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Cinnabon Rolls 10/29/2010

Filed under: Baking,Desserts — Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} @ 22:51
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I promised you yesterday that I’ll post my favorite cinabbon recipe. Is the closest version of the Cinnabon® . I have the recipe from Gabi Cara, to whom I thank once again. For the Romanian version go to



Before I write the recipe I would like to ask for your opinion about the featured publisher program on foodbuzz. I’d like to apply but in the same time the thought of having to sigh a contract doesn’t quite put a smile on my face. I’ll totally understand if you don’t want to talk about it.

Back to cinnabons



2  1/2 tsp dry yeast

1 cup warm milk

1/2 cup sugar

6 tbsp soften butter

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


for the filling you need

1 cup dark brown sugar

2 1/2 tbsp cinnamon

6 tbsp soften butter



Mix the sugar and yeast with a little milk. Leave aside for 5 minutes.


Make a well in the middle of the sifted flour, add the salt, eggs and yeast mixture.


Start mixing slowly adding the melted butter.


then the milk

Place the dough into a greased bowl and leave to raise until double in volume.



Place the dough on your working surface and with a rolling-pin roll it out into a rectangular with a thickness around 1/2 inch.


Mix the brown sugar with the cinnamon.


Brush the dough with soften butter and sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon mixture.


Roll it carefully.


With a piece of thread cut the buns around 1 inch thick.

The bons will be clean and round


Place them on baking trays and leave around 20 more minutes at room temperature.


Bake them at 400 F for about 10-15 minutes.

While the cinnabons are in the over make the topping.  We like ours with cream cheese frosting.

you need

4 oz cream cheese

4 oz butter

2 cups powdered sugar


Mix them until light and fluffy.


Top the cinnabons with the frosting while still warm or hot. Sprinkle with walnuts.




even closer :)))





49 Responses to “Cinnabon Rolls”

  1. Yum…I can almost smell the cinnamon through my computer screen. Lovely!! Nicely done…

  2. So I made a cinnamon roll dessert last weekend and I think the main difference was the you brushed the dough with softened butter when mine was melted. Something tells me that your approach is a better way to go! 😀

  3. Says:

    yummy!!!!!!!! 😀

  4. Yesim Says:

    Cinnabon is smth we were recently introduced in Turkey, there are few small store here for now. Yours looks amazing even better than i saw here:) Honestly i m not so fan of dessert and cinnamon ,but i thin kwith this recipe i can use it with anohter variations maybe..
    and about your question, i joined featured publisher program, even not sure what was it:) have agreement for 2 years, they dont let u to add any other adv , and has some benefits to join foodbuzz festival etx free but as i dont live in USA ,i dont think i can be able to join any of events there so.. but there s no difference for me as long as i cook , write my blog freely:)

  5. Chef Dennis Says:

    OH my!!! you got my attention with your beautiful buns…… did find a weak spot there…..I just love Cinnabon….sigh.. yours looks every bit as good if not better!!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful creation!

  6. Julie M. Says:

    Those cinnamon buns look delicious! It’s been forever since I’ve had a cinabon and now you most definitely have me craving one!

  7. Yummy! Cinnabon is my very favorite smell at the airport!

  8. norma Says:

    Your killing me…I just woke up and have not had breakfast….these look scrumptious……

  9. Isabelle Says:

    Hurray! A Cinnabon copycat recipe that doesn’t use instant vanilla pudding mix! I’ve been looking for one for ages.
    I’ve been craving ooey, gooey cinnamon buns for a while, too, so the timing couldn’t be better. I know what I’m making tomorrow. 🙂

  10. Monet Says:

    I just made cinnamon rolls the other day…is there anything better? Thank you for sharing…I’m sorry I’ve been a bit absent these last few days…we are just dealing with so much with baby Ryan. Have a beautiful weekend!

  11. Tena Says:

    love it!

  12. I LOVE LOVE all your photos. There’s something reassuring about knowing what something *should* look like. My weakness is cinnamon rolls (particularly Cinnabon Rolls.) Now flowers, for heavens sake not jewelry and not anything I need to maintain or feed. Cinnamon rolls. A bouquet of these and I’m a happy girl. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to send this post to my other half…birthday comin’ up.

  13. favourite love using milk in the dough delicious pictures

  14. Coffeebeans Says:


    I love your cinnabon rolls. 🙂
    I would like to see you as featured publisher on Foodbuzz but if you think that you wouldn’t like to much to be one, don’t do it.

