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No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls are a delicious sugary, gooey, cinnamon treat for a quick and easy cinnamon roll ready in less than an hour!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 12 rolls
Author: Ellen


For the Dough:

  • 4 1/2 cups flour (4 - 4.5 cups??)
  • 2 TBS baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1 1/4 cup milk (1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups)

For the Filling:

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (melted and cooled slightly)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 TBS cinnamon

For Topping the Rolls:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

For Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 TBS milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Cinnamon Filling

  • 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.

Cinnamon Dough

  • Preheat the oven to 390 degrees.
  • Coat each of the holes in a muffin tin liberally with butter.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Grate the cold butter into the flour mixture and cut the butter into the flour using forks or a pastry cutter. Work the mixture together until the butter is in little pea sized clumps, and mixed well throughout.
  • Slowly pour the milk into the dough, and mix it with a fork, or using your hands as needed to incorporate the dough together well. (Add a little more flour, or a little more milk as needed)
  • Form the dough into a ball and let rest for a few minutes.
  • Lightly flour your surface and fold the dough over onto itself 3 or 4 times. Allow to rest for a second time for another few minutes.
  • Then roll the 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.
  • Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture all over the dough.
  • Starting with the longest edge of the dough, roll your dough up as tightly as you can.
  • Cut the dough into 12 equal sized rolls.
  • Pinch the bottom of each roll together and then place them into each of the prepared muffin tin spots.
  • Bake for 15 to 25 minutes until golden brown and the center is done.

For the Sugar Topping:

  • In a small bowl put about 1/4 to 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
  • While the rolls are still warm, remove each one from the muffin tin and dip them into the sugar to cover the tops.
  • Enjoy them warm.

For the Icing Topping:

  • Combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
  • While the rolls are still warm, remove them from the muffin tin and place them on a plate. Pour the icing over the top of each muffin.
  • Enjoy them warm.