Cinnamon Rolls (Beginner)

Posted by Jeremy Michels on


For those who need a sugar kick in the morning, these cinnamon rolls will blow your mind.😍 Serve with a cup of coffee or milk, to give you a rocket start to your day!


  • 3 1/2 cups  flour + extra for dusting
  • 25 g fresh yeast 
  • 1 cup (240 ml) lukewarm milk
  • 2 tbsp+1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp  salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp oil or melted butter


  • 5 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk


Step 1

Make the dough ready. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar over the yeast and 1/3 cup of the milk. Stir to dissolve.

Step 2

In a large bowl mix flour, 2 tbsp sugar and salt. Add oil or melted butter, dissolved yeast, eggs and the rest of 2/3 cup milk. Stir to mix and knead until the dough is soft, a bit sticky but quite flexible and pulls away from the side of the bowl. If it feels too soft, you can add extra flour up to 1/2 cup. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Combine butter with cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl .

Step 4

Roll the dough in a 12x18 inch (30x45cm) rectangle on an oiled or floured surface. Spread butter cinnamon mixture over the top of the rectangle. Roll the dough, seal the seam with water and cut into 12 equal size rolls. Place on a parchment paper lined (9x13 inch - 23x33cm) tray with 1/2 -1 inch (2 cm) distance between them to allow them to rise.

Step 5

Cover with plastic wrap and let the rolls rise in a warm place for about one hour, until doubled in size.

Step 6

Preheat oven to 180C.

Step 7

Bake the rolls for about 15-20 minutes until lightly browned.

Step 8

Prepare the Icing. Mix powdered sugar with vanilla and milk and before serving drizzle over the rolls.