One Rise Cinnamon Rolls

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Hey, friends! I hope you had a wonderful long weekend and took advantage of the gorgeous weather, maybe possibly lounged by the pool and of course enjoyed good food. icon smile One Rise Cinnamon Rolls We sure did. The barbecue season is in full swing and I hope you won’t mind if some of our favorite recipes will make an appearance here on CCS. icon smile One Rise Cinnamon Rolls

In the meantime, let’s bake something. Something delightful of course.

I have been craving sweet rolls recently. It’s been a while since I whipped up a batch. And because I always look for quick and easy recipes, these One Rise Cinnamon Rolls made an appearance in our kitchen. We are talking soft, fluffy rolls in just one hour.

 Most yeast recipes call for two rises. This one requires only one. That significantly cuts on the time and work and who doesn’t like that? Especially if you are craving soft and slightly warm, sweet and cinnamon-y rolls with just the right amount of glaze drizzle.

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I am telling you, you can enjoy these rolls in just one hour.  Or you can do what I like to do with sweet rolls: make the dough, roll it up, slice, arrange in the dish and refrigerate overnight. Then in the morning, while everyone is still asleep, let come to room temperature while preheating the oven. Bake and serve freshly baked rolls for breakfast. icon smile One Rise Cinnamon Rolls

One Rise Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: about 15 rolls

One rise cinnamon rolls are the answer when your family wants freshly baked, soft and fluffy sweet rolls for breakfast. So easy and quick to make - it will be an instant hit!


    for the rolls:
  1. 3 to 3 and 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  2. 2 1/4 tsp yeast ( I used Red Star Yeast Active Dry Yeast )
  3. 1 c very warm water (120 to 130 degrees F)
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 1/4 c granulated sugar
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  8. for the filling:
  9. 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  10. 1/4 c granulated sugar
  11. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  12. for the glaze:
  13. 1 c powdered sugar
  14. 3 to 4 tablespoon of milk or orange juice


  1. In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, whisk on low speed 1 and 1/2 cups of flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Slowly drizzle in the water. Add egg and butter and increase the speed to medium. Beat well for 3 minutes.
  2. Gradually add the remaining flour and knead the dough until it start to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll it out to a 15"x8" rectangle.
  4. Brush the dough with melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  5. Starting on the long side, roll the dough up tightly. Seal the seam.
  6. Cut the dough into a 3/4 inch slices and arrange in a parchment paper lined 13"x9" pan.
  7. Cover the pan with a clean kitchen towel and let sit until the rolls double in size, about 30 minutes (it can depend on how warm your kitchen is). Or at this point you can place the rolls in the refrigerator overnight. Before baking let them come to room temperature and let them rise until double in size.
  8. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  9. Bake the rolls for 18 to 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
  10. Cool completely before glazing.
  11. For the glaze, whisk the powdered sugar with milk until you reach a drizzling consistency.
  12. Glaze the rolls.


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  • Tutti Dolci

    I love cinnamon rolls, these look like a perfect breakfast. Pinned!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Laura!

  • Averie Cooks

    One rise is definitely better than two! I have some one-hour doughs in my archive, i.e. pizza dough, soft pretzels, and while they are technically two-rise recipes, they’re fast at least :) Glad you had a nice weekend!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I am looking forward to more one rise recipes! Thanks, Averie!

  • steph

    I need this to go along with my coffee!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yep! Yep, you do :) Thanks, Steph!

  • Sally

    Wow! I just posted a one-rise cinnamon roll recipe not too long ago. Our dough recipes are similar too. I’ll have to try yours sometime! One rise breakfast roll recipes cuts down on the time drastically. I love that.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I know, right? :) Thanks, Sally!

  • Liz

    My family is always thrilled when I bake cinnamon rolls…and I’m thrilled with this one rise recipe, Anna! Fantastic!!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Liz!

  • The Joy of Caking

    I love cinnamon rolls and they are on my list of things I need to make soon. This looks like a simple recipe that gives you quick results – gotta try it!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Let me know if you do! Thank you!

