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Easy Cinnamon Rolls (VIDEO)

Big, soft, homemade Cinnamon Rolls have the best cream cheese icing and they always disappear fast! As my sister puts it, they are “better than Cinnabon!”

The sweet smell of homebaked treats wafting through your kitchen is completely irresistible. Some of our favorites are Chocolate Chip Cookies, moist Banana Bread, and these Cinnamon Rolls! They literally melt-in-your-mouth warm from the oven with some of the glaze melting between each sweet bun.

Easy cinnamon rolls baked and glazed in casserole dish

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Easy Cinnamon Rolls:

We love that these easy cinnamon rolls can be made within a couple of hours with very little active time. I’m sharing my best tips for quick rising dough using instant yeast. If you’re new to working with yeast doughs, see our tips below so you can be confident.

Ingredients to make cinnamon rolls with quick rice yeast

Cinnamon Roll Icing:

The fluffy cream cheese frosting is even easier with just 4 ingredients and it comes together in 1 mixing bowl: cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. This icing is my favorite the next day when you reheat a cinnamon roll and it gets all melty and glazes the sides. If you prefer a glaze, try our salted maple glaze.

Ingredients for cinnamon roll icing with cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls:

Homemade cinnamon rolls are easier than you think. In fact, there is very little active time – most of the time required is in letting the dough rise and puff up. Watch the video tutorial below and you’ll be a pro in no time!

  1. Combine and knead dough 3 min, cover and rise 30 min in a warm spot
  2. Roll into a 10×17 rectangle and spread with softened butter
  3. Sprinkle on cinnamon-sugar and roll tightly into a log
  4. Cut into 12 pieces, transfer to a buttered dish, cover, and proof 20-30 min in a warm place
  5. Brush tops with melted butter and bake
  6. Make the icing and spread onto warm rolls.

Step by step pictures how to make cinnamon rolls

How Do I Know When I’ve Added Enough Flour?

The right dough consistency is key with cinnamon rolls. If you add too much flour, they won’t rise as well. First, be sure to MEASURE CORRECTLY.

You’ll know you have added enough flour when the dough still feels lightly tacky/sticky to the touch while kneading, but won’t stick to clean and dry fingertips. I knead with one hand and keep the other clean to test and make sure I have added enough flour.

Proofed cinnamon rolls dough before baking

Can I Use Less Butter?

Nope.

The butter plays a crucial role in how moist the cinnamon rolls are and also allows the cinnamon sugar mixture to bake into the cinnamon rolls. Unless you want a dry cinnamon roll, don’t skimp on the butter. In fact, you can throw all modesty out the window and use even more inside the cinnamon rolls and brush the tops with double the butter!

Can These Be Made Ahead?

If you’re wanting to prep cinnamon rolls the day before and enjoy freshly baked cinnamon rolls in the morning for the holidays or a special occasion, check out our Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Recipe.

made ahead cinnamon rolls frosted with glaze

Tips for Working with Yeast:

Be Sure to Use Instant or Rapid Rise Yeast which is a fast-acting and quick-rising yeast. It speeds up the process. We use the Red Star Brand Rapid Rise Yeast and you can also use their Platinum Yeast. Note: Rapid Rise yeast is not the same as “Active Dry Yeast” which requires an additional proofing.

Heat Kills Yeast and stops the rising process. Never overheat the liquids (they should be 110˚ to 115˚F) and keep oven at 100˚F if proofing in the oven. I double-check temperatures with an instant-read thermometer.

Proofing: Yeast doughs require rising times. In most cases, you can cut the rising time by proofing in a warm place like a 100˚F oven. If you don’t have a low heat proofing setting, you can warm your oven to the lowest heat setting for 2 minutes and turn it OFF. Set the dough bowl over a towel in the oven to proof, just don’t forget the towel in the oven.

yeast dough cinnamon rolls glazed with icing in pan

Why Isn’t My Yeast Dough Rising?

If your dough is not rising and puffing up as expected, these are the common reasons:

  1. Too cold – set the dough in a warmer place (100˚F oven).
  2. Too hot – if oven or milk were too hot, it can kill the yeast
  3. Old or expired yeast – start over with new yeast.
  4. Too much flour – a dense dough won’t rise properly

How to Reheat Cinnamon Rolls:

If you have refrigerated your cinnamon rolls, you can quickly warm them up in the microwave for 18-20 seconds. The dough becomes soft and the frosting softens and melts like a thick glaze over the cinnamon roll. A re-heated cinnamon roll is just as enjoyable as a fresh one and I’d argue the glaze gets even better!

