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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Buttermilk

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Buttermilk and a powdered sugar icing are a cinch to make and a treat to eat. Chances are, you already have all of the ingredients in the house. These are the best cinnamon rolls that don’t require yeast and are budget-friendly.

Picture of cinnamon rolls with icing on a plate.

 

I love this recipe. It’s so easy to make. I don’t always do well with recipes where there’s kneading involved, but these cinnamon rolls turned out great.

Once the cinnamon rolls baked, I gave some to my husband and he was quickly asking for more. They’re delish.

Buttermilk adds a nice flavor to the cinnamon rolls from scratch. It’s a great addition to the ingredients.

 

How do you make homemade cinnamon rolls

  • Add the flour, baking soda and powder, salt, and shortening to a bowl. Mix together until it resembles crumbs.
  • Add the buttermilk and mix together. Knead for 3-4 minutes.
  • Roll out and spread butter over the dough. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar over the top.
  • Roll up and slice.
  • Place in a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.

Recipe and printable instructions listed below.

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Buttermilk

Picture of flour in a bowl

Add the flour to a large bowl.  I used my Kitchenaid mixer, which made things easy. But, you can also do this by hand.

 

Picture of baking powder being poured into a bowl of flour.

Add the baking powder to the bowl of flour. 

 

Picture of baking soda being poured into a bowl of flour.

Next, add the baking soda and salt to the bowl. 

 

Picture of shortening in a bowl of flour.

Scrape the shortening into the bowl with the other ingredients. These are very similar to biscuits. They have that down-home flavor that you’re gonna love.

 

Picture of cinnamon roll ingredients mixed together.

Mix the shortening into the flour mixture. Mix it in until it resembles crumbs. 

 

Picture of buttermilk being poured into a bowl of flour

Pour the buttermilk into the flour mixture and mix together. 

 

Picture of dough on a counter.

Once you get everything mixed together, scatter a little flour on the counter and knead the dough for a few minutes. If the dough is too sticky, add about a teaspoon of flour until it isn’t sticky anymore.

 

Picture of butter on the cinnamon roll dough.

Roll the dough out until it’s about 1/4-inch thick. Spread the softened butter all over the dough. 

 

Picture of cinnamon and sugar in a glass bowl.

Mix some sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. I love cinnamon and sugar. It’s great on buttered toast or crackers. It’s an easy and delicious treat.

Cinnamon Sugar Crackers

Picture of dough with cinnamon sugar sprinkled all over.

Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture all over the dough. 

 

Picture of cinnamon roll dough rolled up.

Roll the dough up all the way. Slice the rolls about 2-inches thick.

 

Picture of cinnamon rolls in a greased casserole dish.

Place the cinnamon rolls into a greased casserole baking dish. 

 

Picture of baked cinnamon rolls in a casserole dish.

Bake for about 30-minutes, or until the dough is baked through. You can check by placing your knife down in between the cinnamon rolls toward the middle of the dish. If they are still doughy, they need to bake a little longer.

Powdered Sugar Icing

Picture of powdered sugar in a mixing cup.

Add the powdered sugar to a bowl or mixing cup. 

 

Picture of milk being poured into a mixing cup with powdered sugar.

Pour the milk over the powdered sugar and mix together. I like to use half-and-half because it makes it richer. If your icing is too thick, add a small amount of milk or half-and-half until it reaches the desired thickness. Likewise, if you get it too thin, you can add a little more powdered sugar to thicken it up.

 

Picture of icing being poured over homemade cinnamon rolls.

Pour the icing over the cinnamon rolls and you have the perfect dessert. 

 

Picture of cinnamon rolls with icing on a plate.

 

Picture of cinnamon rolls in a baking dish with icing.

 

Yield: 12 rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Picture of cinnamon rolls with icing on a plate.

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Buttermilk and a powdered sugar icing are a cinch to make and a treat to eat. Chances are, you have all of the ingredients in the house. These are the best cinnamon rolls that don't require yeast, and are budget-friendly.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Bake Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Cinnamon Rolls

  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. milk

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees


Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a mixing bowl. Mix together.
  2. Add the shortening and mix together until the mixture resembles crumbs.
  3. Pour the buttermilk into the mix and mix together.
  4. Knead on the counter (or in a mixer with a dough hook) for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Roll out until the dough is about 1/4-inch thick.
  6. Spread the softened butter all over the dough.
  7. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle all over the dough.
  8. Roll up and slice into 2-inch pieces.
  9. Place in a greased baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes or until it's no longer doughy.

Icing

  1. Add the powdered sugar to a bowl or measureing cup.
  2. Add the milk and mix together.
  3. Pour over warm cinnamon rolls.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12 pieces

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 16.7gSaturated Fat: 7.6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 9th of October 2018

You have made these cinnamon rolls look so easy and just amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday, we have really enjoyed it. Hope you have a great day and come back soon! Miz Helen

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 10th of October 2018

Thanks Miz Helen! They are so delish! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Amy (Savory Moments)

Tuesday 9th of October 2018

Oh my!! These look so decadent and really delicious!

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 9th of October 2018

Hi Amy!! Thanks so much! And thanks for stopping by. :)