World’s Best Bread Machine Cinnamon Roll Recipe. (Yes, you read that right!)



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The world's best homemade cinnamon roll recipe…from a bread machine?! You bet your buckets, pal! My cinnamon roll rant on Saturday reminded me how much I really do love homemade cinnamon rolls, and that I really do have the easiest, most delicious cinnamon roll recipe…made mostly in the bread machine! Yes, my $4 bread machine that I got from a thrift store. That one. (But don't worry, you can still make these suckers without a machine – it just makes your life easier if you have one.) My original cinnamon roll recipe post is so old and so cluttered, I figured it's time to clean it up and re-post it for the world to enjoy. Thus, I introduce (or re-introduce) to you…

The World's Best Bread Machine Cinnamon Roll Recipe!

(Click HERE for the Printable Recipe )



  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

SUGAR MIXTURE (I like to add extra sugar & cinnamon!)

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened

FROSTING (I like to double this!!)

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


Place dough ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer (for me it’s wet ingredients first). Select dough cycle; press Start.

Side note: I LOVE my bread maker, and I got it for $4 from a thrift store! You can find them used pretty darn inexpensively. I don't use it to actually bake in, but I use it for any recipe that calls for dough; bread, pizza, desserts, rolls, ANYTHING. It’s fabulous.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.

After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

Roll dough into a 16×21 inch rectangle.

Holy CINNAMON ROLLS, Batman!! And from a BREAD MACHINE! You won't believe how easy they are, and so stinking good! Recipe from

Spread dough with 1/3 cup softened butter (I just smush it around with my fingers)

Holy CINNAMON ROLLS, Batman!! And from a BREAD MACHINE! You won't believe how easy they are, and so stinking good! Recipe from

Sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Make sure to get it to the very edges!! (I like to save a little mixture to sprinkle on top of the rolls once they are rolled up.)

Holy CINNAMON ROLLS, Batman!! And from a BREAD MACHINE! You won't believe how easy they are, and so stinking good! Recipe from

Roll up dough from the LONG side of the rectangle (you'll get more rolls that way!)

Holy CINNAMON ROLLS, Batman!! And from a BREAD MACHINE! You won't believe how easy they are, and so stinking good! Recipe from

Cut into 12-16 rolls. (hint: thicker cuts = taller, thicker rolls. They don’t rise as much as they spread side to side.)

Place rolls in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking pan (or a bigger pan if you have it). Be sure to space the rolls out in your pan so they don't touch. You may have to bake them in 2 or even 3 separate pans, depending on how thick you cut them. I like to let them rise for at least 30 minutes (longer = bigger). Sprinkle them with the extra cinnamon sugar mixture if you have any.

Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.

(TIP: I like to turn my oven on for 3-5 minutes, turn it off, then cover and let rise in the warm oven – once risen, pull them out before preheating, our you'll have some funky, potentially burnt rolls on your hands. That would just be sad.)

Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Don’t over-bake!

While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

(Again, get the printable version of the recipe HERE)

Holy CINNAMON ROLLS, Batman!! And from a BREAD MACHINE! You won't believe how easy they are, and so stinking good! Recipe from

That's it!

Are you drooling yet? Hope you enjoy this cinnamon roll recipe as much as we do! If you try it and love it, please leave a comment and let us know below!

Happy Rolling 🙂

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    • You can make it without! Just mix the dough and let it rise, like you would in any other cinnamon roll recipe.

  1. Hi, just made your cinnamon rolls and they are very good I made 16 I Love my bread machine for my bread on dough cycle then I put into a long bread pan and get a nice loaf of bread. I do not bake anything in the bread machine anymore I only use the dough cycle. Thanks for the nice recipe

  2. This is by far the easiest and best cinnamon rolls I’ve had! I shared with neighbors and friends and got great compliments.

    • Did you cover them with a dishtowel and put them in a warm place – be sure it’s not a hot place though. I live in Colorado so mine take a long time to rise – like hours-

  3. Ok – I’ll admit I had my doubts when the dough texture was so difficult to work with, but that may have been my yeast. End result is delicious – I used Muscovado sugar, Mexican cinnamon and added pecans. I saved out part of the filling and used it to create a topping with a little butter instead of icing – these came out incredible! Thank you!

  4. Ok, so I started making the dough in my bread mixer! That amount of flour is too much for my regular size bread maker, it actually came to a stop! So I dumped it all and kneaded by hand, it’s rising to go in the oven, so we will se3 what happens!
    I might try 1/2 a recipe next. This made 16 buns and eight would be enough for us.

  5. I have these baking in the oven right now!! I will be glazing some with white icing and some with caramel!!!! Some for home and some for work, my coworkers love me!!

  6. You were right, will not buy rolls in a can again. Making second batch and adding perserves instead if cinnamon mixture

  7. I am a novice baker in every way. I just retired and started baking to keep out of my wifes way. I just made this recipe for the first time. The glass man repairing our windshield was y first victim. He ate one and took 2 with him. This is a fantastic recipe and if a novice like me can make them turn out great anyone can

  8. Made this today n omgosh. My hisband about ate them all lol. They were awesome n take like I girl them at a bakery store. This is the best recipe I have ever used for cinnamon rolls.

  9. I too got my bread machine at a discount,(in a free pile at the end of a driveway on a Monday evening, apparently an unsuccessful yard sale.) No book or recipes with it so I am so glad I found this recipe. I followed the recipe with the exception of adding a little bit of orange extract and the zest of one little mandarine orange to the dough. I did the same with the icing. Also, I found out a little late that I only had 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. So I grated
    another 1/2 tsp from a cinn stick & grated in a bit of fresh nutmeg & a pinch of ground cloveto go into the filling. They are literally the best cinnamon rolls I have ever had!! Thank you for the inspiration. Sweet wishes and memories made from an Oregon girl.

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