Under an Hour Cinnamon Rolls

There are only several occasions a year I make these under an hour cinnamon rolls in our house and I can tell you they don’t last and they are big time business in our house since they are such special treats.

cinnamon roll

Over the years I’ve learned that my family hates waiting for food in the morning. Especially when it comes to cinnamon rolls. So we have to make sure that these are done and ready as quick as possible.

We love this recipe because the dough is amazing. It’s made with our under and hour bread dough and topped with a cream cheese or powdered sugar glaze. You can even do a healthier glaze too.

Aaah…cinnamon rolls. Can you smell the rich buttery cinnamon and fresh bread smell coming out of your oven yet?

pumpkin cinnamon rolls


Other Recipes To Try With Our Under An Hour Bread:

Under an Hour Bread Recipe, Under an Hour Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Under an Hour Cinnamon Rolls


  • 5 1/4 cups bread flour (I LOVE this recipe because I have substituted unbleached all purpose flour and white whole wheat flour with great results).
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp yeast
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 stick butter, softened (can substitute non dairy if needed)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp ground cinnamon


  1. In a mixer bowl with the dough hook attached, stir together the flour, sugar, salt and yeast for approximately one minute.
  2. Add the oil and water and continue stirring for one more minute. Stop the mixer and scrape down the bowl if necessary.
  3. Turn on mixer to low and mix for five minutes. The dough should form a soft, sticky ball after five minutes. If dough is not sticky, add water one teaspoon at a time, stirring just until dough becomes tacky, then turn off mixer immediately.
  4. Divide the dough into two equal parts and roll out each piece of dough into a 9x12 inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Spread a generous amount of butter. Note: you may not use all the butter. Just spread it to include the amount you want. You want a light layer of butter to cover the entire dough piece.
  5. Spread the butter in an even layer over the dough, then sprinkle generously and evenly with sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Roll the dough tightly (like a hot dog!) and then cut evenly into eight pieces.
  7. Place dough cut side down with several inches of space into a lightly greased pan. I usually use a large baking sheet or two different Pyrex dishes. Leave several inches of space between cinnamon rolls to allow for rising.
  8. Allow rolls to rise for 20 minutes. During the last ten minutes of rise time, begin preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Bake cinnamon rolls at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until centers are cooked.
  10. Remove the cinnamon rolls from the oven and frost while warm.
  11. For Freezing:
  12. If freezing, flash freeze the cut dough for 20 minutes in the freezer on a baking sheet, then transfer the dough into an airtight Ziploc container. To cook, thaw the dough at room temperature and allow it to rise. Bake as directed above.
  13. (See Notes for Frosting Recipes and Variations).


* Cinnamon Roll Glaze: In a mixing bowl mix stir together two cups powdered sugar, 2 tsp vanilla, and 1-2 tbsp of milk. In a bowl mix together with a whisk until smooth. Pour evenly over the cinnamon rolls. * Cream Cheese Frosting: 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (we use greek yogurt/cream cheese mix), 1/4 cup butter, softened, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1-2 tbsp milk, 1 tsp vanilla. Mix the butter and cream cheese in the mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Turn mixer to low, add in the remaining ingredients until blended, then turn to mixer and mix an additional minute until light and fluffy. Frost each cinnamon roll. * Health(ier) Glaze: 8 tbsp melted butter or melted coconut oil, 4 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch, 2 tsp maple syrup or honey, 1 tsp vanilla extract. In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl and evenly drizzle over the cinnamon rolls.



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  1. My husband would lovvvvve this. This is such a super cute post. I would love it if you would share it at our WIW Linky Party. I hope you can join us.


  2. one word – YUM

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  4. Your Cinnamon Rolls look wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous day!
    Hope to see you soon,
    Miz Helen

  5. I’m so wishing I was at home to make these! Yummy! I’m featuring this on Fridays Unfolded! Thanks for linking up this delicious recipe!


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