Easy Homemade Cinnamon Buns

Don’t you love that smell of cinnamon in your house? It reminds me of fall. Moving into September, my mind starts going to all the amazing fall foods that I get to start cooking again! The weather here may still be summery for a little while longer, but I’m ready for those cool weather foods; soups, pasta’s, and baking! Baking is always a little more difficult to get to the healthy side. It usually involves lots of sugar to get that sweet factor. These easy homemade Cinnamon Buns may not be my healthiest recipe but I think I got close!

Cinnamon Buns

I don’t think there’s really any substitute for that velvety brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon mixture in the middle of a cinnamon bun. At least I haven’t found anything yet – so let’s not rule it out. But hey, the dough for these buns is pretty good and the filling is a pretty small amount when you think about it. I really love these buns, they stay beautiful and soft, and are so perfect with a nice cup of tea.

Cinnamon Buns

This is a super simple recipe to put together, it takes only about 10 minutes before these babies are in the oven. Using my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer makes this so quick! It is a small recipe though – depending on the size of your household you may want to double this. Mine only made 8 small-medium sized buns. And they do disappear fast around here.

Cinnamon Buns

I decided not to add an icing glaze on these buns. I was happy I didn’t – I find those tooth achingly sweet sometimes. However It would be easy to mix a little milk with icing sugar if you wanted to drizzle over top of your own though. Do this when they’re fresh out of the oven and it’ll sink into the rolls perfectly.

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Buns
Easy Homemade Cinnamon Buns
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These easy homemade cinnamon buns are soft and sweet. The scent of cinnamon will fill your home! 

Servings: 8 buns
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp + tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (softened)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp butter (softened)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine all dough ingredients in stand mixer and mix until fully combined and dough comes to a ball. 

  3. Roll on lightly floured surface until roughly ¼ inch thick. Try to get as much of a rectangle shape as possible.

  4. Mix together filling ingredients until smooth paste. 

  5. Spread filling across rolled dough evenly. 

  6. Tightly roll dough into log. 

  7. Cut into buns. 2 inches thick or as big as you’d like. Roughly 8 buns.

  8. Place into greased baking dish. 

  9. Bake 20-25 minutes.

  10. Remove and let cool completely. 

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4 comments on “Easy Homemade Cinnamon Buns

  1. Hey Whitney,

    I love cinnamon buns. This recipe looks like something even I can do. Although I am not a basket case in the kitchen, I don’t cook that often.

    What I really like about this is the 10 minute prep time. I can definitely handle that.

    Thanks for including this recipe. This is going on my bookmarks!

    Best Regards,

    • Glad to hear you might try this one out Jim! It definitely is easy – and I find most cinnamon bun recipes aren’t! I hope you enjoy – let me know how it goes.

  2. Hi Whitney,
    Hey, thanks for the delicious recipe. With coconut oil and almond milk, this recipe is reasonably healthy when compared to many other alternatives. I also love the fact that it only makes 8 buns. With so many recipes, you feel like you’re baking for an army. This can be discouraging when there are only 2 of you (who probably don’t need a lot of extra calories :)). It’s nice to indulge a bit without overdoing it!

    • Hi Linda,

      Thanks so much for checking out this recipe! It’s always nice to have sweets but this way you don’t have the guilt from tons of butter and sugar. And it really is the perfect size recipe for smaller households – though they sure do disappear fast in my house. Ah well – it’s pretty quick to whip up more if needed. 🙂

      Thanks again for visiting!

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