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Kanelboller / Norwegian Cinnamon Rolls

by Mihl

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.


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Philipp June 18, 2017 - 11:16

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 November 5, 2015 - 19:42

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! :)

marfigs December 3, 2013 - 08:10

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 December 3, 2013 - 08:20

It is possible, but it will change the texture.

Angela December 23, 2009 - 15:19

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!

Catalina June 17, 2009 - 20:53

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

Mihl October 27, 2008 - 20:08

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

Neta October 27, 2008 - 19:44

Thanks mihl :) I might try this recipe soon.

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

Vegannifer October 27, 2008 - 18:56

Mmmm….comfort food at its best!

mihl October 27, 2008 - 18:02

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

Alice (in Veganland) October 27, 2008 - 17:30

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

Steffi October 26, 2008 - 10:00

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

Zoey October 26, 2008 - 08:20

Hi Mihl,

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

Neta October 25, 2008 - 17:32

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.

Joanna October 25, 2008 - 17:22

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

Celine October 25, 2008 - 16:12

sehr, sehr schoen!! <3

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shellyfish October 25, 2008 - 14:08

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!

Diann October 25, 2008 - 05:05

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!

River (Wing-It Vegan) October 25, 2008 - 03:55

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

Monique October 25, 2008 - 03:52

Lookin good!

Jes October 25, 2008 - 03:28

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

chocolatecoveredvegan October 25, 2008 - 01:50


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

Vegan_noodle October 25, 2008 - 00:37

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

Sanja October 24, 2008 - 23:33

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

Jeni Treehugger October 24, 2008 - 23:20

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

jessy October 24, 2008 - 22:25

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

Tami October 24, 2008 - 21:31

What a gorgeous little swirl of goodness!

Just tagged you for freezer tag! :)

Nicole October 24, 2008 - 21:29

These are amazing!

Half Pint Pixie October 24, 2008 - 21:05

They look sooo good :)

destinyskitchen October 24, 2008 - 20:45

Yum, finally the cardamom gets some love!

VeggieGirl October 24, 2008 - 20:41

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

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