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Butter and cinnamon are combined with brown sugar to make this Cinnamon Roll Filling paste. You can spread cinnamon butter on a plethora of bread, rolls, muffins, etc.

Cinnamon Roll Filling


Cinnamon Roll Filling is basically a cinnamon-flavored butter. It’s sweetened with sugar and makes a perfect spread for bread, rolls, biscuits, pancakes, and more!

I know what you’re asking yourself. Why would I ever need just Cinnamon Roll Filling?

Doesn’t that belong in Cinnamon Rolls?

Trust me, I didn’t know I needed it either until I made too much for a batch of easy cinnamon rolls and stored the extra in the fridge instead of throwing it out. I then found that I used it on sweet potatoes, pound cake, toast, crescent rolls, and biscuits. As well, I stirred a teaspoon of it in my hot chocolate. It was fantastic. You can even add cinnamon bun butter to your morning cup of coffee.

That’s when I decided, I will always need Cinnamon Roll Filling in my life and in my fridge! 😄

Maybe you do too!


Cinnamon Roll Filling


When you are preparing to make this is to use real butter, no substitutions, no margarine. As well, you need the butter to be at room temperature. The butter needs to be soft and spreadable so the sugar and cinnamon mix evenly throughout.

Check out some of my cinnamon recipes

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.

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Cinnamon Roll Filling

Cinnamon Roll Filling

 Butter and cinnamon are combined with brown sugar to make this Cinnamon Roll Filling paste.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 34 cup


  • ½ cup butter softened but not melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Using a fork or spatula, cream and combine the butter, sugar, cinnamon and salt until well incorporated.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.



Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This is the best way to add filling to cinnamon rolls because it sticks to the dough and when you roll it up it adheres and won’t come spilling out the sides all over your counter as does sprinkling the sugar cinnamon mixture on the buttered surface of the dough does.

    1. It’ll keep in fridge as long as butter. I make it and keep it for 2-3 weeks at a time. It can be frozen as well.

  2. Couldn”t remember the amounts of butter and sugar of another recipe I usually use. Thought this one tasted better but I always add some nutmeg and a little ginger for a flavor boost. Thank you for this recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you, this is the exact kind of recipe site there isn’t enough of on the internet. I don’t need a three hour long explanation on your life and some ridiculous story about your recipe before I even get to see the recipe. I can not wait to try this filling of yours, it clearly has the proportions of a true cinnamon lover, also those other recipes recipes listed along side it seem like good uses of cinnamon filling, not just cinnamon buns. I enjoyed your site and will definitely come back and have a look at other recipes, what a refreshing joy this site is.

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