Quick Cinnamon Buns

These cinnamon buns are faster to make than traditional ones that are prepared with yeast. They do not require a rising time. 

Yield: Makes 8 cinnamon buns

Quick Cinnamon Buns


  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup salted butter, melted
  • All-purpose flour*
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted


  1. To prepare filling, combine brown sugar, pecans, 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, ginger and 1/8 tsp salt in a bowl.
  2. Stir in 2 tbsp melted butter; filling will be crumbly. Set filling aside.
  3. To prepare dough, combine 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 tbsp sugar, baking powder, baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt in a bowl. Stir in buttermilk and 1/3 cup melted butter just until combined. Dough will be soft and slightly sticky.
  4. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead dough gently 5 times, adding additional flour is dough is too sticky.
  5. Roll out dough into a 10x12 inch rectangle. Brush dough with 2 tbsp melted butter. Sprinkle filling evenly over dough, leaving 1 inch border on one long side of the dough.
  6. Beginning at opposite long side, roll up dough jelly-roll fashion. Pinch seam to seal. Cut dough into 8 pieces.
  7. Place one piece, but side down, in centre of a greased deep 9 inch round baking pan with 2 inch sides. Place remaining pieces in pan, cut sides down, spacing evenly around centre piece. There will be spaces between pieces as buns will expand during baking.
  8. Bake at 425°F for 25 - 30 minutes or until browned and filling is bubbly.
  9. Cool buns in pan on a rack for 5 minutes. Invert onto a serving plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutritional analysis per bun:


448 calories, 19.9 g fat, 6.1 g protein, 62.9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 471 mg sodium

*Ingredient not included in nutritional analysis.