Speedy Cinnamon Rolls

Need something to whip up for breakfast tomorrow? Love cinnamon buns, but don't want to get up super, duper early to get them rising before everyone in your house gets out of bed? Make these speedy cinnamon rolls - delicious, tender cinnamon rolls without yeast!! Oh yeah, thats right - no yeast therefore you can make these in under an hour!! And the ingredients are very basic, so you likely have them on hand. So go ahead, make a delicious Sunday morning breakfast that your family will love!

Speedy Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe from The Guy Can't Cook


  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour

  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup of buttermilk (or one cup of plain yogurt will work too!)

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (I've used milk in a pinch and they've turned out fine)

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus extra for brushing

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, cream, and melted butter. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and stir until the liquid is just absorbed - don't worry if it looks a little dry. Turn the dough out onto the counter and knead it lightly, just until it holds together. Knead in a little more flour if the dough seems sticky.

  3. On a piece of parchment or waxed paper, lightly form the dough into a rectangle. Use your hand or a rolling pin to gently roll until its about 18 by 10 inches.

  4. Spread the dough with the softened butter. Combine the brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon. Dust the mixture evenly over the dough.

  5. Starting with the long end, roll the dough as tightly as you can, using the parchment paper to aid you. Pinch the seam to seal and place the roll, seam-side down, on the counter. Cut the dough roll into 12 even pieces using a sharp knife or a piece of dental floss (to use the dental floss, simply slide the floss under the log, cross the ends of the floss over the log and pull to slice through the dough).

  6. Pick up each slice carefully, pinching the base slightly to fit each roll into a cup in an extra large, non-stick muffin pan. Brush rolls with melted butter.

  7. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Turn the rolls out onto a cooling rack and serve while still warm. Makes 12 rolls.
I hope this recipe makes it onto your to-bake list! Its worth it. The other weekend I baked a batch to take camping and we ate them for breakfasts with coffee - they were a hit! Everyone loved them and they disappeared quickly.

Happy Baking my Friends! I am pretty excited - I borrowed my friend D's ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid mixer and have some chocolate ice cream chilling in the fridge right now until it is cold enough to start churning in the icecream maker! Can't wait!


  1. They even rose while baking and everything?! I am impressed. Although still too tired this Sunday morning to get on that. Maybe next weekend though.

  2. Awesome! I made cinnamon buns again last night, and just left the 2nd rise to happen in the fridge over night... They are waiting to go into the oven right now
    -Wendy http://lizardbreathcreations.blogspot.com/