Single Serve Cinnamon Roll

In the last single serve recipe post I made, I talked about how I don’t get why someone would want anything single serve. However a single serve cinnamon roll….I get this, I am in love with this, I will constantly be making this. 

Making a regular batch of cinnamon rolls usually takes so long so this is a great alternative for if you desperately need to consume a cinnamon roll and don’t want to wait a few hours.

Can I leave out the yoghurt?

For the dough, I added 2 tablespoons of yoghurt.

A regular cinnamon roll has yeast in it, this is what makes them fluffy and give them a soft texture. So when making this I tried a few different ingredients to try to see what would help give this the same texture.

The addition of yoghurt in this dough was the best way to keep to keep the final cinnamon roll soft and fluffy. So I don’t recommend replacing this with something else.

The icing:

I’ve included a quick 2 ingredient recipe for an icing. It’s just cream cheese and some sugar. 

This tasted great on it’s own, so if you don’t feel like doing the extra steps by making the icing, you really don’t have too!

Single Serve Cinnamon Roll

Single Serve Cinnamon Roll

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  • For the dough:
  • 50g plain flour

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 2 tablespoons plain yoghurt

  • For the cinnamon filling:
  • 20g softened butter

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (granulated works too)

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • For the icing:
  • 25g cream cheese

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar


  • Making the dough
  • Start by pre-heating your oven to 180c/350f.
  • Add all the ingredients for the dough into a bowl and mix these together until a dough forms.
  • Roll this out, on a very floured surface, into about a 14cm square.
  • For the filling:
  • Mix together the softened butter, sugar and cinnamon together until you get a smooth paste.
  • Gently spread this over the square of dough.
  • Cut this square in half, then place one half of the dough on top of the other, with the cinnamon filling facing up.
  • Now from the short side, tightly roll this up into a log. At this point I also cut both ends of the log off, just to get a cleaner look but you don't have to do this.
  • Place this into a ramekin, or an oven safe mug, and bake for around 20-25 minutes, just until the top is a golden brown colour.
  • For the icing:
  • If you decide to add the icing, just mix the two ingredients together, spread this onto the cinnamon roll whiles it is still warm and then that is it, enjoy!

Video Tutorial


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