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Cinnamon Rolls: No Rising and No Yeast Recipe

No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

There’s no better way to start the weekend right than this quick recipe for No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls. Fresh and warm from the oven, well, it’s a great way to ease into this cooler weather. Not that I’m happy about cooler weather. Sure, it’s nice to bake any time of day, instead of limiting myself during the early morning or late night hours so as to avoid heating up the house.

It’s fun knowing we will go back to all the heavy Italian foods I love and stick-to-your-ribs comfort meals like my slow cooker chicken and dumplings recipe too. You can keep your pumpkin-everything, your boots, sweaters, and winter coats. This is Indiana, after all. Our fall doesn’t line up with our idea of fall. It isn’t the perfect, sunny, mild season we want it to be. How can I say goodbye to summer? Warm weather, bicycle rides, the kids playing in the yard, tomatoes warm from the sun, and our seasonal farmer’s market will all be over before I know it. I’m in mourning so I suppose there’s no better way to snap out of it than to remind myself that oven-loving recipes like this will make their way back into the rotation.

We usually have baked goods throughout the week: muffins, waffles, pancakes, you name it, I probably make it. Whenever I can, I involve the kid too. We like warm breakfast foods, or at least foods other than cereal. That’s just boring. The problem? I sometimes wait until the last minute. Some mornings are like that, though. But what do you do when you want a cinnamon-filled, buttery-delicious, icing topped cinnamon roll but can’t fit it into your day? There isn’t enough time to do everything. I know. Having to wait hours before getting to eat the typical cinnamon roll just doesn’t work sometimes. There are hungry mouths to feed! Enter these awesome cinnamon rolls. They will be your new BFF. You will wonder how you lived without them.

They have all the flavor of your traditional cinnamon roll but without the long rise time. They don’t use yeast so you don’t even need to worry about letting them rise and planning out your morning around them. It’s freeing, don’t you think? Instead, you’ll use baking powder as the leavening agent. It will result in puffy rolls. Do grease your pans very well or line them in parchment paper to avoid sticking.

These rank high on the list with my husband, Jeremy, and the kid, too. In fact, our son asks for them by name. He really enjoyed them! The fact that they don’t use yeast and so don’t require any rising time is just an awesome bonus. Now you can have cinnamon rolls whenever you want, without the long wait. When you have the time, though, I do have a very good recipe for traditional Cinnamon Rolls. I found this great recipe at Still Waters Blog.

No Rising and No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls: No Rising and No Yeast

Yield: 12 Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls: No Rising and No Yeast

From Still Waters Blog.


    Cinnamon Roll Dough:
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 Cup Oil
    Sprinkling on Dough:
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
    Cinnamon Roll Icing:
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • 3 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
  • 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • Milk


  1. 375* oven.
  2. Combine all roll ingredients together until dough forms. It will be sticky.
  3. Toss some flour on your dough board and roll out the dough into a rectangle.
  4. Butter the dough generously with very soft butter (like 1/2 a cup generously).
  5. Sprinkle on the Cinnamon and Sugars mixture.
  6. Roll it up and slice into 12 rolls. Place them in a buttered pan with enough space in between for the rolls to expand.
  7. Bake at 375* for 15 - 25 minutes depending on your oven. Watch those cinnamon rolls so they don't get too dark!
  8. Combine icing ingredients. Pour over warm cinnamon rolls. Serve.

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By |2016-02-29T10:33:48+00:00October 1st, 2010|Eat, Little Towns, Recipes|9 Comments

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."


  1. Whosyergurl January 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I just saw this recipe and am going to try these! Look delic. (5PM & I’m starving!)
    xo, Cheryl

  2. Jessica Nunemaker December 31, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Glad you liked ’em! 🙂

  3. Lexx December 29, 2011 at 5:02 am

    They tasted exactly like the ones I had in Canada, feel like back to the old school times, thanks a lot for sharing.

  4. Jessica Nunemaker March 16, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Glad you liked them!

    I love working with yeast but–weekends when it’s nice are usually reserved for little Indiana! These do make a great (easy) replacement. 🙂

  5. Marie Daniel March 16, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I made these for my kids this past weekend. They were very good. My oldest said they were amazing. I put them close together to get maximum hight during baking. I will probably save my yeast for bread from now on. Thanks for the Great cinnamon roll recipe!

  6. handmadecharlotte October 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Man…those rolls look good! yummy!

  7. Tiffani October 6, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Yum! This sounds great!
    Have you made a sugar cream pie yet? I wondered after you mentioned it in another post.

  8. Mari October 1, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Have I told you lately that I love you? This is a perfect recipe to do with the Grandgirl this weekend! Thanks!

  9. Terri D, Argos IN October 1, 2010 at 10:55 am

    This is exactly what I have been looking for!!! We have 7 children and always a few extra friend hanging aound and the canned rolls just aren’t cutting it anymore! I will be trying these on Sunday! Thanks!

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