This is a fluffy cinnamon rolls recipe that hasn’t failed me ever since I started making it. An easy to work with dough is smothered in butter and sprinkled with a sweet sugar mix then rolled and baked into the most amazing and Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls!

If you can whisk together a few components and let a mixer do the mixing than I am sure you can make these yeast rolls. I strongly encourage you to try this recipe as it’s not that complicated and of coarse theres nothing that compares to freshly baked cinnamon rolls from scratch. If you like those big glazed cinnamon rolls from bakery shops than you need to try making these because I really don’t see a big difference with the bakery versions after making a batch of these.

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Ingredients for Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls:

  • 2 1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup hot milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

FILLING:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins

GLAZE:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 7 tbsp water

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How to make Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls:

  1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water and set aside.

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2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the hot milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg.

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3. Add 2 cups of flour and the yeast mixture; knead over low speed adding remaining flour until dough comes together. Then knead dough over medium speed for 5 minutes.

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4. Cover dough and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1 hour.)

5. Whisk together the filling ingredients (sugars, cinnamon and raisins) and set aside.

IMG_78086. When dough has doubled in size roll out into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread softened butter over the rectangle and sprinkle completely with the filling mixture (leaving a little border on one end of the long side, for sealing roll.)

7. Starting at the 15-inch side, roll dough and pinch edge together to seal roll.

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8. Cut log into 12 even slices and place onto a greased baking dish (coated with cooking spray.) Let dough rise until doubled in size and touching each other (about 1 hr.)

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9. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until golden. Prepare the glaze by stirring together the powdered sugar and water until smooth. Spread over warm rolls. IMG_7956

Tips: The thinner the glaze the more translucent it will be. 

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fluffy cinnamon rolls

Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12 rolls
Author: Alyona's Cooking
This is a fluffy cinnamon rolls recipe that hasn't failed me ever since I started making it. An easy to work with dough is smothered in butter and sprinkled with a sweet sugar mix then rolled and baked into the most amazing and Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls!

Ingredients

Cinnamon rolls dough:

  • 2 1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup hot milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

Cinnamon Sugar Spread:

  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Easy Glaze:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 7 tbsp water

Instructions

  • Dissolve the yeast in warm water and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the hot milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg.
  • Add 2 cups of flour and the yeast mixture; knead over low speed adding remaining flour until dough comes together. Then knead dough over medium speed for 5 minutes.
  • Cover dough and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1 hour.)
  • Whisk together the filling ingredients (sugars, cinnamon and raisins) and set aside.
  • When dough has doubled in size roll out into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread softened butter over the rectangle and sprinkle completely with the filling mixture (leaving a little border on one end of the long side, for sealing roll.)
  • Starting at the 15-inch side, roll dough and pinch edge together to seal roll.
  • Cut log into 12 even slices and place onto a greased baking dish (coated with cooking spray.) Let dough rise until doubled in size and touching each other (about 1 hr.)
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until golden. Prepare the glaze by stirring together the powdered sugar and water until smooth. Spread over warm rolls.

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10 comments

    • Oksana

    I have tried so many different cinnamon roll recipes. Finally what I’ve been looking for! So fluffy, soft, and delicious! Just discovered your blog. Cant wait to try more recipes.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Oh nice, Oksana! Thank you for the feedback hope you find some good recipes here:)

    • Pam

    Did you use regular salted butter? I am about to make these and I assume that if you had used unsalted that would be in the ingredient list. I’m just used to seeing unsalted in most recipes. Many thanks.

    Pam

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Pam, I usually use unsalted in all my recipes here. If I ever were to use salted I would certainly specify “salted butter” otherwise the recipe would call for unsalted.

    • Al

    This is have become my favorite cinnamon rolls. They are indeed very fluffy and have the perfectly balanced cinnamon taste! Great recipe. Thank you!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      You are very welcome!

    • Sam

    This recipe is INCREDIBLE. Hands down the fluffiest cinnamon rolls I have ever made. Texture is great. Omitted raisins because they’re not my favorite, but they are excellent without. Only feedback is to definitely make sure you let them rise long enough.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thank you Sam, that’s nice to hear that these are the fluffiest Cinnamon rolls you’ve ever made!

    • Yana

    Can I make the dough in my bread maker instead?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Yes, just try to dissolve the yeast in warm water before adding to everything in the bread machine and set everything on dough settings:)

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