Easiest Cinnamon Roll Recipe = No Yeast

Easiest Cinnamon Roll Recipe = No Yeast

One of my favorite breakfast treats is a warm cinnamon roll. We’ve had trouble finding the pre-made kind at the grocery store, so I decided to make my own for Easter morning. Many recipes require yeast, but I found an easy yeast-free recipe.

I looked at a few yeast-free recipes before making my own batch. The cold butter is a must-have for the dough, and I used a bit more milk than most recipes required. I also froze my rolled dough for 5 minutes to make it easier to cut. The melted butter in the pie dish makes a huge impact on how the rolls taste.

My family devoured these cinnamon rolls in just one sitting. They are light and sweet, and the sugar/butter filling crystallizes to make a soft surprise. Even though I placed buttercream frosting on the table for the rolls, it was not needed! An alternative to frosting is jelly or a powdered sugar glaze.


Pie plate, oven,

Rolling pin, wax paper



•2 cups all purpose flour

3 tbsp. white sugar

1 tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

5 tbsp. cold butter plus

2 tbsp. butter

3/4 cup milk plus extra


•2/3 cup brown sugar

3 tbsp. white sugar

1 tbsp. cinnamon

5 tbsp. melted butter

1 tsp. vanilla extract


•Preheat oven to 375°F.

•Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

•Cut cold butter into the dry mix using a pastry cutter or fork and knife.

•Slowly add milk and mix until all ingredients are combined into a ball/pile.

•Place the dough on a floured surface. Roll the dough into a ball. If it is too dry, add a bit of milk. If it is too wet, add more flour.

•Sprinkle flour on top of the ball of dough. Place a large piece of wax paper on top of the dough. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to create roughly a 10" x 12" rectangle.

•Make the filling in a mixing bowl by combining brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in melted butter and vanilla to create a paste.

•Remove the wax paper from the top of the dough. Carefully lift dough and place it on top of the wax paper.

•Use a spatula to spread the filling over the dough, leaving 1/2 inch of space around the perimeter of the dough.

•Use the wax paper to carefully roll the dough tightly into a log. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes.

•Place 2 tbsp. of butter into a 9-inch pie plate and set it inside your preheating oven for a few minutes until the butter has melted. When butter has melted, remove pie plate from oven.

•Remove the dough log from the freezer. Cut the log, spacing your cuts about 1-inch apart and place each roll into the buttered pie plate.

•Bake at 375°F for 28 to 30 minutes (beginning to lightly brown around edges).


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