Make breakfast delicious with No Yeast Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese frosting that take less than one hour with no yeast in the dough.Jump to Recipe
I’ve mentioned before that breakfast is not usually a very exciting meal at our house. It typically consists of cereal, oatmeal, and the occasional scrambled eggs. Sometimes we get adventurous and try something different. We’ve been trying to do “Big Breakfast Sunday” and have a new recipe every Sunday for breakfast. Recently it was No Yeast Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls made from scratch.
Sometimes, when the boys are grocery shopping with Justin, they will convince him to grab a tube of cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Lately, though, we’ve noticed that the quality has been declining in those store-bought cans of cinnamon pastry goodness.
One weekend recently, Tyler asked for cinnamon rolls, but we didn’t have any. I decided we could probably make some that would taste much better than the store-bought, so I started looking up recipes. Almost every one of the required yeast.
Yeast = Rising Time. Rising time meant that it would take a couple of hours for most of the recipes. There are a few different times that the dough needs time to rise. Well, this girl enjoys her sleep, and I was not waking up at oh-dark-thirty just to make some cinnamon rolls.
I started searching for recipe ideas that don’t use yeast. The results were fewer. But I finally found this recipe and had everything we needed already. And it takes less than an hour to make. Yes, that’s a bit longer than popping open a tube and baking, but it’s worth it!
Step by Step
To make the cinnamon rolls, you want to use an 8- or 9-inch round cake pan. Melt about one tablespoon of butter and swirl it around the pan to coat the entire bottom. In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt to make your cinnamon filling.
Add in some vanilla extract and the butter. Use a pastry blender or two butter knives (or your hands) to cut the butter into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and set this aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Use a 2-cup liquid measuring cup to measure out 1 cup of buttermilk and 1/4 cup of another milk. I used almond milk since that’s what we have, but you can also use cow’s milk or more buttermilk as well. Then whisk in 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture to form your dough. Mix until just combined, then flour your hands and knead for about 30 seconds. I found I had to add some flour to the dough because it was too sticky to even work with. Preheat the oven to 425F. You can do this at the start, but I found my oven was ready long before I was. I don’t like to waste electricity. Lightly flour a clean working surface and turn out the dough.
Use your hands or a rolling pin to flatten the dough into a rectangle about 12″x10″.
Spread about 2 tablespoons of softened butter across the dough, then sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture to the edges. You can use a slanted knife to help spread the mixture as needed.
Starting with the long end, carefully roll the dough into a log. Pinch the seam to seal. Cut off the ends so there isn’t any excess.
Slice the log into 8 equal pieces.
Put the first cinnamon roll in the middle of the prepared pan, and spread the rest around the outside. Use the remaining 2 tbsp of melted butter to brush the tops of the cinnamon rolls.
Bake the cinnamon rolls at 425F for about 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 350F and bake for about another 10 minutes, just until the edges start to get brown.
Meanwhile, prepare your cream cheese frosting by combining the cream cheese and butter. Then add in the powdered sugar, a little at a time, until it is creamy and smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract. Set aside until the rolls are done baking.
Let the cinnamon rolls cool for about 5-10 minutes before spreading the frosting. Serve warm and enjoy!
Originally Published On: June 15, 2018
Last Updated On: November 18, 2019
Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls
- 1 tbsp butter (melted)
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp butter (softened)
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 tbsp butter (melted)
- 2 tbsp butter (softened)
- 2 tbsp butter (softened)
- 1 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Grease an 8- or 9-inch round cake pan with 1 tablespoon of melted butter
- In a medium bowl, combine all of the dry filling ingredients
- Stir in the vanilla extract and cut in the butter, then set aside
- In a large bowl, whisk the dry dough ingredients
- In a liquid measuring cup, combine the buttermilk, milk, and 2 tbsp melted butter
- Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture until a dough forms
- Knead with floured hands for about 30 seconds
- Preheat oven to 425F
- Turn out the dough onto a floured working surface and roll into a 12″x10″ rectangle
- Spread the 2 tbsp of softened butter over the dough followed by the filling mixture
- Starting with the long end, roll the dough into a log and pinch the seam to seal
- Cut off the ends, then slice into 8 equal pieces
- Place one cinnamon roll in the center of the pan and arrange the rest around it
- Use the remaining 2 tbsp of melted butter to brush the tops of the cinnamon rolls
- Bake at 425F for about 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350F and bake another 10-15 minutes, until the edges begin to brown
- While the rolls are baking, use a mixer to combine the butter and cream cheese
- Slowly add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract until creamy and smooth
- After removing the rolls from the oven, let cool 5-10 minutes, then cover with frosting
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
48 thoughts on “No Yeast Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls in Less than One Hour”
They look amazing! I never tried a recipe like this without yeast. Sounds like a challenge for me 🙂
Most of the others I have tried had yeast, too. It was nice to be able to make them without so it didn’t take hours in the morning.
