Cinnamon Rolls Recipe: How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls


There’s nothing quite as heartwarming as the smell of homemade cinnamon rolls wafting from the kitchen. This classic breakfast pastry is loved worldwide for its sweet, spicy flavor and soft, fluffy texture. In this post, we will walk you through a simple and foolproof cinnamon roll recipe that you can easily make at home.


  • For the dough:
    • 480 ml (2 cups) of warm milk
    • 100 g (1/2 cup) of granulated sugar
    • 15 g (2 1/4 tsp) of active dry yeast
    • 115 g (1/2 cup) of unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 kg (5 cups) of all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp of salt
  • For the filling:
    • 220 g (1 cup) of brown sugar
    • 15 g (2 tbsp) of ground cinnamon
    • 115 g (1/2 cup) of unsalted butter, softened
  • For the frosting:
    • 225 g (1 cup) of cream cheese, softened
    • 450 g (2 cups) of powdered sugar
    • 60 ml (1/4 cup) of milk
    • 1 tsp of vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, combine warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is activated.
  2. Add the melted butter, flour, and salt to the yeast mixture. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  3. Allow the dough to rise in a warm area for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  4. Once the dough has risen, roll it out on a floured surface into a rectangle shape. Spread the softened butter over the dough, followed by a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Roll the dough tightly from one end to the other, and cut into slices. Place the slices in a greased baking dish.
  6. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. While the rolls are baking, prepare the frosting by beating together cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  8. Once the rolls are done, allow them to cool slightly before spreading the frosting on top.


For the best results, make sure the milk is warm but not hot. Too much heat can kill the yeast, preventing the dough from rising. Additionally, the dough can be prepared the night before and left to rise in the refrigerator overnight for a time-saving breakfast option.


These homemade cinnamon rolls are a perfect treat for a cozy weekend morning. With our easy-to-follow recipe, you can enjoy warm, fluffy cinnamon rolls right out of your own oven. Happy baking!


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