Gooey Cinnamon Rolls (Bread Machine Recipe)

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is the homemade version of the famous rolls you can buy at the mall. For best results, serve fresh out of the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rolls:
  2. Place ingredients in machine following the specifications of that particular machine. Set for dough cycle.
  3. After complete on dough cycle, remove from machine and roll out to about 17x10" rectangle.
  4. Filling:
  5. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Moisten the dough by brushing with milk.
  7. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over top.
  8. Roll tightly from long end, pinching edges closed when completely rolled.
  9. Slice rolled dough into 1/2" slices (or larger if a larger bun is preferred).
  10. Place into greased cake pans or a cookie sheet. If using cake pans, use 3 9" pans. Let rise until doubled.
  11. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes, until golden. Do not overbake.
  12. Frosting: Spread on very warm rolls. They are best when eaten fresh, but we have found that 10-15 seconds in the microwave rejuvenates them.


Most Helpful

Did you know I can make cinnamon rolls?! I never could, Now I can! Thank you Chef Heather! I took pics of every step after the easy to handle dough. I was just sure I would screw them up, somehow! I didnt, they were perfect! I wouldnt shame them with comparing them with the mall ones. These are better! I almost did the "butter" idea, Im glad I didnt, they were perfect w/o all the extra fat. I am trying Pecans with them tonight, Grandma used to do it that way is the only reason. I made them the night before, wrapped tight in plastic in fridge overnight, (See how juicy they were?) Had them rise in the AM for an hour, baked, PERFECTION!

Andys Wife February 13, 2009

I have been making this recipe for several years and it always comes out great ~ I have a pan of the rolls in the oven right now! I use the same recipe for the rolls but my filling and frosting is a little different. I mix 1/2 cup butter and the brown sugar and cinnamon and heat it in the microwave for a few seconds until it is spreadable. I add some real maple syrup to the frosting to get that *cinnabon* flavor. This is a very easy recipe to make and while it may not be exactly like cinnabons, it is very close. Thanks for posting!

Lvs2Cook July 27, 2006

the best ever and not too difficult...have tried a long time to make cinnamon buns...they were good but these are fabulous...hubby asks me to make these at least once a week...thank you Chef Heather xx

sharsmith22 November 07, 2012

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