Disney Recipe: Make Gaston’s Famous Cinnamon Rolls At Home

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If you have ever visited Gaston’s Tavern in Magic Kingdom Park, then I assume you are familiar with the delicious Disney famous cinnamon rolls that are offered.

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Bring a bit of Disney into the comfort of your home (and spend some quality time with your family in the kitchen) when making these copy cat cinnamon rolls!

Check out this easy to follow recipe for Gaston’s Tavern Cinnamon Rolls — thanks to Ashley Crafted (get even more of her recipes by visiting her website here)!

Cinnamon Roll
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Cinnamon Rolls at Gaston’s Tavern

Cinnamon Roll Dough

  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 6 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour Divided
  • 2 Packets Rapid Rise Yeast .25 oz Packets
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter


  • 2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Butter Softened

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8 oz Pack Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Butterscotch Topping

  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream
Gaston’s Tavern
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Step by Step Instructions for Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Melt the 1/2 cup of butter with the milk.
  2. Once the butter has melted, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Grab your mixer and add 2 1/2 cups of flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix.
  4. Then add your water and eggs, as well as the warm butter/milk mixture from earlier. Mix well.
  5. Let’s begin making the dough. Add the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time. When the dough starts to form a ball, it’s ready!
  6. Trade out your mixing blade for a dough hook (or kneed by hand if you’re a super hero). Mix with the hook for 5 minutes.
  7. Grab the dough out of your bowl, sprinkle some flour in the bowl, and plop the dough back in the same bowl to rise for 10 minutes.
  8. Time to get your filling ready. Put the brown sugar, cinnamon, and softened butter into a bowl. Mix well. I ended up using my hands just to get that spreadable consistency I was looking for.
  9. Roll out the dough into a long rectangle. You want it to be much longer than it is wide to achieve the giant size.
  10. Spread the filling evenly across the whole surface.
  11. Starting at a short end, roll the dough like a jellyroll.
  12. Make a cut in the very center of the long roll, and then two cuts about 6 inches from the center on either side.
  13. Place both the rolls, swirl down, in a greased 9×13 pan.
  14. Don’t waste the remaining dough! I cut the rest of the dough into normal size rolls and put them in another pan to cook afterwards.
  15. Melt 1/4 cup butter and drizzle over your dough. Allow your rolls to rise for 30 minutes.
    Gaston's Tavern
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  16. Preheat your oven to 375 Degrees F. Bake for 20 minutes. Cover loosely with foil and bake another 10 minutes. 
  17. While the rolls are baking, get your toppings ready.
  18. In a saucepan, add your cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter. Melt.
  19. Next add the powdered sugar and stir. Once incorporated, add the vanilla and salt. Put aside
  20. In a saucepan, add the brown sugar, butter, and cream. Bring to a boil and maintain for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  21. Add the salt and vanilla. Put aside.
  22. Drizzle copious amounts of cream cheese frosting in one direction, then drizzle with butterscotch in the other direction.

Recipe by Ashley Crafted

LeFou's Brew
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