  15. nesrine Says:

    great, you know, I use the same recipe,,,and I love it..
    well done.

  16. fooddreamer Says:

    So beautiful and perfect. I wish you were my nextdoor neighbour and I could just pop over to your house and get one!

  17. omg. just the photo on the top of your post makes me drool. i love cinnamon. i love rolls. thus, i love these cinnamon rolls. thanks!

  18. These cinnabons are so amazing, and mouthwatering. Love your step-by-step instruction with the photos too.

    Re: the foodbuzz publisher..I am a foodbuzz publisher, did sign printed out contract, and faxed it back. No restrictions, obligations to buy, or join…the good part about it is they contact you when there is another event to show off you cooking talent, to win a nice $$$. Also, you could join the foodbuzz festival and not pay the admission prize. Not a bad deal, and you get a lot of advantages that you might want to be a part of. That’s all…it’s all good!

  19. Janice Says:

    Not close enough- not until they are on MY plate.

  20. They look so good and moist! I like the string slicing technique!

  21. Stefanie Says:

    These look so yummy! I have been thinking about making cinnamon rolls for weeks now!

  22. Lynn Says:

    These look so decadent! I can almost smell the cinnamon!

  23. Evan @swEEts Says:

    Your cinnabons look near perfect! I was traveling all day yesterday and there were cinnabon shops all through the airport it was torture!

  24. Fallon Says:

    Those look amazing! I’m seeing cinnamon buns everywhere, very tempting. I must go check out the Romanian version because I’m part Romanian!

    I’m thinking about join the Publisher program as well. Sounds like a good deal. I just think you need to have the free-time to do the the events that show up and that is something I might struggle with. You should do it if you know you can stay dedicated!

  25. Shirley Says:

    I LOVE cinnamon buns! I like your thread technique — I might try that next time instead of using a knife.
    Re: your question about Foodbuzz publishers program, I ultimately decided not to sign up for it. It seems like it has a lot of benefits, but like you I disliked the idea of a contract or ads taking over my blog. I might change my mind in the future.

  26. This is not good to look at right before bed because I would love one right mow. Or maybe two!:) great photos!

  27. These look heavenly! I always splurge on a Cinnabon in the airport because it eases the pains of traveling and time changes 🙂 But to be able to make them at home? Dangerous! 🙂

  28. SO nice when you can make these from scratch at home! I bet your kitchen smelled wonderful!

  29. This looks like the perfect Thanksgiving morning treat!

  30. Wow–they look devilishly good!

  31. briarrose Says:

    Looks amazing. I have a serious weakness for cinnabons.

  32. Cutting the buns with a thread is a brilliant idea. I should’ve done that next time. Your looks cinnabon-like if not better! soooo good!

  33. Dimah Says:

    Your rolls are gorgeous!

  34. Lisa Says:

    Your pictures of these rolls are amazing. I so want to bite into one of those right now.

  35. beautiful rolls!…. i can almost smell it! yum!

  36. these cinnamon buns look delicious
    lovely picture

  37. I try to avoid the airport because they all have Cinnabon stores in them. They’re so, so good and yours look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  38. FOODESSA Says:

    If ever I get a craving for these treats…I’ll certainly know where to come to be held by the hand ;O) Great post and those cinnabons look absolutely scrumptious!

    Flavourful wishes,

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  40. Your Cinnabon rolls look great – love the trick with the thread, I will have to try that!

  41. These look amazing…drool-worthy, actually. Theresa

  42. kismoni Says:

    very nice and now i learn how you can cut them without a knife and give to them the perfect form 🙂 thanks 😉

  43. Tannis Says:

    I made these yesterday and they are to die for!! Loved them! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  44. Jessica Says:

    Oh, man! I bet these are intense. 🙂 I also love the thread trick!

  45. Sommer Jones Says:

    Yummy!! I’ll take 12 please 😀

    I am not sure how foodbuzz’a featured program will benefit those who do not live in the US. I would have loved to have gone to the foodbuzz fest, though 😀 I havent entered anything because I have so much on my plate already. Will once everything is settled and organized.

  46. Cinnamon rolls are my favorite sweet thing to eat, EVER! and these look just perfect 🙂

  47. […] of the Cinnabon® . I have the recipe from Gabi Cara, to whom I thank once more @ Cinnabon Rolls Posted by Green Girl at […]

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