Feb 6, 2012 - Recipe Book    4 Comments

Decadently Delicious Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnabon rolls used to be a treat I couldn’t resist on a trip to the mall or just before catching a flight in an airport terminal.  Well with four kids I don’t fly much and there aren’t any Cinnabon kiosks in our malls anymore.  I have tweaked a few different recipes and come up with what I think is the best, most decadent and delicious cinnamon rolls.  These are a cinch to make in a bread maker (note: if you don’t have a bread machine check your local thrift shop they usually run around $10).

The Best Homemade Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees or 30 sec in microwave)
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 cup margarine, barely melted
  • 4 cups all purpose flour (Lehi Roller Mills is my fave)
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast (instant or rapid rise)

Bread Machine Cinnamon Roll Recipe



Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 T ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened

Bread Machine Recipe for Cinnamon Rolls

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Bread Machine Recipe for Cinnamon Rolls and Frosting


Warm 1 cup of milk in microwave for 30 seconds on high or until it reaches 110 degrees.
Bread Machine Cinnamon Roll Recipe


Pour milk into bread machine pan.

Bread Machine Cinnamon Roll Recipe


Warm 2 eggs to room temperature.  A quick trick is to put them in a glass and fill with warm tap water while you get out other ingredients.

Bread Machine Cinnamon Roll Recipe


Crack warm eggs and drop into pan.


Bread Machine Cinnamon Roll Recipe


Pour barely melted butter into pan.  I microwave mine for 15 seconds on high, then stir till it is all melted.

Bread Machine Cinnamon Roll Recipe


Add 4 cups of all purpose bread flour to pan.  Pour in 1/2 cup cornstarch.  This is a trick I learned from America’s Test Kitchen.  It makes the dough fluffier.  Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt.  Add the 1/2 cup white sugar.  Dump 2 1/2 teaspoons of instant or rapid rise yeast on top (no proofing necessary).  Place the bread pan into the bread maker and start the dough cycle.  Mine takes about an hour.


Bread Machine Cinnamon Roll Recipe


Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Bread Machine Recipe for Cinnamon Rolls


After the dough is finished in the bread maker turn it out on to a lightly floured surface.  Roll the dough out into a long rectangle.  Spread 1/3 cup butter over the entire surface.  Then sprinkle with cinnamon/brown sugar mixture.  Roll up the dough and cut into 12-16 rolls depending on how thick you want them (and how many hungry little ones are around).

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls


Place the rolls in a lightly greased 9X13 glass pan.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 30-90 min.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Bake rolls in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

Bread Maker Cinnamon Roll Recipe


To make the frosting cream butter and cream cheese.  Add powdered sugar and salt and beat again.  Then add vanilla and cream and beat until smooth.

Recipe for Cinnamon Roll Frosting


Spread frosting liberally on warm rolls.  Enjoy!

The Best Homemade Cinnamon Roll Recipe


 For a printable recipe click HERE



  • I am trying these out for Easter brunch! I noticed in the directions it mentions adding cream, but I don’t see it listed in the ingredient list. How much cream? I’m going to guess a tablespoon because that’s what it looks like in the picture. Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

  • You can use dental floss to cut your cinnamon rolls just slide the floss under and cross and pull! Works great!

  • looking good

  • nice post

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