Homemade Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon buns


These easy to make cinnamon rolls are a perfect coffee companion. I had been craving for these since the time I had them at Cinnabon. So, the craving got the best of me and here is the recipe you all can make at home and without burning a hole in the pocket… 😉

For Dough
Dry ingredients:
1.5 cups / 180 gms refined flour or Maida
1 tsp / 5 gms yeast
1/4 cup / 40 gms powdered sugar
Pinch of Salt
Wet ingredients
.5 cup or 60 mls milk
3 tbsp oil

For Filling
2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 brown sugar or jaggery powder
2 tbsp butter or margarine


  1. Sift maida in a bowl.
  2. Activate the yeast in warm milk, add sugar and salt.
  3. Add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and knead until dough forms. I use Kitchen Aid for kneading. Alternatively, you can put the dough on a floured surface and knead till 150 turns or about 5 minutes.
  4. Cover with cling wrap and let the dough rest for about 30 minutes. Time depends on the weather conditions, in cold climate the dough will take extra time to rise.
  5. Meantime, grease an 8-inch round pan and combine the brown sugar (I prefer jaggery powder) and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  6. On a floured surface, roll dough into 12” x 9”.
  7. Spread butter/margarine on the rolled dough and sprinkle the cinnamon mixture generously.
  8. Roll the dough (not too tightly) starting at the 9” end.
  9. Cut with a serrated knife or dental floss 1/2-inch off either end and cut log into 8 even slices and arrange in pan. Tip: start cutting from the centre to get even sizes.
  10. Cover with plastic and let the dough rise in a warm spot until doubled (I kept my dough for around 3 hours).

    cinnamon buns

  11. Bake in preheated oven at 350° F for about 15 minutes.
  12. You can even frost the cinnabons or have them plain. To make frosting Combine icing sugar and slowly add milk for a spreading consistency. Spread on the buns and enjoy!

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