If you’ve been reading my blog lately you may think I am obsessed with sourdough. You may be right! Since I was given some starter by my daughter I have been finding all sots of ways to use up the starter; everything from Crumpets to Cinnamon Raisin Bread. Another wonderful recipe is Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls.

Several years ago my husband and I took a class at the King Arthur Baking School and learned how to make cinnamon rolls. We made the traditional type of cinnamon rolls and we made a quicker biscuit cinnamon roll. I have tried both methods using sourdough starter.

ultimate cinnamon buns

Nothing beats the traditional method with a much longer rising time. The dough is so light and fluffy and absolutely delicious. However, if you have company and don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen try this Sourdough Biscuit Cinnamon Roll recipe. You can enjoy the quick biscuit dough with the benefits of long fermentation time.

The secret to this recipe is that the ingredients are mixed up at least seven hours before baking. In other words before you go to bed, mix up the ingredients and cover and place in a warm spot in your kitchen for 7-12 hours. In the morning you preheat your oven, form your cinnamon rolls and put them in the oven. In 20-30 minutes you will be enjoying fresh baked sourdough cinnamon rolls with your coffee.

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls


½ cup butter, cut into small chunks
2 ½ cups flour
½ cup sourdough starter
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 cup milk (you may also try yogurt, buttermilk or milk kefir)
¾ tsp. Salt
1 tp. Baking powder
½ tsp. Baking soda

Filling Ingredients

½ cup brown sugar
1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon
6 Tbsp. butter, melted


At least seven hours before baking, prepare the dough for a long fermentation. Start by cutting the butter into the flour until it is in small pieces. Stir in the starter, maple syrup, and milk until a soft dough just comes together. Cover and place in a warm spot in your kitchen for 7-12 hours.

Preheat your oven to 350. When you are ready to bake your cinnamon rolls, combine the salt, baking powder and baking soda in a very small bowl until evenly mixed. Sprinkle this over your fermented dough and knead until it comes together in a cohesive, soft dough.

In another small bowl combine the filling ingredients until they form a paste.

Roll the dough into a ¼  to ½ inch thick rectangle. Spread filling evening over the dough.

Roll the dough tightly and cut into ½ inch pieces. You should have 8-10 rolls

 Place the rolls in a 12 inch cast iron skillet or cake pan and bake in a preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until golden brown on the top and bottom.

Best enjoyed fresh out of the oven.

13 comments on “Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Emily on July 7, 2019 6:20 pm

These look so good – perfect for a Saturday morning! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Mother of 3 on July 7, 2019 10:33 pm

Yum! I just love cinnamon rolls and sourdough bread is one of my favorites. Pinned.

Nancy Wolff on July 8, 2019 3:30 pm

Mother of 3, You and your family will love this recipe!

Amy on July 10, 2019 5:50 am

These sourdough cinnamon rolls look soooo good! Found you at Classy Flamingos.

Carlee on July 11, 2019 1:54 am

I haven’t tried cinnamon rolls with my sourdough yet. These look delicious and I actually love the long fermentation time, let it do its thing while I sleep! I can’t wait to try these!

Carole from Carole's Chatter on July 11, 2019 10:50 pm

Hi there! I’m Carole from Carole’s Chatter. I think you do really super things with food. I wondered if you would like to join the group of bloggers who share their posts on a monthly basis via Food on Friday. I host this link up on the second Friday of each month. Every month there are a few different themes. This month they are Desserts, Rice/Pasta and Avocado. If you would like to check it out just hop on over to Carole’s Chatter. We would all love to see you there. Cheers

Sylvia|Grace for a Gypsy on July 12, 2019 1:30 am

This recipe looks delicous! I cant think of any type of bread I love more than Cinnamon Rolls! Thanks for linking up with us at the #GatheringofFriendsLinkParty 2 shared x3

Marilyn Lesniak on July 13, 2019 1:50 am

Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

Linda on July 17, 2019 1:27 am

Hi Nancy, thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos….You’ve been PINKED! http://blog.poinsettiadr.com/2019/07/classy-flamingos-blog-party-59.html

Nancy Wolff on July 17, 2019 3:06 pm

That’s awesome!

Miz Helen on July 17, 2019 2:23 pm

Congratulations, your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,441 this week. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and I am pinning it to our Features Board. Hope you have a very special day!
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on July 17, 2019 3:05 pm

Thank you so much for the feature Mix Helen!

April J Harris on July 20, 2019 9:10 pm

Nancy, these look amazing, and I love that they are sourdough! What lovely cinnamon rolls. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page! I appreciate your support of Hearth and Soul. The party is back on Monday, i hope to see you there!

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