Quick 45-Minute Cinnamon Rolls are created using handmade dough, ground cinnamon, and brown sugar. They are rolled and cooked in under an hour. Drizzle a sweet glaze on top to make this the BEST breakfast!

Fluffy and silky cinnamon rolls taste better than Cinnabon and are done in 45 minutes! Try these wonderful cinnamon buns, including strawberry, overnight, and caramel apple flavors. There are so many tasty options to try!

Quick 45-Minute Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

I adore cinnamon buns, but sometimes I want them right now, not in a few hours. Waiting for the dough to rise and bake. I do not have time for that! This is when the recipe comes in helpful! This dish was inspired by Layla from Gimme Delicious.

These delectable cinnamon buns just need 20 minutes to rise. Then you can assemble them and start eating them before you know it! My kids like helping me prepare them in the kitchen! For additional quick and simple breakfast dishes, try The Best Breakfast Casserole and Perfect Crepes.

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What You Need to Make Quick 45 Minute Cinnamon Rolls

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Don't let the ingredient list deter you!Most of the items are already in your fridge and cupboard.The recipe card at the bottom of the article has all of the specific ingredient measurements.


  • Flour provides thickness and binds it all together.
  • Sugar provides a sweet flavor.
  • To aid yeast growth, add a little amount of salt.
  • Instant yeast helps your dough grow faster.
  • Water softens the dough, resulting in a sticky, gooey texture.
  • Milk: Use whichever milk you have on hand. I used 1% milk, which resulted in a creamy, smooth texture with a bit of flavor.
  • I used unsalted butter for this recipe.
  • The large egg will blend everything together.


  • Melted butter is combined with cinnamon and brown sugar to create a harder consistency.
  • Cinnamon is essential for making cinnamon rolls.
  • Brown sugar adds a delicious flavor to cinnamon buns.
  • Using heavy cream makes the cinnamon buns thick and moist.


  • Powdered sugar melts rapidly and helps the icing coating come together.
  • Adding vanilla extract to frosting creates a delicious flavor.
  • Milk mixes with powdered sugar to create the glaze.
  • Cream cheese adds a great taste to them.

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How To Make Quick 45-minute Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon buns are so delicious they melt in your mouth.Trust me! These cinnamon buns don't last long and are usually a big success! Watch the glaze slip into the gaps and between the cinnamon rolls, becoming ooey and gooey.


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Set aside.
  • To prepare, heat water, milk, and butter in a small dish in the microwave for 30-45 seconds until melted.
  • To form a ball, whisk the liquid and dry ingredients together with a fork. Knead in the egg by hand or with a stand mixer for 5-6 minutes, until the dough is no longer sticky. Shape the dough into a ball and return it to the bowl. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a 9×9 pan with cooking spray and put aside.


  • In a separate dish, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • After resting the dough, roll it out into a 15×9 inch rectangle on a floured board.
  • To cut, spread melted butter over the dough and evenly sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll the dough firmly and cut into nine even pieces.
  • Place the rolls in a prepared pan and cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  • To drizzle, turn off the preheated oven and lay the pan of rolls inside. Allow them to rise for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the foil or plastic and equally distribute the ¼ cup of cream on top of the buns.
  • Return the buns to the oven and heat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the buns' tops are golden brown.


Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons milk until creamy. Add more milk as required. Let the rolls cool for about 20 minutes before applying the glaze on top. 


  • 2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package instant yeast (1 packet = 2 and 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg


  • 1/4 cup salted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream for drizzling over buns before baking


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature