One Hour Cinnamon Rolls

One Hour Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade cinnamon rolls that are ready in just 1 hour!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 cinnamon rolls
Calories 388kcal
Author I Heart Eating



  • 1/3 cup low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water 105F – 115F
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter softened


  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, stir milk, sugar, and butter together. Heat over low heat just until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Cool to about 100-105 F.
  • Pour the milk mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Add the yeast and warm water.
  • Add 2 cups flour and salt to yeast mixture. Using a dough hook, mix on low speed for about 1 minute.
  • With the mixer still going, add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Mix about 1 ½ minutes, or until dough starts to clean the sides of the bowl.
  • Knead on low speed for about 2 more minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic – the dough will still be slightly sticky to the touch.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, turning it to grease the top. Cover the dough with a clean, dry dish towel.
  • Let it rise in a warm place, free from draft, for about 10 minutes.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and roll into a 12x16-inch rectangle.
  • Stir filling ingredients together, and spread over dough. Since the filling is a little crumbly, I gently press it into the dough to help it stick.
  • Roll up lengthwise, pinching seam to seal.
  • Cut into 12 pieces, and place in prepared baking dish. I use a serrated knife to cut the dough. 
  • Cover the baking dish with the dish towel, and let the dough rise for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Bake at 20-25 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown.
  • While the rolls are baking, prepare the frosting.
  • Beat butter and cream cheese together until combined.
  • On low, mix in powdered sugar and vanilla until well-combined.
  • Let the cinnamon rolls cool for 5 minutes, and then spread frosting over warm cinnamon rolls.


*Nutrition facts are estimates.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.7mg