How to make quick and easy cinnamon roll bites with 2-ingredient dough

How to make quick and easy cinnamon roll bites with 2-ingredient dough
Self-taught baker Eloise Head's cinnamon roll bites are ready in less than 10 minutes.Eloise Head/Instagram
  • Self-taught baker Eloise Head has a recipe for cinnamon roll bites with two-ingredient dough.
  • The easy recipe only requires a few ingredients, and the cinnamon rolls are ready in eight minutes.

Cinnamon rolls are perfect for a sweet breakfast or delicious dessert, but they usually take a lot of time, ingredients, and effort.

Thankfully, self-taught baker Eloise Head — who runs the popular @fitwaffle accounts on TikTok and Instagram — has become the queen of quick cinnamon rolls, and she's released one of her easiest recipes yet.

Head's cinnamon roll bites are done in the oven in just eight minutes, and you only need two ingredients to make the dough.

"These little bites are so quick and easy to make," Head said. "They're soft, warm, and doughy, packed with cinnamon sugar and coated in a sweet glaze."

Here's how to make them.


Eloise Head's cinnamon roll bites only require a few ingredients

How to make quick and easy cinnamon roll bites with 2-ingredient dough
Head's cinnamon roll bites only require a few ingredients.Eloise Head/Instagram

To make a batch of 20 cinnamon roll bites, you'll need:

For the dough:

  • 180 grams Greek yogurt (Head uses 0% fat)
  • 150 grams self-rising flour

For the filling:

  • 30 grams unsalted butter (melted)
  • 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the glaze:

  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk (Head says any type works)

Here's how to make the cinnamon roll bites

First, mix together the Greek yogurt and self-rising flour until just combined to make the dough. Head told Insider it's important not to overmix the dough, which can make the bites too chewy.


Then, flour your surface and rolling pin and press the dough down flat on the surface. Roll the dough out so it's about ½-centimeter thick.

Mix the melted butter, light-brown sugar, and cinnamon until just combined for the filling. Use a spoon to spread it over your dough, making sure to reach the edges.

How to make quick and easy cinnamon roll bites with 2-ingredient dough
The dough for the cinnamon roll bites only have two ingredients.Eloise Head/Instagram

Cut the dough into smaller pieces (Head uses a pizza cutter for this step) and roll each piece into a tight ball. Head said you need to make sure the edges are sealed. Otherwise, they might unravel in the oven.

Place the balls on a baking sheet and bake them in the oven at 340 degrees Fahrenheit for seven to eight minutes. Be careful not to overbake as this can also result in chewy bites.

While your dough is baking, mix together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth for the glaze.


Take your cinnamon roll bites out of the oven and coat them in the glaze. Head uses two forks to dip each bite into the glaze so that any extra icing can drip off.

How to make quick and easy cinnamon roll bites with 2-ingredient dough
The glaze is made with just powdered sugar and milk.Eloise Head

Place each bite on a cooling rack while you coat the rest and then enjoy! Head says the cinnamon roll bites are best enjoyed when fresh and warm.

Head has become known for her quick baking recipes

Head has amassed a huge following with her easy dessert recipes, many of which include candy like Kit Kat bars and Reese's cups. She's also shared recipes for both 15-minute and 5-minute cinnamon rolls, as well as cinnamon roll pancakes.

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"I've always loved cinnamon rolls, but they can be pretty time-consuming to make, and I would usually end up making them in large batches," Head told Insider. "I had played around with this two-ingredient dough and thought it would be an amazing and quick alternative to make cinnamon rolls.

In addition to her easy cinnamon roll recipes, Head is also known for her two-minute brownies and three-ingredient Oreo cake.


Head's first cookbook, "Fitwaffle's Baking It Easy," came out in March 2022 and she recently celebrated the release of her second book, "Fitwaffle's Baked in One," which has been released in the UK, Europe, and Australia and will be available in the US on May 23.