Cinnamon Roll For One

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This single serving cinnamon roll is the perfect individual treat. It’s warm, fluffy, full of cinnamon flavor and topped with an individual serving of cream cheese glaze. If you’re looking for an easy, single rise cinnamon roll for one, this is the recipe for you. You don’t need a fancy pan, just an 8 ounce ramekin to make your perfect individual cinnamon roll. Enjoy!

overhead shot of a cinnamon roll spread with white frosting sitting on a white plate with green around the edge

Cinnamon Roll for One

Yield: one cinnamon roll
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes

This cinnamon roll has a golden brown, crispy exterior with soft, sweet, cinnamon swirled insides. The cream cheese frosting adds a tangy, creamy finish that pairs perfectly.


Single-Serving Cinnamon Roll

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon yeast
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Cinnamon Roll Filling

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Single-Serving Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8oz ramekin and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk 1/2 cup flour, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1/8 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon yeast and pinch of salt.
  3. In another small bowl, combine the 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons milk and microwave for 10 to 15 seconds until 105 to 110 degrees.
  4. Add the warm milk mixture to the flour mixture and combine until thoroughly mixed. Let sit 15 minutes.
  5. Make the filling by combining the 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
  6. Roll out your cinnamon roll dough. You will want a long thin strip, about 3 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Spread the filling evenly over the dough, leaving one of the short edges without filling.
  7. Roll up, starting with the short edge that is covered with filling. Use the uncovered edge of the dough to lightly pinch the dough together so your cinnamon roll doesn't come apart.
  8. Place the cinnamon roll in the greased ramekin and bake for 14 to 18 minutes until lightly golden brown and firm on top.
  9. Allow the cinnamon roll to cool slightly. While the cinnamon roll cools, make the frosting.
  10. Make the frosting by beating the 2 tablespoons of cream cheese until smooth (I used a hand mixer). Then add the 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, 1/8 teaspoon vanilla, and pinch salt. Add milk 1/4 teaspoon at a time until at desired consistency.
  11. Spread frosting over the cinnamon roll and enjoy!


You can use either a block of cream cheese or cream cheese spread to make the cream cheese icing.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 941Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 927mgCarbohydrates: 111gFiber: 3gSugar: 59gProtein: 21g

Nutrition information is an estimate only.

If you’re looking for another sweet treat for one (that you can make in a ramekin) then check out my Mini Blueberry Crisp or Individual Apple Crisp recipes.

If you like this peach pie for one recipe, let me know! Or if you’ve made the recipe let me know how it went. I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Happy baking!

Hello! I'm Nichole and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I have a bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science and a master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I love cooking, baking and anything food related. I look forward to teaching you more about food and sharing my favorite recipes with you. Enjoy!

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