Norwegian Cinnamon Buns (Norske Kanelsnurrer) |

Kanelsnurrer (Norwegian Cinnamon Buns)

These Norwegian kanelsnurrer are an elegant twist on your favourite cinnamon bun recipe. Literally!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine dairy-free, egg-free, Norwegian, Scandinavian, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 8 buns
Author Mihl


For the buns

  • 250 ml soy milk at room temperature
  • 1 package instant yeast (7 g)
  • 250 g whole wheat flour
  • 250 g spelt flour
  • 75 g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 75 g vegan butter softened

For the filling

  • 60 g vegan butter softened
  • 60 g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

For sprinkling

  • 1 tablespoon melted vegan butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. To make the dough, stir together milk and yeast.
  2. Add flours, sugar, salt, cardamom, and butter.
  3. Knead for about ten minutes by hand.
  4. Cover dough with a damp kitchen towel and let rise for about 90 minutes.
  5. Roll the dough into a rectangle about 50 cm long and 30 cm wide.
  6. Spread the vegan butter on top. Mix sugar, cinnamon,and cardamom and sprinkle on top.
  7. Fold one third of the 50 cm long dough into the middle and then fold the other third on top, so that you have three layers.
  8. Make sure to seal the edges and roll the dough into a rectangle, about 50 cm long and 15 cm wide.
  9. Cut into eight long strips and twist each strip.
  10. Roll the twisted strips around two fingers and then tuck the end of the strip into the middle of your dough knot.
  11. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and repeat with the remaining strips.
  12. Brush with melted butter and let rise covered for about 60 minutes.
  13. Meanwile preheat the oven to 200°C.
  14. Sprinkle the twirls with sugar and bake for 15 minutes.
  15. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from this recipe.