The Easiest Cinnamon Rolls require lots of sugar, but do not require yeast. If you love warm and soft cinnamon rolls, make this recipe today!
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 five 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!
Easiest Cinnamon Rolls (Yeast Free)
- Pie Plate
- Rolling Pin
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tbsp baking power
- 1 tsp salt
- 5 tbsp cold butter plus 2tbsp butter
- 3/4 cup milk plus extra
- wax paper
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 5 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1. Preheat oven to 375F.
- 2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
- 3. Cut cold butter into the dry mix using a pastry cutter or fork and knife.
- 4. Slowly add milk and mix until all ingredients are combined into a ball/pile.
- 5. 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.
- 6. Sprinkle flour on top of the ball of dough. Place a large piece of wax paper on top of the dough and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough. Roll dough to create roughly a 10 x 12" rectangle.
- 7. Make your filling in a mixing bowl by combining brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in melted butter and vanilla to create a paste.
- 8. Remove the wax paper from the top of the dough. Carefully lift the dough and place it on top of the wax paper.
- 9. Use a spatula to spread the filling over the dough, leaving 1/2" of space around the perimeter of the dough.
- 10. Use the wax paper to carefully roll the dough tightly into a log. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes.
- 11. Place 2 Tbsp of butter into a 9" pie pan and set it in your preheating oven for a few minutes until the butter has melted. Remove from oven once melted.
- 12. Remove the dough log from the freezer. Cut the log, spacing your cuts about 1" apart, and place each roll in the baking dish.
- 13. Bake on 375F for 28-30 minutes (beginning to lightly brown around edges).