Another recipe for the Herman Sweet Sourdough Starter in case you're having trouble giving it away! Try finishing these rolls with your favorite glaze!

Recipe Summary

20 mins
25 mins
45 mins
1 hr 30 mins
15 to 20 cinnamon rolls


Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl combine Herman Sweet Sourdough Starter, flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder and eggs until well blended.

  • Knead dough in bowl for 5 to 7 minutes, or until mixture is smooth.

  • Let rise in warm place until doubled. Punch down. On a lightly floured surface, press dough into a 10 x 20 inch rectangle. Combine melted margarine, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spread mixture over dough. Sprinkle with walnuts or raisins, if desired.

  • Starting on long side, roll up dough, jellyroll fashion. Press ends together to make a seam. Cut in 1-inch slices and place in an ungreased, 11x14 inch cake pan. Allow rolls rise to double their size.

  • Bake in a preheated 325 F oven (165 degree C) for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned.


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Nutrition Facts

218 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 34.4g 11% DV; fat 7.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 24.8mg 8% DV; sodium 297.1mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
These are wonderful! A friend had passed on some starter for Amish Friendship bread but I didn't feel like making the bread. I am glad I chose this recipe instead. I topped it with cream cheese icing and opted out of adding the nuts and raisins. I am having one now for a snack and I think it is the best cinnamon roll I have ever had. Thank you. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I think it is hard to find good old fashion recipes any more they all seem to use the same thing bread machine's or fast bread dough. I personally still love the good old fashion way of making thing from scratch, thank you for your recipe. sheila. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These were quite yummy! I used my own starter. I also didn't use the raisins and added a bit of lemon zest to the filling. They were tangy but didn't quite have the 'sour' that I would have liked. Someday I'll get this sourdough thing right... =) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
wonderfully sweet that satifies my sweet tooth easy to make but stater takes too long to mature. On the other hand once you have starter you will never run out. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
not bad, alittle dense though. I think next time I make this recipe I will add that last cup of flour at the end if it's all needed. And also let the 2nd rise take place overnight. Thanks for sharing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are the best ever. I subbed brown sugar for white,added crushed pecans-no raisins before rolling up the dough with the butter and sugar, and added white cream cheese frosting which is as follows--3oz.cream cheese softened & 1/4 cup of butter softened & 1 1/2 cups of confectioner sugar & 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract & 1/8 teaspoon of salt--blend all the ingredients in a bowl add to rolls after baking and a slight cool down. Warning after enduring the wonderful cooking smell these will go really fast--get one for yourself right away before the bandits arrive. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was a great option for using some of my Amish Friendship starter. The dough seemed to take a really long time to rise but I'm sure that was because my kitchen wasn't all that warm. Turned out great otherwise. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My Husband LOVES these! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used a batch of REALLY sour old amish friendship starter. I made it with whole wheat and spelt flours and even that in addition to it being as sour and wine-y as it was the rolls were really good. The rolls were very moist although very heavy and filling. Read More