Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls 

This is the best homemade Cinnamon Rolls recipe. What's better? They can be prepared the day before and left to rise overnight, of course in the refrigerator. They are delicious and easy to make.

I have made rolls before, but this was the first time I was making cinnamon rolls. 

Time to call myself the queen of rolls 😜 don't forget to check out this dinner rolls recipe Mince Meat Stuffed Dinner Rolls, I can't decide which of these rolls is more delicious, the dinner rolls is stuffed with mince Meat and umh they are to die for and these cinnamon rolls are sweet and perfect. Well you try these two recipes and be the judge 😊

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

This is a classic cinnamon roll recipe. The rolls are soft and fluffy. These cinnamon rolls are irresistible, your search for the perfect cinnamon roll recipe has come to an end because this is the winner. They are surprisingly easy to make and they are better than any store bought roll. Fluffy cinnamon rolls recipe made from scratch. 

These homemade Cinnamon rolls are perfect for holidays, breakfast or a picnic. Everyone that eats them instantly falls in love.

Homemade Cinnamon rolls | cookappetite.com

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

This cinnamon roll recipe does not require vanilla essence, cream cheese frosting or any time of cream. The rolls are made of a few basic ingredients yet they are taste and super fluffy.

The cinnamon rolls are gooey and they are better than cinnabon cinnamon rolls, truth is! Nothing beats fresh rolls straight from the oven. Straight outta oven!! In Easy E's voice.

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe | cookappetite.com

How to make cinnamon rolls

My cinnamon roll recipe is simple.

These rolls are made from the following ingredients

• Flour - I used all-purpose flour, but bread flour may be used in place of all-purpose flour. I'm pretty sure the results will be the same .

• Yeast - There are two types of yeast. The first one is active dry yeast. This yeast must be proofed before it's added to the ingredients.

The second type is instant yeast. This yeast can be added to the ingredients without any proofing.

• Water - Only use lukewarm water.

• Egg - I only used one egg.

• Milk - Make sure you use lukewarm milk.

• Vegetable Oil - I avoided using too much butter so I decided to add a bit of vegetable oil.

• Butter - I used salted butter to make these rolls, however unsalted butter also works well.

• Cinnamon - Just one tablespoon of cinnamon was enough to give these cinnamon rolls their cinnamon flavor.

Brown Sugar - I used brown sugar but you can also use white sugar or granulated sugar.

Salt - Salt is a must in rolls. If you don't add salt your rolls will taste very plain.

Make ahead instructions

These cinnamon rolls can be made ahead.

Choose one of the two methods

Freezer Instructions

Roll and cut your cinnamon rolls and place them on a baking sheet to freeze them individually. Transfer the rolls to a plastic freezer bag once they are frozen. 

Make sure they are at room temperature before you bake them.

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Overnight Instructions

After rolling and cutting the cinnamon rolls place them on a greased baking pan. Cover the baking pan with a plastic wrap and place the pan in the refrigerator.

When ready to bake, remove them from the refrigerator and allow them to defrost for 1 hour.

How to make cinnamon rolls | cookappetite.com

More Breakfast Recipes

Flourless Peanut Butter Bread

Banana Bread

Avocado Toast With Eggs


Can cinnamon roll dough be left to rise overnight?

Yes! Cinnamon roll dough can be left to rise overnight

But the dough should be put in the refrigerator.


Yes! Place the cinnamon roll dough in a baking sheet and wrap the pan tightly using a plastic wrap then cover it with a lid then place in the freezer. The dough can stay in the freezer for up to a month.


Yes! Refrigerate the dough after it has been cut.


I'm glad you asked! Yes you can, use baking powder.


The texture will still be the same, cinnamon rolls made with baking powder will still be buttery and tender, the rolls won't just be able to rise the way they rise when you use yeast.


Not really. But sometimes the only thing you need is a little something special and sweet.








Like it? Pin it for later!

Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
By: Cook

This is a classic cinnamon roll recipe. The rolls are soft and fluffy. These cinnamon rolls are irresistible, your search for the perfect cinnamon roll recipe has come to an end because this is the winner. They are surprisingly easy to make and they are better than any store bought roll. Fluffy cinnamon rolls recipe made from scratch.

  • 2 and half cups of flour
  • 1 satchet of yeast
  • Half a cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 egg
  • Half a cup of lukewarm milk
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

1. In a bowl, mix the sachet of yeast, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Pour in the vegetable oil. Beat the egg separately and pour it into the mixture. Pour in the water and milk then whisk.

2. Add your flour slowly and start to knead with your hands until it is soft and not sticky.Knead your dough, put it in a mixing bowl or any other bowl that's big enough to accommodate it as it rises. Cover with a warm towel and leave for at least an hour to rise. 

3. Brush your baking pan with oil. Turn on your oven to 180° and then roll out your dough into desirable shapes of your choice. (I use the size of my fist for all rolls before I shape them). Put your shaped rolls on a tray and cover it with a towel, let them rise for another 15-20 minutes. 

 4. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Do not wait until they are golden brown on top because that makes them hard at times. 

5. Take the cinnamon rolls out of the oven and brush the top with butter. 

6. Serve as you like them. 

Note: If you wish to have them plain, without the cinnamon, leave it out. They taste just as great. If you like cheese, you can sprinkle grated cheese over them 10 minutes before you take them out of the oven so that it melts over nicely for cheese rolls.

Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Yield: 15 Cinnamon Rolls
Calories: 374kcal
Fat: 18
Cuisine: Zambian
Category: Dessert 
Keyword: Cinnamon Rolls


  1. We make cinnamon rolls from a packet almost every weekend. I can't wait to try to make them homemade

  2. I like the taste of cinnamon and anything that is homemade is always better than anything mass produced.

  3. That first picture is so captivating. The rolls look like something you'd snack on all day on a lazy day. One that you'll keep going back even after trying to put them away :)

  4. All I can say is yummy! Those look perfect!

  5. I love cinnamon rolls. the only reason I will not follow recipe is that I will eat it all. very helpful guide though

  6. These look so delicious and would be perfect for Christmas dinner.

  7. I loved how you rolled these buns, I can never quite get them into this shape

  8. This looks delicious and we always love recipes like this. It makes good and quick snacks.

  9. with this recipie its gonna be a great guide on making it all innstructions are there just a gentle touch and do it with your heart everything will be fine...and im gonna do it myself

  10. Cinnamon rolls are always a hit around our house. This looks like a good recipe to add to our list! Thanks!

  11. ohh woow....I love cinnamon, & these rolls making me craving even more. so yummy tempting looking each. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  12. The deliciousness of your cinnamon roll travels far to Australia! My stepdaughter would be excited to follow your recipe.

  13. So nice, would try this recipe. Thanks.


Post a Comment

Popular Posts