Light & Yummy Cinnamon Rolls (Cinnabon Copycat #Recipe)

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Cinnamon Rolls recipe - Cinnabon copycat recipe

I remember when there was a Cinnabon located in the mall a few miles away from me. Every weekend hubby or I would stop in and get a big box of the cinnamon rolls. That store is long gone, unfortunately. I was very excited to come across this Cinnabon copycat recipe. It is spot on!

Cinnamon Rolls – Cinnabon Copycat Recipe

Yield 12 rolls


  • 1 cup milk, warm
  • 2 room temperature eggs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/4 ounce package NON-INSTANT yeast


  • 1 packed cup brown
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup softened butter


  • 3 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


Heat the milk for 45-60 seconds in the microwave.

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warmed milk.

Mix sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and flour into the yeast and milk concoction.

Using your hands dusted lightly with flour, knead dough into a large ball.

Spray a bowl with cooking spray, add the ball and cover tightly with plastic wrap.

Let rise in a warm place until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile, thoroughly combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Coat the rolling surface with cooking spray or sprinkle flour on it.

Roll dough to about 1/4 inch thickness into a 16 X 21 inch rectangle.

Spread 1/3 cup softened butter over dough and sprinkle sugar/cinnamon mixture evenly over dough.

Starting with the longer side, roll up dough. Cut into 12 large rolls.

Lightly grease a 9 X 13 inch glass baking dish and place rolls in it.

Cover and let rise about 30 minutes, until nearly doubled.

While waiting for rolls to rise, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Bake rolls in preheated oven about 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, mix up the cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and salt and combine well.

Once the rolls are done, while still warm, spread the frosting on so that it melts into the roll.

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harriet April 19, 2015 - 8:50 am

I like that you have made this from scratch. I like to know exactly what is in the food that I eat.

Terri Beavers April 19, 2015 - 6:10 pm

I love cinnabons but I’ve never tried to make them myself. Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll have to try this recipe with the kids while they are out of school next week.

Jeannette April 19, 2015 - 7:07 pm

I love Cinnabon and have always wanted to recreate their yumminess at home! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe – I’ll be trying it out soon!

patricia Marsden April 29, 2015 - 8:57 am

I love Cinnabon sans too much gooey icing.


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