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Easy Cinnamon Rolls

How to make easy cinnamon rolls at home with just 4 ingredients – ooey gooey cinnamon rolls in minutes, no yeast required!

Easy Cinnamon Rolls With 4 Ingredients

The Easiest Cinnamon Rolls In The World

These magical soft cinnamon rolls take less than an hour to make – from start to finish!

No sitting overnight, no waiting for the dough to rise, and they turn out just as delicious as homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch, without all the work!

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Cinnamon Rolls

The Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Simple

4 Ingredients

Great For A Crowd

Made In 30 Minutes Or Less

You get the best of both worlds with this easy cinnamon roll recipe: the lightening fast method lets you skip the yeast and proofing steps entirely, and the taste and texture will make guests feel like the sticky sweet pastries came straight from the local Cinnabon!

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4 Ingredient Easy Cinnamon Buns Recipe

So what’s the trick to making cinnamon rolls with just 4 ingredients?

It’s actually pizza dough!

You know the pizza dough they sell in the refrigerated section of stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and Wegmans? It can totally be used in place of homemade dough for cinnamon rolls.

You can buy whole wheat or regular, and it’s usually vegan too (although vegans should always check the ingredients to be sure).

Or you can make your own dough at home–I like this vegan pizza recipe–and freeze it for a rainy day.

I even had success when I made the rolls with gluten free pizza dough. (That doesn’t necessarily mean every gluten free pizza dough will work, but it proves it is possible to make them gluten free using the pizza dough trick.)

I haven’t tried the recipe with an almond flour pizza dough and don’t currently have a keto cinnamon roll recipe on the blog (maybe I should make one?!), but you can definitely add cinnamon to the batter of these Keto Muffins and ice them with cream cheese frosting for a fantastic easy peasy low carb version of a cinnamon roll without yeast.

No one should be left out of the cinnamon roll fun!

Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Roll Icing Recipes

You have many options here!

Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat room temperature 8 oz cream cheese or vegan cream cheese with 4 oz butter spread, 2 cups powdered sugar, and 1 tsp pure vanilla extract. Add a little milk of choice as needed.

Basic Cinnamon Roll Glaze: Mix 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar or sugar-free powdered sugar with 2-4 tbsp milk of choice. Whisk ingredients to form a glaze. Drizzle over rolls with a spoon.

Other Frosting Ideas: Feel free to top the rolls with store-bought frosting, melted almond butter or coconut butter (my personal favorite), or you can even leave them plain for a healthy breakfast that’ll have a similar sweetness to a muffin.

Leftover Frosting? Use It On Chocolate Banana Bread!

Quick & Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe

The Easy Cinnamon Bun Trick

This is my favorite trick for easy cinnamon rolls:

Cut slices BEFORE rolling.

After spreading the filling on top of the dough, cut it into slices before rolling up so you won’t have to worry about filling oozing out and getting all over the place.

Once you try it this way, you will never go back to the thread or floss method, because this one simple trick makes the entire process so much easier – not to mention so much less messy!

The Best Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe With 4 Ingredients

Adapted from my Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

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Easy Cinnamon Rolls

How to make easy cinnamon rolls at home with just 4 ingredients!
4.96/5 (55)
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 9 – 13 cinnamon rolls

Ingredients

  • 16 oz pizza dough
  • 2 tbsp softened butter or coconut oil, or applesauce for low fat
  • 3 tbsp sugar, unrefined or sugar sub if desired
  • 2-3 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

  • See post notes above for what types of pizza dough will work. To make the cinnamon rolls: Roll out dough on a floured surface (any flour works, even coconut flour). If dough is too sticky to roll, just add more flour of choice a little at a time. Roll very thinly (just under 1/4-inch is perfect). Spread remaining ingredients on top. Cut long strips, then roll each up as tightly as possible. Put in a greased baking pan. Preheat oven to 400 F. Bake 20 minutes. Frosting recipes are listed above. If you try the recipe, be sure to review or rate it below!
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Published on December 29, 2019

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  1. Jen says

    Great recipe. Turned out great. Mine were a little too done on the bottom but I think it’s because I used a dark pan — my fault. I would’ve liked a little more explicit direction for a novice baker (spread softened butter with a knife all over… cut into 9-13 strips… roll with cinnamon on the inside…place all buns together in the pan…). But very good.

  2. Debbie says

    I tried making these with a can of Pillsbury Pizza Crust and it didn’t work out very well. We still ate them of course drizzled with icing. There was very little expansion of the dough in the cooking process so they were small and a little crispy. I read another person’s comment that sounded like she used the same type of dough and it worked well…but she didn’t roll her dough and I still did. Maybe I’ll try it that way again. The only way I can seem to find a ball of dough is in the freezer section and then I still have to wait for it to thaw. Love the idea of these being quick.

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