How To Make The Finest Single Serve Cinnamon Roll Pleasure the Baker

warm cinnamon roll on plate

Micro batch baking – the invitation is to get all the best way into it with me!  That is all very Kristin Wiig  making herself a single, unhappy cupcake within the film Bridesmaids, save for the truth that there’s completely zero disappointment in me consuming a single cinnamon roll over the kitchen sink in my pajamas.  That is, in reality, what I name luxurious.  This single-serve cinnamon roll deserves a correct dwelling and printable recipe right here on the weblog earlier than I resolve if this complete sequence is an e-book or a zine one thing – this actually is one thing (and a correct cookbook would take too lengthy).

This singular cinnamon roll (which may, after all be doubled for 2 folks or simply as a result of) is gooey and greatest loved heat with cream cheese glaze dripping down your fingers. You possibly can completely use a fork if it is advisable to sustain appearances, however actually what enjoyable is that?

It is a yeasted, quick-rise cinnamon roll.  Simply because we’re making one roll doesn’t imply we’re skimping on approach and texture.  Now, let’s make this good lil’ cinnamon bun.

ingredients for single serve cinnamon roll in small bowls

Listed below are the substances you’ll must make this singe serve cinnamon roll recipe:

•  all-purpose flour

•  fast rise yeast

•  baking powder

•  granulated sugar

•  kosher salt

•  vegetable oil

•  complete milk or any milk you like

•  butter, both softened or melted butter

•  brown sugar

•  floor cinnamon

•  cream cheese

•  powdered sugar

•  vanilla extract

* you might make this recipe vegan by substituting another milk for the dough, vegan butter unfold for the filling, and a simple powdered sugar glaze for the topping.

In a small bowl, whisk collectively the dry substances:  flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, immediate yeast (like RapidRise), and salt.

Within the microwave, heat milk and oil till simply heat to the contact.  It’s okay if the 2 don’t combine effectively collectively, it’ll come along with the dough.

Add the moist combination to the dry substances and use a small spatula to kind a tough dough. The dough can be quite shaggy and moist however not sticky.  For those who discover that your dough is on the dry aspect (aka you’re not down right here in steamy New Orleans) add extra heat milk a teaspoon at a time.  For those who discover that your dough is on the moist aspect, simply flour the counter generously to knead.

Flip the dough onto a calmly floured counter and knead for 25 turns or so.  You’ll really feel the gluten begin to kind because the dough springs again from the stress of kneading.  Drape a clear kitchen towel over the bouncy dough and permit to relaxation for 10 minutes.

Roll the dough into a skinny rectangle about 9×6-inches lengthy.  I discovered it best to roll the dough on a really calmly floured floor so the dough can stick a bit to the floor.  A bit little bit of traction is useful because the dough doesn’t have a ton of time to relaxation and calm down.

Unfold dough with softened butter and sprinkle with brown sugar and floor cinnamon.

To create an plentiful roll, from the 6-inch aspect of the dough, reduce three lengthy strips.  Roll one strip right into a coil.  Place that coil on the second strip and proceed to roll the coil. Proceed with the final strip of dough to create a beneficiant roll.

single serve cinnamon roll in small ramekin to rise

Place the roll in an oven-safe ramekin or dish coated with cooking spray or greased with butter.

Pictured above is a 1-cup ramekin. I like for the roll to bake in one thing cozy so it maintains its coil form.

Cowl the ramekin loosely with a kitchen towel and permit to relaxation and rise for Half-hour whereas the oven preheats.  I go away the coated ramekin within the warmest spot in my kitchen for this quick rise – proper close to the again burner outdoors the warming oven.

Bake within the higher third of the oven till simply golden across the edges and effervescent from the middle.

Whereas the roll bakes I make a fast cream cheese glaze, although you might all the time simply make a easy milk and powdered sugar glaze in case you don’t have cream cheese available.

inside of warm cinnamon roll on plate

Take away the roll from the ramekin and coat generously with cream cheese frosting. Now, there’s no time to attend – this can be a candy deal with for proper now.

If rolls are your jam, right here’s extra!

Small-Batch In a single day Mocha Cinnamon Rolls – small batch however bigger than one.

Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls – we’re speaking no yeast however nonetheless doughy scrumptious!

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls – loaded and really spectacular.


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inside of warm cinnamon roll on plate

How To Make a Single Serve Cinnamon Roll

  • Creator:
    Pleasure the Baker

  • Prep Time:
    40 minutes

  • Prepare dinner Time:
    18 minutes

  • Whole Time:
    about 1 hour

  • Yield:
    1 good roll 1x


A recipe for one very scrumptious, doughy cinnamon roll for one.  You possibly can completely double the recipe and make two superb rolls.



For the dough:

For the filling:

For the glaze:


  1. Place a rack within the higher third of the oven and preheat oven to 350 levels F. Spray a 1-cup oven-safe ramekin with nonstick cooking spray (or smear with softened butter) and put aside. To determine the aspect of your ramekin, fill a measuring cup with 1 cup of water and pour the water into the ramekin. A 1-cup ramekin can be crammed to absolutely the brim. Use an oven-safe vessel as near 1-cup as you’ve.
  2. In a small bowl whisk collectively flour, sugar, baking powder, yeast, and a pinch of salt. In a small measuring cup whisk collectively oil and milk and warmth within the microwave till simply heat to the contact (someplace between 105 and 110 levels F).
  3. Stir the moist substances into the dry and use a spatula to include effectively till the substances collect right into a cohesive ball. Calmly sprinkle the counter with flour and knead the small dough ball for 20-30 turns. Calmly cowl with a clear kitchen towel and permit to take a seat for 10 minutes.
  4. Roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness right into a 9-inch tall x 6-inch vast rectangle (although mine is all the time extra like an oval). You gained’t want an excessive amount of flour on the counter since you need the dough to stay to the counter only a bit to carry its form.
  5. Smear with butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Sprinkle with cinnamon and possibly a sprinkle of salt. Use a big knife to slice the dough into 3 strips (about 2-inches every). Roll the primary strip into a comparatively tight coil. Place that coil on the second strip and roll once more. Place that coil on the third strip and roll right into a beneficiant cinnamon roll. Place within the ready ramekin, cowl loosely with a towel and place close to the oven because it heats. Permit to relaxation for 20-Half-hour till puffed.
  6. Bake for 16-18 minutes till golden and effervescent. Whereas the roll bakes, whisk collectively the glaze. (I zap the cream cheese within the microwave for just a few seconds to tremendous soften it.) Add cream cheese, vanilla, salt, and a tiny splash of milk to get the suitable consistency.
  7. Take away roll from the oven. Permit to relaxation for five minutes earlier than utilizing a butterknife or massive spoon to scoop the new scorching roll from the ramekin. Smear with glaze and wow, take pleasure in instantly.
  8. Be aware: You possibly can completely double this recipe efficiently. Break up the dough in two earlier than rolling and coiling and achieve this individually.