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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

The best Homemade Cinnamon Rolls ever that is not too sweet.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bake, Bread, Breakfast, Kid Friendly Food, Party Dishes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: ArchanaPotdar



  • 2-1/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup Water warm
  • 1/2 cup Milk scalded
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg optional
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups maida/ all purpose flour


  • 1/2 cup Butter melted plus more for pan
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon powder


  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar powdered
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-6 tbsp Water hot


  • In a mixing bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg (if using).
  • Add 2 cups of flour and mix well until smooth. Now add the yeast mix well.
  • Add the rest of the flour as needed and knead till the mixture is easy to handle. You may not need all the flour.
  • Lightly flour the platform and knead dough for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Place the dough in a well-greased bowl.
  • Turn the dough over in the bowl so it is covered with the oil. (This helps prevent the dough from drying out.)
  • Cover with plastic cling film and allow to rise in a warm place until double in size. About 45 minutes to 1 hour here in Goa.
  • Sprinkle the counter with flour and put the dough on the flour.
  • Press gently and degas the dough.
  • Roll out using a rolling pin and flour on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle.
  • Spread melted butter all over the dough.
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the buttered surface.
  • Now begin rolling the dough from the bigger side of the rectangle. Pinch the edges to seal well. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.
  • Grease the bottom of the pan with the butter. You can sprinkle more sugar but I did not.
  • Arrange the rolls such that you can see the spirals close to one another.
  • Let the slices rise about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 170ᵒC towards the end of the rise time.
  • Brush milk or egg white over the dough.
  • Bake in a 170ᵒC oven for 20-30 minutes or until they are browned to your satisfaction.
  • Brush with melted butter while hot.
  • Remove from the mould after about 10 minutes.
  • Eat after the bread cools down.
  • In case you are using the glaze then mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
  • Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency.
  • Spread over slightly cooled rolls.