Cinnamon Rolls (Cinnamon Buns) Recipe

Best cinnamon buns recipes

Celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day (or kannelbullensdag, if you prefer) with our indulgent Scandi treats, from cinnamon-laced croissant knots to toffee apple buns

Looking for the best cinnamon rolls recipes? We’ve got plenty of easy recipes for the moreish Scandinavian treat. Try more of our Scandinavian recipes here.

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Every year on 4 October the Swedes celebrate Cinnamon Bun Day (or kannelbullensdag, if you prefer), but we eat them all year round. 

From traditional Swedish cinnamon buns for the perfect fika snack, to cardamom buns and Danish chocolate-covered cinnamon swirls, we’ve got your Scandi bun craving covered…


Cinnamon bun recipes

Easy cinnamon swirls

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. 

Cinnamon Rolls (Cinnamon Buns) Recipe

Quick cinnamon buns

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.

Easy Cinnamon Bun Recipe

Croissant cinnamon buns

Check out these easy-to-make, moreish cinnamon buns. This simple cinnamon bun recipe uses Jus-Rol croissant dough making them extra flaky and extra crispy.

12 Croissant Cinnamon Rolls served on a cooling rack on z dark blue board

Kelewele cinnamon buns

Zoe Adjonyoh’s soft cinnamon buns are filled with buttery spiced sugar and glazed with pink hibiscus icing, making it an epic sharing dish for brunch.

Sticky iced buns

Bread Station Danish cinnamon rolls

We like big buns, and we cannot lie! So we got the recipe for this chocolate-drizzled cinnamon roll from East London’s newest Danish bakery, The Bread Station. Do bear in mind that this recipe requires extra proving time.

Cinnamon Rolls (Cinnamon Buns) Recipe

Toffee apple cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon buns are a really popular treat and apples, caramel and cinnamon make these gorgeously sticky buns a great brunch bake. Dried active yeast needs to be reactivated in water and gives a better rise than fast-action yeast. Find it in tubs in the baking aisle.

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe with Toffee and Apple

Hot cross kannelbullar

This recipe mashes up a classic Scandi cinnamon bun with spicy hot cross bun flavours – perfect for impressing guests over Easter bank holiday.

Kanelbullar Recipe (Swedish Cinnamon Rolls)

Cardamom custard buns (skolebrod)

These cardamom buns are topped with coconut and filled with a creamy custard filling, making a great alternative to cinnamon buns.

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Vegan cinnamon rolls

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

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls Recipe With Tahini, Cardamom and Dates

Here are our favourite places to buy cinnamon buns in the UK

Pudding Stop Cinnamon Buns