Single reheated glazed sweet bun in the pan

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Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

4.94 from 64 votes
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Rising Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 58 minutes
cinnamon rolls in casserole dish with icing on top

Big, soft, homemade Cinnamon Rolls have the best cream cheese icing and they always disappear fast! They are incredible warm from the oven with some of the glaze melting between each sweet bun.

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Keyword: cinnamon rolls
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Calories: 494 kcal
Servings: 12 cinnamon rolls

Ingredients

Ingredients for Cinnamon Rolls:

  • cup  warm milk  (110-115˚F), not hot
  • 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast (rapid rise)
  • 1 large egg room temp
  • Tbsp  unsalted butter melted, divided
  • Tbsp  granulated sugar
  • 1/2  tsp  salt
  • cups  all-purpose flour plus 2 to 4 Tbsp (and more to dust)

For the Cinnamon Roll Filling:

For the Cream Cheese Icing:

Instructions

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls:

  1. In a large mixing bowl (or using a stand mixer), add 1 cup warm milk (110-115˚F) and sprinkle with 1 packet instant yeast. Whisk in 1 egg, 4 Tbsp sugar, 1 Tbsp melted butter and 1/2 tsp salt.

  2. Add 3 cups flour (measured correctly*) and stir in with a firm spatula or wooden spoon. Add more flour 1 Tbsp at a time just until dough is no longer sticking to fingertips or the walls of the bowl. It should still feel slightly sticky but won’t stick to clean/dry fingertips. Knead dough by hand for 3 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm 100˚F oven for 30 minutes (or at room temp 1 hour), until doubled in size.

  3. Generously dust a clean work surface with flour and turn the dough out onto the floured surface. Sprinkle dough lightly with flour and roll into even 17″x10″ rectangle, squaring off the sides. Dot the surface of dough with 6 Tbsp softened butter and spread it out evenly all the way to the edges.

  4. In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup sugar and 2 Tbsp cinnamon and sprinkle ALL OF IT evenly over buttered dough. Roll the dough up starting with one of the longer sides and work in a typewriter motion, keeping a tight roll. Once it's rolled up, push ends in slightly to make them a little more uniform then slice into 12 equal-sized rolls.

  5. Butter sides and bottom of a 9×13 baking pan with 1 Tbsp butter and arrange cinnamon rolls, evenly spaced with the cut-side down. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm 100˚F oven 20-30 minutes, (or room temp 50-60 min), until puffed. Do not proof too long.

  6. Brush tops with 1 Tbsp melted butter and bake at 350˚F for 22-24 mins or until tops are lightly golden. Let cool in pan 15 minutes then frost warm buns generously with the cream cheese glaze (instructions below).

How to Make Cream Cheese Icing:

  1. In a medium bowl with an electric hand mixer, cream together 4 Tbsp softened butter and 4 oz cream cheese. Beat in 1/2 Tbsp vanilla then add 1 cup powdered sugar and continue mixing on high speed until fluffy (3-4 min), scraping down the bowl as needed.

Recipe Notes

*On Measuring Flour: Fluff up flour then spoon into a dry measuring cup. Level off the top.
**Liquid should not be hotter than 115˚F and oven no hotter than 100˚F or you will cook and ruin the yeast.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 494 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 128mg6%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 543IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Lila Attolico
    September 17, 2020

    Best cinnamon rolls every!!! So good. Made them for my parents and they loved them.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 17, 2020

      Super nice! So glad to hear that, Lila. Thank you for sharing your comments and feedback with us. We appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Christina
    September 17, 2020

    I tried this recipe for my first attempt at homemade cinnamon rolls. They turned out fantastic! Thank you! I have a ?. If I wanted to make these as gifts could I use a round disposable pan? And if so, how many would be appropriate per pan? I’m not a very experienced cook and I do well with details. Thanks in advance!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 17, 2020

      Hi Christina, I imagine you can fit one in the middle and a few on the outside of that but without knowing the size of the disposable pan and trying it myself I cannot advise. If you experiment please let us know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Yanna Sayevskiy
    September 16, 2020

    I really love this recipe! If I wanted to add pumpkin to this recipe, how would I do that or would it be too difficult?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 17, 2020

      Thank you, Yanna. I haven’t tried adding pumpkin in this recipe to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

      Reply

  • Arsh
    September 15, 2020

    Hi Natasha

    Hope you are doing well !!!

    I tried the recipe but somehow my bread was dry. Also while baking instead of rising, my bread dough expanded a lot especially from bottom. Could you tell me what might have caused it and how to improve it?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      September 15, 2020

      Hi Arsh, if you let it proof for too long, it will be dry when baked. It sounds like maybe that might be the culprit.

