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Bread machine cinnamon roll recipe, on a platter, from Fun Cheap or Free

Bread Machine Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Holy CINNAMON ROLLS, Batman!! And from a BREAD MACHINE! You won't believe how easy they are, and so stinking good!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 1 hr 40 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • cup margarine, melted
  • 4 ½ cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 ½ tsp bread machine yeast

Sugar Mixture

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 ½ Tbsp cinnamon
  • cup butter, softened


  • 3 oz package cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • tsp salt


For Bread Machine

  • 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.

No Bread Machine

  • No bread machine? No problem... Add warm milk to a standard mixer using the dough hook and sprinkle yeast in. Add eggs, butter, salt and sugar. Add the flour slowly and allow to soak up the liquid. Beat the dough on medium speed for 5-7 minutes or until the dough is elastic and smooth. Sticky is okay!! If your mixer doesn't have a dough hook, combine the ingredients and then knead by hand.
  • 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 24x12 rectangle.
  • Spread dough with ⅓ cup softened butter (I just smush it around with my fingers). 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. Roll up dough from the LONG side of the rectangle - you'll get more rolls that way! Cut into 12-16 rolls.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 375°F until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Don’t over-bake!
  • While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, ¼ cup butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.


To freeze, get to the point where you add them to your pan, then cover with foil and freeze before the second rise. Thaw in the refrigerator the night before and place in a warm spot to rise the morning you're baking them. Then bake as normal and enjoy how delicious they are!
Keyword easy, make-ahead