Bread Machine Cinnamon Buns

I adapted my cinnamon bun recipe for the dough cycle of our bread machine.

  • 350ml liquid - 50/50 water and milk
  • heat in microwave about 55 seconds til it is 100F/40C
  • mix in 1-2 tablespoon honey til dissolved
  • mix in 1 tablespoon dry yeast til dissolved
  • let proof 5-10 minutes
  • put into bread machine

If you are using bread machine yeast you don't need to proof. But I am not, and I like proofing yeast anyway

  • add 1/4 cup oil
  • add 1 tsp salt
  • add 600g flour

For flour, I've been using various mixtures but 600g is roughly :

  • 3 tablespoons gluten flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup barley or white flour

The gluten flour is available at the Bulk Barn and comes in handy for making nice fluffy dough when using a high percentage of whole wheat and other non-standard flours.

Prepare a mixture of

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Mix this well and use it to spread over the dough after you roll it out. I roll it out to about 30 inches wide and 14 to 16 inches high.


Spread the cinnamon mixture evenly over top, and roll it up the short way (so it is longer than it would have been if you rolled it the other way). Carefully cut off the rolls and arrange them on a baking sheet. You can see that I used parchment paper. Cover with a tea towel and let rise 1 hour.

They get baked in a 350F oven for 20 to 25 minutes.