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sourdough cinnamon rolls
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Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

I will never forget the smell of my mother making us sourdough cinnamon rolls when I was a kid.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time13 hrs 30 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Rolls, Sourdough
Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Sweets
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Chef Tariq


For the Dough

For the Filling

For the Glaze


  • Add the egg, starter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix until incorporated using the paddle attachment.
  • Add melted butter to milk. With the machine running add the milk mixture.
  • Add flour and salt. Mix until a dough has formed. Remove paddle and cover bowl for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, uncover and put the bread hook in place on the mixer.
  • Knead dough using the hook attachment for 4 to six minutes. Add flour if necessary to keep the dough from sticking. (Although the dough should feel tacky).
  • Place dough in a buttered bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature overnight until dough doubles in size.
  • In the morning, pour dough out onto a floured surface and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Rollout dough and butter with 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
  • Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle sugar mix over rolled out dough where it was brushed with butter.
  • Using the long side of the dough roll tightly placing the seam at the bottom of your log.
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).
  • Place parchment paper in a 9x12 inch dish and allow the paper to come up the sides.
  • Cut the rolled up dough into rounds and place up against each other in the pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until nicely browned.
  • While the cinnamon rolls are baking make the glaze.
  • Sift powdered sugar into a bowl. Add milk, melted butter and vanilla. Whisk together until it is nice and creamy.
  • Remove cinnamon rolls once done, let sit for ten minutes. Cover with the glaze and allow to soak in. Serve warm.



Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg