Cinnabon cinnamon rolls

Indulge in the delightful aroma and taste of homemade cinnamon rolls that mimic the famous Cinnabon style. This recipe is perfect for those lazy weekend mornings or special occasions when you crave something sweet and comforting. Filled with a rich, buttery, cinnamon-sugar mixture and topped with a luscious glaze, these cinnamon rolls are sure to be a hit among both kids and adults. They’re soft, fluffy, and loaded with flavor, making them a wonderful treat for any time of day.



  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup nuts (optional, like walnuts or pecans)


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4–5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder.
  3. Stir in milk, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  4. Fold in the melted butter, then pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. For the filling, mix softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts if using. Dollop this mixture over the batter.
  6. Use a knife to swirl the filling into the batter, creating marbling effects.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean.
  8. While baking, make the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.
  9. Drizzle the glaze over the warm cake.
  10. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: Approximately 12 rolls

  • Calories per serving: Approximately 450-500 kcal
  • Note: Calorie count is an estimate and can vary based on the size of the rolls and specific brands of ingredients used.

This treat is a delightful indulgence, perfect for a sweet breakfast or dessert.

Preparation Time

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total time: 40-45 minutes

Additional Tips

  • For an extra gooey center, increase the brown sugar and cinnamon in the filling.
  • You can refrigerate the dough overnight, allowing the flavors to meld together better.
  • Serve these cinnamon rolls with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk for a perfect breakfast or snack.

FAQ Section

  1. Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour? Whole wheat flour can be used, but it may alter the texture, making the rolls denser.
  2. How can I store leftover cinnamon rolls? Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or refrigerate for up to a week.
  3. Can I freeze these cinnamon rolls? Yes, they freeze well. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm up before serving.
  4. Can I add raisins or other dried fruits to the filling? Absolutely! Raisins, dried cranberries, or even small diced apples make great additions.
  5. Is there a vegan alternative for this recipe? Use plant-based milk, vegan butter, and an egg substitute for a vegan version.