Quick and Easy Cinnamon Scrolls

It is obvious to anyone who follows the Simple home cook or ALDI home cook that scrolls are a favourite thing of mine, especially with the flour and yoghurt dough that requires no yeast or rising time. I don’t have the patience to wait for the dough to rise, punch it down then wait for it to rise again and this recipe can be made in one go and doesn’t take long at all.

You can even make these cinnamon scrolls ahead of time, set them aside and bake in the afternoon when the kids get home from school. This whole tray was devoured in no time today and my kids were even asking for more. One tray was enough for my waistline though! Everything in moderation.

Amanda (Simple home cook)

Quick and Easy Cinnamon Scrolls

Quick & Easy Cinnamon Scrolls

  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 cups natural greek yoghurt
  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoon caster sugar
  • ½ – 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • 1 ½ cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ tablespoons hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
  1. In a large bowl, add flour and yoghurt. Stir to combine. Tip out onto a floured bench and bring mixture together with your hands into a ball.

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  1. Heavily flour your bench and roll out dough to form a large rectangle approx. ½ cm thick.

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  1. Brush with approx. 2 Tbspn of the melted butter (leaving a little butter to brush over the top before baking). Evenly sprinkle over sugar and cinnamon, covering the entire rectangle.

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  1. Tightly roll the rectangle up into a large sausage. Using a serrated knife, cut into pieces approx. 5cm thick.

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  1. Place in a greased baking tray as shown. Brush the top of the rolls with the remaining melted butter. You can cover and set aside and bake later in the day or bake immediately (uncovered).
  1. Bake in preheated oven for 30 mins. If browning too quickly, place a sheet of baking paper over the top to prevent the top from burning. I covered mine at around the 20 min mark.
  1. Remove from oven and let cool. Make icing by combining icing sugar with vanilla and water. Stir until smooth and drizzle over scrolls.

cinnamon scrolls - quick, easy and delicious


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  • Reply
    April 29, 2015 at 11:23 am

    These look so easy and delicious! Are they ok to freeze?

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      Amanda from Simple home cook
      May 3, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Hi Lisa, They are fine to freeze. I froze some and gently heated them when I wanted to eat them and they were perfect.


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    Kelly - Be A Fun Mum
    April 29, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I’ll be able to whip these up for afternoon tea!

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    Bronnie - Maid In Australia
    April 29, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Yum! We love cinnamon scrolls here. And I love anything that is quick and easy. Can’t wait to try these out!

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    Ashlea Ross
    April 30, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    I’d love to make these for my daughter but wonder if lactose free yoghurt would work?

    • Reply
      Amanda from Simple home cook
      May 3, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Hi Ashlea, I can’t say for sure if it will work as I have never tried lactose free yoghurt. As long as it is natural yoghurt, I can’t see why not! If you do try it, please let me know how it goes.


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    May 3, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I made these yesterday, they were absolutely delicious, will be making these often also never used greek yogurt but used full cream natural yogurt yum thanks for the post

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      Amanda from Simple home cook
      May 3, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Great! Glad to enjoyed them 🙂

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    May 3, 2015 at 11:33 am

    I’m just curious do you use unsalted butter? I found these a bit bland and I’m wondering if it’s my unsalted butter. Very easy to make and lovely texture in the dough. Thanks. 🙂 P. S. My kids loved them.

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      Amanda from Simple home cook
      May 3, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Hi Rebekah,

      I have never tried them with unsalted butter and most often used salted butter in my cooking. It may be the difference but I can’t say for sure.


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    stundent cooker
    May 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Does plain vaniila yogurt work por does it have to be greek????????

    • Reply
      Amanda from Simple home cook
      May 4, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      I would use any type of natural yoghurt.

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    May 5, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    hi can I use sugar substitute as my brother has a very sweet tooth but he is diabetic?

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    Janine Evans
    May 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Finally had a chance to make these today. So quick. Miss 9 – Fussy eater helped with the icing when she arrived home from school.

    After she had time to eat at least half of one I asked “Should I make these again”. No response. So I asked again. The answer “Sorry Mum I was too busy eating”.

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

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    May 25, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Hi can i use wholemeal self raising flour instead?

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    Mel Williams
    June 13, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    This went wrong for me unfortunately!
    How much does a cup relate to?

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      March 8, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      A cup is an internationally standard measurement. If you have baking measuring cups, they should be labelled 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup etc. If you don’t have measuring cups then use a measuring jug to measure out 250ml.

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    June 14, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I have made these a couple of times now and they have been a hit, not only with my daughter, but with the grandparents, my brother and even my husband who isn’t a cinnamon fan! Such an easy recipe and so tasty. Thank you!

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    July 15, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I made these this morning and they were fantastic! I used brown sugar instead of caster sugar and wow, I will never make these using other ingredients!

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    July 22, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Have just made these using drinking chocolate powder – didn’t work, weren’t very chocolatey ????

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    September 25, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    These were delightful. Very yummy and the kids enjoyed helping me make them.

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    February 23, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I made this recipe yesterday and it was a complete mess for me. I had to add almost a full cup of extra flour to get it dry enough to handle. Perhaps different yoghurt brands yield different results?
    After the stuff around with the flour the end result was delicious! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    August 27, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    We have made the savory version with salami,black olives & cheese.

    Will try the cinnamon!

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    February 10, 2022 at 9:25 am

    I have been looking for a recipe like this for months!! I too can’t be bothered with proper bread dough. I have in the past brought the pastry versions but I’m not a fan. I can’t wait to see how these turn out. A new fan of your page?

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