      Reply

      • Arsh
        September 16, 2020

        Thanks.. I will keep check on proofing next time..

        Reply

  • Shelley Gueho
    September 12, 2020

    I have tried to make cinnamon rolls two times before and they did not turn out at all. I made your recipe and they turned out perfectly. I was thrilled and so was everyone that shared them. Thanks Natasha every recipe I have made of yours has turned out excellent.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Arya
    September 6, 2020

    very easy and good. my tops overcooked possibly due to the butter or too much time! so beware!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 7, 2020

      Thanks for your comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Cheryl
    September 4, 2020

    Hi Natasha, tried this recipe and it’s delish. Wondering why mine looks raw after cooking. I wish I could share the photo.
    We super love the frosting!
    Regards from Philippines

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    • Natasha
      September 4, 2020

      Hi Cheryl, I haven’t had that experience – maybe consider if your oven runs cool and it may need more time or possibly if any substitutions were made to ingredients?

      Reply

      • Cheryl
        September 4, 2020

        My oven is in Celsius instead of Fahrenheit so maybe the temp is not correct. Will try again with some adjustments. Thanks Natasha!

        Reply

  • Erlinda
    August 26, 2020

    Hi Natasha. Thank you for sharing your recipes. They are all amazing. I tried this easy cinnamon rolls and it was a hit with my hubby and workmates. They all loved it. I also tried using cinnamon and brown sugar melted with butter and place them at the bottom of the dish then sprinkle walnuts before putting the sliced doughs. Proof them for another hour and bake. They were yum too.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 26, 2020

      That sounds like a great addition to the recipe, Erlinda. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Amreen
    August 26, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    I am a big fan of your’s- your cooking and your style. I just love to watch your videos and have tried most of your recipes, they are yummylicious. Especially this cinnamon rolls are indeed the best in the world. I always get so many lovely comments following your recipe.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 26, 2020

      Fantastic comment! Thanks for sharing that with us, Amreen. This is one of our favorites it is so yummy indeed!

      Reply

  • Carrmen
    August 23, 2020

    The silver lining in the 2020 for me is the time to cook. I absolutely love watching your videos and trying your recipes; so much great content! BTW, did you get married when you were ten, because you only look maybe 25.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 23, 2020

      Lol thank you for the compliment? I’m so happy to hear that you’ve been cooking more recently, I hope you love every recipe that youre going to try!

      Reply

  • Robin
    August 18, 2020

    I have been cooking/ baking for the las 45 years. I’ve tried a few cinnamon roll recipes along the way, but I need to say this is the BEST, MOST DELICIOUS recipe I have ever used!!! They were absolute perfection!! Tender, not overly sweet and melt in your mouth. The frosting is by far the best I have tasted. My granddaughter was in heaven!! Thank you! Wish I could send a picture of the finished product!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2020

      Wow! It sounds like you definitely found a favorite Robin! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Lori Armida
    August 14, 2020

    Can I make these the night before? I only have rapid yeast… I noticed your overnight recipe uses regular yeast. Please help 🙂

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    • Natasha
      August 14, 2020

      Hi Lori, I have made them ahead using the same method as the overnight rolls but I did find the rolls were softer and had a better texture with regular yeast when making them overnight. It works, but not quite as great.

      Reply

  • Jessica
    August 7, 2020

    I love your cinnamon recipe. Thank you, my famiky loves it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 8, 2020

      That’s so great Jessica! I’m so glad you’re enjoying this recipe!

      Reply

  • Joan wise
    August 6, 2020

    I can I make this ahead of time? Then bake them the next morning? Is this possible?
    Thanks!!
    They look so good. I love auntie Anne Cinnabon bun and I’m sure I would this one.

    Reply

  • Chai
    August 4, 2020

    Hi Natasha can i make this dough for dinner roll perhaps? Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 4, 2020

      Hello Chai, I haven’t tried that to advise but we have a recipe for Soft Dinner Rolls

      Reply

  • Linda Crozier
    August 2, 2020

    My mom was known for her cinnamon rolls! These would give her some competition. So yummy!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 2, 2020

      Wow, I hope you and your mom will enjoy our version too!

      Reply

  • Christina
    August 2, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    I want to make these for my mother but I won’t be going over until tomorrow. Should I just bake completely with icing and all and then put them in the fridge – or bake and not ice until heated again before eating?

    Also, Do you think the icing would still be okay if reheated slightly?

