Internet goes wild for 7-ingredient cinnamon scrolls baked in a mug

British baker Eloise Head uploaded this recipe to Instagram. Source: Getty (stock image)

Australians have found a renewed enthusiasm for cooking and baking in recent months, as people spent more time at home amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. But it seems people aren’t fed up of creating sweet treats just yet as a simple recipe for microwavable cinnamon buns sent the Internet into a frenzy this week.

The recipe, which requires just seven basic ingredients, was shared online by British cook Eloise Head, who launched the cooking page ‘Fitwaffle Kitchen’ when the United Kingdom went into lockdown earlier this year.

While the cinnamon buns you buy at the local bakery might feel like a guilty treat, these snacks are better for you and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes, without even needing to switch on the oven. The basic buns require just five ingredients, or if you want to drizzle them with sweet icing, you’ll need just two more pantry staples.


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CINNAMON ROLL IN A MUG ???? Made with 2-ingredient dough! Have any of you tried the 2-ingredient dough before? I actually first tried it on one of my YouTube videos (I made a flatbread ????) I wondered whether it would work in a smaller batch… in the microwave… AND IT DOES!! ???? This cinnamon roll was everything I wanted it to be ???? Soft, doughy, cinnamony and sweet! Sound on for full instructions ???? Here’s what you’ll need???? 2-ingredient dough: 50g Self raising flour 60g Greek yoghurt Filling: 10g butter, melted 1 tbsp granulated sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon Icing: 3 tbsp powdered sugar 2 tsp Milk My microwave is 750W and 50 seconds on high was about perfect. Try not to over cook as the dough will go chewy! Happy Friday everybody ???? #fitwaffle #fitwafflekitchen

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Here’s how to make them at home.


  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 60g Greek yoghurt
  • 10g butter (melted)
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp milk


  1. Mix Greek yoghurt and self-raising flour in a bowl until a dough forms.
  2. Place dough onto a floured surface and roll into a rough rectangle.
  3. Next, mix the cinnamon powder, granulated sugar and melted butter in a bowl and spread onto the base.
  4. Fold the long edges of the dough into the middle and roll dough into a scroll shape.
  5. Pop dough into a microwaveable mug – sprinkling with more sugar/cinnamon to taste – and microwave on high for around one minute.
  6. If using icing, mix icing sugar and milk in a bowl until smooth and pour over cooked cinnamon scroll.

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