Quick Cinnamon Rolls


I’m always taken aback every time I want to try Cinnamon Rolls recipe, merely because it involves yeast and the duration when I have to let the dough sit overnight. I do love to make bread or those recipes that requires long duration of time for special occasions. Though, I prefer to choose for the quick & easy recipe and of course, with good result!

So, after looking at the pizza rolls recipe from the recent baking book titled “Women’s Weekly: Kids in the kitchen” I received as birthday gift from Thalia, I figured, I can use the same dough to make cinnamon rolls. So, I experimented!

No yeast and it came out good .. yay! It may not be as fluffy as the traditional one, but good enough for an easy and quick one, especially when you are craving for them, and definitely perfect for a busy mama like me :)


For Dough:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbs of caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup of butter, room temp, cut up to cubes (I put in the butter little by little, so you may need more or less, depending how you knead your dough)
  • 1 cup of milk

For Filling:

  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of margarine (or butter), melted
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup of raisins

For Icing:

  • 1 cup of icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp of cream cheese (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 2-3 tbsp of milk


1.  Preheat oven around 190-200C.

2.  In a small bowl, mix the filling ingredients, except raisin.  Set aside.

3.  In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together.  Then drop in the butter cubes while you mix them with the flour, to create a crumble-like mixture (I just use my hands).  Keep adding until no-more loose flour, but not too soft.  Then pour in the milk little by little while you keep kneading the dough.  When the dough is all mixed together and not sticky, then you’re dough is ready.  If the dough is too sticky, add 1 tbsp of flour and continue kneading.  If it’s too hard & loose, add more milk.

4.  Flatten the dough using the rolling pin, making a square.  Spread the sugar cinnamon mixture evenly on the dough surface, then sprinkle the raisin on top.

5.  Roll the dough, then cut about 1cm-1.5cm the dough creating the nice rolls.  Place them next to each other in a baking tray (see below).  Bake for about 30 minutes.

6.  For icing: mix the ingredients together with a whisk.   Once the cinnamon rolls are done and taken out of the oven, pour the icing with a spoon.  Serve warm.

This recipe is to make about 12 small cinnamon rolls. Happy trying!


  1. ninit
    ninit yunita April 30, 2011 at 5:38 am

    i love cinnamon rolls! perfect for breakfast!

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari May 2, 2011 at 8:59 am

      yuk bikin nit! gampang loh yang resep ini..

  2. SunShine
    Fitria Adriadi April 30, 2011 at 6:19 am

    slrrpp…hadeeeuh..jadi pengennn…:p
    mbak, kalau brown sugar diganti palm sugar bisa ga?

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari May 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

      hmm… belom pernah nyobain sih, palm sugar yang dimaksud ini bukan gula merah jawa tapi kan ya? bentuknya kayak gula biasa tapi coklat? kalo itu sih harusnya gapapa. gula jawa itu yang rasanya bakal beda nanti outcome nya.

  3. nyanya
    almaviva landjanun April 30, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Nyam nyam..jadi pengeeen. Mama Shin asik2 nih resepnya. TFS ya.

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari May 2, 2011 at 9:02 am

      udah punya oven belom nya? cobain bikin yuk! :)

  4. yardian
    yardian April 30, 2011 at 8:26 am

    So gonna try this! Tfs Shin!

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari May 2, 2011 at 9:02 am

      hahaha.. akhirnya keluar juga resepnya yah yan.. yuk coba deh!

  5. kanivari
    kanivari April 30, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Keluar juga resepnya,nyobain dr bulan januari kmrn,pengeeenn bikin

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari May 2, 2011 at 9:03 am

      ahahah.. elo kayaknya satu2nya selaen yang di rumah gue yang udah nyobain ini. sok dicoba cil!

  6. gumzkiew
    gamma sinta rini April 30, 2011 at 10:44 am

    aww, looks so yummy! tp sayangnya swami ga suka cinnamon, pdhl gw suka bgt. ntar bikin bwt sendiri aja deh, huoho *maruk* :D

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari May 2, 2011 at 9:03 am

      waaa sayang banget.. padahal enak! yaudah bikin buat sendiri aja, kali aja suami jadi pengen pas nyium baunya heheh…

  7. siscalambe
    Fransisca Lambe April 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Ihhhh looking good! Nyoba ahhhh thanks a bunch

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari May 2, 2011 at 9:04 am

      silakaannn… my pleasure to share :)

  8. wee_dee81
    Marissa May 1, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Ehmmm, setelah sukses mencoba resep brownies yang kemaren.
    kayaknya mo mencoba yang ini lagi.

    Makasih yaa mom shinta… ^^

    1. sLesTa
      shinta lestari May 2, 2011 at 9:04 am

      mudah2an sukses lagi. ini gampang banget kok bikinnya, dan pasti enak!

  9. nuning.purwaningsih
    nuning purwaningsih May 2, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    looks so yum-yum!!

  10. ari anindya
    ari anindya May 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    looove cinnamon soo much ;;)
    i wish i could make this lovely bread for my baby :p
    gimana ya supaya sugar diganti ama manis alami (dari buah mungkin?)
    klo yg bergula-gula biar mommy bikin buat berdua sama daddy ajah hihihi..
    tfs yah ;)

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