Pumpkin Spice {no yeast} Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe is perfect if you are lazy, in a hurry, hungry, or any combination of the three. The part about cinnamon rolls I hate is waiting for the yeast to rise! I know it some recipes it is crucial (pizza rough, etc) but for cinnamon rolls I feel like it’s over kill. The alternative to yeast, is baking powder. Which all my chemists out there will understand- adds more gas bubbles into you food creating a more “cakey” final product. But for me I want my cinnamon rolls to be cakey and fluffy! So I said buh-bye to the yeast and proving time, and hello to instant delicious homemade cinnamon rolls! I hope you enjoy 😊.

Pumpkin Spice {no yeast} Cinnamon Rolls:<<<<

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk (I actually used this holiday almond nog from Califa Farms)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée

Cinnamon Filling:

  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tsp cinnamon


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp almond milk (again, I used nog)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. For the filling, in a small bowl combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon to form a crumble.
  3. In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Cut in softened butter (I used clean hands instead of a pastry blender and it was super easy!)
  5. Stir in milk(or nog) to form a soft dough.
  6. Roll out dough on a lightly floured into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Spread the filling on the rolled out dough.
  8. Roll up the rectangle, with a sharp knife slice into 18 small rolls about 1inch thick.
  9. Bake for 20-25 min at 400°F.
  10. For frosting, whip butter and cream cheese in a kitchen aid mixer (or use a hand mixer) until light and fluffy.
  11. Add powdered sugar and salt. Slowly add in milk (or nog) and whip until combined.
  12. Let cinnamon rolls cook for 10 min so they are still warm enough to slightly melt the frosting but not hot enough to make it gross and runny.

ENJOY! Follow me on Instagram (@theplumstethoscope) and tag me in your posts if you make these! I want to see! 🤗

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