Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two
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.
In case you missed this post, Easy To Make Dinner 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!
- Large Mixing Bowl
- 11-inch Danish Whisk (I prefer the 11-inch whisk because it fits inside a wide-mouth quart mason jar)
- Dough Scraper
- 6-Inch Cake Pan or a small muffin pan
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Dough Enhancer (it makes your bread and rolls fluffy
- SAF Instant Yeast
Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two
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.
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.
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.
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 the size.
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.
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.
Sprinkle brown sugar on the buttered cinnamon dough that is rolled out.
Roll the dough into a tube-like shape.
Cut the “tube” into four sections.
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.
Remove the plastic wrap and bake at 350 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, let cool.
Frost with cream cheese frosting, enjoy. Your house will smell heavenly, I promise.
Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two Recipe
- 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
- Brown Sugar
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
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1- 8- ounce package softened cream cheese
- 3-3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream the butter with the cream cheese. Slowly add the powdered sugar to the thickness you desire. Add the vanilla and mix until everything is incorporated.
- 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.
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
16 thoughts on “Easy To Make Cinnamon Rolls for Two”
These sound so good. I’m gonna have to try them, but, I’ll have to eat them all. Larry’s diabetic.
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
I’m going to make these for my me and my boyfriend. I love all your roll recipes. Thanks for sharing
Hi Alli, thank you for the 5 stars, you will love these warm cinnamon rolls!! Linda
Hi Heidi, thanks for the 5 stars! You will love these cinnamon rolls! Linda
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.
Hi Lori, oh my gosh, yes!! I would love a true maple bar frosting too!!! Linda
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.
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
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!❤️
Hi Camille, thanks for the 5 stars! I hope you love this small-batch as much as we do!! Linda
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 .
Hi Joakima, you are so nice, I have thought about it. Thank you for suggesting it. Linda
Do you have this recipe in a larger size. 4 rolls just would not make it in my family.
Hi Jackie, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! Yes, I do. Boy, I love cinnamon rolls! https://www.foodstoragemoms.com/homemade-cinnamon-rolls/