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Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls

If you’re love a good cinnamon roll but you don’t want to take the time to let dough rise, this is the recipe for you! These Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls are tender, sweet, and come together in (literally) minutes! 

Baking with Bisquick

I don’t know about you, but I grew up with Bisquick in the house. My mom used it for so many things—biscuits, dumplings, pancakes, waffles, and even as a topping for chicken pot pie. 

Bisquick is a versatile product, a ready-to-go mixture of:

  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • sugar
  • salt
  • crisco vegetable shortening

Just a few ingredients. But, man! Do they ever bake up into a lot of lovely things, including these easy cinnamon rolls! 

You can make Your Own Bisquick

If you don’t have a box of Bisquick on hand, don’t fret! I shared a recipe for Copycat Bisquick mix (homemade Bisquick) in an earlier post. Just use that in place of the boxed kind. 

It’s great to keep this mixture in your pantry because it’s so versatile. I’ve made all kinds of things with it. But, I have to confess, this is the first time I ever used Bisquick to make cinnamon rolls. When I found the recipe on Insanely Good, I knew I had to try them!

I’ll share my thoughts on how they came out farther down in the post but trust me when I say this won’t be the last time I use this method! 

Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls Ingredients

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You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but I’m going to give you a quick peek at what you’ll need. These are such simple ingredients. You might already have them in you pantry or refrigerator. 

For the rolls: 

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick (original)
  • 2/3 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine (softened)
  • Flour (for work surface)

For the glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk (more or less, to your desired consistency)

Note: If you want to make a small batch (6 rolls instead of 12) just cut the recipe in half.

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls from Bisquick

A quick note before we begin: I made these twice on the same day–once without wax paper and once with. That’s why you’ll see a disappearing act from the paper throughout this post. Ha. Just thought it might be worth mentioning in case you thought you were losing your eyesight. 🙂

These came together so quickly and easily. I can’t believe I haven’t tried this no yeast cinnamon rolls method before! This is the perfect recipe if you’re in a hurry, I promise.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Spray 9×13-inch baking pan (casserole dish or other similar pan) with baking spray. 

Place a piece of wax paper on your workspace. Sprinkle with flour.

In a small bowl combine half of the sugar and all of the cinnamon. Set aside. 

In a medium bowl stir Bisquick, milk, and half of the sugar together, mixing well. You’ll end up with a sticky dough.

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Place dough on floured surface and knead until it comes together. 

Roll into a ball. 

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Use a rolling pin to roll dough into a rectangle, approximately a 9×15 inch piece. 

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Spread margarine on the dough using the back of a spoon or a pastry brush. 

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Sprinkle on the cinnamon-sugar mixture. 

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Using the wax paper to help you, roll the rectangular shaped dough into a log, beginning at the longer side. 

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Cut into 1 1/4 inch thickness using a sharp knife (or unflavored dental floss). I tried to cut mine into equal pieces but ended up using the end pieces, as well, even though they were smaller.

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Place into prepared baking dish. 

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Place in preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 23 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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Remove and place on a wire rack to cool. 

In a separate bowl mix together powdered sugar and milk. Stir well. Pour glaze over the warm rolls. 

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Serve and enjoy these delicious sweet rolls!

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Store at room temperature in an airtight container or tightly covered in plastic wrap. 

What to Expect from these Cinnamon Rolls

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These aren’t your grandma’s cinnamon rolls and they’re definitely not like the store-bought kind you buy in a tube. 

No, these are tender, almost biscuit-like. These are melt in your mouth Bisquick cinnamon rolls. They’ve got that delicious cinnamon sugar flavor you expect from a good cinnamon roll. I’ll be honest: I wasn’t really expecting much from this recipe, simply because it seemed too easy. I was afraid the end result would be too biscuit-like. But, boy. . .was I wrong! And I’m so glad I was! 

The glaze on top of these added extra sweetness that really put them over the top. I think they would be perfect with that first cup of coffee in the morning. (Though, I usually prefer tea.) Talk about a good breakfast treat.

I made this recipe for a group of senior citizens. (Sounds funny calling them that, since I just had my medicare birthday, myself.) Once a month our ministry (Relentless Love) plays bingo with the seniors at the apartment complex where we minister.

The ladies there are always so complimentary of my breakfast goodies and they loved this one! I’m so very glad I happened upon this sweet treat! This is one of those easy recipes I plan to use again and again!

Variations on this Cinnamon Roll Recipe

This is simple and perfect, but you guys know me: I have to change things up. I’m already thinking of ways I can make this different the next time around. 

Pecans: I actually added pecans to my recipe today. I always add them to my cinnamon rolls. They add a lovely crunch and extra flavor. 

Brown sugar: If you want a deeper flavor, use brown sugar in place of white. Yum!

Raisins or Craisins. If you love raisins in your cinnamon rolls then you can add some. You’ll probably need about 1/3 cup total. 

Pumpkin pie spice: This will give them a great holiday flavor. 

Pumpkin puree: Speaking of the holidays. . .if you like pumpkin, spread it on in place of the butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. 

Nutella: Instead of cinnamon and sugar, you can always spread Nutella onto the dough before rolling. (Yum!) 

Preserves: Raspberry, blackberry, strawberry. . .you choose! Use preserves in place of butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Just don’t spread it all the way to the edges or you’ll end up with a mess! 

Questions People are Asking

Can I use melted butter?

Absolutely! Just make sure it’s cooled before spreading it onto the dough.

Do these taste like cinnamon rolls?

They have the same flavors but completely different texture. They’re lovely, though!

Other Bisquick Favorites from Out of the Box Baking

Best Bisquick Cobbler: If you’re looking for the easiest, tastiest cobbler recipe out there, look no further! You’ve found it, folks. This is truly going to knock your socks off and it all starts with two simple cups of Bisquick. 

Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits: You love those buttery, hot, cheesy biscuits at Red Lobster and you’re wishing you could make some at home. Now you can! 

Easy Copycat Bisquick Recipe: You can make your own DIY Bisquick Mix for pennies on the dollar. And, guess what? It’s just as good as the original, (maybe more so)!

That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this delicious cinnamon rolls recipe. 


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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 165 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls

Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

If you’re love a good cinnamon roll but you don’t want to take the time to let dough rise, this is the recipe for you! These Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls are tender, sweet, and come together in (literally) minutes!

Ingredients

  • For the rolls:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick (original)
  • 2/3 cups whole milk?2 tablespoons butter or margarine (softened)
  • Flour (for work surface)
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk (more or less, to your desired consistency)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Spray 9x13-inch baking dish with baking spray.
  3. Place a piece of wax paper on your workspace. Sprinkle with flour.
  4. In a small bowl combine half of the sugar and all of the cinnamon. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl combine Bisquick, milk, and half of the sugar. Mix well.
  6. Place dough on floured surface and knead until it comes together.
  7. Roll into a ball.
  8. Use a rolling pin to roll to a rectangle, approximately 9x15 inch piece.
  9. Spread margarine on the dough using the back of a spoon.
  10. Sprinkle on the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  11. Using the wax paper to help you, roll the dough into a log, beginning at the longer side.
  12. Cut into 1 1/4” rolls.
  13. Place into prepared baking dish.
  14. Place in preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 23 - 25 minutes.
  15. Remove and place on a wire rack to cool.
  16. In a separate bowl mix together powdered sugar and milk. Stir well.
  17. Pour glaze over the warm rolls.
  18. Serve and enjoy.
  19. Store at room temperature in an airtight container or tightly covered in plastic wrap.

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