    Reply

  • Mary
    July 31, 2020

    Can these cinnamon rolls be made with wheat flour?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2020

      Hi Mary, I haven’t had anyone report using wheat flour for these yet. If you experiment, please let me know how it goes since others may have the same question!

      Reply

  • bridgette wood
    July 30, 2020

    Natasha, can I use bread flour for my cinnamon rolls? instead of ap flour?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2020

      Hi Bridgette, I haven’t had anyone report using bread flour for these yet. If you experiment, please let me know how it goes since others may have the same question!

      Reply

  • Lucy Sanspariel
    July 27, 2020

    I just LOVE cinnamon roll.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 27, 2020

      We love it too! It’s so yummy.

      Reply

  • sam
    July 27, 2020

    Natasha I just made them, I added coco powder to the right side, and cinnamon with sugar to the left side(so I can have two types of rolls), and used only half of the sugar in the recipe. It was just WOW. Thank you for making baking and cooking very easy. The thing that I’m so grateful about is the “Adjust” button and metric option. Keep up the good work; You are the BEST!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Debi Ryan
    July 26, 2020

    Just made cinnamon rolls and they turned out great. Not much or a baker but with you video and directions I just might become one. Thanks

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2020

      Yes, you surely can, Debi. I hope you love every recipe that you will try!

      Reply

  • sam
    July 24, 2020

    Natasha I want to make only half of this, so when I adjust it for 6, it says 0.5 of large egg. Now that I have only large eggs, should I just add the yolk or only the white? or should I just add one large egg as it is? What should I do?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 24, 2020

      Hi Sam, if it comes down to splitting the egg I usually give the egg a short wisk just enough to incorporate the white and egg yolk and pour half of it into the batter. Use the other half for a quick scrambled egg.

      Reply

  • Barbara Tan
    July 21, 2020

    Made this and was so yummy. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 21, 2020

      You are so welcome, Barbara. I am glad you loved it.

      Reply

  • Flower
    July 19, 2020

    I can’t believe I just made cinnamon rolls that is so delicious and soft and pretty!!!! Thank you so much for the recipe and making it easy to follow. I will be making it again pretty soon I imagine. Thanks again 🙏!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 20, 2020

      My pleasure. Thank you for giving this recipe a try!

      Reply

  • Stefanie Mulby
    July 12, 2020

    Hi Natsha! I was requested to make these this morning but my two younger children. This is the second time making this particular reciepe and we’ve done the overnight version at Christmas. The kids and family just love these.
    Side note my kids are always excited to see me looking at your sight because as I have been told everything you make is always yummy. They also love watching your videos, especially when your kids come and snag your food.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 13, 2020

      Aww that’s the best Stefanie! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    July 11, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    How high do these rolls rise? Your dish looks deep, but I have a 9×13 pan that is only 2 inches high. Can I use my pan or should I buy a deep dish one?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 11, 2020

      Hi Lisa, 2 inches may work! The pan we used is 2.8 inches high. I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Sonny Sandhu
    July 11, 2020

    One of my absolute favorite recipes that I have tried online. These came out amazing! Any recommendation what needs to change to make these “mini”. So instead of 12 large cinnamon rolls to have 24 smaller bite size ones.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 11, 2020

      Hi Sonny, I haven’ tested with making them smaller but I bet that could work! I imagine rolling and cutting them smaller will do the trick. If you experiment please let me know how you like that.

      Reply

  • brianna
    July 7, 2020

    Hi Natasha

    can i make these cinnamon rolls and not add the icing on the top cause I can’t seem to find cream cheese. Will it still taste as good?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 7, 2020

      Hi Brianna, I haven’t tried that but ricotta might be too grainy. You might try our maple glaze instead.

      Reply

  • Elaine Tessier
    July 2, 2020

    Hi Natasha

    I made the Cinnamon Rolls and they turned out real good but how come your icing looks white and mine is not. Do you use a clear vanilla? Even when I was buying them their icing was white. The taste is still great but just wandering. Thank you and I really enjoy your recipes and videos. Elaine

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    • Natasha
      July 3, 2020

      Hi Elaine, I used real vanilla extract, just the normal one. Sometimes if you let your cream cheese soften for too long, it can appear less white. Some butter varieties can also affect that.

      Reply

  • Trisha
    July 2, 2020

    Whenever I’m tempted to buy a cinnamon roll at the mall, I end up turning away because I’m reminded of how too sweet they are. I tried your recipe for the first time today and followed your directions exactly. I was very pleasantly surprised that even with some frosting, they weren’t as sweet and very enjoyable. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thank you so much! Greetings from Toronto.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 2, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Jyothi
    June 23, 2020

    Thank you so much for this receipe..loved it a lot…the cinnamon rolls were a big hit..my kids polished it all in one sitting.
    I even used the same dough to make donuts…oh my… weren’t they a treat…such soft and melt in ur mouth. Today I substituted half of all purpose flour and used wheat flour and made donuts. End result yummy melt in your mouth donuts…again…this receipe is a keeper…thank you Natasha..

