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Try this cinnamon rolls recipe to yield cute mini buns that are glazed with a creamy coffee icing.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls Recipe with Coffee Icing

This cinnamon rolls recipe yields cute little cinnamon buns glazed with a creamy coffee icing.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Western
Keyword mini cinnamon rolls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
rising time for the dough 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 7 minutes
Servings 35 to 40 pieces
Calories 59kcal
Author sanna


For the dough

  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus 1/2 cup reserved.
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 40 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the Filling

  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp sugar

For the Coffee Icing

  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • dash of salt


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine yeast, flour, sugar and salt. Melt the butter in the microwave and add the milk and water. Heat this liquid mixture in the microwave until it reaches 110 F.
  • Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients in the bowl. Mix together using a wooden spoon. Add the egg, then add the remaining flour little by little, mixing after each addition. Only add sparingly-you will not need the entire 1/2 cup. You only need to see the dough gather in the center and cleaning the sides of the bowl. After this consistency is achieved, stop adding the flour.
  • Turn the dough over in a floured board. Knead for about ten minutes, adding a little flour just to avoid the dough from sticking to the board or to your hands. From sticky and shaggy, the dough will be smooth, elastic and can stretch thinly if you take a little portion out and spread it using your fingers.
  • Let the dough rest for ten minutes. Roll it into an 8 x 17 inches rectangle. Trim the edges to make the rectangle straight. Spread the melted butter over the surface. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle this mixture over the butter.
  • With the long side nearest you, roll the dough into a tight log. Once rolled, squeeze and stretch the log so it becomes longer and thinner. Use a sharp knife to cut the log into 1-inch portions.  In between cuttings, squeeze and stretch the log from time to time to make it thinner and longer. You can make somewhere between 30-40 portions. Place the mini rolls on a buttered 24 holes mini muffin tray (or trays). If you only have one mini muffin tray, you can place the rest of the buns in any greased baking dish. Press the rolls down so that they are about the same height.
  • Let the dough rise: Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature for 12 hours OR pre-heat oven to 200 F. Once the oven reaches the temperature, turn off heat and place the rolls inside with the door closed. Let rise for 60 minutes. Then remove from oven.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Once slightly cool, drizzle with the coffee glaze.

Coffee Icing

  • While the butter is still hot from melting, dissolve the coffee powder in it until the mixture is smooth. Add the powdered sugar and stir until moistened. Add the milk and stir until the icing is smooth and flowy. Add the salt. You may need to add more or less milk depending on the consistency you desire.


Dough recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction
Nutrition Facts
Mini Cinnamon Rolls Recipe with Coffee Icing
Amount Per Serving (3 piece)
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 101mg4%
Potassium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Calcium 7mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 3piece | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 7mg