Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe for the Bread Machine. Thanks

About a year ago my husband wanted to make homemade cinnamon rolls.  He went to and searched.  He found the best recipe and it has become a family favorite.  We now always have these on the nights I make my Crockpot Chili.  I have only changed one thing about the recipe - the addition of nutmeg in the filling of the rolls.  The nutmeg goes perfectly with the cinnamon.  It leaves a person trying to figure out what extra tasty spice is included.

Here is the recipe - I hope you will give it a try - you will not be disappointed. Don't leave out the instant pudding - I am not sure what it does - but wow delicious. 


1/4 cup warm water

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/2 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

1 cup warm milk

1 egg, room temperature

1 tablespoon white sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 cups bread flour

1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

1/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (my own addition)

3/4 cup chopped nuts - optional


In the pan of your bread machine, combine water, melted butter, vanilla pudding, warm milk, egg, 1 tablespoon sugar, salt, bread flour and yeast. Set machine to Dough cycle; press Start. *Make sure to add all the wet ingredients first*

In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts (optional).

When Dough cycle has finished, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a 17x10 inch rectangle.

 Spread with softened butter. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over dough.

Roll up dough, beginning with long side.

Slice into 16 one inch slices and place in 9x13 buttered pan.

I love to use my King Arthur Bench Scraper to cut the rolls - otherwise unflavored dental floss works great too.

Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.  If you don't have a warm place - I like to warm my oven to 170 degrees and shut it off - I place the covered rolls in the oven with the door cracked and it works like a charm. (if you do this step - you will have to wait obviously before preheating your oven :)

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes.  Remove rolls from oven and top with frosting.

Let me know what you think if you give these a try.  Also anyone else a fan of  I can't image not having them as a resource to help with my cooking and baking addiction.  Happy New Year Everyone!

We are currently in a winter storm warning - humm...make have to make these ones when I am snowed in again :)


  1. I love, Love, LOVE Allrecipes! I think this is very similar to the recipe I use from the site... I'm going to check. Man, these look divine!!!

  2. you have some yummy recipes. That salsa looks good too!

  3. Thank you "Mama" - I love to be in the kitchen.
    Also thank you Jen for the positive comment. I love blogging about my love of cooking.


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