Easy Cinnamon Bun Recipe

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


Make these classic cinnamon buns then check out our cinnamon rollscinnamon swirls and vegan cinnamon rolls.



  • 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:

Cinnamon rolls

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

Cinnamon swirls

Try this recipe for cinnamon swirls from East London’s newest Danish bakery, The Bread Station. These indulgent pastries are filled with buttery marzipan and drizzled in dark chocolate.

Two cinnamon swirls on plate, drizzled in chocolate

Vegan cinnamon buns

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.

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls Recipe With Tahini, Cardamom and Dates

Nutritional Information

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