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you so much for sharing that with me Jyothi!

      Reply

  • christine
    June 20, 2020

    thank you for sharing the recipe. they were great! big puffy & soft!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that! Thank you for sharing that wonderful feedback.

      Reply

  • Cheryl
    June 13, 2020

    Hi! Can I knead this using a stand mixer? If yes, how long? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 13, 2020

      Hi Cheryl, You can definitely make it easier by kneading in the stand mixer. We have instructions in our overnight cinnamon rolls on how to knead in the mixer.

      Reply

  • Dessy
    June 12, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    thank you for making things easier. I’ve been following your recipes for months now and everything turns out perfectly amazing and delicious. Greetings from Italy!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that great review with us!

      Reply

  • Brigitte
    June 11, 2020

    Hi Natasha, after forming the cinnamon rolls can I freeze half of them and bake them in a second moment when I’m craving for some? Thank you in advance for your response.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2020

      Hi Brigitte, I honestly have not tried freezing these. I am guessing they can be frozen before that last rising time, then thawed in the fridge overnight, then brought to room temperature and allowed to let rise for that last rise before baking. If you test that out, please let me know how it goes

      Reply

  • Kelly
    June 10, 2020

    Great recipe! My cinnamon rolls turned out great! I was so proud of them lol Thank you so much!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 10, 2020

      You’re welcome, Kelly! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Jeel
    June 7, 2020

    I made this with my aunt and it was soooo yummy:D. I will definitely try this recipe again.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 7, 2020

      Sounds great, thanks for your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Dessy
    June 6, 2020

    Hi Natasha!
    I don’t have cream cheese right now, do you think the icing will work the same with ricotta cheese?

    Reply

  • Dorinda
    May 31, 2020

    I did it!!! I made the best cinnamon rolls, Thanks to you!!! I truly feel like I can do anything I put my mind to!! Thank you for sharing your videos and recipes!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 1, 2020

      Yay so wonderful! I’m so glad you loved it, thanks for your excellent review!

      Reply

  • Betty
    May 31, 2020

    You have the best recipies. So easy, and common ingredients I ususally have at home.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Betty

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 1, 2020

      Thank you for your good comments Betty!

      Reply

  • Umaimah Mulla
    May 30, 2020

    Hey Natasha!

    So last week I tried your Cinnamon Rolls recipe and expected it to come out as amazing as the rest of your recipes that I’ve tried. But unfortunately these didn’t come out too well. They weren’t very fluffy, and not as soft as they should’ve been.

    Can you tell me the reason why? My yeast activated well, all my ingredients were fresh & I followed the recipe to a T.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 30, 2020

      Hi Umaimah, did you possibly use a different kind of yeast? Also, make sure when you are proofing that the dough doesn’t get too hot or you can deactivate the yeast and they won’t rise properly.

      Reply

      • Umaimah Mulla
        June 1, 2020

        No dear. I used Active dry Yeast which had bloomed initially and the temperature of everything was just very warm.

        I had also kept the dough in the fridge overnight to rise and make the next morning, is that the reason maybe?

        Thanks for your reply!

        Reply

  • Grace
    May 30, 2020

    Wonderful recipe, thank you Natasha

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 30, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it Grace!

      Reply

  • Sab
    May 28, 2020

    Thank you Natasha!! This is an excellent recipe and video tutorial. I highly recommend this recipe, it was on my list to try and it was a delicious success!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 28, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Alex
    May 24, 2020

    Hi, Natasha!

    I made this cinnamon rolls on Saturday and loved how they came out!!!!!! I was afraid to make something with YEAST as I failed something the first time but this was a success and it’s super yum!!!!!! It’s even more yummy when it’s reheated from the fridge. Thanks for all your tips. 💗

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 24, 2020

      I super love it! Great to hear that you loved this recipe, I hope you love every recipe that you will try!

      Reply

    • Tracy
      June 8, 2020

      Beautiful recipe. Turned out perfect! I have a question though
      I occasionally bake gluten free. Have you personally tried this recipe with a 1:1 Gluten free flour before ? Your thoughts would be much appreciated

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        June 8, 2020

        I haven’t personally tried making this gluten-free but others might have some advice for you!

