The best homemade cinnamon rolls ever! If you love gooey cinnamon buns, here’s the secret ingredient. Everyone raves about these homemade yeast rolls. You may also love our orange rolls!
Cinnamon rolls are one of the BEST breakfasts. You can make quick and easy cinnamon rolls or you can make cinnamon roll pancakes or bread pudding, but one of the most delicious way to serve cinnamon rolls is with this Homemade Cinnamon Roll recipe.It’s been almost 5 years coming. The girls didn’t want me to do it, but we’re finally sharing our secret ingredient cinnamon rolls. The from-scratch breakfast sweet rolls that everyone craves. Gooey homemade cinnamon rolls. Our best recipe that we’ve been serving friends and family on holidays and any other day for over 15 years.
We’ll get to the secret ingredient, but let’s start right into how to make these sweet rolls, because I know you don’t want to waste any time. The exact directions and rising times are in the recipe box below, but here are some hints for making cinnamon rolls.
1 cup warm (not hot) milk
1 tablespoon instant yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, soft
2 small eggs
3 cups flour
¼ cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
4 to 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup butter
1½ cups powder sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
Using a dough hook in a stand mixer, combine the warm milk, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, and egg on low.
Slowly add in flour.
Once the flour is incorporated, turn mixer to medium speed.
Add more flour if necessary. The dough should be soft and sticky but pull away from the side of bowl.
Transfer dough to a large lightly greased mixing bowl, cover, and let rise for 1 hour.
Grease a 9×13 baking pan.
Roll dough out to a 12×18 inch rectangle.
Brush the dough with the ¼ cup melted butter from the filling.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon.
Sprinkle mixture over buttered dough.
Roll up tightly lengthwise to make one long roll.
Use thread to cut dough into 12 (one inch) slices.
Place slices into greased pan.
Cover and let rise for about 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Bake rolls for 20-30 minutes or till brown. (Time will depend on how hot and even your oven bakes.)
After pulling rolls out of the oven, beat together glaze ingredients. Add additional milk for desired consistency.
Frost the rolls while still warm and serve.
Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.