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Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls at Home

These delicious cinnamon rolls will melt in your mouth! Inspired by Cinnabon, these rolls are slightly sweet and oh so prefect for breakfast!  
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 Cinnamon Rolls
Author Danielle from livinginsugar.com



  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter
  • 5 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour plus more for rolling
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Packages Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 Eggs

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter melted
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp Cinnamon Ground
  • 1/2 Cup Nuts as desired.

For the Cream-Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 8 oz Block of Cream Cheese
  • 3-4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. Milk



  1. In a small sauce pan, combine water, milk, and butter. Heat on low heat until butter is melted and mixture is luke warm. If liquid is too hot, set aside to cool.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Using your dough hook attachment, mix to combine.
  3. Add cooled water/butter/milk mixture and mix on low speed to combine. Once combined, add eggs one at a time, mixing to combine.
  4. Turn speed up to medium and knead dough for 5-10 minutes or until the dough is soft but not sticky. You may need to add more flour as you go, depending on how humid your weather is. Add flour 1/4 cup at a time, allowing the dough to mix well in between.
  5. Once your dough is smooth, place in a large greased bowl, cover and set in a warm location to allow dough to rise & almost double in size (about 1 hour).
  6. Remove risen dough from the bowl and knead lightly on a floured surface. Halve the dough and place one half off to the side.
  7. Roll out dough to a 12x9 Inch rectangle and brush with melted butter. Combine Sugars and Cinnamon for filling and spread half, evenly over the surface of the dough. Roll into a log, starting with the log edge. Cut into 12 Cinnamon Rolls and place in a greased jumbo muffin pan. Repeat with other half of dough.
  8. Cover cinnamon rolls with plastic and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or over night.
  9. In the morning, remove cinnamon rolls from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature for at least 1 hour. The Rolls should rise slightly.
  10. Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees F. Bake Cinnamon Rolls for 25-30 Minutes or until the rolls are puffed and golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Turn out from Muffin Pan and cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese frosting and serve immediately.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk or beat to combine. Slather all over cinnamon rolls & devour.