Jeff’s Cinnamon Buns

These Cinnamon Buns are so much better than store bought. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself and report back here.

cinnamon buns with frosting

When I was writing my first Recipe Book, I asked family members to share with me some of their favorite recipes. My brother Jeff sent me his recipe for his homemade Cinnamon Buns.

ready to be baked
Cinnamon Buns ready for the Oven

I realize this recipe may look a little daunting at first but it’s really not that bad. Especially if you have experience working with dough.

buns ready for the oven

These cinnamon buns do take a few hours to make so you might want to make them the night before so you can enjoy them for breakfast! My wife keeps calling them sweet rolls but I am going to stick with calling them Cinnamon Buns.

Jeff’s Cinnamon Buns

You will need the following ingredients to make this Cinnamon Buns recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Milk, Water, Vanilla Extract, Unsalted Butter, Eggs, Salt, White Sugar, Bread Flour, Active Yeast, Ground Cinnamon, Powdered Sugar and Orange Extract.

  1. Put all the dough ingredients in a stand mixer in the order listed under the dough ingredients‚
  2. Add small amounts of flour as needed until a soft dough ball forms.
  3. Cover and let rise until doubled in size (approximately 90 min).
  4. When ready, roll out with a rolling pin to approximately 15 x 24 inches rectangle.
  5. Brush dough with melted butter. Spread the filling all over but leave one edge clean so you can close the roll-up after rolling.
  6. Roll it up into a log, cut 1 1/2 inch sections, place on a baking sheet (not too close together as they will rise again).
  7. Cover and let rise for 40 to 60 minutes or until double in size.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
  10. Mix all frosting ingredients together and pour it over the warm cinnamon buns.
sweet rolls fresh out of the oven

Printable Recipe Card

Jeff’s Cinnamon Buns

Jeff’s Cinnamon Buns

These Cinnamon Buns are so much better than store bought. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself and report back here.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time2 hours 55 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 491 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
 

DOUGH INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Cup Milk, Warm
  • ¼ Cup Water, Warm
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 2 Eggs, Beaten
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • 5 Cups Bread Flour
  • 3 Tsp Active Dry Yeast
FILLING INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 5 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
FROSTING INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • ¼ Tsp Orange Extract

Instructions
 

  • Put all the dough ingredients in a stand mixer in the order listed under the dough ingredients.
  • Add small amounts of flour as needed until a soft dough ball forms.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled in size (approximately 90 min).
  • When ready, roll out with rolling pin to approximately 15 x 24 inches rectangle.
  • Brush dough with melted butter. Spread the filling all over but leave one edge clean so you can close the roll up after rolling.
  • Roll it up into a log, cut 1 1/2 inch sections, place on baking sheet (not too close together as they will rise again).
  • Cover and let rise for 40 to 60 minutes or until double in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Mix all frosting ingredients together and pour it over the warm cinnamon buns.

Nutrition

Calories: 491kcalCarbohydrates: 89gProtein: 8gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 204mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 4gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 385IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 1.1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. June says:

    These cinnamon buns are to die for. They are very moist and a favourite of my family. This recipe was very easy to make but very hard on someone who is watching their sugar intake. A keeper for sure.

  2. Barbara says:

    Instead of buying cinnamon buns when my family asked for some I decided to try this recipe. Now I will never buy them again. This has got to be the best recipe I have ever made for cinnamon buns.They are very moist and easy to make.