Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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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.

Cinnamon rolls pin with finished cinnamon rolls!

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

The great thing about cinnamon rolls is that they’re universally loved. Kids love them, adults love them, 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.

What you’ll need to make these cinnamon rolls:

  • 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

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!

Easy step by step instructions and photos to match.

How to make homemade cinnamon rolls:

  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 and cover with cream cheese frosting.
  18. Serve and enjoy!

Finished homemade cinnamon rolls.

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! They’re fun, tasty, and the end result looks as good as they taste!

Another pin that shows the cinnamon rolls before they bake.

Printable Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe:

Yield: 9 Servings

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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 and cover with cream cheese frosting.
    18. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 40mg Sodium: 199mg Carbohydrates: 42g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 8g Protein: 6g
I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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!

Finished cinnamon rolls on a blue plate.

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