5 from 4 votes
Homemade cinnamon rolls make a perfect holiday breakfast.
Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 25 mins

Sweet rolls with cinnamon

Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, cinnamon rolls, cinnamon rolls recipe, holidays, sweet roll recipe, yeast bread
Servings: 18 rolls
Calories: 146 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 cup milk warmed
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast or one package
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 - 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons milk.
  1. In a large mixing bowl add milk, yeast and sugar. Let sit 5-10 minutes until yeast is bubbly.
  2. Add eggs, butter, salt and 2 cups of flour. Mix
  3. With mixer running, continue adding flour 1 cup at a time. You might not need all the flour.
  4. Knead for 5 minutes in a stand mixer or 10 minutes by hand.
  5. Place in a well greased bowl and cover.
  6. Let stand until doubled, 60-90 minutes.
  7. Punch down and place on a flat surface.
Forming the Rolls
  1. Roll out into a 12 x 18" rectangle.
  2. Brush with melted butter 

  3. Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl. Sprinkle entire mixture on top of rolled dough.
  4. Roll dough into a log and seal seam.

  5. Cut into 1" slices and place in a greased baking dish.
  6. Let rise 30-45 minutes

  7. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

  8. Let cool in dish slightly in baking dish.

  9. Mix glaze ingredients together and pour over baked cinnamon rolls while still slightly warm. 

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 212mg9%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.