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2-Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Rolls

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I am a huge fan of cinnamon rolls, so much so that I have several recipes for them here on my website. Here is yet another awesome cinnamon roll recipe. This 2-ingredient dough cinnamon rolls recipe is the easiest and quickest of all of my other cinnamon roll recipes. They do taste different than a classic Cinnabon-style yeast-based roll, but they are still tasty.

These are so fast to make and the recipe makes a small batch which is perfect for just a few people. And you can always double or triple the recipe if you would like to make more. From start to finish you can be eating them in around 40 minutes or so.

Let’s get to it, time to make some awesome quick and easy 2-ingredient dough cinnamon rolls.

Ingredients

Flour, yogurt, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon on a cutting board.

In order to make 2-ingredient dough cinnamon rolls you need just a handful of ingredients. 2 ingredients for the dough, duh, haha, and then a few ingredients for the filling and the glaze:

Dough

  • Self-rising flour – This is a great use for that bag of self-rising flour that you might have. Self-rising flour already has baking powder and salt in it along with the normal plain or all-purpose flour.
  • Yogurt – I always use plain Greek yogurt. If you can’t get your hands on yogurt, you can use sour cream as well.

Filling

Glaze

  • Milk – You can use whatever milk you want, whole, skim, almond, etc.
  • Powdered sugar
freshly made 2-ingredient dough cinnamon rolls in a cake pan.

Tools/Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Fork
  • 6 or 7-inch round or square baking pan
  • Cooking spray for pan
  • Kitchen towel

How to make 2-ingredient dough cinnamon rolls at home

Hand dumping yogurt into a bowl with self-rising flour.

Begin by preheating the oven to 375F/190C.

Next, time to make the simple dough. Combine the self-rising flour with the yogurt and mix it first with a spoon, fork, or pastry blender. Then come in with clean hands and kind of knead the dough until it comes together in the bowl.

Mixing dough with fingers

If you don’t have self-rising flour use:

  • 1 cup of all-purpose (plain flour)
  • 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder, and
  • 1/4 tsp of salt. But then it wouldn’t be 2-ingredient dough, haha.

You may also use sour cream instead of yogurt.

Hand kneading cinnamon roll dough on a counter.

Once the dough comes together, it will feel a little dry. Knead it on the counter for 3 to 4 minutes or so.

Small disc of 2-ingredient cinnamon roll dough on a white counter.

Shape it into a disc and then let it rest, covered with a kitchen towel, for 10 to 15 minutes. If you are in a hurry you can skip this step.

Finish making the quick cinnamon rolls

Fork mixing a sugar and butter paste.

Making the filling is super easy. Melt the butter, or if it is already super soft you can use it as is. Combine the brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix until it forms a paste.

Cinnamon rolls dough rolled out flat with filling spread evenly on top.

Roll the dough out into a rectangle shape about 1/4 inch thick. And around 10 to 12 inches long by 8 or so inches wide.

Spread the filling “paste” evenly. Then roll it up tightly lengthwise.

Using floss to cut the cinnamon rolls.

Time to cut the rolls. A trick I learned over 30 years ago was to use floss to cut the rolls. Place the floss under the “log” then cross the two ends of the floss and pull. It creates a really nice clean cut.

Cut cinnamon roll next to a log-shaped rolled up dough.

You can certainly use a knife as well, but sometimes a knife smashes the dough a bit.

Baking the 2-ingredient dough cinnamon rolls

Spray a 6 or 7-inch round cake pan with cooking spray or use a small 6 or 7-inch square pan. Parchment paper will work as well.

You can use a larger pan, but the rolls are liable to open up or uncoil when baked unless they are smooshed together. For that reason, I usually use the 6-inch pan, unless I am doubling the recipe.

2-ingredient dough cinnamon rolls in a round 6-inch cake pan.

Add all the rolls and then bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

Spoon mixing a glaze for the batch of homemade cinnamon rolls in a cake pan.

Allow them to cool for about 10 minutes, then created the simple 2-ingredient glaze. Combine a little milk with the powdered sugar, and then add more milk a little at a time until you get your desired thickness for the glaze.

Finished cinnamon rolls in a round cake pan on a counter.

Drizzle the glaze on as desired.

You can also make a cream cheese frosting if you like.

Cinnamon rolls on a small plate.

Now all you need to do is serve them. Enjoy!

How long do these homemade cinnamon rolls last?

They will last a few days at room temperature in an airtight container, and a little longer if stored in the fridge. They taste the best when freshly made and eaten.

2-ingredient dough cinnamon rolls pin for Pinterest.

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2-Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Rolls

Learn how to make small-batch quick and easy 2-ingredient dough cinnamon rolls. Start to finish they are ready in about 45 minutes.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Resting Time10 minutes
Total Time38 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, fast, quick, sweet
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 445kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • spoon
  • Fork
  • 6 or 7-inch round or square baking pan
  • Cooking spray for pan
  • Kitchen towel
  • Floss or knife

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 cup of self-rising flour 120g
  • 5.3 ounces approx 2/3 cup of plain Greek yogurt (150g)

Filling

  • 1/3 of packed brown sugar 66g
  • 2 Tbsp of butter melted (25g)
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon 6g

Glaze

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar 120g
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp of milk 26 to 39ml

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F/190C
  • In a medium bowl mix together the yogurt and the self-rising flour until it forms a dough.
  • Knead the dough for 3 to 4 minutes. Cover and let it rest 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Make the filling by combining the brown sugar, melted or softened butter, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Roll the dough out on a counter in the shape of a rectangle with a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/4 of an inch thick and 10 to 12 inches long by 7 to 8 inches wide.
  • Spread the filling evenly onto the rolled-out dough using a cake spatula or the back of a spoon.
  • Roll the dough up tightly lengthwise.
  • Then use floss to cut the rolls. Place the floss under the "log" then cross it over the top and pull each end, it will make a nice even cut. Or you can just use a knife. Continue until all the rolls are cut.
  • Spray a 6 or 7-inch round cake pan with cooking spray and then add the cut rolls. Bake the rolls for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Once baked allow the to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Make the glaze by adding the powdered sugar to a small bowl. Then add some milk a little at a time blending it in until you get your desired consistency for the glaze. You may not need all the milk or you may need a little more.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cinnamon rolls. Then serve! Enjoy!

Video

2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Rolls | Quick Cinnamon Roll Recipe No eggs No Yeast

Notes

NOTE: The nutritional facts reflect the amounts for 1 serving if you only have 3 servings, which would be about 4 rolls per person.ย 
List of nutritional facts for 2-ingredient dough cinnamon rolls.
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Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal

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8 Comments

  1. Kimbr Stevens

    5 stars
    The dough was super sticky and hard to roll and spread the filling. I ended up using almost a whole stick of butter for the filling. I was kinda worried about the end result because while cooking the whole house smelled like sour cream. But I was super impressed by the results they came out tasting very moist and a little gooey like the canned cinnamon rolls. This recipe doesn’t yield very many rolls but I will definitely make this recipe again. Bravo!

    • Glad you tried it and liked it! The dough should’t be super sticky and make sure you are adding a little bit of flour when kneading the dough and that will cut down on the stickiness.

  2. 5 stars
    this dough was so simple and so amazing! thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe, it has become a staple in my house!

  3. 5 stars
    I think this is the easiest cinnamon roll recipe out there & they taste like you’ve spent all day & so many ingredients in them!!

  4. 5 stars
    Love super simple recipes! This was fantastic, and I loved that I didn’t have to wait hours for the dough to rise – we got to have a delicious breakfast with minimal effort!

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