Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls

Take breakfast from 1 to 100 with the Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls. These delicious, fluffy rounds of cinnamon goodness are made with extra TLC. Each bite is better than the last!

Prep: 80Cook: 20Total: 1 hour 40 minutes
Yield 12 rolls 1x



  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • .25oz package instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or white sugar)
  • 2.5 cups bread flour (all purpose flour works as well)
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 1 cup coconut sugar (sub white sugar)
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup softened butter


  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 8oz block cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp almond milk

Alternate simple icing:

  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp almond milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease 9×13 dish.
  2. In a large bowl, heat almond milk and butter until melted and 110- 120F. This should be luke warm, not hot, in order to activate the yeast. I used my microwave to heat.
  3. Sprinkle yeast on top of warm milk mixture and let sit for ten minutes.
  4. While sitting, mix together flour and salt in another bowl.
  5. After milk has sat for ten minutes, whisk in coconut sugar.
  6. Once oven has reached temperature, turn it off and open door.  I use this as a ‘warm’ place for my rolls to rise during the winter months.
  7. Add wet ingredients into flour and stir until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and set in slightly warm oven with open door for 45 minutes. The dough should double in size.
  8. While dough is rising, prepare cinnamon sugar mixture by mixing coconut sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  9. Generously flour a large surface and dump dough onto it. If dough is too sticky, add more flour. You should be able to form it into a large rectangle shape.
  10. Once in a large rectangle, spread softened butter on top. Then evenly sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture.
  11. Roll tightly from one side to the other, keeping it nice and tight the whole time.
  12. Once in a long roll, cut in half once using floss or a sharp knife (I prefer using floss to cut it)
  13. Cut each half into 6 rolls and place them into a greased baking dish. Brush with melted butter.
  14. Turn oven back on and preheat to 350F with rolls sitting on top of oven.
  15. Once preheated, bake rolls for 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden.
  16. While baking, prepare frosting by blending all of the ingredients together with a hand mixer or a food processor.
  17. Frost cinnamon rolls when still warm, or once cooled if preferred.
Author: Erin MorrisseyCategory: breakfast, holidayMethod: ovenCuisine: American