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Quick Cinnamon Knots

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  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 -14 knots 1x


These cinnamon knots are so quick and easy! A great alternative to cinnamon rolls when you’re in a hurry!




  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 Tbsp. active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tb butter (, softened)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups flour


  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • A little extra melted butter for brushing on top


  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 23 Tbsp. milk or half-n-half


  1. Pour 1/4 cup of the warm water into your stand mixer. Mix in yeast and sugar and let rest for five minutes.
  2. Add salt, softened butter, remaining water and 1 cup flour, begin to mix and add remaining flour, a little at a time as needed, to make a soft dough. (The dough will pull away from the sides when you have enough flour.) Continue mixing for about 2-3 minutes or until dough is soft and smooth.
  3. Place dough on a well-floured surface and let sit for 5 minutes. After dough has rested, roll into a rectangle (about 14″ X 10″).
  4. Spread melted butter over dough. Combine both sugars and cinnamon. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over melted butter, reserving a little for sprinkling. Fold the dough in half (long side to long side) Cut the dough into 12 -14 equal strips (about 1″ wide, no bigger or they will be hard to tie in a knot). Tie each strip into a knot. Place on a lined cookie sheet. Brush with a little melted butter and sprinkle with a little more cinnamon sugar mixture. Cover and let raise for 20 minutes.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until just golden brown.
  6. While knots are baking, make icing by combining icing ingredients and mix well. Drizzle or spread over warm cinnamon knots.
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breads