Quicker Cinnamon Buns
Making cinnamon buns is a project. Most shortcut recipes use quick biscuit dough, but the results just aren’t the same. We wanted to find a way to make yeast hurry.
Why This Recipe Works
Most recipes for quick cinnamon buns result in something more like a biscuit—they rely on chemical leaveners (baking powder and soda) instead of yeast. To get the soft sweet-bread texture and yeasty flavor of a true bun with a quicker timetable, we use both yeast and baking powder. After shaping, the buns need only 30 minutes of rise time. A low oven temperature ensures that they have enough time to rise high before the tops set, creating a fluffy interior. A buttery brown sugar filling and tangy cream cheese glaze make these buns irresistible.