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Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls Recipe For Anytime

by Nellie

Have you ever thought about what to do with your sourdough starter? Try these amazing sourdough starter cinnamon rolls! You will love them!

What is sourdough starter?

Sourdough starter is a bunch of live microorganisms consisting mainly of yeast and lactic acid bacteria. To create the starter you need only flour and water and time to wait for it.

There are many different sourdough recipes that can be found online, but mostly they include equal amounts of white/strong/bread flour and water.

This became especially popular during the beginning of the pandemic. I’ll be honest I didn’t even know what a sourdough starter was until March 2020!

The thing is that when I saw a friend of mine put hers in the microwave to revive it, I knew then and there that this was something that I needed to try!

What kinds of things can you make with sourdough starter?

You can make a lot of things with it, and not only bread! One thing that my friend is trying to do lately is ferment her own vegetables. She’s been working on getting the right taste for them by testing out various recipes found online.

The possibilities are endless, but today I’ve got some yummy cinnamon rolls for you to try!

Let’s get started!

What ingredients do you need for these sourdough cinnamon rolls?

  • 8 tablespoons butter, cold
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sourdough starter discard
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Filling:

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Glaze:

  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk

Where can you serve these sourdough cinnamon rolls?

This is a wonderful dish to make if you want to impress your family and friends. They work perfect at brunch or even lunch. I have been known to have cinnamon rolls anytime of day so it’s really good to know.

Can I freeze sourdough cinnamon rolls?

Yes, you can freeze these sourdough cinnamon rolls. They work best when thawed out in the refrigerator overnight. Then you can heat them up in the oven at 300° until warm to the touch.

How long can I keep unbaked cinnamon rolls in the fridge?

These sourdough cinnamon rolls work best when they are baked and eaten within 24 hours. I am sure you can bake them and place in the freezer but I have not tried this myself.

What is the shelf life of sourdough cinnamon rolls?

I would say that these sourdough cinnamon rolls last up to 3 days in an airtight container.

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls Recipe For Anytime
Yield: 12 Cinnamon Rolls

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls Recipe For Anytime

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

These sourdough cinnamon rolls are so good and fun to make!

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons butter, cold
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sourdough starter discard
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Filling:
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Glaze:
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray with cooking spray a 12” cast iron skillet.
  2. In a large bowl, add your flour. Cut your butter into pats and add to your flour. Using your hands, or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the dough. Crumbles should resemble pea size.
  3. Add to your flour mixture, sourdough starter, milk, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well.
  4. Lightly flour a flat surface and add your dough mixture. Roll your dough to a 12 x 22 inches rectangle.
  5. Filling: Melt your butter in a small bowl. Add to your butter mixture your cinnamon and sugar. Mix.
  6. Brush your cinnamon sugar mixture to your dough evenly, leaving space on the edges.
  7. Roll your dough toward you long ways. Pinch the ends together.
  8. Cut your cinnamon rolls into 12 pieces. I suggest using a sharp knife, or bread knife. Cut in the middle to create two pieces, then cut again to create four pieces, etc. until you have 12!
  9. Place each piece of your cinnamon roll in your skillet with the swirl showing top to bottom. Place evenly so that each cinnamon roll has room.
  10. Bake your cinnamon rolls for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly brown.
  11. While your cinnamon rolls are baking, mixed together all of the ingredients for your glaze. Set aside.
  12. Once your cinnamon rolls are done remove them from the oven. Pour the glaze evenly over the cinnamon rolls.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 321Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 35mgSodium 339mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 1gSugar 24gProtein 4g

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2 comments

Jamie H March 30, 2022 - 7:17 pm

How long should these bake? Maybe I’m missing it, but I don’t see that step in the directions. Thanks!

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Nellie March 30, 2022 - 8:10 pm

yes you are right! I updated the post. Thank you for alerting me!

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