World’s Best Cinnamon Rolls

What is Makara Cinnamon?

Makara cinnamon is a special variety of cinnamon that is used to make Cinnabon cinnamon rolls. Makara cinnamon is grown in Sri Lanka and has a unique flavor that sets it apart from other types of cinnamon. Makara cinnamon is also the key ingredient in Cinnabon’s secret recipe for their world-famous cinnamon rolls.

The Secret is Revealed

cinnabon cinnamon roll in a cinnabon box

Makara Cinnamon, fresh-baked dough, waves of frosting, and even love are baked into every bite of a Cinnabon cinnamon roll! Yes, those really are the key ingredients (secrets) of the world-famous Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls.

By now you’re probably wondering what is different about Makara cinnamon. Keep reading to find out!

Does It Taste Different

Makara cinnamon tastes different than other cinnamons because of its high concentration of essential oils. Makara cinnamon also has a higher content of flavonoids, which are antioxidants that give Makara cinnamon the unique flavor that Cinnabon is known for.

What Are The Benefits

Makara cinnamon is packed with health benefits due to its high concentration of antioxidants and essential oils. Some of the benefits of Makara cinnamon include:

– Lowering bad cholesterol

– Regulating blood sugar levels

– Reducing inflammation

– Boosting cognitive function

But the biggest benefit is the sweet smell!

If you’re looking for some of the best cinnamon rolls in the world, you can stop by a Cinnabon store or grab some Makara cinnamon so you can make Cinnabon-like cinnamon rolls at home! Keep reading to find the world’s best cinnamon rolls recipe below!

Where Can You Buy It?

Although Makara cinnamon is grown in Sri Lanka, you can purchase it online or at some specialty spice stores. If you want to make Cinnabon-style cinnamon rolls at home, you’ll need Makara cinnamon as it’s the key ingredient in their secret recipe. You can find Makara cinnamon on Amazon. Our team at World’s Best Cinnamon Rolls has found it at specialty spice stores, too.

How To Store It?

Makara like other types of cinnamon can last a long time if stored correctly. Makara cinnamon should be kept in an airtight container, away from light, in a cool and dry place like your pantry. We’ve found that Makara cinnamon can last up to 2 years stored this way. But, who would want to store it when you can make the world’s best cinnamon rolls at home?

How Do You Make Homemade Makara Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls?

It’s a question we often get around here. Makara cinnamon is the key ingredient that makes Cinnabon cinnamon rolls taste so good. You can make your own Makara cinnamon rolls by following this recipe:

How to Make Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls at Home With Makara Cinnamon!

cinnamon rolls made with makara cinnamon

Here’s what you’ll need to make approximately 16 Cinnabon Cinnamon rolls.

Ingredients for World’s Best Cinnamon Rolls!

World’s Best Cinnamon Roll Dough:

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 4-1/4 cups of all-purpose flour

World’s Best Cinnamon Roll Filling:

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground Makara Cinnabon cinnamon.  If you can’t find it we suggest using Saigon cinnamon in this recipe, since it’s a good substitute for the pungent Korintjie cinnamon that Cinnabon uses.
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted, divided

World’s Best Cinnamon Roll Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions For Making Makara Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

cinnabon cinnamon roll in a cinnabon box

Step 1: Prepare The Cinnamon Roll Dough

The foundation of your Makara Cinnabon Cinnamon rolls is the ender bun dough.

To get started, dissolve the yeast in warm milk.

In another bowl, combine sugar, butter, eggs, and salt with the yeast mixture and 2 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft sticky dough.

Step 2: Add The Makara Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Filling

Mix the brown sugar and Makara cinnamon (or a suitable substitute).

Push down the cinnamon roll dough and divide it in half.

On a lightly floured surface or your kitchen counter, roll one portion of cinnamon roll dough into an 11×8-inch rectangle.

Brush with 2 tablespoons of butter, then sprinkle with half of the brown sugar mixture to within 1/2 inch of the edges.

Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into eight slices.

Place each slice in a greased 13×9-inch pan, cut side down. Cover with a flour sack or kitchen towel.

Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 350°.

You’re almost there! in about 25 minutes you’ll have golden brown Makara Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls!

Step 3: Bake The Cinnamon Rolls Until Golden Brown

ENJOY THIS STEP! Bake until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.

Remove and cool on wire racks.

Step 4: Prepare The Cream Cheese Frosting

Don’t forget the cream cheese frosting!

Beat the butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and salt until blended.

Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar.

Step 5: Spread The Cream Cheese Frosting

The only thing left to do is to enjoy your Makara Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll in the comfort of your own home! You don’t even have to go to the mall if you don’t want to!

Want to make the best cinnamon rolls? Try this recipe now and message us with your results! Our team at World’s Best Cinnamon Rolls can’t wait to hear from you!

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