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yogurt dough cinnamon scrolls

Yogurt Dough Cinnamon Scrolls

  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 scrolls 1x
  • Category: baking
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: western


These delicious Yogurt Dough Cinnamon Scrolls are a low sugar protein packed lunchbox snack or morning tea that come together in no time at all.


  • 1 packed cup self raising flour plus up to 1/2 packed cup reserved self raising flour
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt
  • 20g melted butter
  • 2 packed tsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 190c and line a baking tray
  2. In a bowl add the greek yogurt and stir around a little
  3. Add in 1 cup of self raising flour and mix together until a dough forms and smooth into a ball, it will still be a little sticky at this point
  4. Leave the dough in the bowl and continue to add in up to 1/2 packed cup of flour slowly as required (I find just over 1/4 cup is necessary but you may need more) kneading until the dough is workable, smooth to touch and is no longer sticky. This process will take around 5 minutes
  5. Turn out the dough onto a piece of waxed baking paper. If your paper is not waxed then lightly spray with cooking oil. This will ensure the dough does not stick to the paper
  6. Place the dough on the paper and quickly shape into a rectangle with your hands
  7. With a floured rolling pin, roll out until the dough is about 1.5 cm thick. Try to work through this step quickly
  8. Lightly spread the dough with melted butter, then sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon evenly over the dough
  9. Quickly and gently roll the dough up evenly from the shortest side to form a log then slice each log into 8 even scrolls.
  10. Slightly squash each scroll and put on the prepared baking tray
  11. Bake for around 12-15 minutes or until the dough has cooked and is lightly golden


This dough can be sticky so take care with how you measure the flour and Greek Yogurt. I measure the greek yogurt by spooning it in the measuring cup. I measure the flour by scooping it from the container and ensuring the flour is tightly packed (for this recipe only – do not measure flour like this in my other recipes).

Spend some time mixing the dough in the bowl, using a spoon until the dough is workable with your hands. You can add in additional flour if you feel it is too sticky but around 1/4 cup of flour (measured so it is tightly packed) should be sufficient.

It’s important to have waxed baking paper to avoid sticking. You could instead lightly grease the baking paper by spraying with cooking oil. It is also important to roll quickly and lightly with a floured rolling pin.

Keywords: dough; yogurt dough; cinnamon scrolls; scrolls