Cinnamon Buns

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This recipe seems crazy, but it works! You can have hot, delicious cinnamon buns in about an hour and a half. This is based on a recipe I found in a recipe calendar. That recipe did not call for any kneading and did not have a very nice texture, so I tweaked it and came up with these buns. They would be quite expensive to make using individually packaged yeast, but I use the bulk yeast in a jar (the jar label has the amount of yeast that is equivalent to one package).

Cinnamon Buns

Joan Donogh
Quick and delicious cinnamon buns.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8 -12 buns


  • 4 cups flour divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 envelopes quick rise yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs


  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup icing confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Heat milk to 120 degrees F. to 130 degrees F.
  • In large mixer bowl, add 3 cups of the flour, sugar, salt and yeast, and mix together.
  • Add milk, butter and eggs.
  • Using electric mixer with dough hook, mix on medium speed for 2 minutes to blend. Reduce speed to low, and mix for 5 minutes to knead. Gradually add the remaining cup of flour to make a soft dough that comes away from the sides of the bowl. (add more flour if required).
  • Place dough on a floured surface and roll out in a rectangle (about 15 inches x 10 inches)


  • Mix filling ingredients together and sprinkle over dough.
  • Roll up like a jelly roll.
  • Cut roll into buns (8-12 depending on the size you want).
  • Place in a greased 9×13 inch pan.
  • Cover the pan with a cloth and let sit for 20 minutes.
  • Place in COLD oven, and then set the temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes


  • Mix icing ingredients together (I use a mini food processor to do this).
  • Spread over buns.



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