No-Yeast Cinnamon Rolls with Brown Butter-Cream Cheese Frosting
Most classic cinnamon roll recipes require yeast, which means these recipes also require you to let the dough rest and rise a couple of times before they make it into the oven… so the cinnamon rolls you start in the morning won’t actually be ready until later that day. But hold tight, no need to reach for the canned rolls—there’s another way. We developed these yeast-free cinnamon rolls specifically to deliver big on homemade flavor, while allowing you to wake, bake, and enjoy the gooey goodness all within an hour. Here, we swap the yeast for baking powder for instant lifting power and incorporate plain (not Greek) yogurt to enrich the dough with a little bit of tang to make up for the lack of yeasty flavor. They come together in a snap and you don’t even have to break out a mixer, as everything is combined by hand. Filled with buttery, gooey cinnamon-sugar ribbons and topped with a decadent, lick-the-bowl-worthy brown butter-cream cheese glaze, these buns are worth every bite.