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Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes,

Cook Time: 18 minutes,

Resting Dough: 2 hours 30 minutes,

Total Time: 3 hours.

16 people.


Cinnamon rolls- they go as any meal, breakfast or dessert, and each bite is as heavenly as the one before and with any topping in the world- from maple syrup to hot chocolate sauce.
Many of you might think that cinnamon rolls are difficult to make and it is just better to get them from outside- at least better than investing your own time in it. However, this is such a wrong misconception! Cinnamon rolls are easy to prepare- easier than you know it!
This cinnamon roll is the real thing, here the dough is packed with a cinnamon flavoured icing and then baked to perfection. As you bite into it, the soft and fluffy bread reveals the creamy, cinnamon-tinged core; enthralling your taste buds and making your heart soar with joy! Enjoy this buttery cinnamon roll with a hot coffee, cocoa or tea.

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe


  • To make the Dough -

  1. In a small bowl, mix the warm milk with sugar and yeast. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.

  2. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Keep aside.

  3. Add the butter and oil to the flour and mix using a paddle or use your hand instead.

  4. Add the milk mixture along with lemon juice to the flour, knead well until smooth.

  5. Cover the dough and keep it in a warm place to rise, for 1 or 1 and half hour.

  • Making the Filling -

Mix all ingredients together and keep aside in a cool place.

  • Making the Glaze -

Mix all ingredients together and keep aside in a cool place.

  • Making the Cinnamon Rolls -

  1. Roll into a rectangle to make bigger rolls.

  2. Spread the filling over the roll out dough.

  3. Roll it up from the longest side, roll tight but not too tight. Pinch the seam tightly.

  4. Cut ¾-1 inch rolls from the dough.

  5. Place the rolls in the baking dish. Cover with a damn muslin cloth. Let them rest in a warm place in the baking dish for 45 minutes.

  6. Preheat the oven to 180C/360F. Bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes until they're golden brown.

  • For the Glaze -

  1. Cool slightly, loosen the edge with a knife, demould it.

  2. Brush with the Glaze mixture evenly over it.

  3. Serve immediately.


  1. Instead of vegetable oil you can replace that with 1 egg for tasty if not vegetarian.

  2. You can use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour.

  3. Use white vinegar instead of lemon juice if the lemon is not available.

  4. Always preheat the oven before baking the rolls. It will take an oven 20 minutes to preheat.

How to make

Simply start with making the dough and let rise. Once it is has risen the filling is simple to mix together and spread over the dough. Let rise and take a break to wrap presents, sing Christmas music or simply lay down. Next bake and smell your home as it is filled with sweetness. Lastly, drizzle the glaze over top of the cinnamon rolls while they are still warm.
Watch the glaze fall into the cracks and in-between the cinnamon rolls getting hooey-gooey. These cinnamon rolls are SO good and just melt in your mouth. Trust me! These cinnamon rolls will not last long and are always a huge hit!


  1. For the dough -

  • ½ cup warm milk

  • 1 ½ tsp instant dry yeast

  • 4tbsp granule sugar

  • 4tbsp butter

  • ¼ vegetable oil (optional) - this makes your roll fluffy and soft

  • ½ tbsp lemon juice

  • 3 ¼ cups all purpose flour

  • ¼ baking powder

  • ¼ baking soda

  • A pinch of salt

   2. For the filling -

  • 1 cup of brown sugar

  • ½ softened butter


   3. For the Glaze -

  • ¼ vanilla extract

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • ½ cup sugar

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