by Alexis Wright | 3:34 am

best homemade cinnamon recipe

I searched and searched and searched and finally found what I was looking for. A pretty easy cinnamon roll recipe! You would be suprised to know that it is hard to find easy cinnamon roll recipes. I am super quick to just head to the store and buy some already made cinnamon rolls. When I really have a craving, I just go to CInnabon. Why? Oh, they just have the ABSOLUTE yummiest Cinnamon rolls, EVER! Maybe there is some place better but I haven’t found it yet.

I love to try new things. I love to make things that make my Husband and children “ooh and ahhh!” You may or may not know, but OMG! that is the best feeling ever. So, I found a recipe for cinnamon rolls I like. I didn’t change much except some measurements.

That will happen. Even with my recipes. You may read something and think “oh, Absolutely not! I am not putting that in there, or that much. That is one of the reasons why I ask you to come back and tell me what you did different. I want to know. Maybe it’s something I can implement in my own recipe. I really am willing to try anything. Well, almost anything. LOL!

Here’s What You Need

4 1/2 cups of flour

2 eggs

one packet of active dry yeast

1 cup of milk

1/2 cup of sugar

1/3 cup of butter

1 teaspoon of salt

this will be what you need for the dough


For the Dough

Heat up the milk, I put the milk in the microwave for about a minute

Then I put the teaspoon of sugar in and mixed that together. You will now pour the packet of yeast on top. Some just let it sit on top some mix it. I just press it down a little. But you can do it whichever way you like and let it sit for about 5 to 10 minutes. It is done once the yeast starts to look foamy.

While you are waiting for this yeast to froth. You will pretty much mix all the other ingredients together. The, salt, eggs, butter, but only 4 cups of flour in a separate bowl. When it’s all mixed well add the yeast and stir. You can do this with a mixer. (That would be the easiest way) but you can do this by hand. I did it by hand. Now I noticed that the dough was extremely moist so I started to add a little more flour.

Add a little flour in small amounts and stir. I didn’t want my dough to be wet. So, this is how I helped that. Once it is all mixed well then put your dough into a greased bowl and let rise for an hour in a warm place. I sit mine in the microwave covered by a dish towel.

sweet dough cinnamon rolls    

Step 2, the cinnamon sugar, yummy goodness part!

OK, so here’s the thing. When I did this part I either, melted the butter too much or put too much butter. I am sure it’s that I melted the butter too much. So, don’t do that! lol! You want to use softened butter. So when you start this recipe, leave the butter out the whole time and by the time you get to this part your butter will be nice and soft.

In my picture you will see that this part was kind of moist looking. So I added more cinnamon, sugary goodness to it to make it not so together, if that makes sense.

Your ingredients are as follows:

1 cup of brown sugar

4 tablespoons of sugar

1/3 cup of butter, SOFTENED.

First, take your dough out of the microwave or whatever warm place you put it in and roll it out. I don’t have measurements for you. Just roll it out to be an even rectangle shape. Don’t make your dough too thin. Mix the filling items together and spread across the dough.

Here is the fun part. Start at one side and roll to the other. Tuck that first corner and then just keep going. Now it may not seem like it’s a tight roll but that is okay. Trust me. I will still be a great batch of cinnamon rolls.

I cut them about an inch thick once this is done.

Grease a pan, put your rolls in the pan and place back in your warm place for about 20 to 30 minutes. The cinnamon rolls will also rise.

Preheat oven to 350, while you wait for the cinnamon rolls to rise.


Let’s get this party started

Cinnamon rolls have risen and you are now “ready to roll!” (pun intended) hahaha! no? OK sorry moving on!!

Place your cinnamon rolls in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden and it’s now time to make your topping.

You will need:

1 8oz package of cream cheese

6 tablespoons of butter

1 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix this together and then pour on top of your cinnamon rolls when they come out of the oven.

Do Not, I repeat, Do Not Forget to lick your fingers.

I looked, I found, and I conquered. Thanks goes to Jo Cooks of course. That is where I found this recipe. I looove it. My whole family loves it. We have enjoyed it. I just made it last night actually and today is day two that it is still delicious.

I do hope you enjoy this recipe. Because it is truly a keeper in my household. But you know what I am going to ask you.

Please come back and let me know what you thought of this. I want to know any changes or what you thought of it as is.

I will tell you that tomorrow Hubs and I plan to try this with peanut butter on top. Omg! He loves peanut butter and when we would buy them at the store he would bring them home and put peanut butter on top. I will come back tomorrow and update this with what we thought of that delicious idea.


Comment below, Until next time…







I get really intimidated whenever I thought of making my own cinnamon rolls from scratch because I don’t bake often and am afraid that I will burn something in the kitchen haha. However, this recipe right here looks very simple to make! I am sick and tired of having to go to McDonalds (in my country they sell cinnamon rolls at Mcdonalds) to get a cinnamon roll everytime so I will be trying this recipe! Thank you for sharing 🙂 it looks delicious

Apr 19.2018 | 11:21 am


    I know exactly what you mean. It took me a while to decide to try it. The first time I did it, it didn’t come out so well. So I gave it another shot and this happened. So delicious. I think it’s pretty awesome McDonalds has them where you are. But could you imagine just going to the kitchen and getting one you made yourself. PRICELESS!!! Thank you for commenting. 

    Apr 19.2018 | 12:51 pm

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