Bread/ Breakfast

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

These sweet, cinnamon rolls drizzled in a glaze are super quick and easy to make!

Easy Cinnamon Rolls | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Can you believe I have never tried cinnamon rolls until now?

My boyfriend absolutely loves cinnamon rolls, yet it has taken me this long to try them! I’ve been delaying making them for some time now, but I’ve finally got round to it. And I’m so happy I did – these are so good!

Cinnamon rolls for breakfast every day from now on…

Easy Cinnamon Rolls | Marsha's Baking Addiction

This recipe is so quick and simple to throw together. There’s no leaving them overnight. These will literally only take 2 hours (60 minutes of that is leaving the dough to rise) of your time! In 2 hours, you’ll have warm, sweet cinnamon rolls, drizzled in a glaze.

The dough is so buttery, soft, fluffy, and ever-so-slightly chewy. The cinnamon sugar filling, and the glaze makes the rolls deliciously sweet, it will taste like dessert for breakfast!

Easy Cinnamon Rolls | Marsha's Baking Addiction

These cinnamon rolls were a hit in my house, and will have been made again and again by this time next week. I wasn’t kidding when I said “cinnamon rolls for breakfast every day”!

This recipe is perfect if you are making cinnamon rolls for the first time (like me!), short on time, or just want a quick, warm, sweet snack.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Easy Cinnamon Rolls | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Enjoy!

Easy Cinnamon Rolls | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Easy Cinnamon Rolls | Marsha's Baking Addiction
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Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Yields 12 rolls

Ingredients

For the Dough

  • 1 cup milk 240ml, warm
  • 1/2 cup caster/granulated sugar 100g
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 56g, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups plain/all-purpose flour 500g

For the Cinnamon Filling

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 50g
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 50g
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 56g, melted

For the Glaze

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 56g, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar 250g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 - 6 tablespoons hot water

Instructions

For the Dough

  1. In a small bowl, add the milk and sugar, and sprinkle the yeast over the top. Leave for 5 - 10 minutes until the mixture is foamy.
  2. Using a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, mix together the butter, egg, vanilla extract, and salt. Add 2 cups (250g) of the flour, and the yeast mixture, and mix until combined. Gradually add the remaining 2 cups of flour, and mix until a soft dough forms - about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface, and knead for about 1 minute. Form the dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover with clingfilm and leave to rise (double in size) in a warm place for about 2 hours.

For the Filling

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugars, and cinnamon until combined.
  2. Once the dough has doubled in size, gently deflate with your fist, and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Roll out to a 15x9-inch rectangle. Using a spatula or pastry brush, spread the melted butter out evenly over the entire surface of the dough. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture evenly over the top. Beginning at the 15-inch side, tightly role up the dough, then pinch the seam to seal. Cut into 12 even slices and place in a lightly greased 9" pie dish. Cover with clingfilm, and leave to rise again in a warm place for about 1 - 2 hours.
  3. When the rolls have risen, preheat the oven to 350F/176C. Remove the foil, and bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the rolls are golden and cooked through. Let cool in the dish on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

For the Glaze

  1. Whisk together the butter, icing sugar, and the vanilla. Add 1 tablespoon of hot water at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. Drizzle over the warm rolls, and serve.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored, covered tightly, in the fridge for up to 1 week. Baked rolls also freeze well for up to 3 months. Warm up before serving.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls | Marsha's Baking Addiction

36 Comments

  • Reply
    Shannon
    December 22, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    These look so good! The perfect recipe for Christmas breakfast.

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      Marsha
      December 22, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks, Shannon!

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    kushi
    December 23, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Love your version of cinnamon rolls dear. Looks so perfect and YUM!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 23, 2015 at 9:46 am

      Thanks, Kushi!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    December 23, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    OMG, NO I can NOT believe you never tried cinnamon rolls until now! What have you been waiting for, crazy lady?!! 😉 Too funny you are posting this, because I made my hubster cinnamon rolls yesterday to take to work! Yours look marvelous, my dear, and make me want to go make a batch of these! Warm wishes to a beautiful Holiday! Cheers! <3

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      Marsha
      December 23, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      I know, right?? Wow, what a coincidence! Definitely cinnamon roll season 😉 Merry Christmas to you! <3

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    Jess
    December 23, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Love cinnamon rolls! I just made some the other day – and they are definitely one of my favourite recipes to make! Love this easy version, I’m going to give it a go! Have a great Christmas Marsha! 🙂 x

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      Marsha
      December 24, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Thanks, Jess!

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    Sara
    December 25, 2015 at 1:22 am

    These look amazing! My family loves cinnamon buns so I will have to try this recipe!

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      Marsha
      December 26, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks, Sara!

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    Revathi Palani
    December 25, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    A big cinnamon roll lover right here. These rolls looks just perfect and tempting. Bookmarking this right away to try sometime soon 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 26, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks, Revathi!

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    AiPing | Curious Nut
    December 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I don’t exactly like cinnamon but I loooove cinnamon rolls. Weird I know. These look soft and fluffy and buttery. Yum yum yum!!! And how is it that you have never tried cinnamon rolls before? Even the tropical Asian girl me have tried em.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 26, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks, AiPing! I honestly have no idea why I had never tried them until now! Haha 🙂

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    Kathi @ Laughing Spatula
    December 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Be still my carbohydrate heart! These look fabulous! I could never be alone with them….

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks, Kathi!

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    jacquee | i sugar coat it!
    December 27, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    you can’t go wrong with freshly baked, homemade cinnamon rolls! Adore the aroma while baking – So YUMMM!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 27, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks, Jacquee!

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    Michele
    December 27, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Youve never made cinnamon rolls and they came out this well? They look so flaky and moist with just the right amount of sugar glaze on top of them…. Pinned this to give it a whirl soon!

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      Marsha
      December 27, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks, Michele!

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    Petra
    December 28, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Cinnamon buns = happiness. It’s that simple 🙂 Who’d think it’s so easy to make them, I will definitely give this a try. Can’t wait for my whole house to smell like a bakery 😀

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      Marsha
      December 28, 2015 at 10:09 am

      Thanks, Petra! 🙂

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    Amanda {Striped Sptaula}
    December 28, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I’m so interested to try this! I don’t make cinnamon rolls often enough because of the time commitment, so I can totally get on board with a 60-90 minute rise! 🙂 Their texture looks fantastic.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 28, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      Thanks, Amanda! 🙂

  • Reply
    Christine
    December 29, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Wow! These cinnamon rolls look heavenly.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 29, 2015 at 7:42 am

      Thanks, Christine!

  • Reply
    Valentina
    December 31, 2015 at 5:41 am

    I think these will be a hit at everyone’s house! They are mouth-watering!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 31, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Thanks, Valentina!

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    Kelly
    December 31, 2015 at 11:39 am

    I can never say no to cinnamon rolls! These look perfect! Love that there is no overnight rise!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 31, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Thanks, Kelly!

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    Ann {Created To Cook}
    December 31, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Cinnamon Rolls + Simple & Easy have my name written all over them. I can’t wait to give these a try… My boys are gonna love them!

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      Marsha
      December 31, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks, Ann!

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    Teresa
    January 2, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    As always you make me hungry Marsha! I’ve only made pumpkin cinnamon rolls but I believe you these must be soo goood!

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      Marsha
      January 2, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks, Teresa! 🙂

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    Derek
    January 4, 2016 at 3:03 am

    Look damn good baking queen!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      January 4, 2016 at 10:02 am

      Thanks, Derek!

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