        Reply

  • Melvina
    May 24, 2020

    Hi Natasha!
    Trying your recipe today, but I do not have cream cheese for now. What would you recommend for the next best alternative for the icing please?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2020

      Others used spreadable cream cheese or you can try this recipe instead.

      Reply

  • Donna
    May 23, 2020

    This was on bucket list, to learn to make cinnamon rolls. These rolls were so easy to make. They came out perfect. Gave them to my son and family. They were a big hit. My grandchildren were begging for more. Thank you for such a easy and delicious recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 23, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review with us Donna! Sounds like you found a new family favorite!

      Reply

  • Graham
    May 19, 2020

    We love these rolls and the icing but my Indonesian wife likes to spice up the filling. She uses: 6 tbsp butter; 50g sugar; 30g palm sugar; 2 tsp cinammon; 1 tsp nutmeg; 1 tsp clove powder; 1/2 tsp cardamom powder; 1/2 tsp ginger powder; 1/2 tsp white pepper. Try it – they are amazing!

    Reply

  • Marietta
    May 18, 2020

    Hands down the best recipe for cinnamon rolls. They came out perfec!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 18, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Marietta!

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  • Alex
    May 17, 2020

    Hello, Natasha! I’m a fan of your videos. Can I use “dry bakers yeast”? I’m not sure if it’s the same thing as instant. Thanks

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    • Natasha
      May 17, 2020

      Hi Alex, it should say on the package if it’s either active dry yeast or “instant yeast” or “rapid rise yeast” (same as instant yeast)

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  • Azita
    May 16, 2020

    Thank you for such an amazing recipe!! The rolls came out soft and oh so awesome!

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  • KJ
    May 14, 2020

    What if I can only find active dry yeast? Can I still make these and what do I do different?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2020

      Hi Kj, you could use active dry yeast but I would suggest following the tutorial for our classic cinnamon rolls.

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  • Julie
    May 13, 2020

    So delicious

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 13, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Janine Barclay
    May 13, 2020

    Wow, I am a nurse and made these for work and did they disappear fast! They are not difficult to make. Natasha you made a lot of nurses happy today during this pandemic.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 13, 2020

      Being a former nurse this makes me so happy! I’m inspired and so thankful for this comment & I’m glad you all enjoyed this recipe! Thank you Janine!

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  • Lucy Pinheiro
    May 12, 2020

    Absolutely love this recipe! I was so afraid to bake any thing that required yeast but your video made it so easy. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 12, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it Lucy!

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  • Michael Hipelius
    May 9, 2020

    Just finished following your recipe for cinnamon rolls. My family is so excited(They are in the oven right now!). Thank you for making your recipe easy to follow. My mom is going to love these for Mother’s Day breakfast.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 10, 2020

      I hope your mom loved it!

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  • Frances H
    May 7, 2020

    Hi Ms. Natasha! I’m your fan from the Philippines 🙂 I tried your recipe today and I used Bread flour instead All Purpose Flour. It’s super soft and yummy!!! For the frosting,I used Spreadable Cream Cheese since no stock of Cream Cheese in the grocery. I love the frosting because it’s not too sweet. Thank you for sharing this wonderful Cinnamon roll recipe. My husband and son loved it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 7, 2020

      So glad to know that it was a success yay! Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  • Cielo
    May 6, 2020

    Hi Natasha!

    I’m Cielo from the Philippines. Just recently saw your cooking website and watched some of your cooking videos in YouTube. I actually started to try some of your recipes like Moist Banana Loaf and Cinnamon Rolls and the results came really good for a beginner in baking like me. My family loves it and been asking me to bake more.

    I followed you in all your social media accounts and will definitely try other recipes you have shared real soon. Thank you for inspiring so many. Keep it up and God bless you and your family. Stay safe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Cielo! Blessings to you nd your family.

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  • Marilyn Siwy
    May 4, 2020

    What plastic wrap can I use to cover the cinnamon bun dough when I put it in a 100 degree oven to rise?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 4, 2020

      Hi Marilyn, we use the Costco Kirkland brand. Most have the highest temp listed on them.

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  • Lori
    May 3, 2020

    Best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever made, and I’ve tried several recipes over the years! I might add a little vanilla extract to the dough next time. These really were even better the next day when warmed in the microwave. Diet busters, for real!! Thanks for the amazing recipe and very helpful video.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2020

      I love it and I agree! It’s our favorite to eat and warm it in the oven the next day for breakfast. Thank you for your excellent feedback!

