There’s no need to wait for the dough to rise with this Quick and Easy No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls recipe. They’re so good!
Whip up these Easy No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls Fast!
The other day I made chili, and I remember when I was growing up, and in-school we always had cinnamon rolls when we had chili!
So I thought it would be fun to try out a new recipe for cinnamon rolls without yeast.
I think these homemade cinnamon rolls turned out great, and they don’t have yeast in them!
I’m rapidly becoming a fan of the idea of quick and easy no yeast cinnamon rolls! Easy peasy!
I know I know, some of you may be thinking no yeast.. why or how!? Well, since this is a sweet roll it doesn’t have to be made with yeast. Baking soda and baking powder work together to raise the dough instead.
So you simply whip up the dough and filling, roll cut and bake. No time to let it rise, it is super easy and quick. Once you add on the icing recipe I have below (or a cream cheese frosting) they can’t be beat.
I personally like this because if you think “oh let’s make homemade cinnamon rolls” and don’t have a ton of time, you can make these! You don’t have to let the dough rise for an hour!
And the biggest bonus is that even though it’s a recipe without yeast the cinnamon buns taste just as good (or in my opinion even better) than a recipe with yeast.
I made a smaller batch since I have not tried a no yeast recipe before. Just in case they didn’t turn out, but shockingly they were great. The only thing was the icing had a little bit of a grit to it, and that was my bad!
My husband likes the cinnamon rolls to be kind of doughy, so I cooked this with a little less cooking time, rather then cooking them for the whole time length.
Pro Tip: Make things Easier!
So if you want to make things a bit easier, I do recommend getting a pastry brush! When you go to brush the butter on the dough after you rolled it out, this works like a charm! I found it helped me get close to the edge of the dough. I also use this brush a lot of brush butter on rolls and more when I bake!
I also love this non stick rolling pin, it is a silicone non-stick. It makes rolling dough so much easier!
Enough chit chat – here is the recipe for Cinnamon Rolls With no Yeast!
Ingredients for Cinnamon Rolls:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (Plus you will need some extra for when you roll out dough)
3 tbs white granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk make your own, recipe here)
6 tbs melted butter
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ingredients for Cinnamon Filling:
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
Ingredients for Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbs butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbs milk (orange juice works as well)
How to make:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Take a round or square 9 inch pan and grease.
In a small bowl mix up all the cinnamon filling ingredients and set aside for later.
Then it is time to make the dough, mix the flour, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Next slowly whisk in the buttermilk and then only 2 tbs of the melted butter. Once it is mixed – the dough will look a bit sticky.
Take the dough and put it on a counter with some flour sprinkled out. Then you will need to knead the dough for like a minute or two until it is smooth and then press dough out into a 9 by 12 inch rectangle.
Now this doesn’t have to be exact, just so you have a good size of dough! You can use a rolling pin if you would like. I did and it made the process a lot quicker!
Now lay out, take another 2 tbs of melted butter and rub around on the dough covering it all. Then take your cinnamon mix
and sprinkle it all over the dough. Press lightly into dough.
Then take one end of the dough and start rolling it tightly. Once you have the dough rolled, cut the dough into 7-8 even pieces.
Place them in the greased pan.
Take the remaining melted butter (2 tbs) and brush each roll with it. This will help make them look golden brown.
Put in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes!
How to Make the Icing:
Next you will mix up your icing. It will be a thicker icing, and it will harden pretty quickly.
Once you pull out the rolls you can let them cool for a couple minutes and you can then pour the icing evenly over the rolls.
Now if you want it thinner then add 1 tsp of warm water at a time, thicker 1 tsp of powdered sugar at each
Plus if you are interested, check out these other delicious cinnamon roll recipes:
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 tbs white granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 6 tbs melted butter
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbs butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbs milk (orange juice works as well)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Grease a round or square 9 inch pan.
- In a small bowl mix up all the cinnamon filling ingredients and set aside for later.
- Mix the flour, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
- Slowly whisk in the buttermilk and then only 2 tbs of the melted butter.
- Place dough on floured counter.
- Knead the dough for a minute or two until it is smooth.
- Press dough into a 9 by 12 inch rectangle.
- Take 2 tbs of melted butter and rub around on the dough covering it all.
- Sprinkle cinnamon mix all over the dough.
- Then take one end of the dough and start rolling it tightly.
- Once you have the dough rolled, cut the dough into 7-8 even pieces.
- Place pieces in the greased pan.
- Take the remaining melted butter (2 tbs) and brush each roll with it.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Let rolls cool a few minutes.
- Mix powdered sugar, remaining butter, vanilla and milk.
- Use to ice rolls.
Serving Size:1 Roll
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 437mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 5g