Quick Cinnamon Biscuits

by Mama Chocolate on January 20, 2012


This delectable recipe was sent in by reader Tabitha from A Restful Place.

(I now {heart} Tabitha forever because of this recipe!)

Quick Cinnamon Biscuits
makes 1 dozen

  • 2 1/2 cups flour (I used whole wheat. It was pretty crumbly and more difficult to work with, so stick with white or half and half.) ;-)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • cinnamon/sugar for topping
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Blend dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Add milk. Roll out and spread with butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Roll up and slice. Place in two, round greased baking pans. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Blend sugar and milk for glaze and pour over warm biscuits. Enjoy!

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This is quite possibly one of the most brilliant recipes I have come across in quite some time. These are almost as good as regular cinnamon rolls and only a fraction of the work and prep time!

I pretty much never have time, (or the gumption to get up that early!) to make regular cinnamon rolls fresh for breakfast. These, I can totally do! They only take a few minutes to whip together and they only have to bake for 15 minutes!

I made them with whole wheat flour just for kicks, to see what would happen. They were pretty crumbly and harder to work with than white flour would have been, but still super delicious and extra healthy. ;-)

Also, I kinda cheating and didn’t follow the instructions very well for the icing and it ended up way too thin. Moral: follow the recipe.

Enjoy with a cup of tea for extra deliciousness.

Check out my Fun with Food Friday co-hosts today, Trista at Anderson’s Angels with Easy Beer Bread, and Lindsey at SnOzBeRrYz with Flourless Chocolate Cake, (yum!)
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Whitney @ Momma Knows Best January 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Those look AMAZING. Nom nom nom! Hehe :)
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Tabitha @ A Restful Place January 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I’m SO glad you liked them and used my recipe!!! I make them all the time at our house! :) Probably half whole wheat and half white flour would turn out a bit better than all whole wheat, but your’s sure look really good! :)
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Mama Chocolate January 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm

That’s what I was planning on doing next time! :-) I like using whole wheat when I can, but some recipes just need the fluffiness of all-purpose flour ;-)
Thanks again for sending it in!
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Trista Anderson January 20, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Those look yummy im gonna have to try these one morning
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Lindsey@ snozberryz.com January 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Oh I know what I am making soon!!! Sounds wonderful!!!!
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Amy @ GrinningCheektoCheek January 21, 2012 at 7:29 am

Yum! I want one!!
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HappyHomemaker January 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

I made these only using my favorite cream biscuit recipe and they turned out great!


Amanda Larson January 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

YUM!! I think I am going to make this tomorrow morning :)
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Stacie January 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Yummy! I’m thinking I’ll have to get up early tomorrow and make these for the kiddos!
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Amanda Evans November 22, 2012 at 9:46 am

Use the brioche dough out of the five minutes a day bread book. That way you do all the mixing and rising the day before and all you have to do in the morning is form them, rise them, and bake them. Still an investment, but only about half so much. And yeast cinnamon rolls are so much easier to roll out!
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