Cinnamon Buns

These cinnamon buns are my weakness. A few things to remember: Bake in a pan with sides that seems 'snug' you want the buns to rise and all be touching each other when they bake. That will keep the sides soft. Brown sugar is the better choice over white sugar for the filling. For a dairy-free version, substitute milk with soy milk and butter with margarine or soy milk.  Keep baking time short. The buns will dry out so quickly in the oven.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 cup milk room temperature
  • 4 tbsp butter (softened) this recipe is best Dairy
  • cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5-6 cups plain flour
  • 2.5 tsp instant yeast

For the filling

  • 1 cup dark browns sugar soft brown sugar is best
  • 2.5 tbsp cinnamon
  • 50 grams butter

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup cream cheese


  • Combine milk, butter, sugar and salt in a microwavable bowl (or in a pot). Heat until warm. Mix. Add eggs slowly to the mixture.
  • Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, mix 4.5 cups of flour with yeast. Then add the liquid ingredients. Mix on low, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix until everything is incorporated. This should take about 5 minutes.
  • Switch to the dough paddle. You may need to add the extra flour. The dough should not be sticking to the sides of the bowl. Using the dough hook, knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Dough should look smooth and spring back if you press it with your finger.
  • Lightly grease a large bowl and place dough in bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and leave in a warm place to double in size. (About an hour).When dough has doubled in size, roll into a large rectangle. Spread dough with butter or oil. Sprinkle with brown sugar and then with cinnamon (be generous!)
  • Starting with the shorter size, roll up the dough into a roll. Cut the cylinder into 12 rolls. Place in a pan lined with baking parchment. Allow it to rise for about an hour.
  • In a preheated oven 180/350, bake for 10-15 minutes (no more!) until lightly browned on top.
  • When cool, mix the icing (frosting) and pour all over the cinnamon buns. You can omit the cream cheese and just make a thinner icing if preferred.

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