Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls

Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls

So everyone’s been posting apple and pumpkin recipes. I am also trying to convince myself to make the transition. Fall has it’s own charm, but it’s hard to bid goodbye to summer! These Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls make for a great breakfast in the winter season.

Cardamom Cinnamon Buns

Cardamom Cinnamon Buns

This was my first yeast recipe and I can tell you I wasn’t disappointed. Working with yeast is not as technical as I had thought. I kept looking for simple yeast bread recipes all over the web. But most of them required a stand mixer for making the dough, and I don’t own one.
After having read so many, I tried developing my own. This recipe is perfect for a bread novice like me.Cardamom and not cinnamon is the hero of these Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls.

Cardamom Cinnamon Buns

Cardamom Cinnamon Buns
I love cardamom as a spice, in fact a little more than cinnamon. Indians tend to use a lot of cardamom in there everyday cooking. It’s prominent in all Indian desserts(mithai). Also, this is what makes our masala chai so fragrant and yummy.
The Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls are a delightful spin on the Cinnamon rolls. A simple cardamom spiced yeast dough is brushed with loads of butter and cinnamon sugar and then rolled into these buns. They are so delicious, fresh out of the oven. Even better with the white chocolate sauce!

Cardamom Cinnamon Buns

Few things I picked up, when working with Yeast
Yeast needs to be proofed, which simply is a method to check whether the yeast(an organism) is active or not.
You have to knead the dough for a few minutes, to make it smooth and elastic. And to develop gluten in it.
Then you need to let the dough rise, so that gluten and the bread can become more stable.

This Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls recipe is fairly simple and utterly delicious. I hope you get fall vibes as you see pictures of these buns 😀

Cardamom Cinnamon Buns

Cardamom Cinnamon Buns

Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: Makes 12 Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls

Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls


    For the Dough
  • ½ cup lukewarm milk
  • 2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom(the black seeds inside the pod)
  • ¼ teaspoon pink salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • For the Cinnamon Filling
  • ½ cups castor sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ cups softened butter
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • Brown sugar for sprinkling over the buns
  • For the White Chocolate Sauce
  • 100 grams white chocolate chopped
  • 50 grams cream


    For the Dough
  1. In a small bowl combine the milk,sugar and the yeast and stir. Let it sit for about 10 minutes until the yeast dissolves and starts to bubble.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the egg, butter, cardamom and salt together. Add the yeast mixture and combine. Now add the flour, one cup at a time. If the dough is too sticky add a bit more flour, but continue kneading until the dough separates from the bowl and forms a ball.
  3. Grease a large bowl with oil and place the dough in the bowl, rolling it around so that it gets oil all over, this way it won't get dry. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. You need to let the dough rise until almost doubled in size.
  4. For the Filling
  5. In a small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon together for the topping.
  6. Assemble
  7. Grease the muffin tray with some oil.
  8. Add a bit of flour on your work surface. Punch the dough gently and place it on your work surface. Roll the dough in a rectangle shape, as thin as you can. With a brush smear butter generously onto it. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the entire surface, as much as you want. Roll it into a tight log starting from the narrower side. Cut the log into 12 equal pieces and place in the prepared muffin tin.
  9. Let the rolls sit for about 30 minutes to rise. Brush the rolls with egg wash and then sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes(or until golden) in a preheated oven at 350 F or 180 C.
  10. Serve warm, fresh out of the oven. Pour some white chocolate sauce over the buns if desired.
  11. For the White Sauce(Optional)
  12. Pour hot cream over chopped white chocolate. Let sit for 2 minutes before mixing into a uniform sauce.

Cardamom Cinnamon Buns

If you try these Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls, leave me a comment or tag me on Instagram! And if the yeast is intimidating you, bake the Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Muffins. They are my favorite muffins to bake for fall!

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    1. Hi Kelly! I made something with yeast for the first time.. But it ain’t tjat difficult.. And these are very simple! Thank u for stopping by!

  1. They look so good! I used to be intimidated by yeast too, but it’s kind of fun. I am going to have to give these a go!

    1. I agree Carlee.. It’s so much fun.. There is a sense of mystery in every recipe with yeast! Although this was fairly simple :). Thank you!!

