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  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (room temperature)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
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NutritionView more



Calories520Calories from Fat190
Total Fat21g32%
Saturated Fat10g50%
Trans Fat0g
Calories from Fat190
Total Carbohydrate80g27%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Best. Cinnamon. Rolls. Ever. 110% recommend.
Sherrt C. 18 Apr
delicious. I would definitely make this again.
Daira 3 Jan
These came out absolutely amazing! I’m very much a rookie when it comes to baking, but these came out great! The first time I made them I did not add the lemon and they were perfect. The second time I did add the lemon and regretted it. Otherwise GREAT recipe!!
Todd C. 21 Oct 2017
Excellent recipe. I didn’t have cream cheese on hand for the frosting, so I substituted Cool-whip, and also a Meyer Lemon and a little extra cinnamon. The frosting turned out remarkably creamy and bubbly, and frankly, I suspect after having done this that Cinnabon must do something quite similar.
Melly M. 2 Oct 2017
need to prsctice more but it is really good.
Metin 17 Sep 2017
I only needed 4 cups of flour (add and mix slowly). The frosting is to die for! ( I had left over filling and frosting and decided to make a cinnamon cake with them too)
Jessica Evans 27 Aug 2017
I wouldn't say the taste like Cinnabon, but they are amazing. I slowly added in flour and used just under 4 cups!
Alli S. 8 Jun 2017
Great recipe... I did use five cups of flour (despite the other reviewers using less), however I just had to add a little water as I went along to make sure everything was properly incorporated. Made a beautiful dough... I found that the baking time (for me) was only 15 minutes. 20 was definitely too long. The flavors were classic cinnamon roll and made friends and family very happy. Very satisfying recipe. Great Saturday morning treat... The rolls (I think) lose some of their luster by the next day, so use up or give away within the same day. This recipe will definitely go in my regular rotation.
BethBerrairia 19 May 2017
Been waiting years to find a recipe that is soooooooo like cinabon.Thank you my family looooovvvveeeee them😆 we don't get cinabon in Australia 😂
Eric R. 22 Apr 2017
they were delicious, only 4 cups of flour though
Yodi Yodi 24 Jul 2016
These turned out absolutely delicious. Now I must say, unless I seriously did something wrong, you absolutely will NOT use 5 cups of flour. I am a complete rookie when it comes to making dough so I had no idea that I should have stopped trying to add flour. I actually burned out my stand mixer trying to add all 5 cups. I was extremely frustrated. Then something told me to read the reviews and I realized that other said the same thing about the 5 cups of flour. Thankfully, the dough is actually somewhat foolproof, it will reach a point where the flour will no longer stick and blend in so you essentially can't add anymore.
Bethzy 14 Jul 2016
So good it was sooooooooooooo deliciously fun to make it and its so delicious after all that hard work but it was worth it
Kristine R. 11 Jul 2016
Amazing recipe! Easy to make and definitely taste just like the Cinnabon rolls. Will definitely be making again!
Charmaine C. 12 Jun 2016
Heavy, added almost the whole 5 cups flour, maybe limit it to 3 or 3 1/2 cups. Dough will be sticky but knead by hand, turns out better then waiting for dough to pull away from sides of bowl.
Dominique Mikell 28 May 2016
These rolls were amazing . The best cinnamon rolls I have ever eaten . My dough took a lot less than 5 cups of flour about 3 cups perhaps because I was kneading by hand . However, if you follow the directions closely and add flour until the dough pulls away from the bowl and is slightly sticky they turn out perfectly .