No-Yeast Cinnamon Rolls from scratch

No yeast in a recipe is a good thing. As soon as I hear no yeast anything, I visualize a flat baked bread or pastry. Before, I thought if I didn’t put yeast in my cooking it just won’t work out right. After trying a few recipes without yeast, I found that it actually works well and the bread turns out soft. These no-yeast cinnamon rolls are great for an after-school snack or to pack to-go. If you never tried baking without yeast, this recipe can help you rethink using yeast. These cinnamon rolls turn out fluffy with a sweet drizzle of glaze.

no yeast cinnamon rolls

Why is yeast bad for you? 

Yeast is a fungus, and not all come in the same shape or form. Different types of yeast are used in bread and to brew beer. One can live inside the body, while another can outside. There are many kinds of yeasts.

If your immune system is weak, it could be much easier for you to develop a yeast infection. It can become a serious health issue, such as candidiasis, while some don’t even know they might have it. A small amount of yeast in the body is actually not a bad thing, but too much can cause health problems and infections.

How to Make Easy No-Yeast Cinnamon Rolls (from scratch)

First you would need to gather the dough ingredients: 

Flour: Unbleached, preferably.

Baking powder: The double-acting no aluminime!

Butter: Unsalted only.

Buttermilk: It is low in fat and contains most of the proteins that are originally in the milk.

For the filling for the no-yeast cinnamon rolls, you will need just three ingredients: 

Butter: unsalted only, softened butter.

Brown sugar: Light brown or just regular brown works best.

Cinnamon: No brainer! A must for cinnamon buns. 

For the vanilla cream glaze, you will also need just 3 ingredients:

Powdered sugar: 

Vanilla: This is great for flavoring.

Milk: I like to use whole, organic milk.

 

Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Filling

  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon cinnamon

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons milk

Directions

Before you begin, you should preheat the oven to 425F. 

Step 1. Make and knead the dough:  Combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and baking soda together in a medium bowl. Then add unsalted butter to the dry ingredients and stir in buttermilk, combining well. On a clean, flat surface, dust a small handful of flour and place the dough onto the flour.

no yeast cinnamon rolls

Step 2. Make and knead the dough:  Combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and baking soda together in a medium bowl. Then add unsalted butter to the dry ingredients and stir in buttermilk, combining well. On a clean, flat surface, dust a small handful of flour and place the dough onto the flour.

no yeast cinnamon rolls

Step 3. Shape the cinnamon rolls: Gently roll out the dough until it is 1/2 inch thick and a rectangular shape. Melt the butter and brush it over the dough. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together, then sprinkle the mix over the butter all the way to the edges. Tightly roll up the dough and cut 10 equal slices, each of them 1 inch wide.

no yeast cinnamon rolls

no yeast cinnamon rolls

no yeast cinnamon rolls

Step 4. Arrange: Place the slices onto a baking sheet. 

no yeast cinnamon rolls

Step 5. Bake: Bake for 15 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls are golden brown. 

Step 6. Pouring the glaze: Make the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Drizzle the glaze over the hot cinnamon rolls. 

no yeast cinnamon rolls

no yeast cinnamon rolls

Serves 9

Other Sweet Recipes You May like: 

Easy Cherry and Cream Cheese Danish

Glazed Vanilla Cookies

No-Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

Servings: 9
Calories: 234kcal

Ingredients

Dough:

  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Filling:

  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon cinnamon

Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Combine 2 cups of flour, 1 Tablespoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda together in a medium bowl.
  • Cut 4 teaspoons of butter into small pieces and add to the dry ingredients.
  • Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk, mix it all well.
  • On a clean surface, dust a small handful of flour; put the dough on top.
  • Gently roll out the dough until it is 1/2 inch thick and a rectangular shape.
  • Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter, brush it over the dough.
  • Mix 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon together and sprinkle it over the butter all the way to the edges.
  • Roll dough in, long way.
  • Cut into 1 inch equal slices.
  • Arrange on a cookie sheet or any oven safe dish. (Don’t grease it.)
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until bottom is golden brown.
  • Make the glaze by whisking 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 2 teaspoons of milk; drizzle glaze over the hot cinnamon rolls.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 3.5% | Calcium: 12.2% | Iron: 3.3%
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3 Comments

  1. How would these compare to the yeast ones?

  2. I greatly appreciate your quick response. I will give these a try, they look very appetizing!

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