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Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

These easy homemade cinnamon rolls are delicious, perfect for a sweet treat, and a crowd pleaser for the holidays! You can make these from scratch cinnamon rolls for your next party or gathering, everyone will be begging for the recipe.

This is a great recipe to make whenever you need a homemade treat to share! It’s simple but super indulgent and delicious for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

pin showing finished easy homemade cinnamon rolls

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Try out these homemade cinnamon rolls done the easy way without any stress or too much preparation. It’s a game changer, you’ll never want to buy tubes of pre-made ones again.

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

The great thing about cinnamon rolls is that they’re universally loved. Kids love them, adults love them, and cinnamon rolls are comfort food that you can have for dessert, breakfast, and more.

We love making these tasty treats for the holidays but they’re great year round. It’s a wonderful and indulgent breakfast idea as well as the perfect dessert option. My homemade cinnamon rolls are made from scratch and before you get freaked out…don’t worry, it’s not that hard.

Finished featured image showing the easy homemade cinnamon rolls

What you’ll need to make these cinnamon rolls:

This recipe uses flour, sugar, salt, active yeast, eggs, milk, butter, melted butter, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, and cream cheese frosting. You can make your own frosting using a recipe like this one for easy homemade cream cheese frosting…or you can just buy it in a can like I do and save yourself some time.

If you would like to make a GF version try these gluten-free cinnamon rolls are the perfect choice.

close up side view showing finished easy homemade cinnamon rolls

Kitchen essentials for tasty treats:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

a top down look at the easy homemade cinnamon rolls

How many cinnamon rolls does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 9 cinnamon rolls. You can double the recipe if you want to make more or you can freeze the leftover ones if you are worried you will have too many!

It’s a very adaptable recipe so you can bump it up or even down in order to make more or less!

How to make homemade cinnamon rolls:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Add your flour, sugar, salt, and yeast into a mixer with a dough attachment (works best).

yeast mixture in a bowl

Mix until well combined.

In a small saucepan, add your milk and butter and heat up until scalding hot.

dry ingredients ready for liquid to be added

Add hot milk and butter to flour mixture.

Mix slowly until well combined and then add in your egg.

egg added to mixture

Mix until all ingredients are well combined.

Remove from mixer and knead your dough with floury hands for a few minutes. DO NOT over knead.

dough kneaded and ready to roll

Roll dough out with a rolling pin into a long rectangular shape.

dough rolled and covered with cinnamon mixture.

Coat entire top of dough with melted butter. I used a pastry brush, as shown.

Cover entire top of dough with a layer of brown sugar, followed by a layer of allspice, and then a layer of cinnamon.

Flatten out once more, gently, with rolling pin.

sliced rolls ready to proof and bake

Roll dough up tightly as shown, and slice into 1 and 1/2 inch slices.

proofed rolls in baking dish

Place cinnamon rolls into a greased baking dish.

full pan of baked and frosted cinnamon rolls

Let them expand briefly before placing into oven. Make sure they are in a warm dry area when expanding.

easy homemade cinnamon rolls ready to eat

Place into oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden.

Remove from oven, allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes then cover with cinnamon roll icing or your favorite toppings.

Serve and enjoy!

Are these better than the canned version?

I think so! I know the canned ones are really easy but there’s just something more delicious about these homemade cinnamon rolls.

There’s more depth of flavor and the experience of making this homemade version is rewarding. If you have kids you definitely want to get them into the kitchen to help with these!

Easy homemade cinnamon rolls are fun, tasty, and the end result looks as good as they taste!

side view of finished homemade cinnamon rolls

Do you have other dessert recipes for me to try?

You can see all the great dessert recipes I have here at Cook Clean Then Repeat but don’t worry, I’m also going to link to some of my favorites below. There’s never a bad time for dessert, life is short, we all deserve a treat!

Printable Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe:

Yield: 9 Servings

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Finished featured image showing the easy homemade cinnamon rolls

These easy homemade cinnamon rolls are delicious, perfect for a sweet treat, and a crowd pleaser for the holidays! You can make these from scratch cinnamon rolls for your next party or gathering, everyone will be begging for the recipe. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of Flour
  • 1/4 of a cup of Sugar
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of Salt
  • 3/4 a teaspoon of Active Yeast
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 1/4 cup of Butter
  • Melted Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Allspice
  • Cinnamon
  • Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Add your flour, sugar, salt, and yeast into a mixer with a dough attachment (works best).
    3. Mix until well combined.
    4. In a small saucepan, add your milk and butter and heat up until scalding hot.
    5. Add hot milk and butter to flour mixture.
    6. Mix slowly until well combined and then add in your egg.
    7. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
    8. Remove from mixer and knead your dough with floury hands for a few minutes. DO NOT over knead.
    9. Roll dough out with a rolling pin into a long rectangular shape.
    10. Coat entire top of dough with melted butter. I used a pastry brush, as shown.
    11. Cover entire top of dough with a layer of brown sugar, followed by a layer of allspice, and then a layer of cinnamon.
    12. Flatten out once more, gently, with rolling pin.
    13. Roll dough up tightly as shown, and slice into 1 and 1/2 inch slices.
    14. Place cinnamon rolls into a greased baking dish.
    15. Let them expand briefly before placing into oven. Make sure they are in a warm dry area when expanding.
    16. Place into oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
    17. Remove from oven, allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes and cover with your favorite frosting.
    18. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 6g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

Erika

Tuesday 5th of July 2022

I’m surprised there was no recipe included for the cream cheese frosting. I tried to watch the video but i kept showing the video for cotton candy. It’s very difficult to find what i needed on the page with all of the advertisements.

Meagen Brosius

Thursday 7th of July 2022

Hi Erika, There's a printable recipe card at the bottom of every post which lists the full recipe, ingredients, etc. This recipe uses pre-made cream cheese frosting which is why there's no recipe included for frosting! I'm sorry to hear you were having trouble finding what you needed, while I understand that no one likes to see advertisements, they are how we afford to keep the blog running and publishing recipes that we share for free! Keep in mind there is also a button at the top of each recipe that says "Print The Recipe" which takes you directly to the recipe card so you don't have to see anything else!

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