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  • Sharon Ankrom
    May 1, 2020

    Could not find your printed recipe for the Cinnamon rolls on this site. It’s almost 1:00 am, so I’m going to give up!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 2, 2020

      Hi Sharon, you can check out these Cinnaom Roll recipes. The easiest way to search for a recipe is to go to my website and type the name of the recipe in the search field in the upper right corner of the screen. I hope that helps!

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    • MARISA Gomes
      May 6, 2020

      Your recipes always come out very good! My family loved the cinnamon rolls. Thanks so much.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        May 7, 2020

        I’m so glad! Thank you for sharing that with me.

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  • Ximena S
    May 1, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I’m a huge fan of all your recipes, I have a question I only have Active dry yeast, can I use it? What extra steps do i need to make?
    Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 1, 2020

      Hi Ximena, you could use active dry yeast but I would suggest following the tutorial for our classic cinnamon rolls.

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  • Lori
    April 27, 2020

    Shame on me for not checking this site first… I searched for cinnamon roll recipes this past weekend and didn’t find any that suited. I should have known NK would have the perfect recipe! Every single NK recipe that I’ve tried so far has been perfection. Next weekend I’m giving these rolls a shot, I’ll let you know how it goes. Thank you for your excellent, clear, and always tasty recipes. Next time, I’ll start my searches here rather than on Pinterest….

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 27, 2020

      I’m so so happy you found this recipe, Lori! Thank you for sharing that thoughtful feedback with me!

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  • Amanda Harding
    April 26, 2020

    Just made these for the family. It was my first time making cinnamon rolls. They got rave reviews from everyone! My parents even tried to convince my sister not to take one, so they could have more for themselves. I will definitely be making these again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 26, 2020

      Haha, they sure loved the cinnamon rolls. You should make more for everyone next time!

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  • jess
    April 25, 2020

    Can I use salted butter?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 25, 2020

      Hi Jess, you sure can. You may need to reduce the amount of salt in the recipe.

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  • Vince
    April 24, 2020

    I made these today at my wife’s request. Very easy recipe to follow and loved the video. Delicious.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 24, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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  • Melanie
    April 24, 2020

    I’ve made these as buns last Christmas, but could I make this as a loaf to make cinnamon bread? Minus the icing of course.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 24, 2020

      Hi Melanie, I love your ide! I have not tested that as a loaf to advise. If you experiment please let me know how you like it.

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      • Melanie
        April 25, 2020

        I used the same recipe instead of cutting into pieces, I baked it seam side down in a loaf pan for 35 mins and I wish I could show you a picture. So delicious.

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        • Natasha
          April 25, 2020

          Wow that sounds so good! I would love to see it if you want to email it to me: Natasha @ natashaskitchen.com (no spaces). Did you divide it into 2 separate loaf pans?

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          • Melanie
            April 27, 2020

            No, only one loaf, but I think the next time I make it, I’m going to let it rise again, but not sure I need to…I will send a picture.

          • Melanie
            April 28, 2020

            I have an update, after making this AGAIN into a loaf. The first attempt, the loaf came out great, but had the consistency of a cinnamon roll (dense). I prepared it and let it rise again for 30 mins in the loaf pan, Baked on 350 for 35 mins and it’s Ahhhmazzzing. It’s “bread” consistency and so tasty. Thank you for getting me out of my “making bread” comfort zone.

          • Natashas Kitchen
            April 28, 2020

            I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

  • Christina
    April 23, 2020

    Best cinnamon bun recipe!! I will always use this one from now on. Thanks Natasha.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 23, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it Christina!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 23, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Christina!

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    • Martha Leiva
      April 28, 2020

      I love this recipe but it took a very long time because my oven doesn’t go down to 100 degrees so I had to let the flour sit for a while. Is there an alternative like placing it in oven at higher heat for a shorter amount of time

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  • lheigh
    April 23, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I made the cinnamon roll and its yummy.
    Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 23, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

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  • June Boucher
    April 23, 2020

    Easy excellent instructions they are in the oven now and look wonderful thank you for a great recipe Keep up your good work!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 23, 2020

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment!

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      • Rica
        April 25, 2020

        Hi! Loved your recipes! Have you tried proofing this in an instapot? Any recommendations on how long to set it? Thanks.

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        • Natasha
          April 26, 2020

          HI Rica, I haven’t tried proofing in an instant pot but if you test it out, please let me know how it goes and what size pot and settings you used. I have had another person ask about this, but haven’t been able to test it myself.

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  • Anju
    April 22, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    Is there an alternative to the quick rising yeast?

