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Easy cinnamon rolls without yeast topped with a glaze in a round silver cake pan
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5 from 9 votes

Cinnamon Rolls Without Yeast

No yeast at home? No worries these awesome cinnamon rolls are made without yeast and they only take about an hour start to finish. They are soft and flaky and oh so delicious.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Cooling time5 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, flaky, soft
Servings: 13 Rolls
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • 10 inch round cake pan (13x9 inch baking pan will work fine too)
  • Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Floss
  • rolling pin
  • Whisk
  • Fork
  • Wooden spoon or Silicone Spoon
  • Pastry blender



  • 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose/plain flour 270g
  • 2 tbsp white granulated sugar 25g
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder 14g
  • 1 tsp of salt 4g
  • 6 tbsp of unsalted butter cubed (84)
  • 3/4 cup whole milk any milk will work (180ml)


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 65g
  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar 65g
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon 5g
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted (55g)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 5ml


  • 1 cup powdered sugar confectioner's, icing (120g)
  • 3 tbsp. butter melted (42g)
  • 1 tbsp. milk 15ml
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract optional (2ml)


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. Place the rack in the middle position.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  • Cut the cold butter into cubes and then add it into the flour mixture. Use a pastry blender or fork to cut in the butter with the mixture until there are no large chunks left. This will created a flaky texture to the rolls.
  • Add all the milk and blend everything together with a wooden spoon until the dough forms.
  • Pour the dough onto a floured surface and knead it for 2 to 3 minutes. Until the dough is all together nicely. Use any extra flour as needed to keep it from sticking. Shape the dough into a disc and set aside.
  • Now in a small bowl melt the butter and add the brown sugar, cinnmaon, and the white granulated sugar as well as the vanilla extract. Mix them all together to form a past.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface in a 12-inch long by 10 inch wide rectangle. It doesn't have to be exact. Then evenly spread on the paste. Or baste the butter on top of the rolled out dough and then sprinkle on the sugar mixture.
  • Roll the dough lengthwise tightly until it forms a large snake. Place the seam side down. Use floss and place it underneath the dough and cross it and pull. This will cut the dough and create the rolls. Or you can use a knife. Sometimes a knife cut will smash the dough.
  • Place the cinnamon rolls into a butter greased 10-inch round pan or 13x9 inch butter greased rectangle pan. Bake the rolls for 25 to 30 minutes until they are nice and golden brown on the top. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Make the glaze by adding the powdered sugar, milk, and melted butter to a bowl and whisking those ingredients together. Then drizzle the glaze onto the rolls. Now enjoy!



List of nutritional facts for cinnamon rolls without yeast


Calories: 258kcal