Easy Cinnamon Bun Recipe

Easy cinnamon buns

  • makes 10
  • Easy

Check out our easiest ever cinnamon buns. Bake and enjoy now or save for a weekend breakfast – just make sure to eat them warm from the oven



  • 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.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 235
  • Fat 13.6g
  • Saturates 6.4g
  • Carbs 23.5g
  • Sugars 8.2g
  • Fibre 2g
  • Protein 3.6g
  • Salt 0.4g