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Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Do you have a sourdough starter that you're not sure what to do with? I've got the perfect recipe for you, Sourdough Discard Cinnamon Rolls! These cinnamon rolls turn out light fluffy and delicious.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 Cinnamon Rolls
Author: Wendy


  • 8 tablespoons butter cold
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • cup sourdough starter discard
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted


  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray with cooking spray a 12” cast iron skillet.
  • In a large bowl, add your flour. Cut your butter into pats and add to your flour. Using your hands, or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the dough. Crumbles should resemble pea size.
  • Add to your flour mixture, sourdough starter, milk, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well.
  • Lightly flour a flat surface and add your dough mixture. Roll your dough to a 12 x 22 inches rectangle.


  • Melt your butter in a small bowl. Add to your butter mixture your cinnamon and sugar. Mix.
  • Brush your cinnamon sugar mixture to your dough evenly, leaving space on the edges.
  • Roll your dough toward you long ways. Pinch the ends together.
  • Cut your cinnamon rolls into 12 pieces. I suggest using a sharp knife, or bread knife. Cut in the middle to create two pieces, then cut again to create four pieces, etc. until you have 12!
  • Place each piece of your cinnamon roll in your skillet with the swirl showing top to bottom. Place evenly so that each cinnamon roll has room.
  • Bake your cinnamon rolls for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • While your cinnamon rolls are baking, mixed together all of the ingredients for your glaze. Set aside.
  • Once your cinnamon rolls are done remove them from the oven. Pour the glaze evenly over the cinnamon rolls.
  • Serve and enjoy!