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Kanelsnurrer (Norwegian Cinnamon Buns)

These Norwegian kanelsnurrer are an elegant twist on your favourite cinnamon bun recipe. Literally!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine dairy-free, egg-free, Norwegian, Scandinavian, vegan, vegetarian
Servings 8 buns


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


  • To make the dough, stir together milk and yeast.
  • Add flours, sugar, salt, cardamom, and butter.
  • Knead for about ten minutes by hand.
  • Cover dough with a damp kitchen towel and let rise for about 90 minutes.
  • Roll the dough into a rectangle about 50 cm long and 30 cm wide.
  • Spread the vegan butter on top. Mix sugar, cinnamon,and cardamom and sprinkle on top.
  • 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.
  • Make sure to seal the edges and roll the dough into a rectangle, about 50 cm long and 15 cm wide.
  • Cut into eight long strips and twist each strip.
  • Roll the twisted strips around two fingers and then tuck the end of the strip into the middle of your dough knot.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and repeat with the remaining strips.
  • Brush with melted butter and let rise covered for about 60 minutes.
  • Meanwile preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Sprinkle the twirls with sugar and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely.


Adapted from this recipe.