1 Minute Cinnamon Bun


1 Minute Cinnamon Bun

1 Minute Cinnamon Bun
1 Min

With our recipe for 1 Minute Cinnamon Bun you can enjoy a cinnamon bun for breakfast, dessert, or anytime you want! All you need is a microwave, some easy ingredients from your pantry, and your favorite mug. Before you know it, you'll be enjoying a cinnamon bun that's all your own.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

What to Do

  1. Coat an 8-ounce microwaveable mug with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine applesauce, oil, milk, vanilla, flour, light brown sugar, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, the baking powder, and salt. Reserve 1 tablespoon batter in another small bowl and place remaining batter in mug.
  3. Add remaining cinnamon to 1 tablespoon batter, then swirl mixture into batter in mug.
  4. Microwave 60 to 70 seconds, or until center is set. Let cool 4 to 5 minutes, then remove to a plate.
  5. In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients, stirring until smooth. Spread on cinnamon roll and serve.


  • If you've got more than one minute and you've got a whole crowd to feed, then you might want to check out our recipe for Cinnamon Bun Pie. This is a great one for sharing with the whole family!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 1

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 616
  • Calories from Fat 175
  • Total Fat 19g 30 %
  • Saturated Fat 4.9g 24 %
  • Trans Fat 0.1g 0 %
  • Protein 6.0g 12 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 18mg 6 %
  • Sodium 491mg 20 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 107g 36 %
  • Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12 %
  • Sugars 65g 0 %

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I love that this is made in the microwave. It looks like it would be really good. And it uses applesauce as a substitute for eggs,so I'm sure it turns out moist. And the lack of eggs makes it a good recipe for a person with allergies or children under two.

I love this mug cinnamon roll recipe. I make it in batches and store in refrigerator when I get that cinnamon craving. Note when the batter is cold, you need to add extra cooking time.

I love mug recipes. I live alone so I don't always want to make a big batch of something. This seems like the perfect way to get a cinnamon roll craving satisfied without tons of fuss!

Yes, thanks. I must have been in a fog.

What do I do with the 1 Tbsp reserved batter?

you add the extra cinnamon to it and swirl it in, i think

Any ingredient replacement for applesauce? I don't always have it on hand.

We do not recommend a substitute for the applesauce in this particular recipe, since we haven't tested using substitute ingredients and aren't sure that anything else would work.

didn't care for this. Mine came out doughy in some parts.

What would be directions for oven baking, the recipe looks yummy and would love to try but don't have microwave.

Hi there! If you don't have a microwave, we recommend trying our recipe for Food Court Cinnamon Buns. They're just as delicious! :)

From start to eating, this took less than 10 minutes. Loved it! Used butter in place of veg oil. Made half as much icing and still plenty. No other changes. Why change perfection? Easy to make one for everyone. Just watch MW timing. Even safe enough for kids to make.

The recipe is awesome but I cut the sugar down and added more cinnamon (and it still was too sweet!!! That's a SugarBun and no CinnamonBun) As for the icing again CUT the sugar to 2 tablespoon or even less or you can just skip the cinnamon entirely 'cause you can't taste it anyway. Oh, and you can substiute the milk for the icing with 1teaspoon soft butter if you do'nt have any milk and if you have vanilla extract at hand add a bit to the icing (just a few drops) Thanks for the recipe Petra


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