The Easiest No Rise Dairy-Free Cinnamon Rolls
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Because this is a yeast-free, no-rise recipe, the texture of these rolls is more like a cross between biscuits and traditional cinnamon rolls. They are best served the day they are made, but can be re-warmed later. They are especially good served with your favorite dairy-free buttery spread.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 15 cinnamon rolls
No Rise Cinnamon Rolls
  • ½ cup + ¼ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 cups self-rising flour (recipe in post above), plus more for dusting
  • 2 cups plain dairy-free milk beverage
  • 8 tablespoons dairy-free buttery spread or sticks, melted and divided (we used Smart Balance)
Quick Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup plain dairy-free milk beverage, plus more if needed
Self-Rising Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the ½ cup sugar and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the 5 cups flour and remaining ¼ cup sugar.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dairy-free milk beverage and 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) of the melted buttery spread.
  5. Add the milky mixture to the flour mixture. Stir until a soft dough forms and the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  6. Flour a large cutting board or other large surface with additional self-rising flour. Place the dough on the floured surface. Sprinkle the dough with a little more flour, then knead 5 to 10 times. Knead by gently pressing the dough flat with the heels of your hands, rotating the dough 90 degrees, folding the dough over, and repeating. It won't have quite the same elastic feel as a yeast dough.
  7. With a floured rolling pin, roll the dough into a 24x10-inch rectangle. Arrange the dough with the longer edge facing you.
  8. Brush 2 tablespoons of the melted buttery spread onto the surface of the dough. Sprinkle the dough evenly with the cinnamon-sugar mixture, leaving a ½-inch border.
  9. Starting at the long side closest to you, roll the dough up tightly into a log, using a pastry scraper or knife to help release the dough from the work surface if needed. Pinch the seam closed.
  10. Place the dough seam-side down, and cut the dough crosswise into 15 pieces.
  11. Place the rolls cut-side up in the baking dish.
  12. Brush the tops of the cinnamon rolls with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted buttery spread.
  13. Bake the rolls for about 35 minutes, or until they are puffed and golden-brown, and a toothpick inserted in a few spots comes out clean. While they are baking, make the glaze.
Quick Glaze
  1. Place the powdered sugar and dairy-free milk beverage in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. When the cinnamon rolls are finished baking, place the pan on a wire cooling rack.
  3. Immediately drizzle the rolls with the glaze.
  4. Let the cinnamon rolls cool for 15 minutes before serving.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at