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  • Olia
    April 22, 2020

    I’ve been craving cinnamon rolls forever now! Came across yours.. the recipe seemed fool proof. And.. it WAS! So easy to make! The dough was a dream to work with! When they came out of the oven and were iced (i had to double the recipe for icing)… they’re soooo fluffy and legit melt in your mouth! The dough comes out to be a cloud, no joke!! Thank you for making such easy but delicious recipes! My 5 year old had so much fun helping making these as well!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 22, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Olia!

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  • Lou
    April 22, 2020

    Yum yum!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 22, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that.

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  • Kim
    April 22, 2020

    I didn’t think I could ever bake cinnamon rolls in my life but I’ve wowed my family and surprised myself.This is such an easy and clear recipe.Bonus is I’ve learnt something new during quarantine 🙂
    Thanks Natasha.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 22, 2020

      Kudos for doing a good job, Kim! I hope you love every recipe that you try, thanks for giving this recipe a thumbs up!

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  • Johnalynne
    April 21, 2020

    This recipe is the BEST! My first time baking cinnamon rolls ever! I am so happy with the results! Thanks, Natasha! Your recipes are awesome. My family loved it! I will be making more of these.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 21, 2020

      Yay so happy to read your comments, Johnalynne. I’m glad that your first time making cinnamon rolls was a success! Thank you for your great feedback and take care.

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  • Tamara Burke
    April 20, 2020

    It was have been nice if you would share the exact measurements. 12 slices from a 17 inch roll. Not all of us are good with numbers. I ended up getting 13 pieces.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2020

      Thank you for that suggestion Tamara.

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    • Sue
      May 16, 2020

      You just half the roll. Now you have 2 pieces. Half those pieces and now you have 4 pieces. And now cut each of the 4 pieces into 3 pieces. That makes cutting into 12 easy.

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  • Ayesha
    April 19, 2020

    Hi, how do I know the if the temperature of the milk is just right if I don’t have a thermometer ?

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    • Natasha
      April 20, 2020

      Hi Ayesha, it should feel warm to the touch. Warm water 100-110˚F will should feel like a baby’s bath water.

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  • Ka
    April 18, 2020

    Love watching your cooking Natasha! Where can buy a baking pan just like the one you used for the cinnamon rolls.

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  • Mary Ann Ramiterre
    April 18, 2020

    I have baked this 3x and tastes yummy all the time. However, the center of my cinnamon always puff out. Any idea why?

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    • Natasha
      April 19, 2020

      Hi Mary, it could be due to letting the cinnamon roll dough rise too long, or using too much leavening, or even packing them in too tightly in a baking pan.

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  • Angie
    April 18, 2020

    Hi Natasha!

    I love your recipe and am planning on making 6 rolls instead of 12 (can’t eat all of them by myself haha). For the egg, would u recommend just using the whole thing, or beating it lightly then portioning out half? Thanks so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 18, 2020

      Hi Angie, beating it and portioning half should work!

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  • Verna
    April 18, 2020

    If I only want to bake part of these now, can some go in the freezer to bake later? And if so, at which step would you freeze them?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 18, 2020

      Hi Verna, I honestly have not tried freezing these. I am guessing they can be frozen before that last rising time, then thawed in the fridge overnight, then brought to room temperature and allowed to let rise for that last rise before baking. If you test that out, please let me know how it goes

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  • Noora Jasim
    April 17, 2020

    Hi,
    Can I know what does cup of milk equal?
    Everyone has different size of cups.
    I think it is better for liquids to mention in ml

    Thanks

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    • Natasha
      April 17, 2020

      Hi Noora, if you click on the word “Metric” in the recipe card, you will see metric measurements. I hope that helps!

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  • ko
    April 13, 2020

    unforetunately not our favorite recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 13, 2020

      Thank you for that feedback ko. Was there anything I can help troubleshoot or provide tips on?

      Reply

    • Sophia Gjorgievska
      April 13, 2020

      I’m really surprised. I’m a long time baker and this was the best recipe I’ve made for cinnamon buns.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        April 13, 2020

        That’s so great Sophia! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Josephine Young
    April 12, 2020

    This recipe is wonderful and easy! I substituted white sugar for brown sugar. Thanks so much for this recipe I love also it’s not overly sweet but the dough is fluffy.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 13, 2020

      Nice info, thank you for sharing that with us. I appreciate your great review!

      Reply

  • Ana
    April 9, 2020

    made it last week, was craving for cinnamon rolls for a while. Tried 2 different receipe, and yours turned out to be the best one. didnt put the frosting though, thanks for these delicious treats. Can you advise a recipe using Coconut flour..thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2020

      Hi Ana, I have not tested that with coconut flour to advise. If you experiment, please let me know how you like that.

      Reply

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