Start your day off right with these mouthwatering No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls. They come together in a snap and provide you with soft and delicious cinnamon rolls. They are sweet, soft, and have the best sweet glaze on top.

Cinnamon rolls are one of those breakfast ideas that are incredible and unforgettable. There are times when I don’t feel like putting as much time into baking them, so I will opt for a no-yeast cinnamon roll recipe instead. Plus, there are times when you can’t get your hands on yeast for one reason or another, so this is a simple way to get around that.

Whether you are in the mood to bake, craving something sweet, or are making a gift for friends or neighbors, these cinnamon rolls are sure to be a hit. People will think you spent hours and hours raising the dough and baking them when in reality, you barely had to lift a finger. Talk about a win!

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE NO YEAST CINNAMON ROLLS

FOR THE DOUGH:

  • All-purpose flour: You could exchange the all-purpose flour for other flours if needed, but this is what I use.
  • Baking powder: You will have perfectly fluffy and risen cinnamon rolls by using baking powder in the mix.
  • White sugar: The sugar gives the dough a yummy sweetness that pairs well with the filling and glaze. It’s subtle and not too overpowering.
  • Kosher salt: In case you didn’t realize it, adding salt to baked goods actually brings out even more sweetness in the ingredients.
  • Whole milk: You will have the best result using whole milk because of the fat content. You can adjust and use a milk alternative, but the texture is going to be different.
  • Unsalted butter: If you decide to use salted butter, be sure to omit the added salt. I almost always use unsalted butter when baking because it gives me the best result.

How To Make No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

Skipping the yeast means skipping so much time! Typical cinnamon rolls are worth every bite, but they do take some additional time to make them. You can forget about all the wait time because you will be able to be munching on your tasty treat in no time.

Begin by warming up your oven and preparing a 9×13 baking dish with butter or oil.

Prepare the dough by combining the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl. Then mix in the butter and milk and use a wooden spoon or mixer to form a dough.

Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll it into a rectangle that’s 1/2 inch thick.

Spread the butter onto the dough and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar. Roll up tightly and cut it into 12 even rolls. This works best by using unflavored floss! next, Place them on a baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until they are golden brown and fluffy.

While the cinnamon rolls are baking, combine the ingredients and mix until they are smooth and creamy. Drizzle the glaze over the warm rolls and enjoy!

Will The Cinnamon Rolls Still Rise without Yeast?

Yes, as they are baking, the baking powder does it’s job and causes the cinnamon rolls to rise some. They aren’t going to double in size or anything, but you will be left with a fluffy and delightful cinnamon roll without all the fuss.

There is nothing wrong with making cinnamon rolls with yeast in them, but when you are in a hurry, you can save yourself tons of time by using a no yeast recipe instead.

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4.44 from 23 votes

No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

Start your day off right with these mouthwatering No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls. They come together in a snap and provide you with soft and delicious cinnamon rolls. They are sweet, soft, and have the best sweet glaze on top.
Prep15 minutes
Cook30 minutes
Total45 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients 

For The Dough

For The Filling

For The Glaze

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 325 °F. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with butter or oil and set aside.

To Make the Dough

  • In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add the butter and milk and stir with a wooden spoon or electric mixer to form a dough.
  • Roll out the dough onto a floured surface into a rectangle about ½ inch thick.
  • Spread the softened butter on top. Combine the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle it all over the dough. Roll up the dough tightly. Cut into 12 even rolls and transfer to the prepared dish and bake for 30-35 minutes or until fluffy and lightly browned.

To Make Glaze

  • Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 Tablespoons milk together until smooth and lump-free. Drizzle over warm rolls.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cinnamon roll, Calories: 222kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 206mg, Potassium: 159mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 200IU, Calcium: 82mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, cinnamon rolls, easy, no yeast
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19 Comments

  1. I don’t know what I did wrong with the glaze but it almost taste like perfume

    1. That may be because your powdered sugar is old. It happens to me all the time.

  2. Fantastic recipe. I didn’t have any milk so I used watered down heavy cream and it still came out amazing. Fluffy and delicious. Super quick and easy too. My new favorite.

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Jenn! So glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  3. Too much baking powder!! Always getting chunks of sour stuff in the dough!!
    Also the oven needs to be set to a higher temperature, it just dried out the dough and didn’t set well…

  4. This will make a great breakfast for me and my siblings that leave for school extra early in the morning and need something to just grab and take on the bus. Can’t wait to try it!!

  5. This was so good me and my family devoured this in a few hours

  6. Everything was great as the crust is a little bit biscuit like but I did the kind of help but as I put nutmeg about 1 to 2 tablespoons into the dough with half a tablespoon of cinnamon in the dough and that helped a little bit.πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

    1. You said to roll the dough out and spread softened butter and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar in top. But the recipe list calls for melted butter and vanilla? I melted the butter and added in the vanilla sugar and cinnamon because it didn’t make sense

  7. Everything was great as the crust is a little bit biscuit like but I did the kind of help but as I put nutmeg about 1 to 2 tablespoons into the dough with half a tablespoon of cinnamon in the dough and that helped a little bit

  8. I dont know if Im missing something in the recipe -or confused on if the dough was to have melted butter? (I softened)- Were there eggs in there somewhere? After mixing the dough was almost like thick biscuit texture and not really roll-able — I’d love to know where I went wrong…

    1. I use a stand mixer..it’s the only way it comes out right..and I used softened butter as welll

  9. sorry. would like this taken down please. the recipe is actually 5 stars in my opinion

  10. The cinnamon rolls have a very biscuity flavor and texture. I didn’t have yeast so I searched for this recipe without it.

  11. Can the dough and filling be refrigerated for baking later?

    1. I haven’t tried doing that so I can’t really say, sorry!

  12. A favortie food of our granddaughter. She asks for cinnamon buns as her birthday cake!!

    But….will this recipe also work well with Robin Hood Gluten Free Flour?

    Thanks,
    Laura

    1. I have not tested it with gluten free flour so I can’t say but if you do try it out, please do let us know!