How to Make Cinnamon Buns

by Michelle M

An easy quick guide on how to make cinnamon buns! Mmmm! :)


  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • Milk
  • Margarine/Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Icing sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    🔥 Preheat the oven to 400 degrees! 🔥

    Step 2

    Step 1: The Dough

    Step 3

    Assemble all the ingredients! Flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, milk, and margarine/butter ✔

    Step 4

    Add 5mL of salt into a large bowl

    Step 5

    Add 500mL of flour (also known as 2 cups)

    Step 6

    Add 30mL of sugar 🍚

    Step 7

    Add 20mL of baking powder!

    Step 8

    Mix those ingredients together until it looks like this 👍

    Step 9

    Add 75mL of butter/margarine

    Step 10

    Mix together until crumbly, looking like this 👍

    Step 11

    Make a well in the centre and slowly add 1 cup of milk (you may not need to use all the milk) 🐄🍼

    Step 12

    I used about 1/4 of the cup for now, and this is what it looks like :)

    Step 13

    Mix the combination together, make another well, and add the rest of the milk slowly to get the right consistency :)

    Step 14

    Add more flour if the dough is too sticky! 💨

    Step 15

    Your dough should look like this 👍

    Step 16

    Clean counter and sprinkle flour, you will be placing your dough here! 😄

    Step 17

    Roll the dough into a rectangle! Don't be afraid to add more flour if you need to. I used a wine bottle because I couldn't find a rolling pin! :) 🍷🍷

    Step 18

    The dough should be in a rectangle looking like this! 👍

    Step 19

    Step 2: The Filling

    Step 20

    Assemble all the ingredients! Brown sugar, cinnamon, and margarine/butter ✔

    Step 21

    Measure 1 cup of brown sugar and pour into a medium sized bowl

    Step 22

    Add 45mL of cinnamon :)

    Step 23

    Add 50mL of margarine/butter

    Step 24

    Mix together with a wooden spoon until the consistency looks like this! 👍 Please ignore the brown sugar chunks in mine! They are a pain to get out 😣

    Step 25

    Grease muffin tin well, or the filling will stick! 😅💦

    Step 26

    Add half a teaspoon of filling mixture into each tin (I always add a whole teaspoon though to make the bottom of the rolls more flavourful!) 😍😘

    Step 27

    Muffin tin should look like this 👍

    Step 28

    Spread the rest of the filling equally onto the rolled out dough 👋👐✋👆👇👉👈🙌

    Step 29

    🍘 Roll the dough into a jelly roll fashion 🍘

    Step 30

    Keep rolling! And rolling! And rolling! 👋💪

    Step 31

    Finished rolling! Yay! 😄

    Step 32

    Cut the roll in half 🔪

    Step 33

    Now you have two pieces!

    Step 34

    For each of the two pieces, cut the roll into 6 individual buns (so in total you should have twelve). These are your cinnamon buns! 🔪🍮

    Step 35

    Mmmmm! Looks good so far! 😍😘🍮

    Step 36

    Place each cinnamon roll into a muffin tin 🍮

    Step 37

    🔥 Ready to go into the oven! 🔥

    Step 38

    🔥 Place into oven and bake for 20-25 mins! (I only baked mine for 18 because my oven is really strong! 💪 Make sure to watch yours, you don't want to burn these!) 🕓

    Step 39

    Step 3: The Icing

    Step 40

    Assemble all the ingredients! Icing sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and margarine/butter ✔

    Step 41

    Add 45mL of margarine into a medium sized bowl

    Step 42

    Add 250mL of icing sugar! (Also known as 1 cup)

    Step 43

    Add 15mL of milk 🐄🍼

    Step 44

    Add 2mL of vanilla extract

    Step 45

    Beat these ingredients together with a mixer! 👋💪

    Step 46

    After mixing, it should look like this 👍

    Step 47

    I added another 15mL of milk to mine, to make it more creamy! :) 🐄🍼🍚

    Step 48

    🕔 Take the cinnamon buns out of the oven when finished! Mmmm! You can easily tell which ones were at the end of the roll 😅

    Step 49


    Step 50

    Take out of tins and add icing, you may notice some filling on the bottom of each tin, but no worries! Scoop up with a spoon and place on plate with the cinnabun on top, it will stick easily! 🍮🍚🔪

    Step 51

    Makes 12! 🍴🍮😍

    Step 52

    Here is the recipe I followed! I got it from my food and nutrition class :) As you can tell, I have made these a lot! 📖😅😍

    Step 53

    Thanks for reading! I hope you have fun making and eating these! 🍮😍🍴