Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Although i’m not a sweet lover,  a good cinnamon roll is my kryptonite.  My brother gave me this recipe a few years ago and it’s simply amazing! It’s also really easy to make.  

Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Yields 12
A delicious copycat recipe for cinnabon cinnamon rolls!
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  1. 1/2 tsp yeast
  2. 1 cup warm milk
  3. 1/2 cup white sugar
  4. 1/3 cup margarine or butter
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 4 cups AP flour
  1. 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  2. 2 + 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  3. 1/3 cup margarine
  1. 1/2 cup margarine
  2. 1 + 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  3. 1/4 cup cream cheese
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  5. 1/8 tsp salt
  1. Disolve the yeast in the warm milk, in a large bowl
  2. Add sugar, margarine, salt, eggs and flour & mix well
  3. Knead the dough in a large ball, using your hands dusted with flour
  4. Put dough in a bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour
  5. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is approx 21 inches long and 16 inches wide, and 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  7. To make filling, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl
  8. Spread margarine over dough, sprinkle sugar mixture on top.
  9. Roll the dough
  10. Cut into 1 inch slices and place on a lightly greased baking pan
  11. Bake 10 minutes or until brown (I usually have to bake for longer, so just watch it - but don't over cook!)
  12. While rolls are baking, combine all icing ingredients and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy
  13. Spread icing generously on rolls while still warm (not hot!!)
Great Tip
  1. Make extra icing! I love adding a little extra in my plate.

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  1. Anne Taylor says:

    Yumm! Thanks so much for this recipe! These will make an awesome breakfast soon!

  2. Doris H says:

    I’m so glad I read this post…I absolutely love Cinnamon Buns/Rolls. Yummy!!!
    Thank you for sharing!

  3. Lynda Cook says:

    These are so good, but I haven’t made them for awhile since the girls moved out and it’s just me and hubby, and he doesn’t eat sweets, wonder if they could be frozen, hmmmm

  4. SueSueper says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Cinnabon. I need to try this recipe.

    There is no Cinnabon near where I live anymore.

  5. I much prefer homemade goodies, I can’t wait to try this recipe. My boys LOVE cinnabon cinnamon rolls!

  6. DARLENE W says:

    oh, I just love these…my experience using yeast has been less than favourable, I guess I’m doing something wrong

  7. Bailey Dexter says:

    Thank you, I have been looking for the recipe for a while, going to try it gluten free!

  8. Elva Roberts says:

    I love this recipe. It sounds so delicious and would be great for breakfast or for a snack. Thank you so much for sharing with us. This is the first cinnamon roll I have found that is made with yeast-interesting.

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