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Cinnamon buns are a sweet pastry typically made with a yeast-based dough, cinnamon, sugar, and butter. They are often served for breakfast or as a snack and are famous worldwide.

Origins and History:

Cinnamon buns are believed to have originated in Sweden, where they are known as "kanelbullar." They were first made in the 1920s and became popular in Sweden in the 1950s. Today, they are a staple in Swedish cuisine and are often served with coffee.


The main ingredients in cinnamon buns include flour, yeast, sugar, butter, cinnamon, and milk. The dough is typically made with flour, yeast, milk, sugar, and butter, while the filling is made with butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Some variations may also include nuts, raisins, or other spices.


To make cinnamon buns, the dough is mixed and left to rise for some time. Once the dough has risen, it is rolled out and spread with the cinnamon-sugar-butter filling. The dough is then rolled into a log shape and sliced into individual portions. The portions are then baked in the oven until golden brown and fluffy. Finally, a glaze or frosting is often added to the top of the buns.


There are many variations of cinnamon buns, including gluten-free, vegan, and low-sugar options. Some popular variations include:

Caramel pecan cinnamon buns are topped with sweet caramel and pecan glaze.
Apple cinnamon buns: Add sliced apples to the filling to create a fruity variation.
Pumpkin cinnamon buns: Pumpkin puree is added to the dough to create a festive fall flavor.
Cream cheese cinnamon buns: A cream cheese frosting is added to the top of the buns for a rich and tangy flavor.

Cinnamon buns are a beloved pastry worldwide and are often enjoyed as a special treat or indulgence. With so many variations available, there is a cinnamon bun for every taste preference and dietary restriction.

Here's a simple recipe for homemade gluten-free cinnamon buns with only 5 ingredients:


  • 2 cups gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Mix the gluten-free self-raising flour, Greek yogurt, and honey in a bowl until a dough forms.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a rectangle about 1cm thick.
Brush the melted butter over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
Sprinkle the cinnamon over the melted butter.

Roll up the dough from the longer side of the rectangle to create a spiral.
Cut the dough into slices about 2cm thick.
Place the slices on the prepared baking tray and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Let the cinnamon buns cool for a few minutes before serving.
Enjoy your homemade gluten-free cinnamon buns!