easy cinnamon roll recipe

Making these cinnamon rolls is so ridiculously easy that even a 5 year old can do it.


easy cinnamon roll recipe

I am going to prove how easy it is by enlisting the help of my 5 year old, Rhett.

Just a few words of warning:   If you are enlisting the help of a 5 year old, you may want to have him wash not only his hands, but legs as well.

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls:

1.   Make the cinnamon roll dough in the bread machine – I use this white bread recipe because it can just be thrown into in my bread machine and set for the white bread manual setting and forgotten for hours…

  • 1 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 T of butter
  • 2 T of sugar
  • 1 t of salt
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 1/2 t active dry yeast

bread machine dough for cinnamon rolls

2.   Roll dough out – Rhett is going to roll the dough until it is about 3/4 an inch thick, but it is very forgiving!

boy rolling out cinnamon roll dough

3.   Paint dough with butter – I melted 2 T of butter in the microwave and Rhett is painting it on with a pastry brush.

boy paints butter on cinnamon roll dough

4.   Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on dough.

brown sugar on cinnamon roll dough

5.   Roll up dough then cut into 2 inch pieces – you probably don’t want to give the 5 year old the knife, so you might want to take over in this step.

boy rolling up the cinnamon roll dough

6.   Place rolls in a pan and bake at 350 until golden brown – it usually takes 15-20 minutes.

cinnamon rolls ready for oven

7.   Eat a cinnamon roll or two – you may need to help with this step too.

finished easy cinnamon roll recipe


If you are more of a iced cinnamon roll kinda person, you can certainly add some….preferably cream cheese frosting.

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  1. I like how your bread machine clearly calls itself “The Bread Machine” so it doesn’t get confused with the crock pot or steamer or rice cooker. Mine says nothing & is frequently mistaken for a rice cooker.

    The rolls look delicious!

  2. Oh yummy…they look so good! My weight resolution is restricting me from making them however.

  3. Oh that looks wonderful….Now just to have a bread machine to help with the work….alas….ha ha
    But I do have my cuppa coffee and would like one with the cream cheese icing please.

  4. Now I’m searching high and low for that bread machine! 😀 I may have a weight loss resolution this year, but I guess it wouldn’t hurt to at least try this one first? lol. But first, let me get that bread machine before I’ll change my mind. 🙂

    Happy new year to you and your family, Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. Why must you tempt me? I’m trying to lose 10 pounds here! Well…not here….but…you know…

  6. Yum! Tip for slicing – use a clean piece of fishing line or unflavored dental floss. Slip it under your roll. Hold one end in each hand. Cross right over left and pull. Perfect slices – no smushing. And a five year old would love it. 🙂

  7. Sounds too easy! I frequently make at least 2 times the recipe in my Better homes and Garden cookbook, sometimes 4 times the recipe. Kneading that much dough is where a 17 yr old wrestler/son comes in handy. 🙂

  8. Nom Nom 😉

    I love your helper 😉 apparently, I need a bread machine.

  9. Sandra, remember to buy missing bread-maker blade…Sandra, remember to buy missing…

  10. YUMMY! It’s a double-win when food is delicious AND beautiful!

  11. Will he make some for me too? : ) These look amazing!

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  13. You are right…they are The Best! Thanks for inspiring me to get the bread machine out and running. Delicious recipe!

  14. Great kid in his age he can bake cinamon rolls but also with the help of bread machine.

  15. Katherine says:

    I made these by hand, I’m sure a bread maker would have been easier but it worked all the same. Recipe doubles nice too

  16. Katherine says:

    Forgot to mention I used all organic ingredients opting for coconut milk, and coconut sugar, and sea salt

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