These yeast free cinnamon rolls are soft and fluffy that can be made in one bowl without the need for kneading or rising time!
The dough is slathered with melted butter and then packed with cinnamon sugar before rolled up and baked. While still slightly warm, spread sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting over each individual cinnamon roll to serve with a tall glass of creamy milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THESE YEAST FREE CINNAMON ROLLS
If you’re nervous about baking with yeast or don’t have time to wait for your dough to rise before baking, then you’re going to love this no-yeast cinnamon roll recipe!
You get the same flavor and fluffy soft texture of traditional cinnamon rolls without the extra steps and time of baking with yeast or having to let your dough rise before popping the beauties into the oven!
HOW SHOULD I STORE THESE CINNAMON ROLLS?
These cinnamon rolls can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Ensure that the cinnamon rolls are completely cool before storing these cinnamon rolls in the refrigerator.
CAN I FREEZE THESE CINNAMON ROLLS?
Absolutely! Once completely cool, place your cinnamon rolls on a baking tray and flash freeze them for 1-2 hours. Once hardened, wrap these rolls in plastic wrap and then store them either in a Ziploc bag or an airtight container.
Freezing these rolls before storage in the freezer will help prevent the cream cheese frosting from sticking to the plastic wrap or container.
ARE THESE CINNAMON ROLLS GLUTEN-FREE?
Yes, they are. I’ve used gluten-free flour to make the dough for these cinnamon rolls. That said, you should always check the labels of products such as baking powder and baking soda since these items are sometimes stored in facilities and warehouses that contain gluten-based products.
HOW SHOULD I SERVE THESE CINNAMON ROLLS?
These cinnamon rolls are delicious desserts that can be enjoyed as is with a tall glass of milk or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I love eating them while still slightly warm from being freshly baked but they’re still delicious after being stored in the fridge.
WILL THESE CINNAMON ROLLS RISE ENOUGH WITHOUT YEAST ADDED?
Absolutely! The baking powder and baking soda acts as a replacement leavener for these cinnamon rolls. Make sure that you use both baking powder and baking soda though as the combination will provide fluffy rolls that also brown well.
TIPS FOR MAKING MY YEAST FREE CINNAMON ROLLS
- Ensure you allow your freshly baked cinnamon rolls to cool slightly before frosting and eating – they will be very hot straight out of the oven.
- If you’re in a big rush for time, you can skip making the cinnamon roll dough and use a can of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. These canned rolls also come with a sugar glaze that you can use to top the cinnamon rolls.
- If you don’t want to bake these cinnamon rolls in a muffin pan, go ahead and assemble them together in a pie dish that’s deep enough. You can serve these cinnamon rolls in the pie dish as a larger dessert, pulling individual rolls apart when serving.
The baking soda requires acidity to activate which is why I’ve included apple cider vinegar. You can use buttermilk instead but then omit the milk and apple cider vinegar listed in the recipe ingredients.
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