Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls 

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours



  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp butter, softened, plus more for brushing
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • For The Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk


Brush the inside of your slow cooker with butter and line with parchment. Brush the paper with parchment.

In a bowl, combine the warm water, yeast, and honey and stir. Let sit until foamy, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in the flour and salt.

With an electric mixer, beat the mixture on medium for 5 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom until smooth.

Preheat your slow cooker on HIGH. Turn the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll into a 9x13-inch rectangle. Sprinkle the dough with the cinnamon mixture, and starting from the long end, roll into a log. Slice the log into 12 pieces.

Place the rolls, cut side down, in the cooker. Then wrap the top of the slow cooker with a towel to catch the condensation. Cover and cook 1 hour. Lift up cooker insert and rotate 180º. Cook 30 minutes more. Remove from slow cooker and place rolls on a wire rack.

For The Cream Cheese Frosting

In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk until smooth. Spread on warm rolls.


To prevent soggy buns, wrap a towel between the slow cooker and the lid to catch the condensation.

These are best served warm.

Perfect Pairing

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