I can’t think of many things that make your house smell as amazing as homemade cinnamon rolls. This Copy Cat CinnaBon Recipe is no exception! The house will smell heavenly when you bake these!

These are just beautiful rolls that melt in your mouth and warm you from the inside out!
While homemade rolls take a little time, they are worth every single second.  Don’t skimp out on the frosting because…  it is amazing!  Seriously… it’s the best!

single copy cat cinnabon with frosting on a white plate with a tray of cinnamon buns in the background


These taste exactly like the cinnamon rolls I love to get at the mall!  I’ve made them so many times and they turn out soft and perfectly every time!

Mmmm….  perfect for breakfast or dessert… or snack.  Ok, makes a good brunch too, and I’m not saying I’ve never eaten them for dinner… but I’m not saying I have either.

copy cat cinnabon baked and frosted

Items you’ll need for this recipe:

* Active Dry Yeast * Cinnamon * Vanilla Extract

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Copy Cat CinnaBon Recipe

Copy Cat Cinna*Bon Recipe! Delicious Cinnamon Rolls at Home! I can’t think of many things that make your house smell as amazing as homemade cinnamon rolls. This Copy Cat CinnaBon recipe is no exception! Your house will smell heavenly when you bake these!
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
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Ingredients  

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • cup butter room temperature
  • 4 - 4 ¼ cups bread flour (plus extra for rolling)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast

Filling

  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • cup butter softened

Frosting

  • 4 ounce cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt

Instructions 

  • Combine 2 cups of the flour and yeast in a large mixing bowl. In a saucepan, combine milk, butter, sugar, and salt over medium heat until temperature reaches 120 to 130°F (butter will be almost melted).
    Add milk mixture to flour mixture along with eggs and mix with an electric mixer on low for 30 seconds.
    Stir in as much of the flour as you can. (see note below for bread machine)
  • Place dough a floured surface and knead in as much of the remaining flour as possible. Continue to knead the dough until it is very smooth and elastic (this will take about 5-10 minutes).
    Cover dough with oil or cooking spray and plastic wrap. Let rest covered for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
  • Roll the dough into a 18x21-inch rectangle. Spread ⅓ cup butter on the dough and top with the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Starting with the long side, roll up dough so you have an 21" log.
    Cut into 12 even rolls.
    Grease a 9x13 pan and place the rolls in the pan.
    Cover with plastic wrap and a tea towel or kitchen towel and let rise until nearly doubled, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Bake rolls on the center rack about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • While the rolls are baking, combine cream cheese, ¼ cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt with a mixer until fluffy.
  • Allow rolls to cool for about 10-15 minutes and spread frosting on warms rolls.

Notes

The dough can be prepared in a bread machine. Combine dough ingredients in the order specified by your bread machine. Set on dough cycle. Let dough rest for 10 minutes once completed and continue with recipe as above.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 495 | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

copy cat cinnabon recipe risen dough and ready for the oven

copy cat cinnabon baked and frosted

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This recipe was slightly adapted from Allrecipes.com

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  1. i would like to mention, i have never made anything with fresh dough. so when they didnt rise after 1 hour (after having rolled and placed in the pan) i just put it in the fridge and slept on it. i’ll mention i also tried putting them in the warmed oven for 45 mins and nothing happened. when i googled more info i found that lack of moisture can be why they didnt rise. i’m in michigan in january so its really dry now. i decided to take set them out at room temp for 45 mins then moved to the warmed oven with my tea kettle full of steaming water under them…walaa!!! they actually rose after a little over an hour! i was super shocked. i’ll be eating delicious cinnamon rolls in about 20 mins!! thank you!!5 stars

  2. Hi! Do I need to proof the yeast prior to adding it to the flour? If so, would the best method be to use milk or water? Thank you!

    1. No you do not need to proof the yeast, just add it straight to the flour in step 1. We would love to hear how they turn out for you!

  3. these are perfect! I ve made a lot of cinnamon roll recipes and this exceeds them all, for dough, filling and frosting! 5 stars

  4. Consistently come out amazing every time. I always double the cinnamon sugar mixture and frosting. They taste amazing warm!!

    I find proofing in the oven for the dough and then the cinnamon rolls makes them the best.5 stars

  5. I’ve tried at least 5 different recipes, from overnight recipes to quick rises, and my family has deemed these the BEST ever. My husband said to save this recipe, so I guess it’s a good one! Thanks for making my Christmas Eve an awesome one ❤️5 stars

    1. Yes you can, Jamie! I would let it sit out on the counter for at least 30 minutes before baking, then bake as per the recipe. They might need a couple extra minutes of baking if the dish is still cold. Enjoy!

    1. Hi Pat! These can be made the day before and stored in the fridge overnight before baking. Take them out and let them sit on the counter for 30 minutes, then follow the recipe to bake. They might need a couple extra minutes in the oven.

    1. Hi Heather, these can be made the day before and stored in the fridge overnight before baking. Take them out and let them sit on the counter for 30 minutes, then follow the recipe to bake. They might need a couple extra minutes in the oven.

  6. Made these so many times-they are such a hit with my kids! They are so delicious!! I was wondering what your recommendation would be for making night before? Can I put them in the fridge overnight to let them rise in the fridge and bake first thing in the am? Or just make them the night before completely and reheat in the morning?5 stars

    1. So glad your family loves them, Hannah! These can be made the day before and stored in the fridge overnight before baking. Take them out and let them sit on the counter for 30 minutes, then follow the recipe to bake. They might need a couple extra minutes in the oven.

  7. I made them for the first time and they came out great. A delicious recipe with a a lot of compliments from my family. My granddaughter loves these Cinnabons.5 stars

    1. Hi Rachelle, we use unsalted butter in this recipe and any % of milk will work! I would love to hear how it turns out for you!

  8. I’m going to make these for christmas morning breakfast. once they are frosted, do they need to be refrigerated because of the cream cheese frosting or can they sit on the counter?

    1. Hi Katie, they can sit out on the counter for a few hours but any longer than that and I would store them in the fridge :) I hope you love them!

    1. I personally haven’t tried but other readers have with great results. Their recommendation is to freeze them right after sliced on a cookie sheet and then when frozen place them in a freezer bag. When ready to bake just set them to thaw and rise then bake. I hope that helps!

  9. Been making your Cinnamon rolls they are perfect every time actually more I make them the better they get!!!
    I do love all your recipes!!! I wished you lived in Ohio we can be baking friends!!! wish I could leave a picture!!!
    Love your taco seasoning as well!!! 5 stars

    1. I am sorry to hear that! For the best rise, we recommend using fresh yeast and letting it rise in a warm place. I hope that helps!