Healthier Clone of a Cinnabon


Who doesn't love a Cinnabon? These taste so yummy but I always look for a way to make things a little healthier without changing the taste. I just spread a little less butter and use Neufchatel cheese and this recipe still tastes great.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
12 rolls


  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 2 eggs, room temperature

  • cup margarine, melted

  • 4 ½ cups bread flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 ½ teaspoons bread machine yeast

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 2 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 (3 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place milk, eggs, margarine, bread flour, white sugar, and yeast in the pan of bread machine in recommended order by manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface after it has doubled in size. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

  3. Roll dough into a 16x21-inch rectangle. Spread dough with 2 tablespoons butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Cover and let rest until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  5. Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

  6. Beat together Neufchatel cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Clone of a Cinnabon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

303 Calories
14g Fat
44g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 303
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 102mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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