Today I woke up with a strange craving for cinnamon rolls. I guess that’s not all too strange since they are my absolute favorite. I tried to make the craving go away, but being myself and having no will power what so ever, I really just needed them. But, I definitely did not feel like waiting for any dough to rise for a few hours, I wanted to eat them right away. So that meant I had to use a recipe that doesn’t use yeast. I was a little nervous, but these came out so delicious!! Can cinnamon rolls really come out just as amazing without yeast?! The answer is, YES! They can! These are so soft and fluffy, I couldn’t believe it. I wanted to make mine into muffins, but you can totally just put the rolls in a pan and bake them all together. Isn’t that amazing though? No wait time and they STILL come out just as amazing. I still have a special place in my heart for my overnight cinnamon rolls, but these just really take the cake because they are JUST as good without the work and wait time!
About the glaze. Ohhhh the glaze. I wanted to change up my favorite traditional cream cheese glaze and add a bit of maple syrup to it. I didn’t add much, just a hint of maple does the trick. You can leave the maple syrup out but I highly, highly advise not to! Every drop of this glaze melts into every crevice making the muffins even more gooey and delicious. For the sake of presentation I drizzled it on pretty but you know right after the camera went away I ate one drowning in this creamy perfection. I just can’t help myself, the glaze is the best part!
These are great if you have a last minute cinnamon roll craving like myself and don’t have time or just don’t want to wait for pesky dough to rise! Have these prepared, in the oven and in your mouth in less than 30 minutes! Trust me, you will not miss the yeast in these!
Dough recipe adapted from In Jennie’s Kitchen