The Cinnamon Bun Recipe


For this week's lockdown bake I figured we'd try something along the same lines as hot cross buns, as I was pretty pleased with how those turned out... After a quick think and a google, I decided that cinnamon buns were going to be this week's mission.

Now, I cannot take any credit for this particular recipe as I followed this Minimalist Baker one word for word - there was no experimenting here! I did, however, use dairy ingredients rather than vegan ones, opting for semi-skimmed milk and unsalted butter, rather than almond milk and dairy-free spread.

I am very pleased with how these turned out and they're a lot less complicated to make than you'd first think. Overall, these only took a couple of hours to whip up, including an hour of proving, so could absolutely be a weekend brunch bake if you're up early and fancy homemade baked goods.

Also, side note, the more and more baking I'm doing, the more I'm starting to wonder whether I should drop the whole marketing career and get a job in a bakery... I'm thoroughly enjoying making all of these recipes and eating the results.

A simple Cinnamon Bun recipe to make this weekend.
A simple Cinnamon Bun recipe to make this weekend.
A simple Cinnamon Bun recipe to make this weekend.

The Cinnamon Bun Recipe 


For the dough: 

400g Bread Flour
250ml Milk 
45g Butter 
1 Sachet Yeast
1 tbsp Sugar
Pinch of Salt

For the filling: 

45g Butter (Melted)
30g Sugar 
2 tbsp Cinnamon 


1. Place the butter and milk in a mixing bowl and microwave until melted. 
2.  Once cooled down to a warm (not hot) temperature, add the yeast to the bowl and leave for 10 minutes. 
3. Add the sugar and salt.
4. Gradually add the flour, stirring gently. 
5. Once it's a thick consistency, tip the dough onto a floured surface and gently knead for a minute until it forms a ball. 
6. Place in an oil-coated bowl and cover with oiled cling film, and leave in a warm place for an hour. 
7. Roll out the dough into a rectangle shape. 
8. Mix the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon, and brush onto the dough. 
9. Tightly roll up the dough, and cut into 1-inch pieces. 
10. Grease a tin with butter, add the buns and bake at 180 degrees C for about 20 minutes.

Ta-daaaaaa, how simple is that?! In my head, I always imagined Cinnamon Buns were going to be a really complicated thing to bake with lots of intricate steps, but they're really not. I highly recommend!

Have you ever made Cinnamon Buns?

A simple Cinnamon Bun recipe to make this weekend.


  1. ooooo will be trying these out soon! Thanks <3

  2. I've always wanted to try baking cinnamon buns, as when they're fresh they are such a treat. Your recipe seems easy enough too so I want to try it out!

    Julia x
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  3. Oooo Becca! Thanks for sharing this recipe gal! I'm going to definitely give these a go. I'm also posting a recipe for Anzac Cookies which are like an Aussie delicacy this week! Mum baked banana bread yesterday. Never baked so much since lockdown started 🤣

  4. Omg they look amazing, will definitely be making these! x

    Maiya |