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Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast

Last post Nov 04, 2010 4:22 PM by peppercorns . 27 replies.

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  • Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast
    I would like to have a simple Cinnamon Roll recipe that you make without yeast. I do not want to use store bought biscuits or rolls.
    My aunt made one years ago and she did not roll out the dough. She just pinched it off and shaped the roll in her palm (hand) and put them in a pan side by side. They were so delicious and easy. I have asked for that recipe many times but she doesn't know where it is to be found.
    They were the best cinnamon rolls. I think I have asked about this long time ago but I didn't find the recipe. They had a clear glaze over top. The whole roll was not sickening sweet either. Just right!
    I would appreciate any suggestions for recipes you have time to share.
    I must call it a night.
    Danke! Gute Nacht! Germanlady
    Nothing of value in life comes effortlessly.
  • RE: Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast
    Here is a recipe I make a lot, but they need to be rolled out.


    2 cups flour
    2 tbsp sugar
    4 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 cup cold butter or margarine
    1 cup milk

    1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
    1 1/2 cups brown sugar
    4 tsp cinnamon

    In large bowl put flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in 1/4 cup butter until crumbly. Make a well in center. Pour milk in well and stir to form soft dough. Turn onto floured surface. Knead 8-10 times. Roll into rectangle about 1/3-inch thick and 12 inches long. (Width will vary)
    Mix 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until well mixed. Drop 1 tsp into each of 12 greased muffin tins. Spread the remaining cinnamon mixture over the dough. Roll up. Cut into 12 slices. Place into muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Turn upside down onto tray or large sheet of aluminum foil.

    glaze: Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar with a bit of milk to make thin glaze. Drizzle over tops of cinnamon rolls.
  • RE: Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast
    Germanlady...these are yummy...maybe they are what you are looking for...

    Subject: REC: Family HIT... sinfully rich and gooey... QUICK STICKY "SINNABUNS"...
    Posted by: Crowfeather Replies: 10 Posted on: 8/28/2004 10:21:27 PM

    2 cups all purpose flour
    1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    1 Tbs baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/3 cup butter or margarine
    1/2 cup buttermilk
    1 egg

    ( Makes 1 dozen )

    3 Tbs butter or margarine, softened
    1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
    2 tsp cinnamon

    Blend all ingredients until smooth.

    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
    1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    3 Tbs honey

    Combine all ingredients in saucepan and stir over
    low heat until well blended.

    1/2 cup chopped pecans

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 C)

    Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, soda, baking powder
    and salt in mixing bowl. Stir with fork to blend. Using pastry
    blender, cut butter into dry mixture to resemble coarse crumbs.
    Beat buttermilk with egg in measuring cup and pour into bowl.
    Stir with fork until dough forms ball. Turn dough out on lightly
    floured surface and knead about 5 times, until no longer sticky.

    Pat dough into 12 x 8-inch rectangle. Spread with filling and roll
    up into 12-inch-long “ jelly roll”. Cut into 1-inch-thick slices.
    ( I use dental floss to make nice smooth cuts).

    Spray 9 x 13-inch pan with nonstick coating. Spread glaze in bottom
    and sprinkle evenly with pecans.
    Arrange rolls in four rows on top of glaze.
    Bake 15 to 20 min., until rolls are golden and glaze is bubbly
    (don’t overbake; these burn easily).

    Let cool 1 min., then immediately invert onto sheet of waxed paper
    or foil.



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  • RE: Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast
    Bump for Germanlady!!!
  • RE: Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast
    bump for germanlady.....
  • RE: Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast
    copied those -very interesting - have a nice evening germanlady!
    You are welcome to visit my blog...
  • RE: Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast
    Thank you dowie and crowfeather, I will certainly try your wonderful recipes. I really love cinnamon rolls because they usually are not too sweet.
  • RE: Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast

    These do not sound like traditional cinnamon rolls, which are rolled out, spread with cinnamon and sugar and butter and rolled back up. Were they filled? Or, was the dough pinched off out of the bowl and rolled into cinnamon?

    Please let me know.

    Trying to be helpful!

    Hugs :O)


  • RE: Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast

    Yes, the Cinnabuns are patted into a rectangle and filled like the buns made with yeast. Please read the recipe again; it's easy to follow.

  • RE: Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast
    bump for germanlady...
  • RE: Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast
    Hi Germanlady,
    I think I found just the one for you. I just happened to try these biscuits tonight, and they were just wonderful. They are like a cinnamon bun only made as a biscuit. We all loved them. When my son came in and smelled them, he headed right for the oven. LOL Someone else posted this a while back so unfortunately I don't know who to credit these with. I really think they should be called Cinnamon roll biscuits:

    Brown Sugar Biscuits

    2 C. flour
    1/4 C. brown sugar
    1 T. baking powder
    1/4 t. salt
    1/4 t. cream of tartar
    1/2 C. butter flavored shortening
    2/3 C. milk
    1 t. vanilla extract

    1/4 c. butter, softened
    1/4 C. brown sugar
    5 1/2 t. cinnamon

    Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease a baking sheet, or use parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in milk and vanilla. Knead briefly on a floured surface. Roll out into a large rectangle, 1/2 inch thick. Spread softened butter onto surface of dough. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over butter, roll tightly, and cut into 12 equal slices. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

    I used less than the 1/4 C. butter when spreading it on the dough and I used less cinnamon. I also used a non-stick baking sheet without greasing it and they turned out great. Hope you enjoy these as much as we did.


  • RE: Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast

    These almost sound like caramel sticky buns, since you said that they are NOT rolled and NO yeast is in them. Is it possible she used a frozen bread dough? There are many recipes like this, where you pinch off pieces of the dough and roll them in your hands, and make a caramel or brown sugar liquid that is almost clear and pour it over the rolls.


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  • RE: Recipe request: Cinnamon Rolls without yeast
    Maybe something like this one? You could leave the pecans out.

    Easy Cinnamon Biscuits
    From Diana Rattray,

    These easy cinnamon biscuits are made with biscuit mix and

    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup chopped pecans
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    2 cups biscuit mix (Bisquick, etc.)
    1/2 cup cold water
    3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

    In a small bowl mix sugar, pecans and cinnamon and set aside.
    Prepare mix according to package directions, using the cold water
    for liquid. Shape mixture into a ball and place on a sheet of
    lightly floured waxed paper. Press down slightly, then cut in 12
    equal wedges. Shape each in ball, roll in melted butter, then in
    cinnamon, sugar, and pecan mixture. Arrange dough balls in 8-inch
    round layer-cake pan, pressing down slightly. Bake in preheated
    400° oven for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
    Serve cinnamon biscuits warm.