This recipe for Quickie Homemade Cinnamon Rolls is one that I have used more times than I can count for a last-minute brunch or breakfast sweet treat.
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Simple and Quick Cinnamon Rolls
What I love about these is how easy they are to make. You prepare them directly in a muffin tin which is super simple and it only requires a few basic ingredients.
Now to get started you’ll need a muffin tin; as mentioned; and I recommend you make my Buttery Vanilla Glaze in advance or after making these for the topping.
Biscuits Not Buns
These are more of a quick biscuit rather than a dough, so do not expect a doughy bun but rather a cinnamon flavored biscuit texture.
How to Store
Store these in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 5 days. To freeze, place them into a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
Substitutes for Cinnamon Roll Frosting?
Using supermarket cinnamon roll frosting might seem like a bit of a cheat, but it really does taste incredible and is an easy cheat if you want to make things a bit easier.
However, if you really want to make your own, you can just whip up a quick powdered sugar glaze. Mix 2 tablespoons of melted butter with 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 4 tablespoons of milk into about 2 cups of powdered sugar. Keep mixing it with a whisk until it is fully incorporated, and you are left with a rich, liquid glaze that you can drizzle onto your rolls.
Quickie Cinnamon Rolls
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 20 minutes
- Total Time
- 30 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup cold butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup butter softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup chopped raisins
- My Homemade Buttery Vanilla Glaze
- Whisk together the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter until it’s the size of small peas. Mix in the milk until the dough forms a ball.
- Turn out the dough onto light floured surface and roll into 12 x 8 inch rectangle
- Combine the first three topping ingredients and spread them onto the dough. Sprinkle the raisins over the top and then roll up the dough jelly-roll style.
- Cut into 12 even pieces.
- Place into muffin cups and bake at 400 degrees until the rolls are browned and the cinnamon mixture is bubbling.
- Cool slightly, then remove from the tins.
- Glaze with my buttery Vanilla Glaze.
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.