Cinnamon Buns with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yummy, warm Cinnamon Buns!  I’ve made a few Cinnamon Bun recipes in the past but they all seemed so time-consuming so I wanted a recipe that was easy-peezy. Well, I finally found one!  This recipe was so simple that it’s going to be a keeper in my recipe box when guests stay over.

In a previous post I mentioned that my husband usually cooks up french toast or pancakes on Saturday mornings, but lately we’ve been craving cinnamon so these buns have been popping up on the weekends as well.   Cinnamon is my favorite spice to bake with and also my favorite flavor of candy (like, Cinnamon Hearts on Valentine’s Day!).

Since I like Cinnamon so much I thought I’d share some facts about it with you.  It’s actually a pretty interesting spice.

  • Cinnamon is actually the inner bark from Cinnamon trees.
  • Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices, with it even being mentioned in the bible.
  • Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes. source
  • Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol. source
  • When added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative. source
  • It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium. source

So, not only is Cinnamon tasty, it’s also healthy for you.  Go ahead, eat those Cinnamon Buns!

 Recipe adapted from Sugar & Spice by Celeste, original recipe from The Pioneer Woman

Cinnamon Buns with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Serves: 15
A quick recipe for yummy, warm Cinnamon Buns.
  • DOUGH:
  • 2 cups of 2% milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2¼ tsp. Quick Rising Yeast
  • 4½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ¾ - 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • generous sprinkling of cinnamon
  1. Mix milk, vegetable oil, and ½ cup of sugar in a pan. Heat the mixture until just before the boiling point. Remove from heat and let it cool 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. When the mixture is lukewarm, sprinkle in your yeast. Let this sit for a minute and then add 4 cups of flour. Stir mixture together. Cover and let rise for at least an hour.
  3. Next, add ½ cup flour, the baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir mixture together. Sprinkle surface generously with flour and roll the dough into a thin rectangular shape. Brush ½ cup melted butter on top, then sprinkle the brown sugar over the butter, and finish with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon.
  4. Starting with the wide end, roll the dough tightly towards you in a neat line. Next, pinch the seam to the roll to seal it. With a sharp knife, begin cutting the dough into 1-2 inch slices, and laying them in a 9X13 pan. Let rest for 20-30 minutes or cover and refrigerate until morning.
  5. If removing rolls from the refrigerator in the morning, let them sit on the counter for 30 minutes before putting them into the oven. Bake at 375 degrees for 13 - 17 minutes, or until golden. Enjoy!
For the Cream Cheese Frosting, I used up the rest of the filling from my Zucchini Bread Whoppie Pie recipe. The frosting melted perfectly on the warm Cinnamon Buns, straight from the oven!

Linked up at:  Crazy for Crust, L’il Luna, Inside Bru Crew Life, Mandy’s Recipe Box, Tasty Tuesdays, Chef In Training, The Purple Pumpkin Blog,   At Home Take 2 and Mommy’s Sweet Confessions

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  1. I just love cinnamon buns! Have pinned this to try later :)

    I would love to invite you to post this over at my link party on The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you there :)

  2. That sounds so yummy! I’d love for you to share it on Wonderful Food Wednesday at

  3. Hi! This looks amazing! I found you on Lil’ Luna’s Link party and I would love it if you would share it at my link party at and any other of your great links you would like to. See you at the party!

  4. These look so yummy! My boys LOVE cinnamon rolls, and they ask for them often. Now that the weather is cooling down, I’m in the mood to bake! Thanks for stopping by Sole Searching!!

  5. Lizzy, these look like my mom’s cinnamon rolls. They remind me of home, which I miss terribly! I must remake these. And they look SO easy and well worth the yeast waiting time. :)

  6. Cinnamon rolls and coffee sounds good right about now:-) I would love to face plant in that last picture of the yummy roll!!!

  7. I hoard cinnamon roll recipes.

    ahhh that feels better.


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