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2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Rolls are made without yeast and need no rising time. These homemade cinnamon rolls are quick, easy, light and delicious!

cinnamon rolls made from 2 ingredient dough with cream cheese frosting in a pie pan

If you like homemade cinnamon rolls but don’t like all the work, you’re going to love this super quick and easy cinnamon roll recipe! No waiting for the dough to rise — just mix, roll, fill and bake!

We love making 2 ingredient bagels, but when my daughter decided to use the basic Weight Watcher’s dough for cinnamon rolls, I was super skeptical.

Seriously, you guys, these quick and easy cinnamon rolls are amazing! They’re light, airy and so good!

How Does 2 Ingredient Dough Work

You combine self rising flour with Greek yogurt. Baking soda in the flour helps it rise, and the yogurt makes the dough soft and pliable.

While the base dough is two ingredients, we added a little sugar, vanilla extract and a pinch of cinnamon to flavor the dough.

You can stick to the basic recipe if you want. We just felt that the dough needed a little something extra to taste more like cinnamon rolls.

mix greek yogurt and flour in bowl

How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls without Yeast

Start by adding the Greek yogurt and the self rising flour to a large mixing bowl. Add some vanilla, sugar and cinnamon, and mix well.

This dough is different from yeast dough. So, if you’ve ever made traditional homemade cinnamon rolls before, don’t worry that it doesn’t look the same.

It will also be on the sticky side. You can add a little extra flour if needed.

roll 2 ingredient dough with rolling pin

Form the dough into a ball, then place it on a well-floured surface. You’ll have to knead the dough for a couple of minutes until it’s no longer sticky.

Roll the dough into a small rectangle. Then, spread the cinnamon filling over the dough.

cinnamon filling over dough

Roll the dough over the filling. We found that using a knife or a dough scraper made this part easier and kept the dough from sticking.

Pinch the dough, and cut the roll into evenly into smaller rolls. You’ll get about 8 to 10 rolls from this recipe.

Place the rolls into a buttered baking dish. Then, brush the tops with a little melted butter, and bake.

cinnamon rolls baked in air fryer toaster oven

Bake Cinnamon Rolls in an Air Fryer Oven

The cinnamon rolls take about 25 minutes to 30 minutes in a regular oven. But, I wanted to try them in the air fryer.

I used my Instant Pot Omni Plus air fryer on the bake setting, and they took just 15 minutes! We’re talking super quick and easy cinnamon rolls!

frosted cinnamon rolls in pie pan

Top with you Favorite Frosting

We made a basic cream cheese frosting for the cinnamon rolls. And honestly, I thought they tasted as good as my regular cinnamon roll recipe. I

If you’re following Weight Watchers, you can top with your favorite frosting recipe or use a light glaze. You can even eat these plain!

cut open cinnamon roll in hand

2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

5 from 7 votes

2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Rolls

By: Dee
2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Rolls are made without yeast and need no rising time. These homemade cinnamon rolls are quick, easy, light and delicious!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 10


The Dough

  • 1 ¼ cup self rising flour
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch ground cinnamon

The Filling

  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
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The Filling

  • Melt the butter in a small bowl
  • Add the sugar and cinnamon, and mix well. Set aside

The Cinnamon Roll Dough

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the self rising flour and yogurt, then add the sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon, and mix well
  • Form dough into a ball. Dough will be sticky, so add more flour if necessary as you work the dough
  • On a well-floured surface, knead the dough for about 2 minutes or until no longer sticky
  • Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into roughly a 12-inch long rectangle
  • Spread the cinnamon filling evenly over the dough, leaving a 1 inch space around the edges
  • Carefully roll the dough up tightly, starting at one of the longer sides, and pinch ends together when done
  • Slice the roll evenly into smaller rolls. You should have 8 to 10 rolls when sliced
  • Place into well greased pie pan or baking dish, and brush with 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until tops and sides are firm and light brown
  • Remove from oven, and top with your favorite frosting, glaze or leave plain

Air Fryer Oven Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer oven to 340 degrees. Bake the rolls for 15 minutes or until tops and sides are firm and rolls are light brown.


If dough seems very sticky, add more flour, a little at a time until it’s manageable. 
Use a knife or dough scraper to make it easier to roll the dough into shape.
If you’re using air fryer instructions, time may vary with different makes, models.


Calories: 125kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 18mg, Potassium: 44mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 35IU, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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  1. Ann says:

    I can’t believe how quick these are to make! They taste just like the ones that take forever to make!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad you liked them, Ann!

  2. Cathy says:

    Love how easy these are!

  3. Chrissie Baker says:

    Dee, these rolls look like heaven! They’d be great for a Saturday morning!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks so much, Chrissie! They are perfect for weekends!

  4. Toni says:

    This is amazingly delicious!! Such a huge hit at my house!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad you enjoyed them, Toni. Thanks!

  5. katerina @ says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe!! These cinnamon rolls look amazing!!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thank you so much! Hope you like them!

  6. Carrie Robinson says:

    You had me at just 2 ingredients! Wow. 🙂5 stars

  7. Amanda says:

    Love the idea of this thank you so much!5 stars

  8. James says:

    Tried these on Sunday and they were awesome and what a time saver over regular dough! The kids want to have them every weekend now!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad to hear this, James. Thanks!