These Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls start with a simple bread dough from your bread maker. Homemade cinnamon rolls have never been easier!
Here is a summary of my food blogging experience:
- Scenario A – Do all the hard work. Plan recipe. Test recipe. Photograph recipe using complicated DSLR camera with elaborate lighting, food styling and propping. Maybe even make a video for recipe. Type up brilliantly creative content to accompany recipe. Publish recipe. Share recipe all over social media. Recipe does nothing.
- Scenario B – Throw together some bread machine cinnamon rolls for your family, think to yourself “Oh, maybe I should snap a picture of this with my iPhone for Instagram or something”. Give little thought to any other content to accompany it. Recipe becomes the most popular recipe you’ve ever shared on social media.
If you’re thinking this is an either-or, it’s not. Without fail, the recipes and images I create that seem to do the best are the ones I’ve given no thought to. They’re the ones I didn’t plan and just happened to strike culinary gold when I made them.
These Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect example.
I first made these on a whim when I rescued my bread machine from the archives of culinary history. I shared them on Instagram. Folks went nuts over them. The Today Show Food Instagram account reshared them.
See. No thought. Nothing planned. Pure gold.
Make them. You won’t be disappointed.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BREAD MACHINE CINNAMON ROLLS
How do you use a “bread machine” to make cinnamon buns?
While you won’t use the “loaf” baking part of a bread machine to make these cinnamon rolls, the “dough” cycle is absolutely perfect for this task. It eliminates almost all of the hands on part of this recipe, with the exception of rolling out the dough, adding the filling, and rolling the dough up. These are the best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever made, but so easy since the bread machine does most of the work making the dough.
Can I use a pre-made dough from the grocery store in this bread machine cinnamon roll recipe?
Yes, but… I’ve personally found if I buy fresh dough, it sorta explodes (expands rapidly) in my ‘fridge before I can get to it. And sure, dough for bread machine cinnamon rolls would be easy enough to make on your own at home with a good stand mixer, white flour, warm milk, instant yeast, a warm kitchen, and so on. But I love my good ole, throwback bread maker via these rolls.
Do you have a recipe for cream cheese frosting for these easy Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls?
Here’s a cream cheese icing recipe I would recommend.
Where is the best location to “proof” these cinnamon rolls?
I moved all around my kitchen for years looking for the best spot that was a little warm, but not too much… and free from drafts. I finally found that my multifunction air-fryer toaster oven has a “proof” setting, so now, I use it for proofing these cinnamon rolls.
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