Giant Cinnamon Rolls

Giant Cinnamon Rolls

16 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 94% would make again

Ready in 2 hours 30 minutes

These are the best cinnamon rolls I have ever had! They are light and huge, and just the right amount of sugar and cinnamon filling.


1 Tbsp Yeast
2 1/4 cup Warm Water
1/3 cup Honey
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 large Egg
1 Tbsp Salt
6 cups All Purpose Flour; (I prefer unbleached)
2 Tbsp Vital Wheat Gluten (optional)
1/4 cup Butter or Margarine
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Cinnamon

Original recipe makes 12 Servings



1. Mix yeast, water and honey and add 1/2 cup flour to feed the yeast.

Mix lightly and let it sit for a few minutes.

2. Stir in the oil, egg, and salt. Mix.

3. Add the vital wheat gluten (if using) and the flour, a cup at a time, using somewhere around 6 cups flour, give or

take, depending on the weather. You want a soft, slightly sticky dough

that pulls away from the sides of the bowl, but not stiff.

4. Turn your mixer on and knead the dough. Knead for 10 minutes! The

kneading is the key.

5. Place dough into an oiled bowl, cover with a damp tea towel, and let

rise for about 30 minutes.

6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a long rectangle.

7. Spread 1/4 cup of softened butter over top to within an inch of one

long edge.

8. Mix the sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle the mixture over top.

9. Roll dough and pinch seam to close.

10. Cut the roll into 12 slices and place 3 across and 4 down on one

large greased cookie sheet.

11. Cover the pans and let rise until doubled.

12. Bake @ 375* F till done. Check on them @ 20-25 minutes, as they

are done when lightly browned. Let cool in pan.


I just make a basic vanilla frosting with melted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, milk, and a pinch of salt. There are many different frosting recipes out there. My sister prefers it with a cream cheese frosting. These rolls work with whatever frosting you like (they are awesome)!

We leave them in the pan unfrosted, and then when we are ready to eat them (if they aren't fresh from the oven) we pop one in the microwave for 10 - 15 seconds to warm it up, put some frosting on it, and it tastes just as good as fresh from the oven. We have also made these with orange zest rather than cinnamon, and then also added some orange juice and zest to the frosting to make some orange rolls instead.

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These cinnamon rolls are the best. Look at the size of it, I have to share it with my husband, I can't eat a whole one by myself they are so huge!

Giant Cinnamon Bun with basic butter cream icing.




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Cream Cheese Icing

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"This looks like a good basic cream cheese frosting recipe that would work well with these cinnamon rolls if you prefer cream cheese frosting." — melarky melarky

Basic Buttercream Icing

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"This looks like a good basic butter cream vanilla icing recipe you could use, very similar to the one I make (I never measure though, just eye ball it)." — melarky melarky

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I have made a video of this recipe at, it also includes the icing I use with this recipe. I wish we could post videos to the receipes, but until then, you can go to the link above to see a video of us making these cinnamon rolls.
melarky 5m ago

I have to say that is a big cinnamon roll. I will try to make that just because I love cinnamon rolls
ChefCeeDudeSeven 1y ago

I have tried so many different cinnamon roll recipes. This is the winner for sure. The family loved them! Thanks for sharing.
CammyJo 1y ago

Haha love the picture :3 and the rolls are fabulous! Thank you!
Chinalizzyaru 3y ago

First let me start by saying I'm not a baker. I made these today and the only thing I changed was I used cane syrup instead of honey. They didn't turn out very good. I'll try again with honey.
Jthamms 4y ago

These are really wonderful. Just a note that the gluten is mentioned in the ingredient list, but not in the instructions. Which is fine, as I wasn't about to go out to buy just that. In any case - delicious and will certainly add to the rotation.
cleverkt 4y ago

I really liked this recipe except the icing recipe didn't really work well. Overall the cinnamon buns turned out good though!
Brianna88 4y ago

@Bmw1980 - I never measure for the frosting, it's just a basic butter cream icing recipe. I think I probably melt about 1/4 C. of margarine in a large bowl, then add a teaspoon of vanilla and pinch of salt, and then just stir in powdered sugar until it's thick (like frosting thick, thicker than I would want for these). Then I just thin it out with milk until it is the consistency I like on the cinnamon rolls. Careful though, add only a small amount of milk at a time (it makes it thin in a hurry). I should probably write down exact measurements next time, but that's just how I always make it. Probably a little different every time, but oh so yummy each time too.
melarky 4y ago

Seriously, what is the frosting recipe;)!
Bmw1980 4y ago

If you use bread flour, you don't need to add the wheat gluten (bread flour has more protein and gluten than AP flour already). The wheat gluten just gives it a better texture, if you don't have it, you can leave it out, and the rolls will turn out good, they just turn out a little better with a little more gluten to help give it structure. We just made these again last night and they are so tasty, but I have to get rid of them soon, because I ate 2 of them by myself today (I can't be trusted), so I may try to give the rest away soon (shouldn't be hard, who doesn't like cinnamon buns?)
melarky 4y ago

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