Fastest Cinnamon Rolls

Fastest Cinnamon Rolls

22 reviews, 4.9 star(s). 86% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes

Original recipe from Don't Forget Delicious:

No yeast, no proofing, no rising, no waiting!


– For the Dough —
3/4 cup part skim ricotta cheese; (or cottage cheese)
1/3 cup low fat buttermilk
1/4 cup Sugar
2 oz. unsalted butter; melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
9 oz. all purpose flour; (about 2 cups)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
– For the Filling —
3/4 oz. unsalted butter; melted
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
– For the Glaze —
2 ounces mascarpone cheese; room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar; or to taste
1 tablespoons skim milk; or as needed
1 tsp vanilla extract

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



Heat the oven to 400°F. Grease the sides and bottom of a 8 or 9 inch square baking pan with cooking spray.

Combine the ricotta cheese, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla in food processor and process until smooth, about 10 seconds. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and pulse in short bursts just until the dough clumps together (don’t overprocess). The dough will be soft and moist.

Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it with floured hands 4 or 5 times until smooth (it really only takes 4-5 times). With a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 12×15-inch rectangle. I discovered that 12×15 is exactly the size of my flexible plastic cutting board, so that’s a quick and easy way to size it.

Brush the dough with the melted butter, leaving a 1/2-inch border unbuttered around the edges. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar and spices. Sprinkle the mixture over the buttered area of the dough and press gently into the surface.

Starting at a long edge, roll up the dough jelly-roll style. Pinch the seam to seal, and leave the ends open.

With a sharp knife, cut the roll into equal pieces (I got 8). Set the pieces, cut side up, in the prepared pan; they should fill the pan and touch slightly, but don’t worry if there are small gaps. My pan was too big, so the rolls didn’t fill it up - no big deal, the outer ones leaned over a little, but it was all good.

Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch, 20 to 28 minutes. Set the pan on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Run a spatula around the inside edge of the pan to loosen the rolls, and transfer them to a serving plate.

In a small bowl, mix the softened mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla to make a smooth glaze. Add milk as needed to achieve desired consistency. Spread or drizzle onto warm rolls. Let stand 10 minutes (or as long as you can stand) and serve.

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Ohhh so good


Fastest Cinnamon Rolls

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I'll admit I substituted a lot of things in this recipe, but it still turned out AMAZING even without the glaze. This recipe is perfect!
jinkxthewolf 2y ago

I'll admit I substituted a lot of things in this recipe, but it still turned out AMAZING even without the glaze. This recipe is perfect!
jinkxthewolf 2y ago

These were so good. I followed everything and they came out crisp on the outside & gooey instead. Will be makin these over & over again.
PennyPopper28 3y ago

Bravo! These were a hit!!!
sarahbaker2 3y ago

these were sooooo good! I didn't have cardamom so I used 1/8 tsp of cinnamon and 1/8 tsp of nutmeg, but mmmmmmm! my new fav! the only problem was that after 25 min the outer ones were finished and the inner ones were not. is there anyway I can bake them so that the outer ones do not burn, but the inner ones cook thoroughly?
inlovewithfood2012 3y ago

Delicious! Added toasted chopped pecans to the filling and made the frosting a bit thicker. My boyfriend had a Foodgasm!!!
ginahobbs 3y ago

antdog 3y ago

These are so delicious! My dad loved them and couldn't figure out what exactly I put in the filling to make it taste so good haha This recipe was definitely worth my time :)
Lizzyanne13 3y ago

The best Rolls ever...very yummy...I added some walnuts and it was delicious! Thank you very much for this recipe :-)
Timu 4y ago

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