No-Knead Cinnamon Rolls


These no-knead cinnamon rolls are gobbled up as soon as my family sees them. I'll never try another cinnamon roll recipe because I think these are the best. Note: These are wonderful fresh, but they do not freeze well.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
1 dozen


Cinnamon Rolls:

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup water

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, divided

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • cup white sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • cup raisins (Optional)

  • cup chopped walnuts (Optional)


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla


  1. Make the cinnamon rolls: In a saucepan, heat milk, water, and 2 tablespoons butter until very warm. Pour mixture into a bread machine.

  2. Add flour, 1/4 cup sugar, egg, salt, and yeast to the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Run Dough cycle.

  3. Once Dough cycle is complete, remove dough from the bread machine and punch down. Roll into a large rectangle on a floured surface. Smear with softened butter.

  4. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. Combine 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.

  5. Sprinkle sugar mixture over dough, then generously sprinkle with raisins and walnuts. Starting at the long edge, roll dough into a log, then cut into 12 equal pieces. Place rolls, cut-side down, into the prepared baking pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.

  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  7. Bake rolls in the preheated oven until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

  8. While the rolls are cooling, make the frosting: Mix confectioners' sugar, melted butter, milk, and vanilla together in a bowl until thick.

  9. Spread frosting over warm rolls.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
7g Fat
44g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 66mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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