Monday, December 20, 2010

Clone of a Cinnabon (Bread Machine)

Yes, isn't it great when you can use your bread machine!  My back went out last week (it happens to the best of us) and I needed to find a way to get multiple gifts from the kitchen out the door.  These cinnamon rolls are a great way to bake for many, as each batch makes 15-18 rolls.  Who wouldn't love to receive these beauties? 

So far, I've made 6 batches and the recipe has been sucessful each time.  To help my back out, now I roll them out on my glass top stove which actually works out great!   Amy over at New Nostalgia inspired me to make this wonderful recipe (go have a peak at her gorgeous kitchen).


1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) (warm in microwave 45 sec)
2 eggs, room temperature (put them in glass of warm water 30 sec to bring to temp)
1/3 cup margarine, melted (I used unsalted butter)
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar (I used Stevia in the Raw)
2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.

After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.

1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon (I used Saigon Cinnamon)
1/3 cup butter, softened

Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. 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.

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

Printable Recipe


from the book "Tell Me About Christmas"
by Mary Alice Jones
illustrated by Marjorie Cooper
1958 Rand McNally & Company


  1. Nicely done! And who on earth is not in love with cinnamon buns? I make the dough in my breadmaker too, sometimes the night before. Well done!

  2. Oh yeah, Christmas breakfast coming up soon!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love your old pictures, always! This post reminds me that my mom will be coming over with a tinfoil package (or few) of her homemade cinnamon buns. They used to pop out of the oven a few times a year, but lately, only at Christmas. She makes the best I have ever had. Yours look great, too... but, you know what I mean. I can't even begin to hold a candle to my mom's!
    Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    I wish you warmth, love, and happiness!
    BIG hug!

  4. You ladies are the sweetest. i have my 9th batch in the breadmaker now. Hey, it's a great recipe!

    Valerie I love the image of your mother showing up with her foil-wrapped rolls. So sweet :)

    Patty Ann these would be great for breakfast & a few of my friends froze the ones they received from me to save for Christmas morning.

    Suzie, Merry Christmas to you in Nova Scotia. I know you guys are in for some terrible weather there & my thoughts will be with you. I hope the cold weather doesn't cause you too much pain :(

  5. These look amazing! I will have to try it. I have a bread machine in the basement that I haven't used in years. These truly look to die for!

    I see your Silpat. My mom put one in my stocking - we are trying it this morning with Sausage pinwheels!

    Enjoy your day and have a blessed 2011!



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