How To Make Homemade Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon rolls, also called cinnamon buns or cinnamon swirls are a sweet roll commonly served in Europe and The United States. The cinnamon roll is thought to have originated from Sweden, where it is known as a kanebulle. Every year on 4th October, the Swedes have kanelbullens dag or cinnamon roll day. The Germans have their own variety of cinnamon roll known as the Franzbrotchen, which originates from the Hamburg area of Germany.

Swedish Kanelbulle or Cinnamon Bun

Swedish Kanelbulle or Cinnamon Bun

A cinnamon roll comprises a rolled layer of yeast leavened dough onto which a cinnamon and sugar mixture is spread over a thin coat of butter. In some instances, raisins may also be added. The dough is then rolled, cut into individual portions, and baked. They are prepared in this manner since it is impossible to combine the cinnamon flavor into the dough, because it would kill the yeast. In America, cinnamon rolls are often covered with a sugar based icing or glaze of some kind. In European countries, a coarse pearl or nib sugar is commonly used in place of icing.

Cinnamon Buns/Sticky Buns


  • 5 Cups All Purpose White Flour
  • ½ Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Active Dried Yeast
  • ¾ Cup Coconut Milk or Buttermilk

For the Filling

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ Cup All Purpose White Flour
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