Small Batch Cinnamon Rolls
This small batch cinnamon rolls recipe makes only FOUR cinnamon rolls, making it a very small batch version of this vintage buttermilk cinnamon cinnamon roll recipe on my blog. Although my friend Noah first introduced me to the recipe back in 2013, the recipe has become one of my standbys over the years. I even included a “small batch” version of the recipe (that yields six rolls!) in my cookbook. Why? It’s truly the best cinnamon roll recipe I’ve ever made. The recipe makes the lightest, fluffiest, and pillowy-soft rolls you’ll ever taste. The cinnamon rolls are made with both buttermilk and cream cheese frosting, giving them a subtle-yet-flavorful tang.
Why You Should Make This Small Batch Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Here are all the reasons why you need to make these small batch cinnamon rolls… like right now:
- This small batch cinnamon roll recipe is very small batch.
Most small batch cinnamon roll recipes still make 6 to 8 cinnamon rolls. This recipe, however, only makes FOUR. It’s the perfect size for small households, or for folks who are still hunkered down and unable to share with others.
- These small batch cinnamon rolls come together quickly.
This small batch cinnamon rolls divides the work over the course of two days. On the first day, the recipe instructs you to make the dough (a process that only takes 10 to 15 minutes!). You then proof the dough overnight and let it rise in the refrigerator. On the second day, the recipe instructs you to roll out the dough, assemble, and bake the rolls.
Dividing the work over two days ensures that you’re not stuck in the kitchen all day, waiting for the dough to rise. Letting the dough rise in the fridge overnight also helps the dough develop yeasty, bread flavors we all know and love.
- This small batch cinnamon roll recipe can be adjusted to fit your schedule easily.
However, if you want small batch cinnamon rolls RIGHT NOW, the recipe also provides instructions on how to make the rolls in one day. You know I have your back no matter what!
Small Batch Cinnamon Rolls: An Exclusive Recipe for Patreon Subscribers
Now that I’ve convinced you to make these small batch cinnamon rolls, I have some potentially bad news. You’ll need to support me on Patreon to access the recipe. Before you click out, please either check out this post about why I started a Patreon and/or learn more why below.
But the TL/DR is this: Patreon supporters of Hummingbird High get exclusive access to extra recipes like this small batch yellow cake with a basic $1 or $5 subscription. Supporters also have the exclusive ability to choose what recipes I develop for Patreon by participating in a monthly poll. Previous recipes have included this small batch blueberry scone recipe, this very small batch yellow sheet cake recipe, and today’s small batch cinnamon rolls recipe (whose concept was voted on by nearly 200 Patreon supporters). Hooray!
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By becoming a patron of Hummingbird High, you are enabling me to keep developing the baking recipes that you have been using and relying on during these critical times. You’ll also enable me to shift my focus away from pitching to sponsors and working on branded content, and instead spend more time creating recipes and tutorials that are specifically made for you and your needs. You can see examples of this work on my Instagram profile with small batch recipe tutorials like the Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie for Two, and these recipe blog posts for Small Batch Brownies, Small Batch Blueberry Muffins, and Small Batch Banana Nut Muffins.
I’m hoping that, through Patreon, I can continue to develop more personalized recipes thanks to the generous support of viewers and readers like you. Please learn more by either reading this Instagram post and/or the About section of my Patreon page. If you’re unable to financially support my work right now, don’t worry! I completely understand—it’s a tough time out there for everybody. Check out this blog post about the other ways you can support my work for FREE with nothing more but a few minutes of your time.
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Other (Free!) Cinnamon Roll and Sticky Bun Recipes
- Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze (FYI—this is the large batch version of this small batch cinnamon rolls recipe!)
- Black Tahini Morning Buns
- Caramel Apple Butter Sticky Buns
- Chocolate Babka Morning Buns
- Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
- Overnight Ube Cinnamon Rolls
Other (Free!) Small Batch Recipes
- Better-Than-Supernatural Fudge Brownies (makes 2 large brownies, or 8 petite ones)
- Banana Nut Muffins (makes 6 muffins)
- Blueberry Muffins (makes 4 muffins)
- Chaffle Recipe (makes 1 large waffle, or 2 medium ones)
- Dalgona Coffee (makes 1 large drink, or 2 medium ones)
- Flourless Chocolate Cookies (makes 4 large cookies)
- Very Small Batch Strawberry Cake (makes one tiny sheet cake)
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