Hey guys! Here is a super simple Cinnabon dupe recipe, that even the most amateur chefs can follow.

Trust me, if I could do it…so can you.


Cinnabon IngredientsCinnabon ingredients

Ingredients for DOUGH

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter [room temp]
  • 4 1/4 cups all purpose flour [will need extra for rolling out dough]
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast [about 7g]

Ingredients for FILLING

  • 1 cup brown or yellow sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter [softened]

Ingredients for FROSTING

  • 4-5 oz cream cheese [softened, depending on how sweet you like your frosting]
  • 1/4 cup butter [softened]
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

cinnamon roll recipecinnamon roll recipe

  1. Combine 2 cups of FLOUR [from your DOUGH ingredients] and YEAST in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, combine: MILK, BUTTER, SUGAR, and SALT over medium heat, until temp reaches around 120-130 degrees or butter almost melted.
  3. Add MILK mixture to FLOUR mixture along with 2 EGGS, and mix with a whisk or silicone spatula until blended. Once mixture is a little blended, add the remaining FLOUR and blend it in.
  4. On a clean surface, dust with a little FLOUR and place the mixture onto the surface and knead in as much FLOUR as possible. Keep KNEADING until smooth and elastic [about 5-10 min]
  5. Cover DOUGH with oil or cooking spray and wrap in plastic wrap. Let DOUGH rest covered for 15 min.
  6. While DOUGH is resting, in a small bowl, combine BROWN SUGAR and CINNAMON and set aside.
  7. Roll the DOUGH into an 18×21″ rectangle. [Could be an oval too if too hard] [Since dough is oily, no need for flour for rolling of the dough]
  8. Spread 1/3 cup BUTTER on the DOUGH and top with the BROWN SUGAR and CINNAMON mixture.
  9. Starting with the long side, roll up DOUGH with both hands until you have a long log shape. Cut into 12 even rolls.
  10. Grease a 9×13″ baking pan [any pans you have, you can use as long as you grease them. Make sure they’re deeper than 2″]
  11. Place the ROLLS in the pan and cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. Put aside and let rise for about 45 min to an hour.
  12. Halfway through the rise, PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees F.
  13. Uncover rolls and remove towel and place in middle rack of the oven and bake for about 13-15 min. [Until lightly browned]
  14. While the rolls are baking, combine CREAM CHEESE, 1/4 cup BUTTER, CONFECTIONERS SUGAR, VANILLA EXTRACT, and SALT with a mixer until fluffy and smooth.
  15. Allow rolls to cool for about 5-10 min, spread FROSTING on the warm rolls and serve!