How to Make Delicious Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Happy Tuesday Y’all!

I hope that everyone is having a great week so far. I love cinnamon rolls, however I have found that store bought cinnamon rolls are just too sweet and too processed. I decided to make my own from scratch.  In this post I am sharing a delicious and easy cinnamon roll recipe. This is the perfect recipe for when you have a craving for something sweet, but don’t want to feel guilty for indulging. Keep reading for the recipe and the finished product.


You may eat the whole pan of cinnamon rolls, because they’re just that good! 

As always before you start baking, you need your list of ingredients.

Ingredients for homemade cinnamon rolls from Southern Love

You will use all these ingredients, but they are broken down because they will be used separately for the dough, filling, and the glaze.

Dough ingredients:

-1  cup of warm milk

-1 tablespoon instant dry yeast

-2 tablespoons white granulated sugar

-1 teaspoon salt

-3 tablespoons salted butter softened

-2 eggs

-3 cups all-purpose flour

Filling ingredients:

-1/2 cup salted butter melted

-1 cup brown sugar

-2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Glaze ingredients:

-4 ounces cream cheese softened

-1/4 cup salted butter softened

-1 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 to 2 tablespoons milk

In a bowl, began to add yeast, sugar, salt, butter, eggs, and warm milk. Then begin to mix everything together on low. Then begin to add your flour into the dough, increase the speed to medium.

Once your dough is finished it should be soft and tacky. It should not stick to your hands at all.

Then place your dough in a greased mixing bowl and cover it with a towel for about an hour. This will allow your dough  time to rise.

In a smaller bowl combine  brown sugar and  ground cinnamon. 

How to make homemade cinnamon rolls

After you’ve let your dough rise, roll out your dough and butter it. 

Once you finished sprinkling in your brown sugar and  cinnamon, you can begin to add raisins (if you desire).

Then you will begin to tightly roll your dough.

Continue to roll your dough and then you can use a knife to cut your dough into one-inch slices.

Lightly grease a pan or parchment paper.  Preheat your own to 325 degrees.

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Place your cinnamon rolls onto the lightly greased pan or parchment paper for about 30 minutes, to allow them to puff before you put them in the oven.  They will cook for about 20 minutes, or until the tops are a light golden brown.

While you wait for your cinnamon rolls to finish baking, you can begin to make your cream cheese glaze. You will mix cream cheese and butter in a bowl until it’s light and fluffy. Then you can add sugar and vanilla extract. The milk is added to give the drizzle effect, so make sure that you’re adding in enough.

After you remove your cinnamon rolls from the oven, you can drizzle them with glaze. Sorry guys I ate two!

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Your delicious cinnamon rolls are ready to be enjoyed by you and your loved ones. I would also recommend a nice cup of hot coffee or tea to go with this delicious treat!

I hope that y’all enjoyed this post! What’s your favorite go to treat?

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Remember  y’all not everyoune in the South eats fried chicken, but if you fry it just right. We won’t turn it down!

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34 thoughts on “How to Make Delicious Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

  1. My boys love cinnamon rolls. I haven’t found a good recipe that they really love yet, though. I’ll have to give this one a try and see how they like it.


  2. This looks so delicious. I’ve always wanted to try a cinnamon roll, I think it’s the sugar that is keeping me away. Yours looks good


    1. Thank you so much! The great thing about baking you can determine how much sugar you use. You can substitute natural sweeteners or incorporate more cinnamon and raisins. The cream cheese glaze is optional, they’re just as good without it! Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a lovely day!


  3. I eat cinnamon rolls a lot bit without the glaze. Now that I’ve read about this recipe, I should be trying out the glazed cinnamon rolls. I look forward to making my C rolls. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It inspires the chef in me.


    1. You’re so welcome! Don’t be afraid, I failed a few times, before I finally got it right. I’ve never tried using Splenda sugar, but you do need the 2 tablespoons of sugar, and the warm milk to interactive with the yeast. In order for your rolls to rise. You can cut out the brown sugar and use more cinnamon and raisins for the sweetness. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing day!


    1. They are just terrible, it took a few tries but my cinnamon rolls finally turned out. It takes a little more time to bake your own treats, but they just taste so much better! Thank you so much they’re delicious! Hope you have a wonderful day! 😊😊


  4. I really loved eating cinnamon rolls but never tried to make this. Thank you for sharing your recipe and I will definitely making this not only for my family but also with my friends. So delicious!


  5. These cinnamon buns look so delectable they would be perfect with coffee for amid morning snack. Bookmarking the recipe to make soon.


  6. We typically buy the can, but this is a great alternative. Our boys enjoying baking, so this should be fun to make with them.


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