How to Make Cinnamon Rolls

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls need to be ooey and gooey, soft and warm, with plenty of sweet cream cheese frosting that slowly melts into all that cinnamon-sugar goodness.

We all know that the middle of the cinnamon roll is the best part of the roll. But let’s say your cinnamon roll is so soft and fluffy that the whole thing seems like the middle. Now that’sa ma kind of cinnamon roll!

Well this recipe is all of the above and is inspired by the beloved and ever-devoured Cinnabons. And making them from scratch makes them so much better (and wayyyy healthier) than any you could ever buy.


  • 1 cup Whole Milk, warmed (not hot)
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package Active Dry Yeast
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Butter, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour (I usually grab Whole Foods 365 Organic Flour because it has no additives. The only ingredients should be flour.)
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Butter, softened
  • ½ cup Cream Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt
Read the whole recipe on Honest & Tasty