Honey Sweetened Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Honey Sweetened Cinnamon Rolls in a white baking pie dish

Honey sweetened sourdough cinnamon rolls.

No sugar, just butter, honey, and cinnamon.

Decadent and chewy, bursting with flavour and delicious sweetness, these sourdough cinnamon rolls will make any morning a special one.

I first came across sourdough years ago and since then have been using my starter instead of yeast for baking. I have never been let down by my starter and am amazed at how long it has already lasted.

Sourdough is a probiotic food and if cared for, can last generations.

Sourdough is alive and has many health benefits, particularly sourdough bread.

Why sourdough?

Imagine never having to run out to the store to buy yeast again. Having a sourdough started on hand can make baking easier.

Besides convenience, having a sourdough starter is a simple way to turn baked goods into something more nutritious. That’s because the naturally occurring yeasts and bacteria in a starter will help break down sugar molecules in the dough to make it easier for us to digest.

Baking with sourdough is like an art. Each starter is different depending on the room temperature, what type of flour it’s fed, the ratio of water to flour, and more. You get to know your starter and work with it in a unique way.

So instead of a generic result that comes from store-bought yeast, your sourdough starter will give you unique results each time and you’ll learn the best way to care for it and use it.

Honey Sweetened Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Honey Sweetened Cinnamon Rolls in a round white baking dish with one next to in on a white plate

These rolls aren’t perfectly shaped but they are incredibly flavourful.

The way the honey, butter, and cinnamon meld together in the dough and glaze make these not only unique but so delicious.

As the glaze of honey, butter, and cinnamon simmer on the stove it will naturally thicken. Pour this mixture generously over the rolls for extra glaze the ties the sweetness of the dough to the flavour of the cinnamon in an amazing and exquisite way.

The only downside is that they’ll be gone fast so make an extra batch to freeze for later.

Honey Sweetened Cinnamon Rolls in a white baking pie dish

Honey Sweetened Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls naturally sweetned with honey.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 9 rolls


For the dough

  • 3/4 cup Active Sourdough Starter
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 TBSP runny Honey
  • 2 TSP ground Cinnamon
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 3 and a half cups flour


  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 and a half TBSP runny honey
  • 2 TSP ground cinnamon

For the Glaze

  • 1/8 cup melted butter
  • 2 TBSP runny honey
  • 2 TSP ground cinnamon


Make the Dough

  • Melt the butter, honey and cinnamon in a pan on low heat
  • Add the sourdough starter to a large mixing bowl
  • Add the wet ingredients to the mixing bowl
  • Mix well then add the flour
  • Shape into a ball and transfer to a greased bowl
  • Let rise for 45 minutes - 1 hour

Make the filling (while the dough rises)

  • Place all ingredients for the filling into a pan and slowly melt the butter and cook the mixture until thickened
  • Turn the heat off and let sit until ready to use

Shaping the dough and rolls

  • On a large work surface, dust well with flour and pour out the dough onto the surface
  • Roll the dough out into a large circle
  • Pour in the filling and spread evenly around the dough
  • Roll up the dough tightly and cut along the rolled up dough about 2 inched apart
  • Place each roll face down on a greased baking tray and fill the tray up with the rolls
  • Put into the oven and bake at 180 C/ 356 F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top
  • While the rolls bake, make the glaze

For the glaze

  • Add all ingredients to a small pan and cook on low heat until thickened
  • When the rolls are done, pour the glaze liberally over the rolls and serve warm.


*Note: Sourdough starter has to be proofed the night before by feeding it and allowing it to sit on your kitchen countertop and ferment
** Note: If you bake at a higher temperature, the rolls will be done faster. Take them out as soon as the tops turn slightly golden brown on top
***Note: Depending on your sourdough starter results may vary. These were made with whole-grain Spelt flour and the sourdough starter is also fed whole grain Spelt flour.
Keyword Cinnamon Rolls, Honey cinnamons rolls, Honey sweetened sourodugh cinnamon rolls, Sourdough, Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

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