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

Yields about 15 rolls

One Rise Cinnamon 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!

40 minPrep Time

18 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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    for the rolls:
  • 3 to 3 and 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast ( I used Red Star Yeast Active Dry Yeast )
  • 1 c very warm water (120 to 130 degrees F)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • for the filling:
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • for the glaze:
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 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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  1. kristy @ the wicked noodle says

    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!! )

  2. Cookin Canuck says

    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.

  3. Nancy says

    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.

  4. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says

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

  5. Reem says

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

  6. says

    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 says

      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!

  7. Dalila G. says

    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!

  8. Nicole says

    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.

  9. domesticfits says

    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.

  10. marcie @ flavor the moments says

    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!

  11. Anne B says

    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! : )

  12. The Joy of Caking says

    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!

  13. Liz says

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

  14. Sally says

    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.

  15. says

    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!