Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls


Author: Rachel

Published Date: January 5, 2024

Who can resist the warm, sweet aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls, especially when they remind you of those irresistible Cinnabon treats we all love? I know I can’t! That’s why I’m thrilled to share this easy Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls recipe with you. Imagine creating these heavenly rolls in your kitchen, filling your home with that signature scent and treating your loved ones to a batch of gooey delights.

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • These are a breeze to make with a straightforward and easy process. The end result? Rolls that taste just like the Cinnabon delights we all crave, but from the comfort of your own kitchen.
  • These rolls are perfect for any occasion – be it a special family breakfast, a cozy weekend treat, or a delightful dessert for guests. The joy of baking and sharing these rolls will surely make them a new favorite in your home.
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Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls Ingredients

  • Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls
  • Heavy Cream
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Icing from Cinnamon Roll Tubes

*Scroll to Printable Recipe Card below for detailed amounts!

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How to Make Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time:  35 minutes
  • Servings: 10
  1. Preheat Oven & Prepare Pan: Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the cinnamon roll package. Usually, this is around 350°F. Spray a baking dish with baking spray to prevent sticking.
  2. Arrange Cinnamon Rolls: Open the tubes of cinnamon rolls and place them in the prepared baking dish. Arrange them close to each other so they are touching.
  3. Add Toppings: Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over the cinnamon rolls. Then, place the thinly sliced butter on top of the rolls.
  4. Pour Heavy Cream: Pour the cup of heavy cream evenly over the cinnamon rolls. The cream will soak into the rolls as they bake, making them extra moist and delicious.
  5. Bake: Bake the cinnamon rolls in the preheated oven. Follow the baking time on the cinnamon roll package, which is typically around 25-35 minutes. The rolls should be golden brown on top when they’re done. (The amount of time is really your preference, at 25 minutes, the rolls will be pretty gooey all over, at 30-35 the outside edges will be crispy with a gooey center).
  6. Cool & Add Icing: Remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. If you’re using homemade cream cheese icing, drizzle or spread it over the warm rolls. The heat from the rolls will melt the icing slightly, making it easier to spread.
  7. Serve & Enjoy: Serve the cinnamon rolls warm, ideally while they’re fresh and soft. They pair wonderfully with a cup of coffee or a cold glass of milk.
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Storage and Reheating Instructions

How to Store Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls :

Once cooled, store the rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

How to Reheat Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls:

To reheat, simply warm them in the oven at 350°F for a few minutes or give them a quick zap in the microwave. This way, you can savor that fresh-baked taste and texture any time.

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Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can This Be Frozen?

Absolutely! To do so, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then foil, or store them in a freezer-safe container. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to indulge, thaw them at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator. You can then reheat them in the oven or microwave for a just-baked experience.

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Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

Planning ahead? No problem! You can prepare these cinnamon rolls the night before. Simply assemble them in your baking dish and cover them tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight, and when you’re ready to bake, let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before popping them in the oven.

Substitutions & Variations

  • For a lighter version, use low-fat milk instead of heavy cream and swap the butter for a reduced-fat alternative.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding nuts or a swirl of fruit jam to the filling.
  • And for the icing? Consider a maple or caramel glaze for a delightful twist.
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Helpful Cooking Notes

  • Ensure your rolls are spaced evenly in the pan for consistent baking. Keep an eye on them as they bake – you’re aiming for a golden-brown color, which indicates they’re done just right.
  • When it comes to icing, remember to apply it while the rolls are still warm so it melts into every delicious crevice.
  • With these simple yet effective tips, you’re on your way to baking cinnamon rolls that might just be better than the original!
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Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls


4.13 from 31 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 443 kcal
Indulge in the comfort of Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls. Perfect for any occasion. Just bake and enjoy the gooey, sweet delight today!

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 2 tubes Pillsbury Grands, or large store bought cinnamon rolls
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ stick Butter, cut into thin slices
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 canisters of Icing from Cinnamon Roll Tubes

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat Oven & Prepare Pan: Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the cinnamon roll package. Usually, this is around 350°F. Spray a baking dish with baking spray to prevent sticking.
  • Arrange Cinnamon Rolls: Open the tubes of cinnamon rolls and place them in the prepared baking dish. Arrange them close to each other so they are touching.
  • Add Toppings: Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over the cinnamon rolls. Then, place the thinly sliced butter on top of the rolls.
  • Pour Heavy Cream: Pour the cup of heavy cream evenly over the cinnamon rolls. The cream will soak into the rolls as they bake, making them extra moist and delicious.
  • Bake: Bake the cinnamon rolls in the preheated oven. Follow the baking time on the cinnamon roll package, which is typically around 25-35 minutes. The rolls should be golden brown on top when they’re done. (The amount of time is really your preference, at 25 minutes, the rolls will be pretty gooey all over, at 30-35 the outside edges will be crispy with a gooey center).
  • Cool & Add Icing: Remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. If you’re using homemade cream cheese icing, drizzle or spread it over the warm rolls. The heat from the rolls will melt the icing slightly, making it easier to spread.
  • Serve & Enjoy: Serve the cinnamon rolls warm, ideally while they’re fresh and soft. They pair wonderfully with a cup of coffee or a cold glass of milk.

NOTES

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

How to Store Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls :

Once cooled, store the rolls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

How to Reheat Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls:

To reheat, simply warm them in the oven at 350°F for a few minutes or give them a quick zap in the microwave. This way, you can savor that fresh-baked taste and texture any time.

Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can This Be Frozen?

Absolutely! To do so, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then foil, or store them in a freezer-safe container. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to indulge, thaw them at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator. You can then reheat them in the oven or microwave for a just-baked experience.

Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

Planning ahead? No problem! You can prepare these cinnamon rolls the night before. Simply assemble them in your baking dish and cover them tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight, and when you’re ready to bake, let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before popping them in the oven.

Substitutions & Variations

  • For a lighter version, use low-fat milk instead of heavy cream and swap the butter for a reduced-fat alternative.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding nuts or a swirl of fruit jam to the filling.
  • And for the icing? Consider a maple or caramel glaze for a delightful twist.

Helpful Cooking Notes

  • Ensure your rolls are spaced evenly in the pan for consistent baking. Keep an eye on them as they bake – you’re aiming for a golden-brown color, which indicates they’re done just right.
  • When it comes to icing, remember to apply it while the rolls are still warm so it melts into every delicious crevice.
  • With these simple yet effective tips, you’re on your way to baking cinnamon rolls that might just be better than the original!

NUTRITION

Serving: 10gCalories: 443kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 6gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 10mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 350IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 0.1mg
Course Breakfast
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