Clone of a Cinnabon (for Yada)

Clone of a Cinnabon (for Yada)

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Perfect cinnamon buns on a rainy Autumn day! Here are a few tweaks for making Marsha's original recipe without a bread machine. Assemble these the night before so they're ready to bake in the morning -- quick, fresh and delicious!

Modified from: Clone of a Cinnabon

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Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 16 servings



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  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degress. Gently warm the milk on the stove to reach 110 degrees and then remove from heat. Do not allow the milk to get hot or it will kill the yeast and your bread won't rise. Add 1/4 C sugar and the yeast packet. Stir. Let it sit for about 10 minutes. The milk will foam up as the yeast gets active.
  2. Add the remaining 1/4 C sugar, melted butter and eggs and mix well. Add bread flour and salt, stir, then remove from bowl onto floured surface and knead.
  3. Place the dough in a large bowl and cover with a wet towel. Place bowl in the preheated oven, close the door and turn the oven off. Let dough rise in oven for 1 hour, til it has doubled in size.
  4. Meanwhile, mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Soften butter. Remove raised dough from oven and punch the center down.
  5. Turn out the dough onto floured surface and roll out to a large rectangle. Spread the softened butter onto dough, then cover with brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Gently roll the dough from top to bottom. Use thread to cut the dough into individual rolls, about 1 1/2 inches thick. Place rolls into a greased 9x13 pan and let rise for 30 minutes or place in fridge overnight.
  6. The next morning, remove from fridge and preheat to 350. Bake for 30 minutes until tops are golden brown. Be sure to invert the rolls into another 9x13 pan so the cinnamon coats them entirely.
  7. Meanwhile, make frosting: Mix water and powdered sugar until desired consistency. I usually add 1/8 tsp of vanilla as well. Frost hot cinnamon rolls and serve to delighted loved ones!


Really very, very easy. I was lazy and just mixed the cinnamon, sugar and butter together before spreading it on the dough and cutting. Made these up the night before, stored in the fridge and b...

Update - I'm now making this with 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon instead of 3.