Quickie Homemade Cinnamon Rolls -mere minutes and you have amazing cinnamon rolls for your table!
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.

Quickie Homemade Cinnamon Rolls -mere minutes and you have amazing cinnamon rolls for your table!

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!

Quickie Homemade Cinnamon Rolls -mere minutes and you have amazing cinnamon rolls for your table!

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.

Quickie Homemade Cinnamon Rolls -mere minutes and you have amazing cinnamon rolls for your table!


Quickie Homemade Cinnamon Rolls -mere minutes and you have amazing cinnamon rolls for your table!

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.

Quickie Homemade Cinnamon Rolls -mere minutes and you have amazing cinnamon rolls for your table!

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.

Happy baking everyone!

Love you more than brunch,



5 from 1 vote
Quickie Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
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!
Course: baking
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade cinnamon rolls
Servings: 12
Calories: 259 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup milk
Cinnamon topping
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup chopped raisins
  • My Homemade Buttery Vanilla Glaze
  1. 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.
  2. Turn out the dough onto light floured surface and roll into 12 x 8
  3. inch rectangle
  4. 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.
  5. Cut into 12 even pieces.
  6. Place into muffin cups and bake at 400 degrees until the rolls are browned and the cinnamon mixture is bubbling.

  7. Cool slightly, then remove from the tins.
  8. Glaze with my buttery Vanilla Glaze.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary

Nutrition Facts
Quickie Cinnamon Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 289mg 12%
Potassium 275mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 6.2%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 12.4%
Iron 7.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. 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!

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

  3. Beverly Bucar Reply

    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.

  4. Farrah Innis Reply

    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

    • Louise Lampard Reply

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

    • Louise Lampard Reply

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

    • Helen Forde Reply

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

  5. Kristy Ford Reply

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

  6. Shanon Warner Reply

    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!

  7. The Kitchen Magpie Reply

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

  8. Shanon Warner Reply

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

  9. Candace Calkins Reply

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

  10. 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 Reply

      @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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