Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two

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Here is my recipe I call “easy to make cinnamon rolls for two.” This recipe is perfect for a single person, a small family, or a college student. As we get older we no longer need to make 12 cinnamon rolls, so I cut my original recipe down so it makes 4 cinnamon rolls. If you freeze my cream cheese frosting in a few small containers you always have frosting ready to thaw for this recipe.

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Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two

Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two

Kitchen Items You May Need

The items you need for these rolls are very basic. You probably already have a lot of these kitchen items in your home. Just imagine, you’re able to make rolls from scratch using very basic items. I picked these items up over the years so that I can make rolls any time that I want. Don’t miss out on making these cinnamon rolls for two. You’ll LOVE them, I promise!

Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two

Step One

Gather your ingredients and please make sure your yeast, dough enhancer, and flour are fresh to ensure the best results. You may remember, I have suggested many times to store your yeast, dough enhancer, and wheat gluten (for whole wheat bread) in the refrigerator or freezer. When I stock these items they are in the freezer. I only keep what I’ll use during the next month in the refrigerator, never the pantry.

What I like about this recipe is that you don’t need a mixer or a bread machine. It only uses 1 to 1-1/8 cups flour. It takes very little hand/muscle power because it’s such a small batch of dough for these cinnamon rolls.

Ingredients

Step Two

Grease a 6-inch round cake pan and set it aside. Grab a bowl and a Danish Whisk. Use a fork or small whisk to whisk the eggs. Warm the milk.

Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two

Step Three

Dump everything in a large mixing bowl. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Add additional flour, if needed, to the dough if the dough is too sticky. Don’t add too much, we want a soft and fluffy dough.

Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two

Step Four

Flour your countertop and scoop the dough out onto the countertop. Knead for about 3-4 minutes.

Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two

Step Five

Cover with plastic wrap or a warm wet towel. Let rise until double the size.

Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two

Step Six

Roll out the dough in a rectangle. Spread butter on the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the dough. You may wonder why I didn’t put the amount needed for the cinnamon and brown sugar. Here’s the deal, I use way more cinnamon than most people. That’s my trick to have the best cinnamon rolls. I’ll let you decide how much to use based on your personal preference. You may want to make these a few times over the next month or two since we have so many holidays this time of year. Try different amounts each time and note how you and your family felt each variation tasted.

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I remember teaching people how to make cinnamon rolls at a fancy kitchen store, and the people in the class were shocked about how much cinnamon I use. You may use less, I use a lot. It’s truly a personal preference.

Roll dough out and butter

Step Seven

Sprinkle brown sugar on the buttered cinnamon dough that is rolled out.

Sprinkle with Brown Sugar

Step Eight

Roll the dough into a tube-like shape. 

Roll the dough into a tube shape

Step Nine

Cut the “tube” into four sections.

Cut into four sections

Step Ten

Tuck the “tail” under the cinnamon rolls and place them in a greased 6-inch cake pan. Cover with plastic wrap, or a warm wet towel, and let them rise again for an hour, or until they are double the size.

Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two

Step Eleven

Remove the plastic wrap and bake at 350 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, let cool.

Baked Cinnamon Rolls

Step Twelve

Frost with cream cheese frosting, enjoy. Your house will smell heavenly, I promise.

Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two

Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two
Cinnamon Rolls for Two
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Let rise 1 hour twice
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 35 mins
 
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon SAF Yeast (this is what I use)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dough enhancer (optional-it makes the cinnamon rolls fluffy)
  • 1/4 scant teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 to 1-1/8 cups white flour (I use bread flour)
  • Softened butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar
Instructions
  1. Grease a 6-inch round cake pan and set it aside. Grab a bowl and a Danish Whisk. Dump everything in a large mixing bowl. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Add additional flour if needed to the dough if the dough is too sticky. Do not add too much, we want a fluffy dough. Flour your countertop and scoop the dough out onto the countertop. Knead for about 3-4 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap or a warm wet towel. Let rise until double in size. Roll out the dough in a rectangle. Spread butter on dough, sprinkle with cinnamon. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the dough. Roll the dough into a tube-like shape. Cut into 4 sections, tucking the ends underneath before placing them in the greased pan. Cover with plastic wrap or a warm wet towel. Let rise for about an hour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly brown. Let cool. Frost with cream cheese frosting. Enjoy

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Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

5 from 5 votes
cream cheese frosting
Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cupcakes
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1- 8- ounce package softened cream cheese
  • 3-3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter with the cream cheese and slowly add the powdered sugar to the thickness you desire. Add the vanilla until blended. You can make this recipe and freeze it in smaller containers to use at a different time.

