Baked cinnamon rolls on a baking stone with a small bowl of icing and a spoon on the pan on a white surface next to a wooden rolling pin (with logo overlay)

Cinnamon Rolls with the Bread Machine

Use the bread machine to make an easy dough perfect for homemade cinnamon rolls that come out light and fluffy every time.

Big Breakfast Sunday in our house started from Cinnamon Roll Sunday at my sister’s house. She makes cinnamon rolls every Sunday. After we visited, my boys asked if we could do the same. We decided to do different things every week. But, we still go back to cinnamon rolls often.

Last week we decided to try a new way of making homemade cinnamon rolls. I’ve mentioned many times that I love my bread machine, so I wanted to use it. I made the dough in the machine and used that to make cinnamon rolls. It took a little while since the dough setting is an hour and a half. But, in the end, the rolls were soft and fluffy. It made perfect cinnamon rolls.

Bonus: since it was all from scratch, no bad ingredients. I was able to control everything that went into the recipe.

Step by Step

Place all of the dough ingredients in a bread machine and set it to the dough setting. It helps to know how long your machine takes to be able to plan the meal. The bread machine I have takes an hour and a half to make the dough.

Once the dough finishes, take it out of the machine and separate it into two halves. Preheat the oven to 350F.

Roll the first half out into a rectangle about 12″ x 18″. Make sure the dough doesn’t get too thin.

Brush half of the melted butter over the dough. In a small mixing bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle half of it over the buttered dough.

Roll the dough up, starting at the smaller side.

Cut the dough into one-inch pieces. Place them close together in a baking dish or on a warm baking stone and bake for about 15-20 minutes, until they are golden brown.

Repeat the process with the other half of the dough while the first batch bakes. Prepare the icing by mixing the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until it’s smooth.

Serve the cinnamon rolls warm drizzled with the icing.

Recipe

Baked cinnamon rolls on a baking stone with a small bowl of icing and a spoon on the pan on a white surface next to a wooden rolling pin

Cinnamon Rolls with the Bread Machine

Use the bread machine to make an easy dough perfect for homemade cinnamon rolls that come out light and fluffy every time.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Dough Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread machine, cinnamon, cinnamon rolls, dough
Servings: 32 rolls
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients

Dough
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 8 tbsp butter (cut into small chunks)
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour
  • ¼ cup powdered milk
  • 1 tbsp dry-active yeast
Filling
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
Icing
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 5 tbsp milk

Instructions

  • Place all of the dough ingredients in a bread machine and set it to the dough setting
  • Once the dough finishes, take it out of the machine and separate it into two halves
  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Roll the first half out into a rectangle about 12″ x 18″, making sure the dough doesn’t get too thin.
  • Brush half of the melted butter over the dough
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle half of it over the buttered dough
  • Roll the dough up, starting at the smaller side
  • Cut the dough into one-inch pieces
  • Place them close together in a baking dish and bake for about 15-20 minutes, until they are golden brown
  • Repeat the process with the other half of the dough while the first batch bakes
  • Prepare the icing by mixing the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until it’s smooth
Click the buttons below to share and print this recipe
Pin Recipe Print Recipe
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Rolls with the Bread Machine
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 131mg5%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 198IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Related Posts

Shop This Recipe

When making any recipe, it’s essential to make sure you have the correct equipment. The following items are hand-selected for this recipe and are all items I have personally used and/or recommend.

These are affiliate links. See disclosures for more information.

22 thoughts on “Cinnamon Rolls with the Bread Machine”

  1. So here’s the deal: We’re going to perfect teleportation. And I’m going to press a button. And you and your bread machine are going to magically appear in my kitchen and do your thing ;)…
    Seriously, these look SO good – must-try some weekend when (for a change) we’re all in town…

  2. Those look yummy and quite tasty. I have a bread machine and I’ve never used it. I got it for a wedding gift 23 years ago. Maybe I should dust it off. 😁

    1. Well, I haven’t figured out how to make them completely in there. But you can use the machine for the dough, which is what I do for these and other recipes such as homemade pizza.

  3. My husband hates anything with cinnamon but it’s one of my favorites. He travels a lot for work so of course I always use it as an opportunity to bake lots of cinnamon things. Lol. I can’t wait to try this!

    1. I don’t think I’ve heard of someone who doesn’t like cinnamon before! My mom travels a lot so that’s when my dad makes all the seafood that she is allergic too, so I know exactly what you mean about making them when he isn’t there!

  4. Melanie williams

    Oh wow what a fab machine. I love the look of these and cinnamon rolls are one of our family favs. will give these a try xx

  5. So yummy!!! Cinnamon rolls are always a hit with the family! So need to make these one Sunday morning! I’m sure they would be a hit.

  6. I’m seriously thinking to get the bread machine! I love how many delicious recipes you can make with this. I really love cinnamon rolls, they are one of my favorite desserts

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Improve your cooking today

Whether you’re just getting started or looking to improve your skills, the Intro to Cooking guide was made for you! Sign up to receive a free copy, which also includes 7 simple yet tasty recipes. Plus you’ll receive new recipes in your inbox every week. Yum!

Make sure to check your inbox (and spam folder) for your confirmation email, which includes the link to download your Intro to Cooking guide.

Pasta All-In
Banana BreadBanana Bread covered with oats on a slate serving plate next to a brown towel and a bread knife on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Wait! There's more great recipes...

Stop cooking the same recipes every week. Sign up and you’ll receive new tasty recipes in your inbox each week. Plus, you’ll also receive an Intro to Cooking PDF so you can quickly improve your cooking skills.

%d bloggers like this: