Copycat McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts


McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts

Making your own copycat McDonald’s cinnamon melts, tastes wonderful, and they’re not hard to make from scratch. This must-try recipe walks you through the process of making your cinnamon melts entirely from scratch, as well as a super easy process of making them by using canned biscuit dough. These are so good; you will not want to miss out. 

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Easy Cinnamon Melts (McDonalds Copycat Recipe)

There are two main ways to make these easy and delicious Cinnamon melts that are a copycat recipe based on the bakery item that McDonald’s used to sell. We are going to focus primarily on making these cinnamon melts from scratch, which give you the best flavor and texture. But we will also share an easy shortcut you can use to make these if you are in a hurry. First, let’s learn what exactly cinnamon melts are. 

About the Melts

Cinnamon melts are made with a base of sweet, yeast dough, combined with butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Once they are baked, they are topped with a tasty cream cheese frosting. You can also try topping them with a glaze if you prefer, but the original baked good uses cream cheese frosting. 

Cinnamon Melt a la Mode 

Making the dough for cinnamon melts is very simple, you can make a basic sweet yeast dough from scratch. I personally think this method will give you the best possible results, as far as overall taste, texture, and longevity. Don’t worry, we will walk you through the process of making this dough so that it is not an intimidating process for you. Or if you prefer a super-simple method, you can also use a can of pre-made biscuits in place of the dough from scratch. Stay tuned, as we will walk you through the process in the instructions for copycat McDonald’s cinnamon melts below. First, there are a few things you will need to have on hand, to make this recipe from scratch. 

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Kitchen Equipment

Muffin tin
Cooking spray
Mixer and mixing bowl
Dough hook for mixer
Measuring cup
Pizza cutter

McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts Recipe


Cinnamon Melts Dough

1 cup milk
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp yeast
2 large eggs
½ cup butter, soft
5 cups all-purpose flour

Cinnamon Filling

½ cup butter, soft
Cinnamon, to taste (about 1 Tbsp)
Brown sugar, to taste (about 1/2 cup)


¼ cup butter, soft
4 oz cream cheese, soft
½ tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups powdered sugar


Step 1

Pour your milk into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 1-1 ½ minutes, just until your milk is lukewarm. Pour your milk into the mixing bowl, and add sugar, salt, and yeast. Mix to combine. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. Add eggs and butter. Stir to combine. Add flour and stir until dough forms a ball. Add more flour if necessary. 

Step 2

Roll 1/3 of your dough out onto a flat surface. Top with 1/3 of your soft butter, and then sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread the sugar/cinnamon mixture out so that it covers the top of your dough evenly. 

Step 3

Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into rows and columns, so that each piece is about 1 inch wide by 1 ½ inches long. Spray your muffin tins with cooking spray. 

Step 4

Roll each piece of dough, into a mini roll-up. Place them into the muffin tins, until they are filled almost full. Cover and let rise for 1-1 ½ hours. 

Step 5

Preheat your oven to 375°F

Step 6

Once the dough has risen to be about double the size, place it in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove and allow to cool. 

Step 7

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, and cream cheese. Add vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar, stir to combine. Drizzle cream cheese frosting on top of your warm copycat cinnamon melts. 


Glaze. If you prefer, you may use a simple glaze recipe to top your cinnamon melts instead. To make this, simply combine 2 tsp milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 2/3 cup powdered sugar. Stir to combine, then drizzle on top of warm cinnamon melts. 

Canned Biscuits. In the place of the sweet dough recipe above, you may simply open a can of refrigerated biscuits, cut them into quarters, then add them into a mixing bowl. Add butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar mixture, stir until combine, then pour into prepared muffin tins, and bake according to instructions. Once baked, top with frosting as instructed above.  

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McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts Nutrition Facts

While these copycat McDonald’s cinnamon melts, may not be considered healthy, we are going to cover the nutritional facts of what we calculate each one to contain. To get to this assumed nutritional fact, we estimate that this recipe will make an average of twelve cinnamon melts. 


We estimate that each cinnamon roll contains 554 calories per serving of one large muffin tin full. Based on the suggested daily intake of 2,000 calories per day, one cinnamon melt, makes up 27.7% of your suggested daily calorie consumption. 

