These No Yeast Brown Sugar Cinnamon Rolls are based on the Violet Bakery cinnamon rolls and are an amazing treat when you want cinnamon rolls but don’t want to wait two hours for dough to rise.
I’ve spoken before about my fear of baking with yeast on the blog, and while I’ve definitely started getting past that, I still don’t love baking with yeast. One reason for that, is that I’m an incredibly impatient person, and waiting for dough to rise just isn’t my thing. I have a hard time turning that part of my brain off, so instead of setting dough to rise, and then going and doing another productive thing, I basically just sit and wait for the dough to rise. Some days I have the time for that, but most of the time I really don’t.
My ADHD aside though, these cinnamon rolls are amazing, and because they don’t use yeast, you can put them together for an easy Sunday morning breakfast or brunch. Because of the lack of yeast they do lack a traditional cinnamon roll’s incredibly soft and pull apart-y(technical baking term) dough, but they are still astoundingly good. The insides of the roll are soft and bursting with brown sugar and cinnamon, and the cardamom in the dough adds just the right little touch. I would highly recommend eating these right out of the oven, as they’re best warm. Room temp is still good, but you wont get quite the same effect.