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No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls stacked on a plate.

No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

Tressa Jamil
Nothing beats a warm batch of gooey cinnamon rolls, and this recipe for no yeast cinnamon rolls will have you enjoying them in no time at all.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cinnamon rolls
Calories 374 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For the Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup white sugar, granulated

For the Rolls:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling the dough
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, granulated
  • 1 ¼ tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoons milk, whole milk

Instructions
 

For the Dough:

  • Combine the ingredients for the filling in a small bowl, and set it aside.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set it aside.
  • Whisk buttermilk, five tablespoons melted butter, and vanilla together in a separate mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into the middle of the dry ingredients, and combine until a dough forms. Do not over mix.
  • Knead the dough with your hands and form a smooth ball. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

For the Cinnamon Rolls:

  • Preheat oven to 425° F | 218° C. Roll the dough ball into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Cover it with the reserved filling mixture, leaving room on all four sides of the dough, about 1/4- inch. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
  • Roll the dough into a tube. Trim the ends and cut them into even slices, about 10.
  •  Prepare a baking dish and line it with the cinnamon rolls.
  • Brush the tops with melted butter using a pastry brush and bake for 17 minutes.
  • While the rolls are baking, make the icing. Use a hand mixer and blend the softened butter. Then, add vanilla. Slowly incorporate the powdered sugar and blend until smooth. Finally, whisk in the milk. Set aside.
  • Retrieve the cinnamon rolls from the oven. Allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes and drizzle them with the frosting.

Notes

  • How do I replace yeast in a cinnamon roll recipe? I use baking powder paired with baking soda and buttermilk in place of the yeast. For baking soda to do its job, it needs an acid; I use buttermilk. So please, please, please, don't replace the buttermilk with regular milk. Don't have buttermilk? That's okay, follow my instructions below and make your own in just a few minutes. 
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1 Cinnamon RollCalories: 374kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSodium: 367mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31g
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