Microwave Cinnamon Roll for One

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Craving a warm cinnamon roll but don’t want to bake a whole batch? My Microwave Cinnamon Roll (made in a mug!) is the perfect fix. In just minutes, you can indulge in a gooey, single-serving treat that’s perfect for one. Perfect for those moments when you’re home alone and want to enjoy a cozy treat all to yourself.

single serving cinnamon roll microwave

I am absolutely smitten with this new recipe inspired by the TikTok “cinnamon bun in a mug” craze- a cinnamon roll that you make in the microwave! I mean, really, what else could you ask for in life?

single serving cinnamon roll microwave

What’s great about this recipe is that when I’m in the mood for something sweet and indulgent, I can make just one cinnamon bun without having a bunch of leftovers tempting me for days. 

The best part about this microwave cinnamon roll is that it’s so easy to make. All you need are a few basic ingredients, a coffee mug, and a microwave, and you can whip up a delicious cinnamon bun in just a few minutes. 

single serving cinnamon roll microwave

Helpful Tips & Variations

For those following a gluten-free diet, this recipe can be easily adapted by substituting the basic all-purpose flour with your preferred 1:1 gluten-free baking flour to achieve a similar texture and taste.

To make this recipe dairy-free and vegan-friendly, you can replace the whole milk with a plant-based milk like cashew or almond milk. This simple substitution will ensure that everyone can enjoy this delicious cinnamon roll in a mug recipe, regardless of their dietary restrictions.

single serving cinnamon roll microwave

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can add mix-ins to your cinnamon roll in a mug recipe to create unique and delicious flavor combinations. Some ideas include chocolate chips or cocoa powder for a chocolate cinnamon roll, chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans for added crunch and protein, or dried fruit like raisins or cranberries for a fruity twist.

single serving cinnamon roll microwave

Finally, don’t forget to add toppings to your cinnamon roll in a mug to take it to the next level. While a simple sugary glaze is always a great option, you can get creative with chopped fruit, a dollop of whipped cream, or even a sprinkle of your favorite cereal on top. Don’t be afraid to experiment and discover your ultimate cinnamon roll in a mug creation!

single serving cinnamon roll microwave

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single serving cinnamon roll microwave

Microwave Cinnamon Roll for One

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

This Microwave Cinnamon Roll (made in a mug!) is a perfect cozy treat to enjoy all to yourself. So gooey, sweet and indulgent, and it’s so easy to make!


Ingredients dough:

  • 9 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon

Ingredients frosting:

  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp milk


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and 4 tablespoons of milk. Stir until a dough ball forms. If the dough is sticky, add a touch more flour. If it appears dry, add a splash more milk.single serving cinnamon roll microwave
  2. Lightly flour your countertop and roll the dough into a square roughly the same height as your mug.single serving cinnamon roll microwave
  3. Gently spread coconut oil over one side of the dough, then evenly sprinkle cane sugar and cinnamon across the surface.single serving cinnamon roll microwave
  4. Carefully roll the dough into a log.single serving cinnamon roll microwave
  5. Coat the inside of your mug with the remaining coconut oil.
  6. Place the rolled dough inside the mug.single serving cinnamon roll microwave
  7. Microwave the mug for 50 seconds. If the dough still seems too moist, continue microwaving in 5-second intervals until it's no longer wet.
  8. In a separate bowl, whisk together the frosting ingredients: powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle this over the cinnamon bun in the mug single serving cinnamon roll microwave
  9. Allow it to rest for 30 seconds.single serving cinnamon roll microwave
  10. Enjoy your cinnamon bun straight from the mug or transfer it to a plate. Best served warm.single serving cinnamon roll microwave

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