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The Best-Ever Cinnamon Bun Recipe

Updated on April 26, 2015
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A Copycat Recipe For The Fabulous Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll

The best cinnamon bun recipe that I have ever made is this one that recreates the fabulous Cinnabon cinnamon bun. If you have had the pleasure of eating one of those rolls fresh from the food court at your local mall, you will know of what I speak. If you have not had one, then you have truly been missing out.

This recipe is definitely a once-a-year recipe, if you are at all careful about your diet. However, when you do decide to treat yourself, your house will smell like a MILLION DOLLARS and when you take your first bite, you will feel like you are in HEAVEN.

Serving Size

Serves: 8+


  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Warm Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Becel (or other soft margarine)
  • 1/3 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Dry Yeast


  1. Place all of the ingredients in your bread machine, starting with the liquid and ending with the yeast. Remove from pan and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick attempting to create a somewhat rectangular shape.

The Filling.

  • 1/4 Cup Becel
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cinnamon


  1. Spread the Becel evenly on the dough and then sprinkle it with the sugar and the cinnamon.
  2. Roll the dough up into a tube and slice into 1-inch slices.
  3. Place the slices on a greased pan. I prefer to use a greased, shallow casserole dish.
  4. Let rise until about double in size.
  5. The original recipe said to bake them for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. However, I find I have to bake them for about twice that time. I am not sure if it is because mine are crowded or why. I recommend prying between a couple of your rolls to see if they are looking doughy or done.

The Icing.

  • 1/2 Cup Becel
  • 1 1/2 Cup Icing Sugar
  • 1 Ounce Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Whip Cream or Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. Beat all of the ingredients together until they are fluffy and smooth.
  2. While the cinnamon rolls are still hot, spread the icing all over them.
5 stars from 3 ratings of The Best-Ever Cinnamon Bun Recipe

I Love Cinnamon Rolls Cookbook By Judith Fertig - Just in case one bun recipe is not enough!

If you love these rolls enough to try many recipes, this cookbook is the one for you. With the 50 recipes packed between the covers, you will create "comforting swirls of gooey cinnamon goodness "

You Can Have A Cinnamon Bun With Every Cup of Coffee - By ordering this fun mug from the artist on Zazzle.

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© 2012 Treasures By Brenda

Do you love cinnamon rolls? - I sure do, especially when they're fresh out of the oven!

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      Treasures By Brenda 2 years ago from Canada

      Sorry for the delay in responding, Rachel.

      Becel is a soft margarine -- it comes in a tub and is spreadable straight from the refrigerator. You should be able to substitute another soft margarine that you like.

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      We used to have Cinnabon buns here in our mall years ago and I remember the wonder smell that permeated the center of the mall. I miss it since there isn't any around now. I will love making these and my family will love eating them. Once question though, what is Becel and if I can't find it, can I substitute something else for it? I gave this 5 stars and voted up.

      Blessings to you.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      Thanks, Sheila Marie. They are -- we had them over Christmas.

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      sheilamarie78 3 years ago

      Wow! Those cinnamon rolls sound amazing!

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      Tea Pixie 5 years ago

      I love them. They are gooey and soft and total yum! I have been looking for a good recipe and I think I've found one here. Merci Beaucoup!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      First of all you have written 563 writtens. OMG am I impressed. Second this recipe is very special to me because I ate one of these in a mall just as I was starting labor with my second son. Every time I smell these in a mall I think of this.

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: Hi, Kris -- I assume you could make these buns the way you would homemade bread but I've no experience doing that so I can't offer any How To instructions. Maybe another reader can help?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      any advice on how to make these if I don't own a bread machine?

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      click2CYtoday 5 years ago

      I just love Cinnabon - this recipe sound great!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      cinnamon! this might be my very favourite yummy treat!

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 5 years ago from Washington State

      My husband sure does! Have to try these out on him! Great lens

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      John Tannahill 5 years ago from Somewhere in England

      I've not actually tried one, but I love cinnamon. I must give a go but I'm not a great cook when it comes to sweet things.

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      Yum - I DO love cinnamon rolls - but they don't like or aren't kind to my waist.

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      You are really tempting me with this recipe. The recipe looks great.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      You bet I love cinnamon rolls. I'm just not supposed to eat them anymore. The cinnamon is about the only thing in them I'm allowed to eat.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Oh, yeah! You've got my number! These cinnamon rolls look absolutely divine!!! I am bookmarking this for sure!

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      Rosyel Sawali 5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      yummy! love them ^_^

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Yes, they much be warm...this sounds wonderful.

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      BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

      Alright, you got me. These really look like the best ever cinnamon rolls. Now I have to try them.

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      DecoratingEvents 5 years ago

      Of course, silly! I will make some for my dad as it's his favorite too. Can't wait to try the recipe!!

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      I haven't had a cinnamon roll in ages! Yummy!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Yes, of course... but in moderation, thank you! ;-)

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      KhairuZiya 5 years ago

      look as delicious...nice lens

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Yes. I love them. But can't have too many because I don't want to look like one!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Absolutely! One of my many, many weaknesses.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Surely do not many of them around but when I get hold of one it vanishes yummy.

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      I do love cinnamon rolls. Warm, with a fresh cup of coffee.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      I do.

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      ria 5 years ago

      yes, i am dying for one now

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      Echo Phoenix 5 years ago

      Nothing like them fresh out of the oven and oh the memories of my children anxiously awating them... just the thought of these makes me hungry and warms my heart all in the same moment! Yummy lens:)

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      tandemonimom lm 5 years ago

      Dang, Brenda, I haven't had breakfast yet! NO FAIR!!! :)

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      Aster56 5 years ago

      Love cinnamon rolls. The pictures are so tempting .

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      AngryBaker 5 years ago

      yumm... might have to steal... errr... borrow this recipe

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      CottageHomestead 5 years ago

      Oh my word, yes I do! And now I'm ready to make a batch. I wonder if I can adapt this recipe without the bread machine? Me and the bread machine don't get along. :)

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      Camile 5 years ago from Doha Qatar

      I love cinnamon! Very yummy!

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      Dianne Loomos 5 years ago

      I think I just gained 5 pounds by reading about your cinnamon rolls! They sound divine!

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      fathomblueEG 5 years ago

      Oh my gosh who doesn't love cinnamon rolls? They are filled with buttery cinnamon sweetness and kissed by the warmth of an oven. Can you say YUM? Love your lens:-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Um..yes, I do. I can fresh baked right now. Um!

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I sure do, too! Wow, you've made my mouth water with this awesomely-cinnamon cinnamon roll recipe!