No yeast cinnamon rolls with vanilla glaze.
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No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe for no yeast cinnamon rolls is easy to make with no rest time needed. The combination of cinnamon, brown sugar and raisins rolled in a biscuit dough then topped with vanilla glaze is irresistible.

These cinnamon rolls can be made the night before then left covered in the fridge. All you have to do in the morning is bake in the oven and make the simple glaze topping. The aromas are sure to get your family out of bed!

The amount of filling you use depends on how gooey you like your cinnamon rolls. Add more butter and brown sugar for a more moist roll.

Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.

Makes 12 Rolls

*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.

Are you looking for more breakfast treats? Try these recipes for French Toast with Honey and Feta, Apple Bircher Muesli or Simple Banana Pancakes.

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No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls Q & A

Can you freeze cinnamon rolls?

Yes, they can be frozen in two ways. Freeze prior to baking in freezer bags or large containers being careful not to double stack the rolls. Thaw in the fridge overnight then bake as normal.
The second way is to freeze after they have been baked and iced then warm gently in the microwave in 20 second bursts on high.

How long will frozen cinnamon rolls keep in the freezer?

Frozen cinnamon rolls will keep for up to 6 months however it best to use within the first 3 months for the best results.

How do you reheat cinnamon rolls?

Reheat in the microwave in 20 second bursts on high until just warm to the touch. The icing will melt further into the rolls which isn’t a bad thing. The cinnamon roll may be warmer on the inside so be careful when eating.

Can you add nuts to cinnamon rolls?

Yes, walnuts and pecans are the best type of nuts to use with cinnamon rolls. Simply sprinkle the chopped nuts over the cinnamon and sugar before rolling.

Gluten and Dairy Free Options

To make this recipe for no yeast cinnamon rolls gluten free; replace the flour with a gluten free flour mix such as this measure for measure King Arthur Gluten Free Flour Mix. (Paid link) Make sure that your baking powder is also gluten free.

To make it dairy free; replace the milk with either lactose free milk or use almond milk which will give the dough a nice flavor. Replace the butter with a dairy free margarine.

Saving Money


Flour is the perfect ingredient to purchase in bulk packs which will save money over the course of the year. It has a long storage life as long as it is kept in a cool dry place. To keep out pests and increase its storage life; store your flour in airtight containers such as the 16 cup quality Container from Rubbermaid. (Paid link)


Consider buying commonly used spices such as cinnamon in bulk packs then refill a spice jar or shaker for ease of use. This 18 oz pack of Ground Cinnamon has been aged up to 15 years for a rich flavor and is great value. (Paid link)


Raisins are the most expensive ingredient in this recipe however money can be saved by purchasing when you see them on special at the store. Buy bulk packs when you can as they are also great as a healthy snack or added to your favorite cereal in the morning.

This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.

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