Slow Cooked Cinnamon Rolls


These homemade cinnamon rolls are a delicious treat to enjoy cold or warm. Did you know you can make this yummy recipe in your slow cooker?



  • 180ml full fat milk
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 60g sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 60g unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 345g Plain flour


  • 70g unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 70g granulated sugar

  • 150g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp of golden syrup or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 30ml milk

  1. To make the dough, warm the milk until lukewarm.
  2. Pour the warm milk into the bowl or stand mixer bowl if you have one.  (You will need the dough hook attachment for this.)
  3. In a measuring jug whisk in the yeast and 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar. Wait for the yeast to foam. This should take between 5-10 minutes.
  4. Now in the bowl with the milk in mix the rest of the sugar, salt, butter and egg together. Turn the stand mixer on and slowly add around ¾ of the flour until combined. The dough should be wet.
  5. While continuing to beat on low speed, add the remaining flour until a soft dough forms. Tip: If you do not have a mixer, you can stir the dough by hand with a wooden spoon.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, then knead for 1 minute.
  7. Let the dough rest for about 10 minutes. 
  8. Whilst waiting for the dough to rest, you need to prepare your slow cooker. Using Baking paper line the slow cooker with the baking paper. Tip: You may wan to light grease the paper with butter
  9. Now to make the filling. After the dough has sat for 10 minutes , roll the dough out in a rectangle of 35×20cm.
  10. Spread the softened butter on top. 
  11. In a separate bowl mix the cinnamon and sugar together, then sprinkle this on top of the butter. 
  12. Roll the dough up tightly, then cut into 10-12 even pieces and place them inside the lined slow cooker. 
  13. Place a paper towel right under the lid of the slow cooker– this will help keep condensation from dripping on to the cooking rolls. Do not use a cloth towel.
  14. Set the slow cooker to high for 2 hours.
  15. Once cooked, remove the rolls from the cooker right away by lifting out the parchment paper.
  16. To make the icing to put on top your cinnamon rolls. Whisk the sugar, golden syrup, and milk together until smooth. Add a little more milk if too thick. 
  17. Drizzle over the warm rolls.

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