No Rise Cinnamon Buns Recipe

These no rise cinnamon buns are quick to make. This makes them the perfect thing to make for last minute visitors. They go well with tea or coffee. They also make a great Christmas morning breakfast since they require so little time to make.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup cold butter cut into Tablespoons
  • ¾ cup cold buttermilk

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp.  ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp.  cornstarch

Cream Cheese Drizzle Recipe:

  • 2 oz. cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tbsp.  corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups icing sugar also called powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until there are pea sized pieces.
  4. Add the cold buttermilk all at once and mix until the dough forms a ball.
  5. Roll the dough onto a lightly floured surface, shaping into a large rectangle.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the ingredients for the cinnamon filling.
  7. Spread the filling evenly on top of the cinnamon bun dough, then roll the shortest ends toward each other.
  8. Cut the cinnamon bun log into 2-3" pieces and place them in a buttered casserole dish. I like to slice mine with a piece of string or dental floss as I find this saves time and makes less mess.
  9. Bake for 18-22 minutes until golden brown.

Cream Cheese Drizzle Recipe:

  1. While the cinnamon buns are cooling, whip together the cream cheese drizzle, adding more sugar if desired for a thicker drizzle or more corn syrup for a lighter drizzle.