  • Anne B

    Oh beautiful cinnamon rolls, Anna! I’ve been craving sweet rolls, too, lately. I love that this is one rise. Baking is always an exercise in patience for me. But with these….I’m glad not to have to wait too long! : )

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Gotta love that :) Thanks, Anne!

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

    These look delicious, Anna! I’ve been dying to make some cinnamon rolls, and now it’s even worse. I’ve got to get to them soon!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Thanks, Marcie!

  • Ashley

    I have been craving cinnamon rolls like nobodies business!!! These look amazing, Anna!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Ashley!

  • Jessica_AKitchenAddiction

    I’ve been craving cinnamon rolls! After our race on Saturday, I think this may just be the recipe that I make! Glad to hear you had a great weekend!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Let me know if you do, Jessica! Good luck on Saturday!

  • domesticfits

    I love cinnamon rolls so much, I can only make them once a year (CHristmas morning) or I’ll eat the whole pan and get fat. These look worth the extra calories, so beautiful.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol I hear ya! Thanks, Jackie!

  • Nicole

    Im all about the one rise! Quick and easy is perfect for those moments when I am craving a cinnamon roll without the hassle which is always.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yep, totally agree. :) Thanks, Nicole!

  • Colette

    Alright, one-rise is fast enough for me. I’m going to try these!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Let me know what you think, Colette!

  • Dalila G.

    Talk about easy-peasy!!
    We totally LOVE cinnamon rolls, I’m always baking them, they just fly out here too fast. Or, what I should say is that “I” eat them….sharing really isn’t my thing. LOL!! This is such a quick way to go, thanks!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol I love it! Thanks, Dalila!

  • Monica Cheng

    These look amazing! I’ve always been a little hesitant about making cinnamon rolls just because it takes so much time, and for some reason yeast makes me nervous. But it helps that this recipe is one-rise! I might have to try this out (:

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! I would love for you to give it a try! It is so worth it! Also, trying to conquer the fear of baking with yeast will open a whole new world for you! Go for it!! :) Thanks, Monica!

  • Curry and Comfort

    I love anything that makes baking easier. :) I would love to enjoy these any time of day. Glad you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, my friend!

  • stephanie wise

    Getting to eat cinnamon rolls as soon as possible sounds like heaven to me. Gotta give these a try!

    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thanks, Stephanie!

  • Reem

    I love cinnamon rolls.. This recipe looks really good..
    Easy n fast… just the way I like :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Me too! Thanks, Reem!

  • Savory Simple

    I love the photos! What a great time saving recipe.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Jen!

  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    I LOVE cinnamon rolls!! I crave them constantly and these look amazing!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Ashley!

  • wearenotmartha

    You mean cinnamon buns with less time to wait?? That I can definitely get behind!


    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Do it! Do it! :) Thanks, Sues!

  • carrian cheney

    Oh my delicious and fast recipe! Hooray!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Gotta love those! :) Thanks, Carrian!

  • Georgia The Comfort of Cooking

    How crazy yummy do these look! I love that these only take one rise… The quicker they get into my belly, the better!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      My thinking exactly :) Thanks, Georgia!

  • Nancy

    Anna, I may have squealed a little when I saw the title of this post. First of all, I luuuuuurv cinnamon rolls and second, who wants to wait to eat ‘em? Definitely not me! These look amazing, girl. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Love it!! Thanks so much, Nancy!

  • Cookin Canuck

    There’s nothing better than a really good cinnamon roll. And only one rise? Count me in!

    I don’t know if it’s just my computer, but when I look at your post, your content is overlapping your sidebar fairly significantly. I’m on Safari, if that helps.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh gosh, I had no idea… Looking into it now! Thanks, Dara!

  • Deborah @Taste and Tell

    One hour to cinnamon rolls? This could be dangerous!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yep :) Thanks, Deborah!

  • kristy @ the wicked noodle

    I can’t bring myself to bake with yeast but these look so delicious I may have to make an exception. Either that or come to your house for breakfast!! )