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

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.

31 thoughts on “Kanelboller / Norwegian Cinnamon Rolls

  1. 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! :)

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

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