Nutrition Facts

Based on an average serving size of 1/12 of the recipe given above, we calculate that one cinnamon melt will contain 554 calories. We also estimate that the total fat one of the cinnamon melts contains will be around 24.4g total fat. One melt will also contain an average of 94mg cholesterol, 406mg sodium, 76.5g carbohydrates, and 8.8g protein. 


If you have allergies to food, please note that the suggested recipe above, contains milk, wheat, and eggs, in the ingredients list. Please substitute ingredients as needed, to fit your allergy needs. 

Review: McDonald’s – Cinnamon Melts

While there are several reviews online for the cinnamon melts not being so great at McDonald’s when they were available for purchase. Our suggested copycat recipe, however, is quite delicious. These baked goods are the best when fresh from the oven, while still warm. They are warm, full of a sweet cinnamon and sugar taste, but made from bread that is light and fluffy. These are perfect for a breakfast or brunch treat when you are looking for something fun and different. 

All-Day Breakfast

Not only are these copycat McDonald’s cinnamon melts perfect for breakfast or brunch, but they are also great for a treat throughout the day. Enjoy these cinnamon melts for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, or a snack! 

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Recipe Variations 

Cinnamon Roll

McDonald’s copycat cinnamon melts are very much like a cinnamon roll. If you are looking for more of a traditional treat, this recipe can easily be adapted to make cinnamon rolls instead of cinnamon melts. Simply prepare as instructed above, only roll the dough out flat, cover with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar, then roll into a loaf shape. Cut into cinnamon rolls, then place into a round cake pan to bake instead of a muffin pan. 

“Cinnamon Melts – absolutely DELICIOUS!!!”

These copycat cinnamon melts make a delicious treat for any time of the day. Once you get the hang of making yeast sweet bread, these are easy to prepare. Everyone is going to enjoy these special treats. 

McDonald’s Restaurant Copycat Recipes: Cinnamon Melts

Making your own copycat McDonalds cinnamon melts turn out even better than when you could find directly from the restaurants. If you want to enjoy the melt in your mouth taste, try enjoying these sweet treats when they are fresh from the oven.  

McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts (Copycat Recipe)

Copycat McDonald’s cinnamon melts are simple, made from a basic sweet dough, rolled with a cinnamon and sugar mixture, then topped with a decadent cream cheese frosting, yet these treats taste wonderful. Try making your own today, and let us know what you think! 


Did McDonald’s discontinue their cinnamon melts?

As of right now, yes. 

Does Mcdonalds still carry cinnamon melts?

Not currently.

Does Mcdonalds sell cinnamon melts all day?

When they carry them, yes, they are available all day. 

Why did McDonald’s stop making cinnamon rolls?

McDonalds currently sells basic cinnamon rolls from their bakery. 

Is McDonald’s getting cinnamon rolls?

Yes, they currently sell them. 

What is a cinnamon melt at McDonald’s?

A cinnamon melt is a sweet bread that is cut into small pieces and swirled with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon mixture. They are baked and topped with a cream cheese frosting. 

Does Mcdonalds still sell cinnamon melts?

They do not currently sell cinnamon melts. 

Does McDonald’s serve cinnamon rolls?

They do currently serve cinnamon rolls. 

Why did McDonald’s stop selling cinnamon rolls?

They typically stop because they are not selling well. 

Did McDonald’s discontinue cinnamon melts?

Yes, they are not currently selling cinnamon melts. 

Does McDonald’s sell cinnamon rolls now?

Yes, they currently do. 

Are McDonald’s new cinnamon rolls good?

They are okay. If you are looking for the best cinnamon rolls, these are not them. 

What happened to Cinnamelts?

McDonald’s does not currently sell cinnamelts. 

Are McDonald’s cinnamon melts back?

Not currently. 

What is in a McDonald’s cinnamon roll?

A cinnamon roll is a basic sweet bread that is rolled with a layer of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. It is then baked and topped with a drizzle of cream cheese frosting. 

Are McDonald’s cinnamon melts served all day?

When they carry cinnamon melts, they are typically available all day. 

Are McDonald’s cinnamon roll good?

They are okay. 

Does McDonald’s still have cinnamon sticks?

Cinnamon sticks are not currently on McDonald’s menu in most locations. 

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