Delicious Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Delicious homemade cinnamon rolls, are one of my favorite treats.  I especially love cinnamon rolls with raisins in them.  This is the perfect recipe because it’s delicious,  simple, and easy. I’m not sure which one I love more cinnamon rolls or chocolate cake. By the way  if you’re in need of a mouthwatering and decadent chocolate cake recipe, be sure to click here.  Although I enjoy cinnamon rolls, I have found that the store bought cinnamon rolls are just too sweet and processed. Therefore, I have decided to bake my own from scratch.

This is  such  a great recipe for when you have a craving for something sweet, but don’t want to feel guilty for indulging. Keep reading for directions 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.

Cinnamon roll dough with yeast

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. 

Homemade cinnamon rolls with raisins

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

Brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins#homemade cinnamon rolls

Then you will begin to tightly roll your dough.

Rolling dough for cinnamon rolls

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

Parchment paper for homemade cinnamon rolls

Lightly grease a pan or parchment paper.  Preheat your oven 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.


How to make your Cream Cheese Glaze

While you’re  waiting  for your cinnamon rolls to finish baking, you can begin to make your cream cheese glaze. First, 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.

Homemade cinnamon rolls

Drizzling cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing

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


 Cinnamon Rolls with Raisins and Cream  Cheese Glaze

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These delicious homemade  cinnamon rolls with raisins and cream cheese glaze, 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 yummy treat!

Cinnamon rolls with icing and raisins

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

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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    • January 15, 2019 / 1:48 pm

      Awww thank you so much! The cinnamon rolls were delicious, I could barely stop eating them! 😋 I’ll be sure to check out your awesome blog! Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by! 😊😊

  1. January 15, 2019 / 11:19 pm

    They look soo good! I can’t wait to try this!

    • January 16, 2019 / 12:45 am

      They’re absolutely delicious, I hope you enjoy them! Thank you stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. January 16, 2019 / 2:04 am

    My husband loves cinnamon rolls so I will have to try to make these for him! I love the added raisins.

    • January 16, 2019 / 2:10 pm

      If you don’t like a lot processed of sugar, the raisins add a natural sweetness to the cinnamon rolls! I hope y’all enjoy them! Have a wonderful day!!

  3. January 16, 2019 / 10:59 am

    I’ve recently found a different recipe for these and they are so much easier than I though!

    • January 16, 2019 / 2:04 pm

      That’s what I love about cinnamon rolls, it’s not a difficult recipe at all. It’s easy and the end results are always delicious! Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. Kristen Frolich
    January 16, 2019 / 12:22 pm

    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.

    • January 16, 2019 / 2:08 pm

      This recipe is really delicious, all the cinnamon rolls were eaten within a day! Hopefully your boys will love this one! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day!

  5. January 16, 2019 / 4:20 pm

    This looks so delicious, as cinnamon is my favorite ingredient I love to add it in my food. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe I’m definitely going to try this out.

  6. worldlytreat
    January 16, 2019 / 7:36 pm

    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

    • January 16, 2019 / 7:51 pm

      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!

  7. Moments Inspire
    January 16, 2019 / 8:35 pm

    I always just make the store bought ones so your post and pics really inspired me to try my own sometime. Thanks

    • January 16, 2019 / 9:53 pm

      These are really good and they’re extremely fluffy! It takes a little extra time, but you have more control when you do your own baking. I hope that you enjoy them and thank you for stopping by!

  8. January 16, 2019 / 9:44 pm

    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.

    • January 16, 2019 / 9:54 pm

      I like to eat them both ways, because they taste just as good without the glaze. I hope you enjoy them, and thank you for taking the time to comment! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  9. January 16, 2019 / 11:29 pm

    Thank you, Jennifer. This is a great recipe, little scare to try but I will. Have you ever tried using Splenda sugar instead of using the regular one? thanks for sharing.

    • January 17, 2019 / 12:00 am

      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!

  10. Diana Tidswell
    January 17, 2019 / 12:54 am

    It’s true, store bought cinnamon rolls are just too sweet. And your version of cinnamon rolls seems so delish.

    • January 17, 2019 / 10:06 am

      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! 😊😊

  11. Catherine Santiago Jose
    January 17, 2019 / 1:43 am

    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!

    • January 17, 2019 / 10:04 am

      Thank you so much! We definitely love cinnamon rolls in my house, so whenever I make them they don’t last very long lol! You’re so welcome, and I hope you enjoy this recipe! 😊

  12. January 17, 2019 / 4:02 am

    I never add raisins to mine! That would definitely be a good difference, and with vegan cream cheese!

    • January 17, 2019 / 10:03 am

      Really?? You have to try them with raisins. If you don’t like a lot of processed sugar. The raisins can be used as a natural sweetener. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a great day! 😊😊

  13. January 17, 2019 / 4:15 am

    I really love cinnamon rolls and would definitely try out the recipe. This one looks really delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    • January 17, 2019 / 10:11 am

      This is a really good recipe, they’re so yummy! Thank you so much stopping by, and leaving such a kind comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! 😊

  14. simplysensationalfood
    January 17, 2019 / 1:51 pm

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

    • January 17, 2019 / 3:24 pm

      Thank you so much! They are absolutely wonderful with coffee and I hope you enjoy them! Have a wonderful day!!

  15. January 17, 2019 / 2:17 pm

    You make the preparatory steps more easier than the one I know. Thanks for sharing

    • January 17, 2019 / 3:26 pm

      You’re welcome! I like to keep recipes simple and easy that way anyone can use them! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!!

  16. Fatima D Torres
    January 17, 2019 / 2:55 pm

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

    • January 17, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      They will really enjoy them, it’s a really fun treat to make with children! Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you have an amazing day!

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