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Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

Author Amanda Rettke



  • tablespoons salted butter, melted (set aside)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk, I prefer whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk, (can also use heavy cream)



  1. Add the flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, milk, vanilla, and melted butter to a small bowl and stir until combined.

  2. One the dough is solid, drop onto a clean and slightly floured surface.

  3. Use your hands to flatten dough into a rectangle .


  1. In a small bowl, melt the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon for about 1 minute. (Depending on how cold your butter is.) Stir well.


  1. Pour filling over dough rectangle and then roll up into a cinnamon roll shape.

  2. Place roll into mug (I prefer to use a standard size mug, nothing too wide). Make sure your mug is sprayed with non-stick spray or greased.

  3. Heat roll in microwave for 90 seconds. If the dough appears WET on top, it may need to heat for a few more seconds. (10 second increments.) If the dough appears dry the cinnamon roll is done. You can also test with a toothpick.


  1. Stir confectioners sugar and milk together in a bowl until smooth.

  2. Pour over warm cinnamon roll in the mug or invert the roll onto a plate and pour glaze over top.