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Cinnamon Rolls Made 2 Ways

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So before I start going on and on, the recipes aren’t yeast and no yeast. No they are HEALTHY VS Original.

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So I’m not going to go on and on about why I created these recipes and blah blah blah. I am sure you just want the recipe, which it is below. I call the non-yeast version the original because it’s the original cinnamon rolls recipe that I made. If you want my version with yeast (which is so delicious) leave a comment down below and I will post that. And if you’ve tried both let me know what your thoughts are and thanks for reading and for your support!

original cinnamon rolls recipe

ORIGINAL CInnamon Rolls Recipe

This is the recipe I used when I first made homemade cinnamon rolls (this version does not have any yeast in it). I got this recipe out of my moms cookbook when she passed away. Every recipe I made from it tasted delicious. Enjoy!
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Breakfast



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • 1/4 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a baking dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the cold, cubed butter to the bowl and use your fingers to cut it into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gradually pour in the milk while stirring the mixture with a wooden spoon or spatula. Mix until the dough comes together and is no longer sticky. If needed, add a little more flour if the dough is too wet.
  • Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it gently for about 1-2 minutes until it becomes smooth.
  • Roll out the dough into a rectangular shape, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Spread the softened butter evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and ground cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture over the buttered dough, again leaving a small border.
  • Starting from one of the longer sides, tightly roll up the dough into a log shape.
  • Cut the log into 1-inch thick slices using a sharp knife.
  • Place the cinnamon roll slices into the greased baking dish, leaving a small amount of space between each roll.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the rolls turn golden brown.
  • While the cinnamon rolls are baking, prepare the cream cheese glaze. In a small bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk until smooth and creamy.
  • Once the cinnamon rolls are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  • Drizzle the cream cheese glaze over the warm cinnamon rolls.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Cinnamon Rolls, Family Recipes, kid approved, original, Throwback

healthy cinnamon rolls

HEALTHY Cinnamon Rolls

Here is a recipe I created a decade ago for healthy cinnamon roll. I actually made this for someone who was on the south beach diet and my daughter ended up liking them as well. My first go around I did not put a glaze on them, but more recently I figured out how to make a healthier glaze, so I hope you enjoy. Read the notes underneath.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 12


For the Filling:

  • 1/4 cup sugar alternative *Refer to Notes
  • 1 tbls ground cinnamon

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 cup Powdered Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • 1-2 Tbls almond or soy milk ***Refer to Notes
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the Dough:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar alternative *Refer to Notes
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda **Refer to Notes
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup almond or soy milk unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tbls melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbls ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a round baking dish or line it with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, sugar substitute, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the almond or soy milk, applesauce, and melted coconut oil.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a rectangular shape, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • In a small bowl, combine the coconut sugar substitute and ground cinnamon for the filling. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the dough.
  • Starting from the long side, tightly roll up the dough into a log. Cut the log into 1-inch thick slices.
  • Place the cinnamon roll slices into the prepared baking dish, I like to start in the middle and work my way around leaving a little space between them.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown.
  • While the rolls are baking, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, almond or soy milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Once the rolls are out of the oven, drizzle the glaze over the warm rolls. Allow them to cool slightly before serving.


NOTE #1: I have used coconut sugar and Splenda to make these and they both turned out good. Feel free to use your favorite and tweak it to your liking sweetness wise.
Note #2: For the glaze if you want to cut back on sugar substitute feel free to use the sweetened version of your favorite milk alternative.
NOTE #3: If you don’t have any baking powder you can always just 3/4 tsp of additional baking soda and 1 tsp of cream of tartar (that is all it is)
Keyword Breakfast, Cinnamon Rolls, Diet, Healthy, Throwback

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