Breads & Baked Goods, Breakfast, Dessert

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

  • Prep 1h 10 mins
  • Proofing Time 3 hours
  • Total 8h 50 mins
  • Advanced
  • Serves 9

Soft and delicious sourdough cinnamon rolls made in the Ninja Woodfire™ Outdoor Oven.

TIP: This dough is easier to work with when very cold, so don’t skip the recommended chill time.

TIP: To speed up the final proof time, create a warm proofing spot in your oven with the light on. You can also add a bowl of hot water for humidity.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Eggs, Wheat

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  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon (3.5 oz) active sourdough starter
  • 1 large egg
  • 0.7 cup (5.78oz) whole milk, cold
  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick (3.96oz) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz) granulated sugar
  • 2.4 cups (10.5oz) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (0.18oz) kosher salt


  • 2 tablespoons (1.05oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (3.5oz) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (0.14oz) ground cinnamon


  • Stand Mixer
  • Small Bowl
  • 9-inch round cake pan
  • Step 1

    In a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine all dough ingredients. Mix on low-medium speed until it comes together into a smooth dough, about 10 minutes. Cover with plastic and allow to rest at room temperature for one hour.

  • Step 2

    When the dough has rested, place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

  • Step 3

    When the dough has chilled, prepare the filling by whisking together the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spray a 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Step 4

    On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough out into an 8 x 12-inch rectangle, about ¼-inch thick. Spread filling over the dough evenly and roll the dough up on the long end. Slice into 6-9 cinnamon rolls and transfer to the greased pan.

  • Step 5

    Allow the cinnamon rolls to rise in a warm spot until puffed up, up to 3 hours.

  • Step 6

    When ready to bake, install the Accessory Frame in the bottom level of the unit, and then place the Pizza Stone on top.

  • Step 7

    Turn dial to select BAKE. Set temperature to 350⁰F and set time to 25 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (preheating will take approx. 10-15 minutes).

  • Step 8

    When unit is preheated and ADD FOOD is displayed and PRS STRT is displayed, open door and transfer the pan on to the baking stone. Close door, select START/STOP to begin cooking.

  • Step 9

    When cooking is complete, open door and remove cinnamon rolls. Let cool before serving.