Kanelboller / Norwegian Cinnamon Rolls

Now that you know the secret ingredients for Norwegian cinnamon buns, I might as well give you the recipe, right? Kanelboller (makes 10 small)

adapted and translated from this recipe.

For the dough:

2 cups flour plus 1- 2 T
1/4 cup sugar
1 t ground cardamom
3 1/2 T margarine
7 T soy milk
1/2 pkg  (1 1/8 t)  instant dry yeast

Filling:
2 T margarine
2 T sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ground cardamom

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl (except yeast). Melt the margarine in a small saucepan, add soymilk and let the mixture cool down. Add yeast. Mix with dry ingredients and knead dough for about five minutes. Transfer to a bowl, cover and let the dough rise for 30 minutes. Mix the ingredients for the filling. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the dough into a rectangle and spread filling on top. Roll into a log and cut into 10 pieces. Place rolls on the baking sheet and let rise for another 30 minutes. I like my kanelboller plain, but if you want, you can sprinkle some more sugar on top before baking. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

32 Comments

  • Philipp
    4 months ago

    Hey Mihl,
    ich mache nun schon seit Jahren nach diesem Rezept (bzw. ab und an in leicht modifizierter Form) Zimtschnecken und sie sind jedes mal lecker :-)
    Vielen Dank dafür!

  • Rose
    2 years ago

    I make these when my friends who also like cooking have stayed the night, and they’re always so much fun to make, and even MORE fun to EAT! :)

  • 4 years ago

    These look SO delicious! These are very similar to the Finnish rolls I used to eat as a kid – divine :D
    I know everyone hates this question, but is it possible to sub the yeast for baking powder/soda? I don’t react well for some reason to it and my MIL won’t eat stuff with yeast in it, so then I can’t share!

    • Mihl
      4 years ago

      It is possible, but it will change the texture.

  • 8 years ago

    I’m eating one of these right now and they are SO GOOD! And not too difficult to make, either. Thanks so much for this recipe!

  • 8 years ago

    I had to tell you I just made these and am beyond happiness. I want to eat the entire batch they’re so good.

  • 9 years ago

    Neta – thank you for asking, I will note the amount of yeast in gram next time I post a yeast-recipe.

  • 9 years ago

    Thanks mihl :) I might try this recipe soon.

    (11 grams a package here, good thing I asked)

  • 9 years ago

    Mmmm….comfort food at its best!

  • 9 years ago

    Neta – In Germany a package of dry yeast weighs 7 grams.

  • 9 years ago

    You’re really tempting me with these recipes… If only I weren’t so afraid of baking with Hefe…

  • 9 years ago

    these look great! ah mihl, I totally forgot to update my bookmark so I’ve been pondering why you’re not posting anymore, duh.

  • 9 years ago

    Hi Mihl,

    Those cinnamon rolls look delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  • 9 years ago

    They look amazing!

    Can you please tell me how many grams are in 1 package of dry yeast? I think it may change from place to place and it prevents me from trying this kind of good recipes.

  • 9 years ago

    these are intersting looking cinnamon buns. they are really neat looking. i always see huge overflowing cinnamon buns.

  • 9 years ago

    sehr, sehr schoen!! <3

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  • 9 years ago

    Yet another recipe from your blog I want to make!!
    Danke Mihl! I received some very special love in the mail today and I am oh so excited about it! Actually, the entire Fish household is excited, because cookies are the best treat ever, and yours are OUTSTANDING!!!! You’re the sweetest! You of course know that this means I’ll have to send you some love, too…all in good time!

  • 9 years ago

    I have a book with a recipe for Finnish Bread with 1 t. of cardamom and lots of condensed milk, eggs, and butter, so this recipe is great – thanks!

  • 9 years ago

    They are so perfectly rolled up! They look like they came straight out of a fancy bakery!

  • 9 years ago

    Lookin good!

  • 9 years ago

    I think I need to make these this weekend; they look divine! (And warm and brunchy!)

  • 9 years ago

    *swoons*

    Will you please come to Texas and cook for me? I will pay for your ticket!

  • 9 years ago

    I”ll bet the cardamom adds a fantastic flavor!!

  • 9 years ago

    When are you starting your bread/roll baking company? You will be shipping them to neighboring countries right?

  • 9 years ago

    Damn right!
    Hell YEAH!!!
    these look so freaking good!
    GREAT recipe.

  • 9 years ago

    ooooooooooooo! these look AWESOME, Mihl! wheeeeeeeee! i’ve got to make some – and hooray for more yummy cardamom!

  • 9 years ago

    What a gorgeous little swirl of goodness!

    Just tagged you for freezer tag! :)

  • 9 years ago

    These are amazing!

  • 9 years ago

    They look sooo good :)

  • 9 years ago

    Yum, finally the cardamom gets some love!

  • 9 years ago

    You always feature the most AMAZING treats, Mihl!! Love these rolls!! :-)

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