Clone of a Cinnabon
Save yourself a lot of money by making your own homemade cinnamon rolls! The dough is made in the bread machine and everything else is done by hand.
These cinnamon rolls are healthier and less expensive than the store-bought version. You won't notice the taste difference using Neufchatel cheese instead of the original cream cheese and less butter.
Great recipe. I had to make some changes, hence the 4 stars. I had to add 1/4 cup of water to the liquid called for. I thought the dough was a little dry after my first batch (made it twice now). I also baked it at a lower temp. as 400 degrees just made the rolls too brown for me. I had to use 350 degrees and baked for about 20 minutes. Also, I had very good luck with heating my liquid in the microwave oven for about 40 - 45 seconds. Place the ingredients in the bread maker in the order suggested by the manufacturer with the exception of the yeast. I usually let all the ingredients mix first then add the yeast about 3-4 minutes after mixing. This has never failed me when it comes to perfect rising. I also use wheat gluten, about 2 tbsp to make the dough light and fluffy. I changed the cream cheese to 4 oz, and had tho beat the frosting for approx. 20 minutes to achieve that fluffy texture like the cinnabon frosting. Anyhow, everyone loved it, and this makes my final recipe for a cinnabon, after trying numerou
This is a wonderful recipe and is easily adjustable if, like me, you don't have a bread machine. I used my kitchen aid stand mixer with the dough hook. If you make it this way, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk and let stand for 8-10 minutes. Put this is the mixer bowl and add the other ingredients adding the flour last. I then turned my oven on to warm and put the dough into the oven covered with a damp towel. After about 20 minutes I turned the oven off and left the dough for another 40 minutes. When I took it out it had doubled. For the filling, I melted the butter and brushed it on the rolled out dough and used my hands to spread the brown sugar on the dough and then sprinkled with the cinnamon. These will make your entire house smell wonderful. After baked, they freeze really well too. Just don't add the frosting to the ones you will freeze(frosting is freezable too). This really is an easy recipe, it just takes time.
So this is my 3rd or 4th time making this recipe. I actually just joined Allrecipes just to write this review. After reading various ways to make Cinnamon Rolls, I've finally mastered it. When I made this before it's always been dry, never "gooey" like Cinnabon. This was the first time making it with a bread machine as well (although the dough hasn't changed from before). When rolling out your dough into a rectangle, brush milk all over the dough before putting the cinnamon/sugar mixture on. Semi-melt the butter in the microwave and mix it together with the sugar and cinnamon. I've always sprinkled the sugar/cinnamon over the butter but that is going to make it dry! Spread the butter/sugar mixture over the dough. After rolling, brush milk along the seams to keep them together! Now you will have a clone of a Cinnabon!!
Awsome recipe. I have been making this for a few years - I originally got this recipe from Todd Wilbur's More Top Secret Recipes. If you love Cinnabon cinnamon rolls then you will love these rolls. Make the dough in your bread machine and they are hardly any work at all :0) Thanks for posting this recipe!
OMG these are so good (eating one atm). Have never made cinnamon rolls before and these turned out perfect. I did double the filling because the "goop" is the best part, and used part light brown sugar and part dark brown sugar. I don't have a bread machine, so I followed other suggestions for making them in my kitchen aid. Super easy. Rolled and cut them and put them in a glass baking dish in the fridge overnight. Pulled them out in the morning 30 minutes before baking and baked for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Whooooo!
Thought these were really really good. I think I messed up somewhere though, becasue my boyfriend and I didnt think they tasted like Cinnabon's rolls. However this is a very good recipe and I will definitely make again!