I’m always looking for recipes for our favourite eat out snacks, meals and deserts to recreate at home. So it’s safe to say that I’ve tried atleast a few Cinnabon recipes,

This recipe is so easy and delicious, you will be making these over again. I will definitely be using the dough to create my other favorites like mock croissants and jam puffs.

The Recipe is below.

Here’s my pictorial process:)

What my kids have to say:

“Mum, please make extra this time!”

“I love the Cinnabons you make, more than the shop Cinnabons!”

“Can you make me Cinnabons for my Birthday!”

When your kids give you a thumbs up… That’s a badge of honour right there! 🙂

For the Recipe: 

To make the dough:

1 cup lukewarm milk

¼ cup sugar

1 tbsp active dry yeast

2 large eggs

57g unsalted butter(melted)

1 tsp salt

3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour (as needed)

For the Filling:

½ cup brown sugar

2 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tsp cinnamon

85 unsalted butter

200 g chocolate chopped

To make the dough:

  1. Combine milk, sugar, and yeast in a bowl and stir to combine. Allow to stand for 5-10 minutes till frothy.
  2. Add eggs, butter, and salt and whisk.
  3. Add 3 cups flour and mix to form a dough. Continue adding flour a little at a time and mixing after each addition till a nice smooth but not stick dough forms. Stop adding flour if dough is well formed.
  4. Knead dough for several minutes.
  5. Lightly grease a metal bowl with oil, and transfer dough to bowl to rest covered. Allow to rise for around 10-12minutes. Place bowl in a warm area. I like preheating my oven at 50 deg Celsius for 2 mins and then switching off, I then place the bowl to rest in this warm oven with the door slightly ajar.
  6. Once doubled in size, flour your surface and roll dough out into a rectangle.
  7. Mix filling, by mixing the brown sugar, cocoa and cinnamon.
  8. Melt the butter for filling, spread evenly on dough and sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Add chopped chocolate.
  9. Now roll up tightly and cut spirals about 5-6 cm in width.
  10. Place on greased tray and allow to rise again preheated oven which is off with door slightly opened.
  11. Remove from oven once double in size and then preheat oven to 180deg Celsius.
  12. Bake for 20 – 25 mins or till golden brown.
  13. Top with chocolate topping once cooled and Bon apetit!

For the chocolate topping:

about 1 cup icing sugar,

2 tablespoons cocoa,

and a little milk to mix above. Stir generously till smooth and pourable.

You can also make ordinary icing but heat it on the stove:

On low heat in a saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons butter with 1 cup icing sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa, stir well.

Add a little milk at a time, stirring after each addition to get the consistency you want or to be able to pour over the Cinnabons or “Cinnamon Chocolate Rolls” as Sabine calls it. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing.

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