cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls: Spice up winter with the flavour of cinnamon. Image: Food photo created by freepik –

Cinnamon rolls – Fluffy bites loaded with a cinnamon sugar filling

Fluffy layers of sweet roll, loaded with a cinnamon sugar filling and drizzled with glaze that soaks into every single bite.

cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls: Spice up winter with the flavour of cinnamon. Image: Food photo created by freepik –

The penetrating fragrance of cinnamon rolls lingering in the air is enough to lure many of us to any bakery selling cinnamon rolls. With this recipe, there is no need for you to take a trip to the mall to get your favourite snack. You will be able to make your own deliciously fragrant cinnamon rolls right at home in less than an hour.

These tasty bites are perfect for the cold winter season and oh-so-satisfying. The fluffy layers are loaded with an appetising sugary filling and then drizzled with a glaze soaking into every single bite. It’s enough to set every taste bud on your tongue alive!

Fill your home with the teasing flavour of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. Guaranteed to invite all your family members to the kitchen and the neighbours knocking on the front door.

Just a word of caution: This recipe is super addictive. If you prepare it once, your family may request you to prepare it all the time.

Cinnamon rolls recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Lichelle Hawthorne Course: DessertDifficulty: Medium
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  • Cinnamon rolls
  • cooking spray or butter for coating the pan

  • 5 cups self raising flour, plus more for dusting

  • 2 cups milk

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • ¼ cup milk, plus more as needed

  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt or to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Coat a 23 x 33 cm baking dish with cooking spray or butter.
  • Filling
  • Mix ½ cup of the sugar and the cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Dough
  • Place the flour and the remaining ¼ cup sugar in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Mix the milk and 4 tablespoons of melted butter in a bowl.
  • Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms.
  • Transfer the dough onto a floured work surface.
  • Sprinkle the dough with flour as needed to prevent sticking and knead until the dough is relatively smooth. Do not over-knead or the rolls will be tough.
  • Flour a rolling pin and roll the dough out into a rectangle of about 60 x 25 cm and 7 mm thick with the longer side facing you.
  • Brush 2 tablespoons of the melted butter onto the surface of the dough and sprinkle over the cinnamon-sugar mixture, leaving a 12 mm border.
  • Starting at the long end closest to you, roll the dough up tightly into a log and pinch the seam together at the top.
  • Position the log seam side down and cut the dough crosswise into 15 pieces. Place the rolls in the baking dish.
  • Brush the tops of the rolls with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
  • Bake on the middle rack of the oven for about 35 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Glaze
  • Whisk the powdered sugar, milk and salt in a bowl until smooth.
  • When the rolls are done, drizzle the glaze over evenly and let cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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