  2. Cardamom, cinnamon and white chocolate, these buns have so many flavors going on. Yeast breads are by far my favorite thing to work with. I find it very therapeutical, Can’t wait to try these:)

    1. I have seen your delicious recipes with yeast earlier..I had been scared until now.. But with this recipe, I have realized, yeast is a fun thing to work with 🙂 Thank you for the appreciation 😘😘

  3. Yeast is definitely intimidating at first, but once you start using it you realize it’s just like any other ingredient! It just needs a little “special attention”. I haven’t quite jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon yet, so these look like the perfect entry into Fall/Winter. I’m sure they made your house smell fantastic!!

    1. Yes Kathy! You are so right.. It’s just a bit specific.. But not difficult!! Glad you like them! Thank you 😍😍

  4. These look so impressive for your first time baking with yeast Deepika! I love the flavour combination, they look and sound delicious 🙂

    1. Thank you Hope😍😍. I was impressed with myself after making these!! All of us loved the flavors too!

  5. Having made very few yeast breads myself, this recipe is so inviting. You’ve made it seem so easy! And they sound simply divine! Don’t worry so much about apple and pumpkin season, because I think “Cinnamon Season” overlaps both of them, doesn’t it?😉 Thanks, Deepika, for the recipe! I will pin it!

    1. You are so right Laura😬 Cinnamon is the perfect fall spice.. I don’t bake with yeast often.. But it wasn’t that bad! Thank you for appreciating 😍😍

  6. Gorgeous looking buns there Deepika! I’m not trying to pick you up, but you do! hahaha! Seriously though, what’s not to love? You’ve got wonderful flavors going on and these would be wonderful with guests visiting and the holidays for sure! Pinning and have a wonderful week!!

    1. Thank you so much Kim💖!! I am so happy you think so! They do make for a great holiday breakfast! Have a great week ahead sweetie!

  7. Cardamom has been my favorite spice for the last few years. Certainly, I do love cinnamon too, but who doesn’t? I add cardamom in many things from oatmeal to ice cream. Cardamom/cinnamon food, particularly buns and rolls, are always associated to the Scandinavian countries – as cozy as these gorgeous places:)

    1. Never tried Cardamom in ice-cream.. Great idea! You always come up with such creative recipes! Thanks for the appreciation Ben!!

  8. Deepika your photos here are so good! I love the one of you pouring the white chocolate sauce on top of the rolls!! Nice nails too 😉 I bet these rolls make your house smell like heaven when they are baking in the oven!!

    1. Thank you so much Alia😘😘! Glad you notice my efforts in the photography! Thank you for the compliments 😍! My house did smell lovely after baking these! It’s always lovely to work with spices!

  9. Oh my. I’m an absolute FOOL for cardamom so this recipe truly speaks to me. Beautiful presentation and I echo Alia above in that your house must smell like heaven while these bake.

    1. Thank you so much😍😍 I worked hard on how I wanted these to look! I am glad that comes across well! Working with cardamom and Cinnamon is always lovely! The fragrance these impart is remarkable. It’s great to see you here :).

  10. These rolls look amazing, Deepika! I was actually just having this same conversation about yeast with a friend yesterday. Everyone avoids yeast, but I actually say it’s the other way around…yeast does your work for you! I love the cardamom flavor you’ve got going on here, too. These rolls look perfect for a lazy Saturday morning!

    1. You are so right David! It’s fun working with yeast..I see myself, working with more breads in the future! Hope you are having a great weekend 🙂 Love to Robbie!

    1. Thank you Heather 😍😍 I am glad you like how they look! It’s always good to proof check yeast before using it in any recipe! That ways you don’t end up with bad bread at all!

    1. Thank you so much Stacey 😍😍. I am glad you noticed the effort in the pour shot😬 Have a great day 🙂

    1. Cardamom is used so prominently in Indian cooking… But you would love these Cinnamon rolls spiced with cardamom too!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  11. Cardamon is one of my favorite spices Deepika, so I know I’d just love these! So comforting with a nice cup of tea!

    1. Thank you so much😍! Anything with cinnamon and cardamom is so comforting in this weather.. So lovely!

  12. Yummm!! I’m drooling over these, Deepika!They look so scrumptious perfect for tea. Can we make without eggs?

    1. Hi Smruti! Thank you for the appreciation! I haven’t tried the recipe without eggs so can’t say how they turn out. I am experimenting with an eggless dough.Will update the eggless recipe once I attain the perfect texture! If you try these without eggs, let me know how they turn out for you!

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