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Hassle free and oven free — with these delicious cinnamon rolls, slow and steady leads to a tasty win.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls


  • 4 2/3 all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 60 grams butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon dried yeast

  • 1 1/2 cups milk, lukewarm

  • 1 eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

  • 150 grams butter, softened

  • 1 and 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 2 Tablespoons milk


  1. Add the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and yeast. Make a well in the centre and add the milk, butter and one egg. Stir to gradually incorporate until a soft dough forms. Knead for 5 minutes on a lightly floured surface. Let rest for 10 minutes while you grease and line the slow cooker with parchment paper.

  2. In the meantime prepare the filling by combining all ingredients and Stir to combine.

  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and using a rolling pin, roll out a rectangle to roughly 21" by 14". Generously sprinkle all the filling onto the dough and evenly spread. Starting at one end, roll up the dough and then slice evenly into 10 portions. Place roll in the slow cooker swirl side up and repeat with remaining pieces. Place a piece of paper towel under the lid to collect condensation. Turn on high and let cook for 1.5 - 2 hours. Each slow cooker is different so you may need less or more time. Remove from slow cooker.

  4. Mix together icing ingredients and pour over cinnamon buns.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls




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- I'm really excited about this recipe because it is rise-free, oven-free, hassle-free. Cinnamon rolls in a slow cooker. I, I think it's genius. That's all I'm gonna say about that. So, let's dive in. It's super easy. Down here I've got my flour already premeasured. This is four and two thirds, ahh, flour, I wanna say. It's not an exact science. It is. Yeah, it is. Anyway, to that I wanna add my yeast. I'm gonna sprinkle that overtop. And my sugar, beautiful. I'm just gonna whisk that together. Get that mixed in. Okay, then I wanna make a little well in the center. Jack and Jill went up the hill. Am I right? F 'kin stop it Julie. That was, that was God awful. There's no well in that story, is there? Alright so into our well, I wanna crack in one egg. I'm gonna go in with my cup and a half of lukewarm milk. And then I am-- My whisk fell! Ow! Got it. Today's going great! Then I'm gonna go in with my melted butter. Cool and then I'm gonna go in straight with my hands and start incorporating that all together. A dough's gonna form pretty quickly, and I wanna get it out onto my floured surface here. So just gonna kneed it for five minutes. We're gonna get nice and elasticy. 'Kay, perfect, beautiful. So I'm just gonna set this aside. And now let me show you what we're gonna do with the slow cooker. ♫ Da da da dum, movie magic. ♫ It was down here the whole time. All I basically did was I greased it with a little non-stick spray. You could use butter. Whatever you want. And then I've just got a piece of parchment paper that I like jammed in there, to also make cleanup easier. That's the end of that story. Back down you go friend. 'Kay, now let's work on the filling. Alright so I'm goin' super traditional with the cinnamon bun interior. I have done this before with a little cocoa powder and chocolate chips, and that was wonderful. But for me, I'm stickin' with a little bit of brown sugar. I have got two tablespoons of cinnamon. And then my softened butter. And I'm gonna mash that all together. So now I wanna set this aside and we're gonna roll out our dough. Got my, ooh, handy dandy rolling pin. And I'm gonna get it to roughly 21 inches by 14 inches. The really cool thing about this recipe is that you don't actually have to proof the dough because that happens as it's slow cooked in the slow cooker. So the size looks perfect. I'm gonna get that filling. Use the entirety of it. And I'm gonna smooth it out. And then I'm just gonna start rolling. Okay, so I now have this log-form and I wanna slice it into 10 even pieces. Victory! Okay, let's get out crock pot up here. Alright so, I wanna grab one cinnamon bun and I'm gonna place it into my crock pot, beautiful. So you repeat that with the rest of these here. So the last thing I need to do before I go ahead and turn this on is, because they create quite a bit of condensation you don't want actual drips falling on your cinnamon buns. So I get a little bit of paper towel. Don't worry this is safe. And I just place it overtop. Place the lid on. That will catch any sort of condensation, and make sure your don't have sopping wet cinnamon buns. And now this is gonna go on high. My cinnamon buns usually cook for about two hours. You may need three. You may wanna check 'em after one and a half. You're gonna have to go by what kind of slow cooker you have. So I'll see you in a little bit, friends. Whoa, flash forward in time. Cim' buns are done. Let's have a look. They smell amazing. I am not gonna lie, I actually have checked on them a couple of times. Ah, so I know they're done. I also know they look outstanding. Paper towel worked like a charm. Collected all that condensation. Oh, ho, ho, ho. And these little babies. I'm gonna pull 'em out here. And get 'em on this board. Now they're not quite finished. I wanna put together a really, really quick icing. I have got some icing sugar here. A couple tablespoons of milk, and then of course you know I gotta do a couple tablespoons of maple syrup. And I'm just gonna whisk that together. 'Til we get a good glaze. Perfect, and now this just gets poured over my cinnamon buns. Oh it's hot! Hot, hot, hot, hot. O-K. That is good. One more, quick way. Thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed this video and I will see you next time.