NO Yeast Cinnamon Roll
This recipe for no yeast cinnamon rolls is the quickest and easiest way to make everyone’s favorite cinnamon-filled bakery item.
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  1. Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Without Yeast
  2. Ingredients for Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
  3. Additions & Substitutions
  4. How to Make No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls
  5. Tips
  6. How to Store Cinnamon Rolls
  7. Other Bakery Recipes
  8. No Yeast Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Nothing compares to the taste of a soft, gooey cinnamon roll fresh out of the oven. The only issue with this breakfast favorite is the prep time that they take. Well, not anymore. This recipe for no yeast cinnamon rolls is the quickest and easiest way to make everyone’s favorite cinnamon-filled bakery item.

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Without Yeast

You may be scratching your head a bit and wondering, “How the heck do you make cinnamon rolls with no yeast?” Well, the answer is actually quite simple, baking powder. By swapping out just the right amount of baking powder in place of the yeast you arrive at the perfect homemade cinnamon rolls that can be made in under an hour.

You might be thinking this is too good to be true. I can ensure you, it’s not. These cinnamon rolls are just as fluffy and filled with gooey deliciousness as any other cinnamon rolls! The only difference is that you don’t have to wait for them to rise. It makes it so easy to put these together at a moment’s notice.

Ingredients for Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • cold salted butter
  • milk
  • brown sugar
  • white sugar
  • cinnamon
  • allspice
  • vanilla extract
  • cream cheese
  • vanilla

Additions & Substitutions

Icing: For ease, you can also use a store-bought tub of cream cheese or vanilla frosting instead of making a homemade icing.

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How to Make No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Mix together flour, sugar and baking powder. And butter and milk and stir until well combined.
    Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, butter and milk
  2. Place the dough onto a floured surface and roll it to form dough balls. 
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. Add the vanilla and butter and stir until well combined.
    cinnamon sugar mix in a bowl
  4. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to a 10×12 rectangle.
  5. Spread cinnamon sugar over the rectangle dough.
    Use a rolling pin to roll it out to a rectangle and spread the brown sugar mixture into the dough
  6. Carefully roll the dough starting with one of the 12” sides.
    cinnamon roll dough
  7. Cut the log into 1 inch slices. Place the rolls on a 11×7 baking dish.
    Pro-Tip: Be sure to cut your cinnamon rolls to about 1 inch slices. They may look a bit small, but remember, they will rise quite a bit when baking!
    Place the rolls on a 11x7 baking dish.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 28-30 minutes.
  9. Add cream, butter, and vanilla in a bowl and mix together until creamy. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, if needed add milk 1 tbsp at a time.
  10. When cinnamon rolls finish baking, cover them in the icing.
    no yeast cinnamon rolls in baking pan

Tips

  • This recipe makes extra icing that you can add to individual rolls for those who like more! Likewise, if you are using a store-bought frosting, there will be plenty to cover all of the cinnamon rolls and extra for anyone who’d like it.

How to Store Cinnamon Rolls

It’s important to store your cinnamon rolls in an airtight container to keep them nice and fresh. You don’t want to let any air get at them or they will lose their soft and fluffy consistency. I typically store my rolls on the countertop at room temperature, but you can also store them in the fridge if you prefer. They will last about 2 days at room temperature and about a week in the fridge.

Other Bakery Recipes

5 from 2 votes
NO Yeast Cinnamon Roll

No Yeast Cinnamon Roll

Serves — 12
This recipe for no yeast cinnamon rolls is the quickest and easiest way to make everyone’s favorite cinnamon-filled bakery item.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

Rolls

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 5 tbsp cold salted butter
  • ¾ cup milk

Filling

  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Icing

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease an 11×7 baking dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, and baking powder. Use a whisk to combine.
  • Using a pastry cutter, cut in 5 tbsp of cold butter (or use the two knives method).
  • Add the milk to the bowl and mix well until all ingredients are combined.
  • Place the dough onto a large floured surface and roll it until it forms a dough ball. Add additional flour as needed while you are rolling it into a ball.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll dough out to an approximate 10×12" rectangle.
  • In a separate bowl add brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. Whisk together. Add the vanilla and butter. Stir the ingredients together until well combined.
  • Spread the cinnamon sugar over the rectangle of dough.
  • Carefully roll the dough starting with one of the 12" ends and roll.
  • Cut the log using a very sharp knife into 1 inch wide slices.
  • Place cinnamon rolls in the 11×7 baking dish.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F 28-30 minutes. (While the cinnamon rolls are baking start the icing)
  • In a medium mixing bowl add cream, butter, and vanilla. Using a hand mixer beat together until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Slowly add powdered sugar while continuing to beat together. If needed thin icing with milk, 1 tbsp at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  • When the cinnamon rolls are finished baking, remove them from the oven and cover them in icing.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage :
It’s important to store your cinnamon rolls in an airtight container to keep them nice and fresh. You don’t want to let any air get at them or they will lose their soft and fluffy consistency. I typically store my rolls on the countertop at room temperature, but you can also store them in the fridge if you prefer. They will last about 2 days at room temperature and about a week in the fridge.
Tips:
  • This recipe makes extra icing that you can add to individual rolls for those who like more! Likewise, if you are using a store-bought frosting, there will be plenty to cover all of the cinnamon rolls and extra for anyone who’d like it.
  • Be sure to cut your cinnamon rolls to about 1 inch slices. They may look a bit small, but remember, they will rise quite a bit when baking!

Nutrition Info

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    Really quite a lovely recipe. Easy to make and oh so good. The frosting especially. Mine did not rise well – but I used a different sized pan. They were still wonderful as there was a larger frosting to pastry ratio 🙂