Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

7:00 AM

If you got my Father's Day post, you know that's when I made these! The great thing about this recipe, too, is you don't need yeast! I woke up Father's Day morning and realized I didn't have any breakfast plans and found myself worried. You can't start a special day off without something special, right? Well, Clark's favorite breakfast has always been cinnamon rolls. We used to by a thing of Pillsbury ones and he'd seriously sit down and eat the whole thing (back during our first two years of marriage, anyway).

So, I got online and googled, and thanks to Iowa Girl Eats, I was able to make some for Clark!

The recipe I'm posting is modified from the one I actually made. However, all I really did was reduce the sugar. That is one thing about the original recipe: they are beyond sweet/ rich.



- 1/2 C Brown Sugar
- 1/4 C Sugar
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted

- Use a fork and mix together the sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Add the melted butter to the mix and mash until as well blended as possible (pictured above).


- 2 1/2 C all purpose, unbleached flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 C buttermilk
- 5 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tbsp butter, melted (separate from the 5)


- 1/3 C cream cheese, softened
- 4 tbsp buttermilk
- 1 C powdered sugar


- Preheat your oven to 425 and prepare a pan with cooking spray. Pictured is a 9" round pan, but these would do well in a rectangular or square pan as well.
- Mix together your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt for your dough. Add the buttermilk next, whisking together.
- Pour in the five tbsp of butter and mix until well combined (but not "overly" combined).

- Next kneed the dough with your hands until it comes together in an ovular shape, then cut it in half.

- Take one half and place it on a prepared, floured surface. Roll it with a rolling pin until it's a little larger than a piece of paper. Take half of your prepared filling and press into the dough with a spatula, spoon, fork, or utensil of your choosing.

- Roll the dough,trim the ends, and cut into rolls (however large you may want them).

- Place in the pan with the middle facing up, and repeat the process with the other half of the dough.

- Brush the rolls with your separate one tbsp of butter and bake for fifteen minutes or until golden brown on top.

- For the icing, simply take a fork and mash the cream cheese the best you can, then "whisk" in the buttermilk and sugar.

-Add the icing to the buns while they're in the pan if you want the icing to drip through and down the sides. If not, remove the buns from the pan and put a small portion of icing on the very top and spread the best you can (to reduce how much icing you'll be eating).

- Enjoy with a cup of tea, coffee, or whatever suits you best!

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  1. I love that these don't have to rise so are quicker to make. I am going to have to try this recipe :)

  2. I hope they turn out for you!! :)