Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
It’s officially cinnamon roll season and these are this is the easiest homemade sourdough cinnamon roll recipe. These sourdough cinnamon rolls are big, pillowy soft, delicious, and slowly fermented with a sourdough starter (because that’s how we do things around here!) They’re also made with real food ingredients only so you can feel your best.
The cinnamon roll dough goes through a slow and natural fermentation with sourdough starter. It’s an essential process that transforms grains into an essential staple food that is easy to digest, rich in nutrients, and supports gut health.
Why You Will Love This Easy Sourdough Cinnamon Roll Recipe
- Dairy Free: Dairy is not required! However sub water for your favorite milk or nut milk.
- Slow Fermented: a natural fermentation with sourdough starter makes these cinnamon rolls healthy and extra delicious.
- Wholesome Ingredients: Organic flour, organic sugar, grass-fed butter, pastured eggs.
- Subtly Sweetened: Organic cane and coconut sugar.
- Light + Fluffy Texture: Sourdough starter creates an irresistible light and fluffy texture.
- Optional maple syrup sweetened cream cheese frosting: A lighter, healthier version of the classic cream cheese frosting. I’m addicted.
- Everyone will LOVE: From kids to holiday guests, these cinnamon rolls are the best! And for any occasion.
- Amazing Flavor: Sourdough fermentation unlocks flavor, making the classic cinnamon roll even more delicious.
Here’s what you’ll need to make the easy sourdough cinnamon rolls
This cinnamon roll recipe only requires simple, whole food ingredients.
- Water: No milk required. But feel free to use nut milk or your favorite milk for extra an extra fluffy texture.
- Organic Cane Sugar: The dough is very subtly sweetened with organic cane sugar.
- Sourdough Starter: Use ripe sourdough starter with this recipe (not discard!).
- Grass-fed Butter: I used salted grass-fed butter but feel free to use your favorite.
- Pastured Eggs: This recipe calls for 2 eggs to create the perfect fluffy texture.
- Organic All Purpose Flour: this helps keep our cinnamon rolls soft and fluffy. You can use white bread flour too.
- Organic coconut sugar: Adds a golden warm texture to our cinnamon sugar filling.
- Cinnamon: YUM.
- Salt: Do not skip the salt! An essential ingredient for sourdough fermentation.
- For the icing: Just cream cheese, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
Can I make them dairy free?
This recipe already is dairy free! But you can totally use your favorite nut milk like almond milk or milk instead.
Tools you’ll need to make easy sourdough cinnamon rolls from scratch
Here are some kitchen tools I recommend that will help make this cinnamon roll recipe.
- Stand mixer or mixing bowl. Either using the dough hook on your stand mixer or mix by hand in a large mixing bowl.
- Rolling pin. For rolling out your dough definitely use a rolling pin.
- Floss or Serrated knife. Floss creates the perfect roll every time but you can use a knife too!
- 9×9 inch pan. I recommend using a 9×9 inch baking pan, however any baking pan will do.
Store any leftover cinnamon rolls covered at room temp for 1-2 days and then simply move them to the fridge for up to one week. I like to reheat my rolls in the toaster oven to get them soft again.
How to freeze cinnamon rolls
You can also freeze cinnamon rolls by keeping them in an airtight or covered container. When you’re ready to eat them, simply defrost the cinnamon roll at room temperature, then warm them in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 350f or until golden.
Common Cinnamon Roll Questions
- Can I double the recipe? Yes, definitely. Double, Triple, Halve-it.
- Can I add mix-ins to the filling? Yup! I highly recommend pecans, or any chopped nut for that matter, raisins, or chocolate chips.
- Can I ferment my dough longer in the fridge? Totally! I fermented my dough for 12 hours (overnight) but you can extend for 24 hours. The longer you ferment the better for you and more flavorful it gets. However, pushing it past 24 hours might affect the light and fluffy texture.
- Can I skip the overnight ferment? You could skip it, however I don’t recommend this. The overnight fermentation adds important flavor to our dough, unlocks essential nutrients, and makes the final product easy to digest.
I’m so excited for you to make this sourdough cinnamon roll recipe! They are such a staple on holiday mornings, those special occasions, or for an extra special breakfast. Share your cinnamon rolls creations with me over by commenting below, or over on Instagram and TikTok!! Can’t wait to see what you make.