 40 g unsalted butter, room temperature.

How to make cinnamon rolls from scratch with cream cheese icing:

  • How to make dough for cinnamon rolls. First, make sure that all the ingredients are at room temperature. In a small deep bowl, combine a small amount of milk with one teaspoon of sugar and all the fresh yeast. Give the ingredients a thorough stir, so that yeast fully dissolves.

Combine milk with yeast

  • Set it aside for 5 to 10 minutes to get the reaction from the yeast. You should get a fluffy foam at the top.

Set aside until foam appears

  • Pour the rest of the milk into a new deep bowl. Add salt, sugar and stir the mixture until smooth.

Combine salt and sugar with milk

  • Melt butter in the microwave or using the water bath. Pour it into the milk.

Melt butter and pour milk

  • Beat in 2 eggs, whisk until well-combined.

Beat in two eggs

  • Combine the egg mixture with the yeast mixture. Sift flour through a siever. Add to the combine mixture in bunches and start kneading the dough.

Add flour

  • As a result, you should get soft and airy dough. Transfer dough to a clean bowl, cover with oil and spread a clean tea towel over the top of the bowl. Store it for an hour at a cozy warm place.

Knead the dough and leave it to rest

  • While dough is rising, let’s make the filling. Combine sugar with ground cinnamon.

Combine sugar with cinnamon

  • In an hour, the dough should be ready.

In an hour dough should be ready

  • Roll it into a rectangle no more than 5 mm (0.2 inches) thick. Smear the top layer of the rolled dough with butter.

Roll the dough

  • Sprinkle the mixture of sugar and cinnamon over the top.

Spread butter and sprinkle sugar with cinnamon

  • Roll the dough into a tight log.

Roll dough with filling into a log

  • Cut the log into even rolls no more than 3 cm thick (0.1 inch). You will have somewhat in between 12 to 15 rolls.

Cut the log

  • Cover your baking tray with parchment paper and place rolls leaving some space in between. Cover the tray with a thin towel and leave it aside for an additional hour.

Place rolls on a tray and leave them for an hour

  • Preheat the oven at 350ºF/180°C and bake our Cinnabon copycats for 20-25 minutes.

Bake for 20 minutes

  • Let’s make cream cheese icing while rolls are baking. Combine cream cheese, soft unsalted butter, vanilla extract, confectioner’s sugar, and three tablespoons of milk. Beat up all the components with a mixer until smooth.

Make the cream cheese icing

  • Let rolls cool down a bit and then spread the icing over the top of steel warm rolls. Enjoy!

Spread the icing over the top of rolls

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe from Scratch

Learn how to make soft and at the same time moist cinnamon buns at home!
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time2 hrs 55 mins
Course: Baking, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnabon Frosting Ingredients, Cinnabon Ingredients, Cinnamon buns recipe, Cinnamon rolls Filling Ingredients, Cinnamon rolls from scratch, Easy cinnamon rolls recipe, Homemade cinnamon rolls, How to make cinnamon rolls from scratch, tasty cinnamon rolls
Servings: 12 buns
Calories: 312kcal

Ingredients

Dough Ingredients for Cinnamon rolls

  • 250 ml milk
  • 28 g fresh yeast
  • 600 g all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 100 g sugar
  • 75 g butter room temperature
  • tsp. salt

Cinnamon rolls Filling Ingredients

  • 200 g sugar
  • 20 g ground cinnamon
  • 75 g unsalted butter room temperature

Cinnabon Frosting Ingredients

  • 140 g cream cheese
  • 3 tbsps. milk
  • 120 g icing sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract or 1 g vanillin
  • 40 g unsalted butter, room temperature

Instructions

  • How to make dough for cinnamon rolls. First, make sure that all the ingredients are at room temperature. In a small deep bowl, combine a small amount of milk with one teaspoon of sugar and all the fresh yeast. Give the ingredients a thorough stir, so that yeast fully dissolves.
  • Set it aside for 5 to 10 minutes to get the reaction from the yeast. You should get a fluffy foam at the top.
  • Pour the rest of the milk into a new deep bowl. Add salt, sugar and stir the mixture until smooth.
  • Melt butter in the microwave or using the water bath. Pour it into the milk.
  • Beat in 2 eggs, whisk until well-combined.
  • Combine the egg mixture with the yeast mixture. Sift flour through a siever. Add to the combine mixture in bunches and start kneading the dough.
  • As a result, you should get soft and airy dough. Transfer dough to a clean bowl, cover with oil and spread a clean tea towel over the top of the bowl. Store it for an hour at a cozy warm place.
  • While dough is rising, let’s make the filling. Combine sugar with ground cinnamon.
  • In an hour, the dough should be ready.
  • Roll it into a rectangle no more than 5 mm (0.2 inches) thick. Smear the top layer of the rolled dough with butter.
  • Sprinkle the mixture of sugar and cinnamon over the top.
  • Roll the dough into a tight log.
  • Cut the log into even rolls no more than 3 cm thick (0.1 inch). You will have somewhat in between 12 to 15 rolls.
  • Cover your baking tray with parchment paper and place rolls leaving some space in between. Cover the tray with a thin towel and leave it aside for an additional hour.
  • Preheat the oven at 350ºF/180°C and bake our Cinnabon copycats for 20-25 minutes.
  • Let’s make cream cheese icing while rolls are baking. Combine cream cheese, soft unsalted butter, vanilla extract, confectioner’s sugar, and three tablespoons of milk. Beat up all the components with a mixer until smooth.
  • Let rolls cool down a bit and then spread the icing over the top of steel warm rolls. Enjoy!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

I have tried to make my cooking guide as detailed as possible. However, if you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comment section below.

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