If you’re looking for an easy baked treat, try these delicious, no-rise cinnamon rolls. You don’t need to mess around with yeast or wait for the dough to rise, making these perfect for a special breakfast or a last minute coffee date.

These light, fluffy rolls are made with a decadent cinnamon-brown sugar filling and cream cheese drizzle and bake in 20 minutes.

Easy No-rise Cinnamon Rolls Recipe, great for breakfast, coffee dates or a quick baked treat


For the cinnamon buns:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, cold, cut into Tablespoons
  • ¾ cup buttermilk, cold

For the cream cheese drizzle:

  • 2 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup softened margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

For the cinnamon filling:

  • 1/2 cup softened margarine
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

How to make no-rise cinnamon buns

Preheat your oven to 375F / Gas mark 5 / 190C

In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder & salt.
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Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until pea size pieces.
Add the cold buttermilk all at once and mix until dough forms a ball.
Roll dough onto a lightly floured surface, into a large rectangle.
In a separate bowl, mix together the cinnamon filling ingredients.
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Spread evenly overtop of cinnamon bun dough,
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then roll the shortest ends toward each other.
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Cut the cinnamon bun log into 2-3″ pieces and place in a buttered casserole dish.
Bake for 18-22 minutes, until the buns are golden brown.
While the cinnamon buns are cooling, whip together the cream cheese drizzle, adding more sugar for a thicker drizzle, or more corn syrup for a lighter drizzle.
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