How do I store these after baking?

Because they have cream cheese frosting, I store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Of course, with just 4 cinnamon rolls, they don’t typically make it to the refrigerator!

Can I freeze these before baking?

I can’t recommend doing that because I have never done it. These are so easy to whip up, I would only make them when you feel the urge to have a sweet cinnamon roll. Gotta love cinnamon rolls, right?

Can I freeze these after baking?

Yes, you can, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and place them in an airtight container or a freezer bag. They will keep 1-2 months in the freezer.

Final Word

I hope you try my easy to make cinnamon rolls for two. I love the feel of bread dough in my hands and this recipe is no exception to that! As long as you have fresh ingredients this recipe will not fail you.

My family really likes these rolls with the cream cheese frosting. For a unique taste, you can also try honey butter, your favorite jam or jelly, etc. They may not qualify as true cinnamon rolls that way, but they do taste great. It’s critical we teach our kids and grandkids to make bread, dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, or tortillas. You can survive if you can cook from scratch and make bread. Stay safe. May God Bless this world, Linda

14 thoughts on “Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two

  • September 7, 2021 at 7:11 am
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    5 stars
    These sound so good. I’m gonna have to try them, but, I’ll have to eat them all. Larry’s diabetic.

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    • September 7, 2021 at 7:39 am
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      Hi Deborah, sorry Larry!! LOL! Thank you for the 5 stars! Oh my gosh, there is nothing better than a warm cinnamon roll frosted with cream cheese frosting! Linda

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  • September 7, 2021 at 8:14 am
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    5 stars
    I’m going to make these for my me and my boyfriend. I love all your roll recipes. Thanks for sharing

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    • September 7, 2021 at 8:18 am
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      Hi Alli, thank you for the 5 stars, you will love these warm cinnamon rolls!! Linda

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      • September 7, 2021 at 8:28 am
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        5 stars
        Amazing! Thanks!

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        • September 7, 2021 at 8:29 am
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          Hi Heidi, thanks for the 5 stars! You will love these cinnamon rolls! Linda

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  • September 7, 2021 at 9:58 am
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    Thank you for this smaller recipe. Now if I can just find a recipe for true maple bar frosting to put on them, I will be able to small-batch my all time favorite cinnamon rolls.

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    • September 7, 2021 at 10:19 am
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      Hi Lori, oh my gosh, yes!! I would love a true maple bar frosting too!!! Linda

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  • September 7, 2021 at 1:58 pm
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    5 stars
    Love the Recipe Lori. I would have to make 3 batches because my son would eat all 4 in one sitting. So for me, my daughter and daughter in love I would have to make 2 more batches to even get 2 each. My husband does not like cinnamon rolls. His mother made them when he was younger and I hate to say this but she made horrible cinnamon rolls. She never put enough butter or cinnamon on them. She never put frosting on them either. She was a great Cook but she worked as a cooking teacher for the government and all they gave her were recipes for low fat, low sugar, etc. My husband is also diabetic.

    Love
    Jackie

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    • September 7, 2021 at 2:39 pm
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      Hi Jackie, there’s the problem recipes with low fat and low sugar!!! LOL! You gotta have lots of butter! Thank you for the 5 stars, my friend!! If you husband is diabetic, you and your son will have to devour them! Great story! Linda

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  • September 7, 2021 at 5:22 pm
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    5 stars
    These look amazing! Thank you! Sometimes I just want to make a small batch of cinnamon rolls. This recipe will be perfect! Thank you for sharing! Love your recipes!❤️

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    • September 7, 2021 at 5:25 pm
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      Hi Camille, thanks for the 5 stars! I hope you love this small-batch as much as we do!! Linda

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  • September 7, 2021 at 6:13 pm
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    I’m little new to your post so I’m sorry if you have covered this but “YOU NEED TO COOKBOOK” you have such easy and yummy recipes .

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    • September 8, 2021 at 5:51 am
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      Hi Joakima, you are so nice, I have thought about it. Thank you for suggesting it. Linda

      Reply

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