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single serve cinnamon roll
single serve cinnamon roll


Forget to spend hours preparing Cinnmon Rolls: if you have a sudden Cinnmon Roll craving, you can follow this recipe and get only ONE cinnamon roll in few minutes, without rising time!
The dough is beyond quick and easy: made without eggs in just one bowl, thanks to baking powder you can immediately roll it, spread your butter/cinnamon-sugar mix on top and roll it.
I cook it in microwave so it's ready in only 60-70 seconds!
It's soft and fluffy, but consider that this recipe is meant to be eat immediately, just few minutes to slightly cool it down. I suggest to not store it because it could dry out after few hours.
Of course if you don't have microwave, you can bake in preheated traditional oven (no fan if possible, upper+lower heat) at 180°C for few minutes.
You can enjoy it with some icing sugar or cream cheese glaze on top: it's simply irresistible!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 16 mins
Course Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine American, European
Servings 1 Serving
Calories 367 kcal


Cinnamon Filling

  • 7 g (1/2 tbsp) unsalted butter room temperature or melted
  • 12 g (1 tbsp) brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp cornstarch


  • 14 g (1 tbsp) unsalted butter melted
  • 25 g (1 tbsp+2tsp) milk room temperature
  • 5 g (1 tsp) white sugar
  • 50 g (5+1/2 tbsp) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Icing Sugar Glaze

  • Powdered sugar
  • Water or milk


Cinnamon Filling

  • In a small bowl mix together butter, sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch until get a thick paste and set aside.


  • In a medium size bowl place butter, milk, sugar and miz until combined.
  • Add flour, baking powder and mix until get a very soft and not sticky dough ball.
  • Roll the dough into 9x13cm-3,5x5inch rectangle.
  • Spread the filling on top.
  • Cut longwise in two strips. Roll the first strip, then roll the first rolled strip into the second strip and seal.
  • Place the cinnamon roll into a greased and lined microwave-safe ramekin or a mug.
  • Cook in microwave at 800 W for 60-70 seconds. Every microwave is different: If you have a microwave with higher/lower wattage, you have to reduce/increase the cooking time for few seconds. Do NOT overcook or it will turn out hard!
  • Slightly cool down 2 minutes before unmold it, drizzle with some icing sugar glaze on top and eat immediately whem still very warm.


Do not store it and serve immediately because it dries out a bit when cools down.

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single serve cinnamon roll

I suggest to use a kitchen scale to measure accurately the ingredients. You should get a very soft but not sticky dough.

I rolled the dough into a 9×13 cm rectangle, then cut in 2 strips. If you roll it into a larger rectangle, you can cut into 3 strips to get a not too tall cinnamon roll.

single serve cinnamon roll

I used microwave oven for this recipe so you don’t need to waste time with preheating and it’s ready in only 60-70 seconds, but here I give you some advices:

  • Every microwave is different: If you have a microwave with higher/lower power, you have to reduce/increase the cooking time for few seconds. Do NOT overcook yuour cookie or it will turn out hard! It should be very soft and fragile when it’s done.
  • If you don’t have microwave you can surely bake it in traditional preheated oven at 180°C-350°F for few minutes. Always remember to NOT overbake it!
single serve cinnamon roll

I placed my cinnmon roll into a greased and lined ramekin, but you can also put it into a mug.

I suggest to not let the roll cooking without a mold (ramekin or mug) because it could open while cooking and lose its shape.

single serve cinnamon roll

You can eat your Cinnamon Roll warm directly fromn the mold (ramekin or mug) without unmold it, I unmolded it just to show you better how nice it turned out!

If you eat it directly from the ramekin, you don’t need to line and grease the mold.