Homemade Cinnamon Buns

Cara H.


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2 Hr
15 Min


  • BUNS

  • 1 c
    scaled milk
  • 4 c
  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 1/4 c
    lukewarm water
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 6 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp

  • 4 oz
    cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Buns


  1. In a sauce pan, scald milk over med heat and then let cool to room temperature
  2. After milk has come to room temperature dissolve entire package of yeast and 1 Tbsp of Sugar in lukewarm water
  3. Then mix milk with 2 cups of flour and yeast mixture. Mix until incorporated.
  4. Place dough in a bowl and cover bowl with a dish towel. Let rise for 45 minutes
  5. After 45 minutes, in a separate bowl cream eggs, 3Tbsp butter, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 C sugar
  6. Add 2 cups of flour and yeast dough and knead until smooth (about 2 to 5 minutes)
  7. Place dough in bowl, cover with dish towel and let rise for 45 minutes
  8. After dough has risen knead down for about 1 minute
  9. Roll dough out into a rectangle as best you can to about 1/2 inch thick
  10. Spread 3 Tbsp of butter on dough then sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar on top.
  11. Roll dough length wise starting at one end and ending at the other. The dough will look like a log
  12. Using string about 6 inches long you are going to cut the log into cinnamon buns. First cut about ½ inch off of each end and discard.
  13. Go along the log and cut the dough with the string by crisscrossing the ends and pulling. Each bun will be about an inch apart. **You should get 14 to 16 cinnamon buns from this recipe.**
  14. Put cinnamon buns face up in two greased 9” round baking pans. **Let rise for 30 minutes.
  15. Preheat oven to 375°
  16. Make Icing
  17. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
  18. Ice buns while warm

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About Homemade Cinnamon Buns

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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