Easy, No Rise Cinnamon Rolls

Easy, No Rise Cinnamon Rolls

Easy, No Rise Cinnamon Rolls

So good you’ll think your grandmother made them! These rolls are delicious and take about 40 minutes from start to finish including baking time. The recipe makes about 10 rolls.


    For Dough:
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 stick butter (softened)
  • 3/4 to 1 cup milk
  • For Filling:
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • For Icing:
  • 3 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Milk


  1. Mix together the dough dry ingredients.
  2. Then cut in the butter.
  3. Add milk until the dough is a bit sticky.
  4. Put on a floured surface and roll out.
  5. Spread filling on the on the rolled out dough. (Butter first, then sugar, then cinnamon.)
  6. Use as much or as little as you want.
  7. Roll up and slice into rolls.
  8. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes, less if you are using white flour.
  9. You can bake them on a cookie sheet, 9×13 casserole pan, or round cake pan. If you are using 100% wheat flour it is better to use a pan with sides as the rolls have a tendency to spread out a little more.
  10. While rolls are baking, mix together butter and cream cheese.
  11. Then add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  12. Add milk until you get a consistency that can be drizzled on the cinnamon rolls.
  13. When the rolls are finished drizzle with frosting.


Editor’s note: These do not taste like Cinnabon cinnamon rolls. They are more biscuit like in taste, but they are delicious!



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  1. Elizabeth says:

    I made theses the other day. My family LOVED them! :)
    I wonder if the dough wuold be a good recipe for a back up pizza dough? I’ll have too try it I suppose :)

  2. Anne says:

    Do I have use cream cheese in the icing?

  3. Marie says:

    Thanks for you wonderful easy recipe.

    I tried this one this morning, Super easy and good looking.
    I following the recipe (2 cups of whole wheat flour)
    they tasted like hay.

    I will try white flour tomorow.

  4. Jennifer H says:

    My mom used to make cinnamon rolls likes these with Bisquick, mostly when we had “Breakfast for Dinner”, and instead of icing, we could just put a dab of extra butter on top. They ARE delicious.

  5. Shonda says:

    Hmm, I’ve been looking for an easy cinnamon roll recipe. I will have to try this. Thanks!

  6. Amy R says:

    They are in the oven now! So far, so good, very easy to make. I’ve not made them before, so I really had no clue how much butter/sugar/cin to use.

    Not bad! They just came outta the oven and they are biscuit-y like you said. They’re good. I only had white flour, so I used that and about 2 tbls butter, 1 cup brown sugar, and about 1 tbls of cinn. I would probably use more butter, less sugar, and more cinn next time.
    Thanks for the recipe!!

  7. Bruria says:

    I made these with a gluten free flour mix and adapted the recipe a bit – they came out delicious!

    1 1/2 cups GF flour mix (one that includes xantham gum)
    1/8 cup brown sugar (optional)
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 stick butter (softened)
    3/4 to 1 cup milk
    1 tsp vanilla extract

    Baked ‘em for 17 min


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