Bread Machine Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnabon’s are in malls everywhere, and who makes a better cinnamon roll than they do? Maybe your Grandmother.  These are rich and sinful cinnamon rolls that you can make in your bread machine.

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This recipe uses a bread machine. You will use a 2-pound dough setting to make the cinnamon rolls.

You will need to make the frosting while the cinnamon rolls are baking. Get the Cinnabon frosting recipe.

Love Cinnamon? Try these recipes:

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Cinnabon’s for the Bread Machine

Here are Cinnabon rolls for your bread machine.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnabon Recipes, Cinnamon Rolls
Servings: 24
Calories: 366kcal


Cinnamon Bun Dough

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 box instant vanilla pudding (3.4 ounce box)
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins optional

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound powdered sugar


  • Place all ingredients in your machine in the order recommended by your machine's manufacturer.  When cycle is finished, remove the dough, knead enough to punch down and roll to 17X10. 
  • Combine first three filling ingredients and mix well. Heat in microwave 10 sec. to make it spreadable. Spread over rolled out dough with rubber spatula. Get as close to the edges as possible. 
  • Sprinkle nuts or raisins over dough. Starting with widest end, roll the dough into tight log. Cut into 1/2-1o slices. Place in a lightly greased baking dish with sides. Put in warm draft-free place and allow them to rise until double.
  • (I turn my oven on warm and place them inside. When the temperature light goes off, turn off the oven. I let them rise 20-30 minutes this way. Take out to heat oven to baking temp.) Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

Cinnabon icing instructions

  • Combine softened butter, cream cheese in a bowl. Mix together with a mixer.
  • Add lemon juice, vanilla, and blend well.
  • Slowly add in the powdered sugar with the mixer until all powdered sugar is incorporated.
  • Spread over the cinnamon rolls when they have cooled slightly.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

Note: For a real treat replace raisins in the filling with chopped dried cherries, blueberries or strawberries.


Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 566IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Janbrown58

    The trick to getting these REALLY tender is to STEAM bake them… cook as usual but put a pan of water in the oven on the bottom rack. This is how the cinnabon people cook their rolls, in a “special steam oven”.

  2. Peters893062

    5 stars
    This is one awesome recipe!! Made this for the first time yesterday to take to our family new years eve gathering and it was a hit! Thanks for posting the cream cheese icing recipe Deborah. It was absolutely awesome!!!

  3. Theresa

    I have been using this recipe for years, and without fail, this is always a huge hit with everyone who tries them. I have even had people offer to pay me to make these for them, and a lot of suggestions to start a business selling cinnamon rolls. I use this same recipe, without the cinnamon filing and frosting, as plain dinner rolls – the little sugar and vanilla pudding mix do not give the dough enough of a sweet taste to be obvious.

  4. Deborah

    I have been using this recipe and only this recipe for Cinnabon’s since 1999! They are to die for and not for those who are counting their calories! Live a little and enjoy the cinnamon”y” ooey gooey goodness and compliments that will come your !
    The closest recipe to Cinnabons for the icing is super simple and makes enough for a quick slather when the buns first come out of the oven and then a heavier slather once the buns are a bit cooler
    1/2# butter (room temp)
    1/2 # cream cheese (room temp)
    1#’ powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    Beat butter & cream cheese with a mixer. Slowly add in all the powdered sugar. Once sugar is all in beat for an additional 12 minutes. Add in the vanilla & lemon juice. Re-beat until; fluffy… Enjoy!!
    The leftover icing freezes well ~ that’s if you actually have any left over LOL

  5. Violet

    I make a variation of these from frozen bread dough in a bundt pan for a Christmas morning treat. I always get asked about the vanilla pudding addition. It’s strange but it seems to be a necessary ingredient.

    These look amazing and I need to try them.

    Btw, your site is awesome – total food porn! 🙂 I feel the pounds packing on just by looking at all the pictures.

  6. mespold

    These are to die for! Tastes exactly like the real thing. There are other good cinnamon roll recipes out there but this one with the pudding mix is perfect. And it makes the dough much easier to work with. I made 3 batches of these over the weekend since we were snowed in. Shared them with neighbors. They said they are ruined now. Can never eat canned rolls again.

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