The Best Ever Easy Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls
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Easy Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls

All you need is a perfect cinnamon roll recipe, and this is it! Be the kings and queens of the kitchen with this easy and super fluffy cinnamon roll recipe. Cozy up and take a bite, pat yourself on the back and share with your loved ones.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Baked goods, Breakfast & Lunch, Sweets
Cuisine: American, Norwegian
Servings: 20 rolls


Cinnamon Roll Dough

  • 1000 gr flour
  • 120 gr sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1,5 tsp cardamom
  • 1 egg
  • 50 gr fresh yeast or 7g dry.
  • 500 ml milk preferably whole milk. (2 cups, but for accuracy, use ml)
  • 160 gr butter

Cinnamon Roll Filling

  • 150 gr butter room temperature
  • 75-100 ml sugar
  • 1,5 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1,5 tbsp vanilla bean sugar
  • 1 egg for brushing, can substitute with milk


  • Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl - flour, sugar, salt and cardamom.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter, pour the milk in and wait until the mixture is lukewarm. This is very important or else the yeast will not wake. Mine was at 38C (100F). Combine with crumbled fresh yeast.
  • Pour the butter and milk into the flour mixture along with one egg.
  • Knead together, using a stand or hand mixer. This is also a very important step, as you have to mix until the dough is fluffy and no longer clings to the bowl, about 10 minutes. Add more flour if you need to, but you don't want to add more flour that absolutely necessary, as more flour means denser buns - which you obviously don't want.*
  • Add a little flour on top, and place a kitchen towel or plastic wrap over the bowl. Leave it in a warm place (or at least not ice cold and drafty!) for about 1-1,5 hours, until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Mix together the room temperature butter, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla bean sugar.
  • Take half of the dough and place on a lightly floured surface. Knead a little and begin rolling with a rolling pin. I want it to be around 1 cm (0.4 inch) thick. Spread half of the cinnamon mixture onto the dough, and begin to roll. 
  • Do not roll too tightly. Just lightly roll, but then again, not so loose that everything falls apart. Cut the roll into 10-ish rolls. Place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Whisk one egg and brush each cinnamon roll. You may substitute with milk, but I prefer eggs.
  • Take the other half and repeat the process. Bake in the middle of the oven on 210C (410C) for around 12 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack. 


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Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice
* However, if you measure exactly like the recipe states, you shouldn't need to add or subtract anything, I never do.