Tasty Tuesday: Cinnamon Rolls


cinnamon rolls

     Here is a cinnamon roll recipe I got from over at Money Saving Mom. I’ve always had good reactions with these, and you can freeze the unbaked rolls for later.
     Now, the original recipe is actually for use with a bread machine, but I don’t have one, so I did the “by hand” version, except I did the kneading with my Kitchenaid mixer.

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm milk
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups flour (Add a bit more if dough seems too wet after first few minutes of kneading)
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons rapid rise yeast


     Mix everything but flour, then add flour and knead about 10 minutes. Allow dough to rise until doubled. Roll the dough into a large rectangle and spread it with filling (see below).
Roll up and cut into 10-15 rolls and place in greased cake pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until browned. Add icing when removed from oven.

4 tablespoons butter
1 1/3 cup brown sugar mixed with 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Optional raisins and/or pecans
Icing:1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
     If you want to freeze some for later, lay some of the unbaked cinnamon rolls on a plate lined with wax paper and put them in the freezer long enough to freeze, then put them in a gallon sized ziploc bag. Take out the number you want to bake the night before, put them in a greased baking tray, and let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight. By morning they should be ready to take out and stick in the oven.
      The only changes I made to the original recipe (besides not doing it in a bread machine) is I doubled the filling, like Crystal did, and I used cream cheese frosting instead of the icing recipe included, just because I like cream cheese frosting better on my cinnamon rolls.


  1. I’ll be doing this for breakfast on sunday! Thank you for the recipe!

  2. I’ll be doing this for breakfast on sunday! Thank you for the recipe!


  4. I wonder if this would work with a non- dairy milk alternative like maybe soy? I would love to let my son try these but he is allergic to milk.

  5. Dang, those look so stinking good. I’m pinning you!

  6. Jenns Munchkins says:

    These look delicious!

  7. YUM! I LOVE Cinnamon Rolls so much! Looks pretty simple! 🙂

  8. Thanks for a yummy recipe 🙂 I don’t cook much but I copied it for my sister, maybe she’ll make me some lol

  9. Bayle Stoneback says:

    pregnant + cinnamon rolls…cannot lose!

  10. omg I am so in heaven. Now I want cinnamon rolls. The recipe looks pretty simple (if you bake 🙂 and I can’t wait to try it!

  11. I like your recipe. My mother-in-law made the best cinnamon rolls and no one has ever tried to out do her. She has passed away, so maybe I’ll start with this recipe and see.

  12. yummy! thanks for the recipe!

  13. Susan Alban says:

    Yumm! Now I must make these wonderful sounding cinnamon rolls! Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  14. Maria Iemma says:

    These look so good – I am not great at baking but I think I am going to give it a try and make these

  15. Carla Bonesteel says:

    I love cinnamon rolls…but from scratch? I don’t know….I think it’s easier to go with Pillsbury! LOL

  16. Debby Chandler says:

    I love cinnamon rolls! My grandmother made some of the best I’ve ever tasted.

  17. Shanna Schulte says:

    wow these look and sound soooo good!!!

  18. Susan Alban says:

    I just love making cinnamon rolls at home and trying new recipes too!! Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  19. These look really good and fairly easy! Thanks for the great recipe 🙂

  20. bxcrochet says:

    they look so yummy

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  21. Love this recipe, thanks for sharing.

  22. Daraya Johnson says:

    Thanks for sharing! I love cinnamon rolls! 🙂

  23. Jane Ritz says:

    Printed, shopping tomorrow, cook Easter morning. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. I have a feeling you just started a tradition in our family!

  24. Sounds delicious! I look forward to making them.

  25. I'll have to try this. The ones I make are awesome, they are Amish cinnamon rolls and they have pudding in them which makes them real moist. Everyone loves them

  26. A classic. Thank you for the sweet recipe!

  27. dorothy toto says:

    These look so good I have to try making it.

  28. These sound delicious! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  29. Fiance would love these

  30. Deborah Caudill says:

    Thanks for your cinnamon roll recipe. I am not a good cook, but used to be an okay baker. I have never made my own crust or rolled out dough. I am going to try your recipe, but I am not sure how they will turn out. I hope they come out of the oven and leave the house smelling great. However, I hope they taste great too. I will let you know.

  31. Alex Roach says:

    This looks delicious!

  32. thank you for this recipe I have been looking for one can wait to try it

  33. kimberly bhatti says:

    oh these look like they would be easy to make and delicious!

  34. These sound and look so good. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

  35. ilove those i not made my own with the dogh and roll it out like they did on carnaval lot

  36. Oh my husband will love this recipe!

  37. I have been looking for a cinnamon roll recipe to make for the holidays! I just might try this one-thanks for sharing!

  38. This looks like a fairy easy recipe! Love it! Great for this weekend when my sister visits!

  39. Emily Endrizzi says:

    My family loves cinnamon rolls on special occasions. These look so good! I really like that the unused batter can be frozen for future use.

  40. Kelly Nicholson says:

    im tired of buying these..need to learn how to make them

  41. Rana Durham says:

    ooh a cinnamon roll with raisins and pecans i am in love with that. they look so good. thanks for the recipe

  42. Those look good. I would drizzle some caramel over the top and sprinkle with the nuts. 🙂

  43. Kelly Nicholson says:

    i love cinnamon rolls,and its about time i made them myself thanks

  44. Charles Bradshaw says:

    This sounds really good. I can just about smell them now.

  45. Pamela Gurganus says:

    I love cinnamon rolls, but have always been too intimidated by the recipes I’ve seen to try making them. I’m not much of a baker, but I think I could actually make this recipe! Thank you for sharing.

  46. My daughter and I love cinnamon rolls. These looked easy and delicious.
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  47. This recipe looked so good, I copied it down. I am going to make it this coming weekend. I thank you so much for the share.

  48. theses look real easy to make

  49. I really love cinnamon rolls but I have always been afraid to make them. I’m not sure why except that I am confident when it comes to using yeast. I’d love to try these though.

  50. denise low says:

    Thank you for the recipe. We love cinnamon rolls anytime of the day.

  51. I’ll try this one – my old recipe doesn’t seem to be the same. It turns out to be dry.

  52. YUM!!! Thanks for sharing. Pinning for later.

  53. Sue Mullaney says:

    This recipe looks delicious and would be very easy to make. I’ll definitely have to try it out, thanks for posting!

  54. Sally Wilsey says:

    I love homemade cinnamon rolls. This is a very good recipe and will be going in my recipe folder for our next family brunch.

  55. Sue Mullaney says:

    I love cinnamon rolls! This looks delicious, thanks for posting.

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