No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls are a delicious sugary, gooey, cinnamon treat for a quick and easy cinnemon roll ready in less than an hour!
Do you love cinnamon rolls as much as I do?!! But you don’t want to wait for them to rise or the thought of working with yeast terrifies you. These no yeast cinnamon rolls are the perfect easy answer to your cinnamon roll cravings. They only take about an hour from start to finish including bake time. There is no yeast to worry about proofing or waiting on. But the sweet combination of brown sugar and cinnamon rolled up into this cinnamon dough – that’s right there even is a little cinnamon in the dough – is just plain good.
I saw these no yeast cinnamon rolls and they looked so delicious and, well, I was in one of those moods – ummm, cravings – that I just needed to bake and get it out of my system. The first step was to check to make sure I had all the ingredients; cinnamon – check, flour – check, brown sugar – check, butter – check, and baking powder – check. That’s right, instead of yeast, baking powder is used for our leavening agent. And because we are using baking powder we only need to let the dough rest for a few minutes before rolling it up.
A few additional hints I put to work for me was: 1) I grated my cold butter; grated butter made it a lot easier to incorporate in with the flour. 2) I rolled up my rolls as tightly as I could for as many layers of cinnamon as I could get. 3) I pinched the bottom of my rolls together and then flattened them so none of that gooey cinnamon brown sugar could escape. 4) I dipped my fresh baked cinnamon rolls into a small bowl of granulated sugar to top them off. 5) I used a very sharp knife to cut my no yeast cinnamon rolls into 12 equal pieces.
Let’s get baking, so we can dive right into these yummy cinnamon rolls!
No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter (melted)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 TBS cinnamon
- 4 1/2 cups flour (plus a little more for flouring)
- 2 TBS baking powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 9 TBS cold butter (grated)
- 1 1/4 cup milk (plus a little extra as needed)
- granulated sugar for dipping
- butter for greasing the muffin pan
- Melt the 1/3 butter in the microwave, keep warm to keep liquefied to spread over the dough later in the process
- In another bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and 1 TBS cinnamon so there are no clumps. Set aside to spread over the dough later.
- Preheat oven to 390 degrees
- Butter very well a 12 hole muffin tin
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon
- Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut your cold grated butter into your dry ingredients. This should make little pea size clumps but most important make sure the butter is mixed through out the flour.
- As you are slowly pouring the milk in start to mix the milk in with the fork, using your hands as needed to incorporate all the flour/butter mixture.
- Pat the dough into a ball and let rest for a few minutes
- On a lightly floured flat surface place your dough and fold it onto and into itself 3 or 4 times. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
- On a floured surface roll the dough out into a rectangle about 18 x 14 inches or until the dough is about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
- Spread the melted butter from the cinnamon filling all over the dough, leaving about 1/2 inch around the edges
- Sprinkle the brown sugar cinnamon mixture all over the dough, patting down into the butter
- Starting with the longest edge roll your dough up as tightly as you can
- Cut into 12 equal pieces with a very sharp knife
- Pinch the bottom side of each roll together and then flatten before putting into the muffin tin
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and done
- In a small bowl put about 1/4 to 1/2 cup granulated sugar this you will use to top the cinnamon rolls
- While the rolls are still warm remove each one from the muffin tin, dip the top into the granulated sugar to cover the top and then set on a cooling rack
- Serve warm
Aren’t they beautiful?! I think they look just like a blossom, a blossom of ooey, gooey, sugary, cinnamony, yummy no yeast cinnamon rolls that I can’t wait to eat.
Inspired from Violet Bakery’s