Cinnamon Scrolls Recipe 

This cinnamon scrolls recipe os sure to become a family favourite. Not only are the results absolutely delicious, but using this method is easy and surprisingly quick.

Follow along with us and soon you’ll have tasty cinnamon scrolls – perfect for an indulgent breakfast, enjoyed alongside a hot coffee. 

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Cinnamon Scrolls Recipe

What Do You Need? 

This is a simplified, faster version of a cinnamon scrolls recipe with no yeast needed. This means that you don’t need to prove the dough and keep it at a certain temperature. All you need is a baking dish, three mixing bowls, and a whisk.

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Tips And Tricks  

Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure that your cinnamon scrolls come out perfectly every time. 

  • Sifting – If you want to make sure that your dough, filling and frosting are lump free, make sure that you sift the dry ingredients through a sieve. This will remove any lumps and help you to achieve a smooth and even consistency. 
  • Butter – Take the butter out of the refrigerator ahead of time to make sure that it is room temperature. This will make it a lot easier for you to incorporate the butter with the other ingredients.

If you forget, don’t worry. Simply place the butter in a microwave safe dish or bowl and heat it up gently. Only do it for 10 seconds at a time, as you don’t want to melt the butter and turn it into a liquid. 

  • Prepare the dish – Make sure you grease the baking dish well to prepare it before putting the scrolls inside. This will stop them from sticking. Make sure you grease up the sides of the dish as well as the bottom. 
  • Frosting – Make sure you add the frosting to the cinnamon scrolls while they are still warm. This allows the frosting to melt and drip over the scrolls, collecting in the swirls and making them even more delicious. 
  • Cutting – You can enjoy these cinnamon scrolls hot or wait for them to cool. Either way, it is best to scoop them out of the dish when they are still warm. Otherwise, they might sit in a squished up shape and won’t look appetising. 
  • Storage – If you aren’t eating these cinnamon rolls straight away, store them in an airtight container for up to five days. You can reheat them for a few minutes in the oven or the microwave if you want to enjoy them warm. 

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How Can You Customise This Recipe? 

This recipe teaches you how to make classic cinnamon scrolls. There are few ways to change it if you want to customise them. 

  • Fruit – If you want to make fruity cinnamon scrolls, you could add some currants into the dough. Alternatively, you could add some chopped up glacé cherries instead.
  • Filling – The filling in this recipe is a classic, cinnamon filling. If you wanted to switch it up then you could add some caramel sauce spread over the rectangle of dough, or use some nutmeg and allspice along with the cinnamon to create more of a festive inspired cinnamon scroll. 
  • Frosting – The frosting is classic cream cheese and vanilla. You can switch this up by swapping the vanilla extract for a different kind of extract. You could make an almond cream cheese frosting, which would go well with some glacé cherries in the dough and sprinkled almonds in the filling. You could also go for a citrus frosting by adding lemon extract. You could even incorporate some of our Easy Lemon Curd into the filling.
  • Chocolate – If you want to experiment with chocolate cinnamon scrolls, add some cocoa powder into the dough. You may need to add a bit more milk to make sure it’s not too dry. You could also spread Nutella or chocolate spread over the dough to create a chocolate filling, and add cocoa powder to the frosting for a chocolate glaze. Or, better still, melt some of your favourite chocolate with some cream to make a ganache and top your scrolls with it. Yum!

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Remember that any changes to the recipe will change the number of calories per serving. 

Cinnamon Scrolls Recipe 

Recipe by Faye Keenan
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  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour

  • 2 Tablespoon White Sugar

  • 2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

  • 1 Teaspoon Salt

  • 3 Tablespoon Butter (softened)

  • 0.75 Cup Milk

  • 1 Egg

  • 0.5 Cup White sugar

  • 0.5 Cup Brown sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon

  • 1 Cup Confectioners Sugar (icing sugar)

  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese

  • 0.25 Cup Butter (softened)

  • 0.5 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  • Start by preheating the oven to 400 Degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare your baking dish by greasing it with butter.
  • Next, you need to make the dough. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Use your hands to rub in the butter with a gentle pinching motion. Once all of the butter has been incorporated, add the egg and milk into a separate bowl. Beat them together with a whisk or a fork, then pour it in with the rest of the ingredients. Use a soft spatula to mix all of the ingredients until a soft dough is formed.
  • Dust a clean, flat work surface with a little flour. Turn the dough out onto the work surface and roll it into a rectangle that is about a quarter of an inch thick. Brush the dough with 2 tablespoons of melted butter (this is optional but it will make it taste better).
  • Now it is time to make the filling. Whisk together the white sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle half of the mixture over the bottom of the baking dish that you prepared earlier, and the other half over the rectangle of dough.
  • Roll the rectangle of dough to form a log, then slice it into 18 equal pieces. Place the rings into the baking dish that the swirls are facing upwards. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until the dough is cooked.
  • Whilst the cinnamon scrolls are baking, you can make the frosting. Whisk together the sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract until a smooth frosting is formed. When the cinnamon scrolls come out of the oven pour the frosting over them while they are still hot. The frosting will melt and drip, forming a delicious glaze. You can eat the cinnamon scrolls warm, or let them cool.
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