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Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

We are just loving these bread machine cinnamon rolls. I got this recipe from a dear family friend. So great to eat on these cold, snowy days. They are very easy to make and your family will love them! Enjoy!

Cinnamon Rolls

  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T melted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 t yeast

Layer ingredients into your bread machine, starting with all wet ingredients, then all dry ingredients. Make a small dip in flour and put yeast in dip. Don’t let the yeast get wet. Run your bread machine on the dough cycle. Once done, turn out dough onto a well floured surface and roll out into a rectangle. Spread 1/2 cup of melted butter over dough. Mix roughly 1 cup of brown sugar and 2 T cinnamon together. Sprinkle over the butter. Roll your dough the long way. Cut into even rolls and place in a 9×13 greased pan. Put in a warm spot and let rise for 2-3 hours. You can also put in a pan, cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from refrigerator and put in warm spot to rise for 3-4 hours. Cook at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until brown.


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 t vanilla
  • 1-2 T milk

Mix all until smooth and creamy. Spread frosting over warm cinnamon rolls.


Giant Cinnamon Roll

I found this recipe on Pinterest this week and thought today would be the perfect day to give it a try.  You can find the original post here.  I did not change anything, other than using just a plain powdered sugar/milk frosting.  This was much easier to make than I expected and the dough actually rose, sometimes I have a problem with that.  And yes, I did eat this for dinner tonight, don’t judge.  Enjoy!

Giant Cinnamon Roll:

2 1/4 cup flour

3 T. sugar

1 t. salt

1 package instant yeast

In a large bowl, mix evenly.  Set aside.

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup milk

3 T. butter

1 egg

Melt water, milk and butter over medium heat until melted and it reaches a temperature of 115 degrees.  Pour this liquid mixture into the flour mix and stir.  Add 1 egg.  Stir to make a soft dough.  Dough is ready when it pulls away from the sides of the bowl and is somewhat elastic.  On a slightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 minutes.  Form into a ball and place in a bowl.  Cover tightly and let rest for 30 minutes.  The dough will rise slightly.  After 30 minutes, roll out the dough into a 15×12 inch rectangle.

3 T. butter, melted

1/4 cup sugar

2 T. cinnamon

Spread melted butter over dough.  Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top.  Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut into even strips.  Spray a 9″ pan with non-stick spray.  Take one strip and roll into a traditional cinnamon roll shape.  Place in the middle of the pan.  Continue adding the strips on in one big circle.  Loosely cover with foil and place into an oven that has been preheated to 200 degrees and then turned off.  Let rise for 60-90 minutes.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 20-30 minutes.  Cover at 15 minutes with foil to keep from browning too fast.  Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.  Drizzle with your favorite cinnamon roll frosting.  I used just plain powdered sugar and milk.  Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Roll Cake

This morning we have a big clean up at our church, inside and out.  I found this recipe on Pinterest this week and thought it would be a great time to try it out, I’m bringing it to church this morning to share with everyone helping at the clean up.  These were quick and easy to make.  They tasted great while still warm.  Now if I could only find the recipe for the cinnamon roll frosting that they used at Happiness Is restaurant in Byron Center all those years ago when I was young.  I had to settle for plain powdered sugar frosting.  Try these on a Saturday morning…you won’t be disappointed!  Enjoy!


Cinnamon Roll Cake:

3 c. flour
1/4 tsp.salt
1 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. butter, melted

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Mix everything together except for the butter. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9×13 pan. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

2 c. powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

While warm drizzle the glaze over the cake.



Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

I have been on a mission to find the “perfect” homemade cinnamon roll recipe.  I have tried 3 for sure, and none of them would rise.  I saw this recipe on Pinterest.  That led me to pink-parsley.com.  On her blog, it said it was adapted from Beantown Baker, originally from La Fuji Mama.  Wherever it came from, it is delicious.  My dough actually rose and they taste great!  The only thing I did differently was that I placed the rolls in a square baking dish, because they were too big to fit into my cupcake holders.  I got two cupcakes to fit and the rest went into the dish.  I love the cupcake idea, so next time I will just cut them a little skinnier.  And the cream cheese frosting is to die for!  Completely awesome!

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes:

1 pkt dry active yeast

1/2 cup white sugar, divided

1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F)

2 eggs, room temperature

1/3 cup butter, melted

1 tsp salt

4 1/2 cups flour

1 cup brown sugar

2 1/2 T cinnamon

1/3 cup butter, melted

8 oz cream cheese, soft

2/3 cup butter, soft

1 – 2 cups powdered sugar

Dissolve yeast and 1/4 cup of the sugar in the warm milk.  Let stand for about 10 minutes.  Mix in the eggs, butter, salt and other 1/4 cup of sugar.  Add flour and mix well until the dough forms a ball.  Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 5-10 times.  Place in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise for at least 1 hour in a warm spot.  After the dough has doubled in size, turn out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.  In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.  Melt 1/3 cup of butter.  Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners and lightly spray over the top of them with cooking spray.  Roll dough into a 12×22 inch rectangle.  Pour 2/3 cup of melted butter over.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mix.  Roll up dough and cut into 24 (or so) rolls.  Try to fit the rolls into the cupcake liners.  Cover and let rise again for about 30 minutes.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Bake rolls in oven until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.  Let cool completely before frosting.  To make frosting, mix cream cheese and butter using a blender until mixed.  Slowly add the powdered sugar until desired consistency has been reached.  YUMMY!

Mini Cinni’s

I found this really easy recipe the other day and thought I’d try it out on my church small group.  I actually rolled out the rolls and sliced them the night before and placed them back into the refrigerator to bake the next day.  The rolls did not rise as much as I thought they would and I don’t know if I had done it all in one day if that might have helped.  But they tasted great and were so very easy to throw together.  Enjoy!

Mini Cinnamon Rolls:

1 loaf frozen white bread dough

4 T melted butter

2/3 c brown sugar

2 T cinnamon

1/2 c whipping cream

chopped pecans (optional)

milk and powdered sugar

Thaw loaf of bread dough.  Roll out into a large rectangle.  Brush with melted butter.  Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top.  Starting on the longer edge, start rolling the dough until completely rolled up.  Slice into 1″-2″ pieces.  Places into a greased pan.  Put in a warm spot and let rise for about 1 hour.  Drizzle with cream.  Sprinkle on pecans if desired.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.  Invert onto a plate.  Mix milk and powdered sugar into a frosting, pour over warm cinnamon rolls.  Enjoy!