So yea I never make cinnamon rolls because it takes too many hours to rise and I usually want them as quickly as possible, so this is a genius idea!
I agree! It’s way too long for a breakfast recipe. But at just under an hour, I can deal with this one.
I love the step by step pictures. I never thought to make them without yeast but I am interested in trying to now.
Thanks! I’m a visual learner so it helps me, too. The no yeast was the best way to make them so they are ready in a decent amount of time.
I love cinnamon rolls but have never made them myself. This looks so easy, and I am thinking I should start right now and I can sit down with them in an hour!
I’ve made cinnamon rolls before, but this was my first time without a prepared dough. One hour is easily do-able.
I had no idea you could make these without yeast- interesting. They look amazing! I wish I had your skills in the kitchen
I wasn’t quite sure either, but they came out delicious! My skills in the kitchen just come from a lot of practice 🙂
The yeast does definitely add a lot of time to the whole process. You didn’t mess around when it came to the frosting!
I mean, not going to lie, the frosting is some of the best part!
i love cinnamon rolls! these look sooo good!
They are a favorite here. We’ve made this particular recipe quite a few times now.
Love making cinnamon rolls at home. I use a no yeast recipe often.
Not using yeast just makes it so much quicker and easier. My boys don’t like waiting for their yummy breakfast!
I love the cinnamon smell but I have never made any cinnamon rolls. I think they would be a great sweet treat along with my afternoon coffee!
I don’t drink coffee, but my husband does and loves having a good cup of it with his cinnamon rolls!
ah, the best recipes always come up like that. Hapy accidents, we didn’t have this or that so we had to think outside the box and here we are with a new fave!
I can’t even count how many of my recipes originated from that scenario! 🙂
My sweet tooth is dancing of joy just by looking at the pictures. I love a warm fresh baked cinnamon roll.
We all have a huge sweet tooth in this house. Cinnamon rolls are a favorite here, too. Especially when they are fresh out of the oven and still warm!
Yay! Looks easy . Thanks for sharing. My hub loves cinammon rolls!!
My whole family goes crazy for cinnamon rolls! It’s pretty easy to put together if you want to make them completely from scratch.
My mouth is watering just looking at this! I love a good cinnamon roll. I can’t wait to make these!
We eat cinnamon rolls a lot at my house on the weekends so I am always looking for different ways to make it. This has been all our favorite by far.
Cinnamon rolls from scratch normally takes forever! I love how fast these are to whip up!
Yes, and I knew my boys (ok, and I) wouldn’t be able to wait that long. Not using yeast helps speed up the process quite a bit!
My hubby was a huge fan of cinnamon rolls but I haven’t tried this with myself, Thank you so much for the Instruction
Oh man, cinnamon rolls are the best! You should definitely give them a try, I’m sure you’ll both be so happy you did 🙂
I’m going to have to try this! My sons love cinnamon rolls and if I can knock them out without having to plan the night before they will be so excited. Thanks for the great information.
My boys love them so much, too. I like make-ahead meals sometimes, but these are great for one you can make in the morning together.
Cinnamon rolls are my guilty pleasure. I can taste them by looking at your pictures. I could do them for our Friendsgiving party this Saturday.
Oh that would be a perfect time for cinnamon rolls! My friends always get together in the evening, but I want to pitch brunch one day so we can do yummy food like this, too.
The rolls look yummy! We tried cinnamon rolls from the bakery. My daughter loves it. I will try to make a homemade one for her, though it is going to be difficult for me 🙂
This is definitely a bit more work than grabbing from the bakery, but maybe you could make them together. It’s fun letting them help and makes wonderful memories.
I really love cinnamon rolls especially for breakfast I’ve always to go in bakeshop to buy cinnamon rolls and it’s really delicious I would love to make this own version of cinnamons someday!
Fresh warm cinnamon rolls are the best! For me, with two kids, it’s easier to make at home than load everyone up to go to the bakery to get them fresh.
This is a tasty-looking, easy to make delicacy! I have to try it out for breakfast soon, & taste it myself.
Cinnamon Rolls are a favorite breakfast in my house. We’ve made many different versions but this is the winner. I hope you get a chance to try them out yourself!
Cinnamon rolls have been my biggest pregnancy craving! I so want to make these today now!
Luckily they don’t take too long so you (and baby) can be happy with them quickly 🙂
Love how the boys go shopping with Justin. We love cinnamon rolls, so will give this bake a whirl for sure xx
The boys love being helpful. And they know if they go they get to help pick out the food so that’s always a bonus.
These look so delicious! I love how easy they are to make. They will be perfect for Christmas morning!!
I love making breakfast like this for Christmas morning. We get them started, then open stockings while they bake, then eat before doing the rest of the gifts. It works so well.
I so love cinnamon rolls but have never tried making these at home! Your recipe sounds easy so will definitely try this soon ☺
We’ve made a few different cinnamon roll recipes before. They are all good but this is our favorite. I hope you enjoy them, too!