1 Minute Cinnamon Bun

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 tablespoon applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon 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 tablespoon 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!


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