Healthier Clone of a Cinnabon Recipe -
Healthier Clone of a Cinnabon Recipe
  • READY IN 3 hr

Healthier Clone of a Cinnabon

Recipe by  

"Who doesn't love a Cinnabon? These taste so yummy but I always look for a way to make things a little healthier without changing the taste. I just spread a little less butter and use Neufchatel cheese and this recipe still tastes great."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 12 rolls Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    3 hrs


  1. Place milk, eggs, margarine, bread flour, white sugar, and yeast in the pan of bread machine in recommended order by manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface after it has doubled in size. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. Roll dough into a 16x21-inch rectangle. Spread dough with 2 tablespoons butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Cover and let rest until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  6. Beat together Neufchatel cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.
Kitchen-Friendly View



Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 04, 2012

Cinnamon rolls never disappoint, and this recipe is no different. I don’t use a bread machine, so I proofed the yeast in the milk, added the rest of the ingredients, with the exception of the flour which I added a cup of at a time using my KA mixer. I don’t use margarine, only butter, and I added chopped walnuts and raisins to the filling – it’s the law in this house. Baking time was 20 minutes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 17, 2013

my dough seemed a little tough and I've made the Clone of a Cinnabon recipe many times with great success.....shouldn't there be some salt in this recipe??


12 Ratings

Aug 01, 2012

Excellent! I cut corners by using Rhodes frozen whole wheat bread loaf and using 2/3 the cinnamon/brown sugar mix inside. There was plenty of sugar already for the Rhodes size loaf ... Turned out gooey and delicious.

Sep 30, 2012

Amazing recipe, tastes like a full fat version. So good! Soft fluffy bread and a beautiful filling. Tastes excellent straight from the oven with all the icing still hot. Tastes great the next day too!

Oct 08, 2012

I loved how these came out! The only thing I did differently, was use Fage greek yogurt instead of cream cheese(didn't have any) in the icing. It had the perfect texture and flavor! Also used a little vanilla Natural Bliss creamer to make it the right consistency for us....Yummo!

Dec 25, 2013

so good!

Feb 15, 2013

I just got done maling the "clone" cinnabon omg this is right on .From one cook to another "JOB WELL DONE" Thank You So Much Laura

Aug 27, 2015

Not healthier. This is just the original recipe (which is great) and saying to use less butter in the frosting and cin/sugar mix. Anyone can just put less frosting on but that does not make a new or healthier recipe. Nothing important changed here except the elimination of salt from the dough recipe which is a mistake unless you really need a no salt diet. Bread needs salt as part of the process. At minimum this should include a note that salt, which is a key ingredient in bread, is eliminated which will degrade the bread quality. Putting on less frosting doesn't really change the health profile of this. Each bite will have a little less butter and that much more carbs and sugar. Seriously - a healthy cinnamon roll is just a smaller cinnamon roll.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 488 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 81.3 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 154 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

714 Followers 0 Saved Recipes
Recently Saved Recipes
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Mealtime Money-Savers
Mealtime Money-Savers

Browse through over 500 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly meals.

Can What You Can't
Can What You Can't

The old saying goes, "Eat what you can, and can what you can't!" We have the know-how.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Clone of a Cinnabon

See how to make cinnamon rolls just like the famous kind from the mall!

Cinnamon Rolls II

Watch how to make these top-rated cinnamon rolls.

Chef John's Baked Apple Roses

Dessert made from puff pastry, apples, and cinnamon sugar, shaped as roses.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States