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Why are my cinnamon rolls not fluffy?

If your cinnamon rolls are not fluffy, you may have added too much flour to the dough. To have fluffy cinnamon rolls, it is important to use fresh yeast and flour, warm milk and egg, and give sufficient time to the dough for perfect leavening.

Can I prepare cinnamon rolls in advance and freeze them before baking?

Absolutely. Cinnamon roll dough is perfect for freezing and baking later. To do so, when you prepare the rolls, cover them with plastic wrap and put them in the freezer before second rise. When you are ready to bake them, remove them from the freezer the night before and let them thaw in the fridge or at room temperature. Once the cinnamon rolls rise, you can bake them. If you thaw them in the fridge, you should let them stay at room temperature the next morning for warming and rising.

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cinnamon rolls bread machine recipe

Emine Aslan January 19, 2024
Cinnamon Rolls Bread Machine Recipe

Summary: Do you know you can prepare the dough for your cinnamon roll in the bread maker and ease your life in the kitchen? Below is the recipe for it. Try and enjoy!

Tags: Cinnamon rolls

Serving:16 rolls
Cook Time:1:50 hour
Prep Time:1 hour
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 444

Cinnamon rolls are sweet rolls known widely in Europe and Northern America. They are the perfect choice for breakfast and brunch, and for the holiday season. Cinnamon rolls are made with a leavened dough rolled after being brushed with sugar, cinnamon, and butter mixture. Cinnamon rolls can be topped with different icings depending on the preferences like cream cheese icing, maple frosting, etc.

The recipe below yields delicious cinnamon rolls. It also advises different ways to make cinnamon rolls rich and gooey. Making cinnamon rolls with the recipe below will be a piece of cake for you because your bread maker will prepare the dough for you. You, on the other hand, will just enjoy the fun part of shaping dough into rolls.

Let’s move on to the recipe below and enjoy cinnamon rolls today!

Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Dough (#6)
Delay Start Time Available: Yes
Color Option: No
Weight Option: No


  • For cinnamon roll dough:
  • 1 cup milk, warm

  • 2½ teaspoons instant dry yeast

  • 2 eggs

  • ⅓ cup butter, melted

  • 4½ cups all purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup sugar

  • For cinnamon roll filling:
  • ½ cup butter, soft

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • For making cinnamon rolls gooey:
  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • For cinnamon roll frosting:
  • 1 cup cream cheese

  • ⅓ cup butter

  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Open the lid of the bread maker and remove the pan from the machine by pulling it upward.

  2. Make sure the pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.

  3. Add the ingredients for making the dough to the bread pan in the order listed.

  4. Put the bread pan back in the bread machine, pressing it down so that it clicks into its place, and close the lid.

  5. Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the “Power” button to turn the machine on.

  6. Use the “Program” button to select program #6 for the dough cycle.

  7. Press the “Start” button to start the dough-making cycle.

  8. While the dough is rising, add the ingredients for filling to a bowl and mix them well.

  9. The machine will let you know by making a beep sound once the dough-making cycle is finished and the dough is ready. Open the lid at this time and remove the bread pan from the bread machine.

  10. Gently take the dough out of the bread pan and place it on a floured surface.

  11. Roll out the dough into a rectangle, about 24 inches by 15 inches.

  12. Spread the filling across the dough, covering it completely.

  13. Roll up the dough like a jelly roll, starting from the longer side.

  14. Cut the dough into 16 slices, about 1½ -inch thick. You can use a knife or dental floss to do so.

  15. Place the cinnamon rolls with the spiral appearance up in a greased baking dish.

  16. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and let the rolls rise for about 30 minutes.

  17. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  18. After 30 minutes, remove the plastic wrap and bake the cinnamon rolls for 20 minutes until they turn golden brown. You may prefer to pour warm heavy cream over the rolls before baking for gooier rolls.

  19. Remove the rolls from the oven, and brush the heavy cream over the hot cinnamon rolls if you have not added warm heavy cream to the rolls before baking.

  20. While the rolls rests a little, beat the ingredients for icing and spread it over the warm rolls.

  21. Your sticky and gooey cinnamon rolls are ready.

  22. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 roll
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
58.9 grams
21.1 grams
6.2 grams
78 milligrams
305 milligrams
1.4 grams

    Adding heavy cream to the cinnamon rolls right before baking makes the rolls richer and gooier. If you prefer to do so, just warm the heavy cream and pour it over cinnamon rolls just before putting them in the oven.


    You should serve cinnamon rolls still warm. If you are to serve them for breakfast, warm milk goes great with them. Black tea and coffee also match cinnamon rolls.


    You can store cinnamon rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-5 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. It is better to warm them before eating.

    You can also freeze cinnamon rolls in plastic wrap. They feel freshly baked when thawed and warmed.