Cinnamon rolls recipe instant yeast

I have always loved making my foods and appetizers from scratch, and the Cinnamon rolls recipe with instant yeast is no exception. You will also love this one as this recipe provides quick cinnamon rolls as you do not need the second increments dough rise. It tastes much better as this recipe provides a much better soft dough than the store-bought cinnamon rolls.

Nothing beats the aroma of homemade cinnamon rolls; this freshness leaves an amazing taste in your mouth and a house filled with the aroma of cinnamon. The fluffy cinnamon rolls make a perfect Christmas morning or special occasions breakfast idea. 

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe


  1. Dough:
    • 1 cup warm milk or warm water (about 110°F/45°C)
    • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
    • 2 large eggs
    • 4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
  2. Filling:
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  3. Cream Cheese Icing:
    • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1/4 cup cream cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt


Air Fryer

Rolling pin

Mixing bowl or Bowl of a stand mixer

Dental floss or a sharp knife

Aluminum foil or Parchment paper


Step one – Prepare the Yeast: 

  • Dissolve the yeast in warm milk in a large bowl, add the sugar, and mix the combination well. 
  • Proof for 5 – 10 minutes. 

Step two – Prepare the Dough:

  • Mix well with butter, salt, eggs, and flour into the bowl with the yeast.
  • Using your hands, kick the dough into a large ball for about 5 minutes and dust lightly with flour.
  • Put in a bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place to allow the dough rise or until doubled in size, about 30 minutes to 1 hour. 
  • top of the dough 
  • There is no need for a second time dough rest. 

Step three – Make the cinnamon sugar mixture and Assemble:

  • Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and 1/3 cup butter in a bowl.
  • Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface, forming a 16×21-inch rectangle.
  • Spread dough evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • Roll up the dough and cut into 12 rolls.
  • Place rolls in a lightly oiled air fryer basket.

Step four – Bake:

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Bake cinnamon rolls for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Homemade cinnamon rolls recipe (instant yeast)

Step five – Make the Icing:

  • Beat together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Spread icing on warm rolls before serving.

Pro Tips for Perfect Cinnamon Rolls

The rise time may vary depending on the weather; make sure to keep the dough in a warm place.

Check the yeast mixture for proofing before adding the flour mixture. 

Can I make these cinnamon rolls ahead of time?

  • Yes, you can prepare the rolls up to the point of baking for a quick cinnamon roll recipe, then cover and refrigerate overnight. Bring them to room temperature, let them rise, and then bake as instructed.

How do I store leftover cinnamon rolls?

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze cinnamon rolls?

  • Absolutely. Freeze either baked or unbaked rolls. For unbaked, freeze after cutting the rolls and before the second rise. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and let rise before baking.

My dough isn’t rising; what did I do wrong?

  • Check if your yeast is active and not expired. Ensure the milk is warm but not too hot, as high temperatures can kill the yeast.

Can I use a different type of yeast?

  • Yes, you can use active dry yeast; the proofing process might be slightly longer.

Can I add nuts or raisins?

  • Definitely add them to the filling before rolling up the dough.

Can I substitute the Cinnamon sugar filling

Enjoy your homemade cinnamon rolls recipe with instant yeast!

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