Easy Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

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Easy bread machine cinnamon rolls

I’m learning to appreciate my bread machine lately. In our old apartment with our giant windows, the kitchen was very warm and it was easy to get to bread to rise. In our newer basement apartment, the kitchen is, well, chilly. No windows. It’s more difficult.

The few times I’ve made homemade cinnamon rolls they have been absolutely, divinely delicious, but have taken a LOT of work. Scalding milk = one pot. Mixing bowls x dough, filling, icing = tons of dishes to wash. Not to mention rises …

Well, these are amazing, and I mixed all the dough ingredients in the bread machine itself and didn’t use a bowl for the filling ones. So there! Less time, fewer dishes, makes it a winner in my book!

Easy Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes

Yield: about 20 large rolls

Easy Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

Delicious and simple, these rolls are adapted from Money Saving Mom and the glaze is a variation of The Pioneer Woman's cinnamon roll icing.


  • 1 c. plus 2 T warm milk (microwaved for about 45 seconds)
  • 3 T coconut oil or flavorless oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c. sugar (I used turbinado)
  • 3 c. all-purpose, unbleached flour
  • 1 c. white whole wheat flour (or more all-purpose)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. bread machine or instant yeast
  • Filling
  • 2 T softened butter
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
  • Glaze
  • 1-2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. maple flavoring
  • 2 T brewed coffee
  • 2 T melted butter
  • pinch salt


In order listed, place dough ingredients into bread machine. Set to dough cycle and hit go!

When dough is ready, roll out into large rectangle. Spread with softened butter, sprinkle with cinnamon, and then sprinkle with generous amount of brown sugar. If you're feeling especially loving toward your children, sprinkle with chocolate chips. (Or pecans, or raisins, or whatever you like!)

Tightly roll lengthwise; pinch seam to seal.

Use a sharp, serrated knife to cut into 1-inch circles. Place in buttered cake pans.

At this point, I refrigerated mine overnight, which is why they are SO very puffy. If you're going to do this, put fewer rolls in each pan than I did!

Bake 20-25 minutes at 325, until browned and cooked through.

A few minutes before they are done, mix glaze ingredients in a large bowl. Pour over hot rolls. You could also use a cream cheese icing, add more powdered sugar for a thicker icing, or try Money Saving Mom's simple icing.


What’s in your favorite cinnamon rolls? I would always add pecans, but my kids aren’t crazy about nuts.

Added to Ingredient Spotlight: Coffee at Eat at Home.

5 thoughts on “Easy Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Hi! I’m a new follower, but I must say that your Cinnamon Roll recipe saved my butt and they were amazing. I was too lazy to make a glaze, but otherwise they were perfect.

      • I make “special breakfast” for my husband every Friday and sometimes I absolutely forget to have a recipe ready. When I was browsing the net for recipes for the weekly meals, I came across your salmon and mac n cheese and then also the cinnamon rolls recipe. I then used it for his Friday special breakfast. I have made them twice since and everyone loves them. So thank you! 🙂

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