Easy cinnamon buns

Easy Cinnamon Bun Recipe

Make these cinnamon buns then check out our vegan cinnamon buns, Swedish cinnamon buns and croissant cinnamon buns.

  • 1690
  • Total time 50 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy


  • plain flour, for dusting
  • puff pastry, 500g block
  • egg 1, beaten
  • golden caster sugar 75g
  • ground cinnamon 1 1/2 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Lightly dust a work surface with flour, roll out the pastry to a 50cm x 50cm square, then brush well with beaten egg.


    Step 2

    Mix the sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle over the pastry.

    Step 3

    Fold the pastry in half towards you and pinch the edges to seal.

    Step 4

    Roll out again to a 40cm x 50cm rectangle, then cut the pastry into 10 (5cm-wide) strips.

    Step 5

    Take a strip and twist it into a corkscrew shape by holding one end and twisting the other.

    Step 6

    Wrap the pastry around itself so that you have a flat, twisted spiral.

    Step 7

    Tuck the end underneath the pastry, squeezing to stick it. Repeat with the remaining strips.

    Step 8

    At this stage the pastries can be frozen on a baking tray and, once frozen, transferred to freezer bags.

    Step 9

    To cook, fully defrost in the fridge overnight before baking.

    Step 10

    To bake, heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the pastries on a baking paper-lined tray and glaze with more beaten egg.

    Step 11

    Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Cool a little on a wire rack before eating warm.

More cinnamon bun ideas below:

Vegan cinnamon bun

Check out these easy cinnamon rolls. Tahini, cardamom and dates give these rolls a lovely creamy twist and you can easily make them vegan. Bake for a weekend breakfast or for a great mid-morning snack.

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Swedish cinnamon buns

Sticky and sweet, cinnamon buns are a Scandinavian and North American favourite, served for breakfast or as a satisfying snack. Also known as cinnamon swirls or cinnamon rolls, our step-by-step guide will help you make perfect treats for friends and family.

Nutritional data

  • kcals 235
  • fat 13.6g
  • saturates 6.4g
  • carbs 23.5g
  • sugars 8.2g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 3.6g
  • salt 0.4g

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