Well what else are you going to do when you can’t sleep at 4 am? My family woke up to a treat because anyone who bakes knows it’s nearly impossible to pull off hot-from-the-oven cinnamon rolls for an early breakfast!
Cinnabontastics are my tried and true Cinnamon Rolls. My recipe is just a couple of tweaks on the “Clone of a Cinnabon” recipe from All Recipes~ over 4,800 people have rated it 5 stars, so you can trust these are amazing. I frankensteined together my favorite tips from the best cinnamon roll recipes to make the singular best recipe ever. The dough in this recipe is made in a bread maker and that really saves some work.
The backstory of why I call them Up All Nights comes from when I was dating my husband. His family had traveled to visit him at University and they were leaving the next morning for a 15 hour car ride to go back home. I wanted to make a treat for them to take on their ride and I knew this recipe was amazing- so I set out to make a batch about 11pm. As a very tired yet committed beginning baker, the process took me all night long and I was delivering the rolls hot from the oven to their hands at 5am as they drove away.
A.k.a. Up All Nights
Original recipe from Allrecipes
A.k.a. Clone of a Cinnabon
1 cup warm milk
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup butter, melted
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter flavoring
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Karo syrup
Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
Select dough cycle; press Start.
After the dough has doubled in size turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
Roll dough into a 16x21 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter mixed with the vanilla and butter flavoring and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls.
Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan.
Drizzle a half Tablespoon Karo syrup over each cinnamon roll.
Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, butter flavoring and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.