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12 Cinnamon Rolls (& Yeasted Friends) To Make Your Head Swirl

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A wise woman once said, "You can never have too many morning buns." Yes! One million times yes.

Come on! Put off that yogurt and granola for January (or, you know, a regular ol' weekday morning) and try your hand at an airy, fluffy, swirly cinnamon bun (or one of its yeasted cousins) instead.


Fun to make (the rising! the smearing! the rolling!), fun to eat (the un-twirling! the drippy icing! the gooey center!), and fun to admire, these 12 recipes are sure to have your head spinning (in the best way possible).

Chocolate-Almond Giant Cinnamon Bun Cake by Sarah Jampel (shameless self-promotion, hello!)

Photo by James Ransom

Leila Lindholm's Classic Swedish Cinnamon & Cardamom Bun by The Curious Pear

Photo by Issy Croker

No-Knead Challah Cinnamon Rolls by Yossy Arefi

Photo by Yossy Arefi

Honey Cashew Morning Buns by Joanne Chang

Photo by Joseph De Leo

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Icing by Yossy Arefi

Photo by Yossy Arefi

Cinnamon Rolls by erinmcdowell

Photo by Bobbi Lin

Make-Ahead Alaska Blueberry, Lemon, and Thyme Cinnamon Rolls by Mary Tee Malmberg

Photo by Mark Weinberg

Whiskey Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls by Posie Harwood

Photo by Posie Harwood

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting by Izy Hossack

Photo by Izy Hossack

Grandma Bercher's Cinnamon Rolls by la domestique

Photo by la domestique

Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread by Yossy Arefi

Photo by Yossy Arefi

Cinnamon Swirl Bread by Amanda Hesser

Photo by Sarah Shatz

Tags: baking, cinnamon roll, cinnamon bun, morning bun, yeast