clone of a cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe

Clone of a Cinnabon Recipe

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Vadim Rachok
07.02.2024
19.03.2024
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Mouthwatering cinnamon rolls are the perfect treat for any occasion. These delicious buns that are sweet and moist are loved by everyone. Moreover, your house will be filled with a super cozy aroma after making these cinnamon rolls. So, if you are looking for the best baking for the weekend, this “clone of a Cinnabon recipe” is for you. Thanks to it, you will be able to make delicious and spicy rolls.

Ah, the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls filling the kitchen is truly irresistible! This clone of a Cinnabon recipe promises to deliver that same mouthwatering experience right in your own home. With its perfect balance of sweetness, spice, and buttery goodness, these rolls are sure to become a favorite treat for any occasion. So gather your ingredients, fire up the oven, and get ready to enjoy the heavenly scent and taste of homemade cinnamon rolls!

The best Cinnamon Rills Ingredients

Dough:

  • Warm milk: It provides moisture and helps activate the yeast in the dough rising.
  • Eggs: They help thicken, flavor, and texture the dough.
  • Margarine: Margarine adds fat for tenderness and flavor. It also helps develop texture.
  • Bread flour: It contains a higher level of gluten than all-purpose flour, which gives the dough the structure and elasticity needed for a light, fluffy texture.
  • Salt: Salt helps regulate yeast activity and improves dough flavor.
  • White sugar: It provides sweetness and also feeds the yeast for the rising of the dough.
  • Bread machine yeast: It acts as a leavening agent, aiding in the rise of the dough and creating a light, airy texture.

Clone of a Cinnabon recipe

Filling:

  • Brown sugar: Brown sugar adds a sweetness and richness of flavor to the filling.
  • Ground cinnamon: Add the cinnamon to provide a classic cinnamon flavor and aroma.
  • Butter: Butter helps bind the filling ingredients together and adds richness.

Icing:

  • Confectioners’ sugar: It forms the base of the frosting and adds sweetness and smooth texture.
  • Butter: Butter adds richness and flavor to the icing. 
  • Cream cheese: It adds tang and creaminess to the frosting and helps balance its sweetness.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract enhances icing flavor with aromatic and sweet notes.
  • Salt: It balances out the sweetness and enhances the overall flavor of the icing.

Clone of a Cinnabon

How to Make a Clone of a Cinnabon Rolls?

  1. To prepare the dough: Place milk, eggs, margarine, flour, salt, white sugar, and yeast in the pan of a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the dough cycle and press “Start”.
  2. When the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Let rest for 10 minutes, covered with a kitchen or plastic wrap.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 16×21-inch rectangle.
  4. To prepare filling: In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread the softened butter over the dough, then sprinkle evenly with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  5. Starting at the longer end, roll the dough. Then, cut into 12 rolls. Place the rolls in a lightly greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until the dough has nearly doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  7. Bake the rolls in the preheated oven until they are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  8. While the rolls are baking, prepare icing: Beat confectioners’ sugar, butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and salt until creamy.
  9. Spread the icing on the warm rolls before serving. Enjoy!

how to make clone of a cinnabon

Recipe tips:

  • Be sure to use fresh yeast for this recipe for best results. 
  • Before proceeding with the rest of the recipe, make sure you have proofed the yeast in the warm milk.

Storage

You can store these delicious rolls in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You can also freeze them for up to 2 weeks before icing. Then thaw and ice when you’re ready to enjoy.

These rolls could be considered relatively healthy if they didn't contain so much sugar. To make the recipe truly healthier, I strongly recommend replacing the sugar (both in the dough and in the filling) with non-caloric alternatives (such as a blend of stevia and erythritol or other substitutes). Ideally, you should also replace regular white flour with whole wheat flour. If you have a gluten intolerance, feel free to experiment with rice flour; the rolls will still turn out very tasty in this variation. As for the original recipe, unfortunately, I cannot recommend it for healthy eating because the combination of a large amount of saturated fats with simple carbohydrates brings quite a lot of harm not only to the figure but also to the body as a whole.

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
Nutrition Editor
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Clone of a Cinnabon Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
Category:Desserts
Make fluffy, moist, and sweet buns with a simple clone of a cinnabon recipe!
clone of a cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 rolls
The ingredients you need:
1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 eggs, room temperature
⅓ cup margarine, melted
4 ½ cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup white sugar
2 ½ teaspoons bread machine yeast
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
⅓ cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
¼ cup butter, softened
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon salt
Let’s start !
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1. Prepare the dough: Place milk, eggs, margarine, flour, salt, white sugar, and yeast in the bowl of a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the dough cycle and press the “Start” button.

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2. When the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Let rest for 10 minutes, covered with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap.

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3. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to a 16×21-inch rectangle.

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4. Prepare filling: In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread the softened butter over the dough, then sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over the top.

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5. Starting at the longer end, roll up the dough; cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9×13-inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until the dough has nearly doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

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6. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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7. Bake the rolls in a preheated oven until they are golden brown, about 15 minutes.

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8. While the rolls are baking, prepare icing: Beat confectioners’ sugar, butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and salt until creamy.

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9. Spread icing on warm rolls before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 502
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g24%
Saturated Fat 9g44%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 388mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 77g28%
Dietary Fiber 2g7%
Total Sugars 43g 
Protein 8g 
Vitamin C 0mg1%
Calcium 76mg6%
Iron 3mg14%
Potassium 148mg3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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When rolling out the dough for your cinnamon rolls, aim for a rectangle that's roughly 16x21 inches. This ensures that you'll have enough surface area to spread the filling evenly, resulting in perfectly spiced and gooey rolls. Additionally, when cutting the rolled dough into individual rolls, use a sharp knife or unflavored dental floss for clean, precise cuts. This helps maintain the shape of the rolls and prevents them from getting squished. With these simple tips, you'll achieve bakery-worthy cinnamon rolls that are sure to impress!

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