Quickie Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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Quickie Homemade Cinnamon Rolls topped with buttery vanilla glaze in a white plate
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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. My mom used to make this all the time when we were kids, instead of a yeast dough you use a quick baking powder bread dough to make some fast and easy cinnamon rolls. I think the first place this appeared was in Company’s Coming, but like all recipes it’s been around longer than those cookbooks have been. I have no idea where it’s originally from, but it’s seriously a lifesaver.

We had company over the other weekend for brunch and for some reason, I forgot a sweet ending to the meal.

close up glazed Quickie Cinnamon Rolls

Brunch- if the main dish is savory- requires a sweet treat at the end, there’s no doubt about it.

Listen. We only get to eat brunch twice a week if we are lucky and I would guess most of us perhaps are only lucky enough to eat it once a week.  We rarely have dessert after dinner, so I think that it should be mandatory that any decent brunch has something sweet to eat.

Am I right or and I right? Brunch is, in itself, decadent. It can’t make up its mind if it’s breakfast or lunch. This to me says that anything goes.

These made for a beautiful brunch. My table was so pretty!

glazed Quickie Cinnamon Rolls in a white plate ready to be enjoy!

I have always loved these for their simple flavor. Cinnamon, brown sugar and raisins. Done. I also love that they aren’t a yeast cinnamon bun, they are a sweet bread instead which is such a welcome change of pace.

close up piece of Glazed Quickie Homemade Cinnamon Rolls


close up piece of Glazed Quickie Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

You really do need to save this recipe for use later, don’t forget. When the panic over nothing sweet on my brunch table hit me, I literally had 30 minutes before my guests arrived. That is how fast you can whip these up. It’s almost certain that you are going to have the ingredients on hand as well, you can skip the raisins and they are simple cinnamon swirls. You can skip the icing as well. Easy, right?

My point is, these are a lifesaver and there are not many recipes that taste this darn good AND save your hiney in times of trouble.

close up piece of Glazed Quickie Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Are these a staple in anyone else’s home? I know I have been eating them since I was a kid, my Mom has been making them for as long as I can remember. These were also her “panic” recipe when there was a last-minute treat needed for company. Make sure to top these with my Buttery Vanilla Glaze recipe!

Happy baking everyone!

Love you more than brunch,



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Quickie Cinnamon Rolls

A family favorite since I was a child, the Company's Coming Cinnamon Roll recipe! Mere minutes is all it takes for a delicious cinnamon roll fresh from the oven!
4.79 from 14 votes
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

Cinnamon topping

  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary

Nutrition Information

Calories: 259kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 289mg, Potassium: 275mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 310IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 124mg, 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. Dawn says

    One of the most poorly written recipes I’ve ever read. I think she means for one to gradually add milk until a ball forms. If not, then either there’s too much milk or not enough flour. The filling spilled out over the pan onto the muffin tins and oven. Don’t know if she uses standard tins, as I did, or the larger ones. Very sweet. If I make again, I’d cut back on the filling.3 stars

  2. Elizabeth says

    I was not optimistic as the dough was so wet, as should be expected from a 2 to 1 flour to milk ratio. I had to add more flour than I felt comfortable and then scraped them as best I could into a roll shape with a bench knife. I am here to say that while they don’t taste much like a cinnamon roll, they taste like a hybrid muffin/biscuit (American) and with the glaze, they are pretty tasty anyway. I can see someone with less experience in the kitchen having real difficulty with this.4 stars

  3. Rach says

    These are AMAZING. I’ve tried a few no yeast cinnamon roll recipes, and these are by far the best.
    Came together in less than an hour!5 stars

  4. Paul says

    It would be helpful if you were to include the recipe for the “Homemade Buttery Vanilla Glaze”

    • Dawn says

      I found that if you touch the words it takes you to the site for the glaze. Here’re the ingredients:

      ▢ 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
      ▢ 2 tablespoons cream half and half or whipping cream work
      ▢ 1/8 teaspoon salt
      ▢ 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
      ▢ 2-3 tablespoons melted butter

      Mix and add more or less cream to desired consistency.

  5. Beverly Bucar says

    Oh my goodness. My sister is also Karlynn, spelled the same. She sells real estate in Niwot, CO. We’ve only known one other; her namesake a family friend who passed in the 50s.
    My friend shared your cinnamon roll recipe. I will try it with GF flour.

  6. Farrah Innis says

    Omg I thought those were tarts on the antlers I thought what a creative way to display them then I realized it was a candle holder lol

  7. Helen Forde says

    Sounds and looks great…will be trying this for sure!

    • Louise Lampard says

      I just made them this morning! Awesome recipe & really quick too\U0001f44f\U0001f3fb

    • Louise Lampard says

      they are delicious- thanks for another great recipe \U0001f44d\U0001f3fc

    • Helen Forde says

      My son will be home from university this weekend. I will make them for him….he loves cinnamon buns!

  8. Kristy Ford says

    I’ve made these 4 times in the last two weeks \U0001f60a, so easy to make!

  9. Danielle Boyd says

    Christmas morning? I think so!!!!!!! Yummmmm!

  10. Shanon Warner says

    I just realized it’s not quite the same recipe…I guess I’ll try this one too and it will be our second date!

  11. The Kitchen Magpie says

    OMG I just snorted pop out my nose reading that!!! Awesome!

  12. Shanon Warner says

    These are how I found you a year ago, Magpie! It’s like our first date

  13. Candace Calkins says

    Well hey hey. I’ve been looking for something to bring to work for Christmas morning potluck.

  14. Jody says

    Those look delicious. How long did you bake them for? I prefer mine a little gooey still so I was just wondering about the timing.

    Also, I LOVE the new easy printable recipes. I’ve printed a bunch of your booze ones … what does that say about me? Or better yet, what does that say about you that you have so many to print?!LOL

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      @Jody HA! Well, what does it say about me that I love my booze recipes most of all? Lol I have a couple new ones coming ASAP! 

      Try from 17-20 minutes, bake them until they are as golden brown as you can get them! Glad that you like the new recipe format!

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