Easy Cinnamon Buns Recipe – No Yeast

Easy enough for kids to help out, these easy cinnamon buns are perfect for the weekend!

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There is nothing better than these easy cinnamon buns with no yeast to start out your morning! They are so easy, my kids make them! Sometimes you have no yeast and yet you want cinnamon buns, and if so, this is the recipe for you! My Mom made these for me when I was a kid and now I’m making them for my own kids.

Cinnamon Buns with raisins in muffin tins

Make Delicious Cinnamon Buns with No Yeast

These are a perfect start to a Sunday morning at home with the family. Not only are these incredibly easy cinnamon buns compared to normal cinnamon buns, they are also very kid-friendly and there is nothing my kids love better than helping me out. You will notice on most of my Sunday posts there are little kids hands “helping” in most pictures, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s the point to Sunday mornings! These were my mom’s standby easy cinnamon buns when we were kids, I remember eating these at least once a week! This recipe has been around for decades now and has been a savior for busy Mom’s everywhere.

close up of Cinnamon Buns with raisins in muffin tins
Easy Cinnamon Buns Recipe, no yeast

What do no yeast cinnamon buns taste like?

No yeast cinnamon buns are a more cakey cinnamon buns. Don’t expect that these are going to be light, fluffy clouds of delicious cinnamon carbs, these are more heavy. However they are also very delicious! They are a dense, sweet and cinnamon infused bun and ten times easier than waiting for yeast buns to rise! This is a no yeast, quick and easy cinnamon bun recipe that is sure to become your new go-to!

It’s so fast you can even whip it up during the week!

close up piece of Cinnamon Bun with raisins
no yeast cinnamon buns in a baking pan

Easy Cinnamon Buns With No Yeast Tips & Tricks

  • Make sure to use a good quality cinnamon when you make these. You can read up on what is the best cinnamon and then decide which one is the right one for you!
  • You can make these with or without raisins. The raisins tend to pop up a little bit when baking but we love them just the same! However if you don’t have raisins, this isn’t a problem.
  • You can make these the night before and leave them in the refrigerator just fine. Simply preheat your oven and follow the baking instructions in the recipe below.

Happy baking!



Easy Cinnamon Buns Recipe

Easy enough for kids to help out, these easy cinnamon buns are perfect for the weekend!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cold butter or margarine
  • 1 cup cold milk


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • Kick the tires and light the fires : preheat oven to 400 degrees please!
  • Take those 2 cups of flour and dump them into a mixing bowl, add in the baking powder and sugar.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together with a whisk.
  • Use a pastry blender ( or two knifes criss-crossing each other) and cut the butter in, until its in tiny little pieces throughout the mixture.
  • Make a well, and pour the milk into it.
  • Mix it until it forms a soft ball, then take the dough out and put it onto a floured surface.
  • Take your rolling pin, and roll it until it’s about 12 inches long, 5-6 inches wide and 1/3 inch thick.
  • Now it’s time to start the filling. Take the brown sugar,1/3 cup butter and cinnamon and combine.
  • Take a measured teaspoon and drop it into each muffin tin.
  • Take the remaining filling and spread it out over the dough.
  • Take your raisins and sprinkle them over the top.
  • Roll the dough up jelly roll style.
  • Mark off 12 rolls. Don’t ignore me and start sawing away wildly, take a knife and mark them off.
  • Take a serrated knife and cut those marks that you listened to me and made.
  • Place them in the muffin tins, or enlist your help while you supervise.
  • Bake for 12-17 minutes.

Recipe Notes

These can be made with currants, or no fruit at all.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 266kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 96mg, Potassium: 277mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 315IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 119mg, Iron: 1.4mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Judith Barbiaux says

    Do you prepare the muffin tins in any way? Like grease with butter or shortening? Also, what does “1 TBSP filling” mean in the ingredient list?

  2. Laila Aggalut says

    Thank you so much for the recipe! We love it them! I shared with my friends!They ask me if i made them because they love it too! They’re easy and yummy!

  3. Jane Smyth says

    Mother made these for us too, sometimes she intentionally left out the cinnamon, and we thought we were having something special, caramel rolls. Haven’t thought of these in a very long time.

  4. Sandra | A Dash of Sanity says

    I would love to try this! Looks like it will be a huge hit in my house!5 stars

  5. Jessica | Novice Chef says

    We are making these this weekend! <3

  6. Patricia @ Grab a Plate says

    Mmmm! I love that these are cakey! They look fabulous — I will be trying these this weekend!

  7. jac says

    This sounds like the perfect Sunday morning breakfast/brunch!5 stars

  8. Dee says

    My family would love these, and I love that they’re easier than the usual method!

  9. Trish - Mom On Timeout says

    These buns look so delicious! Perfect for an easy weekend breakfast!

  10. Kenny says

    Well, I tried this but changed up the filling. I actually wanted to try making a fruit roll, and so I chopped up some plums, added sugar and flour and spread that over the dough. I made a cream cheese spread for it and it was AMAZING.

  11. phoebs says

    Is it 1 1/2 table spoons of baking powder or teaspoons?

    5 stars

  12. KeithaWilson says

    Hi Karlyn when I make cinnamon buns why is my brown sugar mix when cooled turns like candy please help.

    5 stars

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      KeithaWilson  That might be from over-baking it, there will be little crisp bits on the bottom but it shouldn’t all be hard like candy. HTH! 

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