Cinnamon Twists
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Sourdough Cinnamon Twists

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sourdough cinnamon twists
Overnight Cinnamon Twists
 are a family favourite, but once I started playing around with sourdough, I KNEW I needed to convert them into a sourdough recipe! I hope your family loves them as much as we do!

A note about flour- these can be made with 100% white or 100% whole wheat flour (including fresh ground hard wheat). BUT! If your family is used to white, don’t go making these all whole wheat and thinking they’ll like it. Start with just 1 cup of whole wheat and work your way up so they get accustomed to it.

Cinnamon Twists

Cinnamon Twists
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5 from 7 votes

Sourdough Cinnamon Twists

Overnight Cinnamon Twists are a family favourite, but once I started playing around with sourdough, I KNEW I needed to convert them into a sourdough recipe! I hope your family loves them as much as we do!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Fermenting Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 170kcal


  • 1 cup starter
  • 4-5 cups flour, depending on sourdough consistency and whether you used sour cream or yogurt
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sour cream, or yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • Mix the starter, flour, butter, sour cream/yogurt, eggs, salt and vanilla together in your mixer until smooth.
  • Cover with a damp towel and let sit 6-24 hours on the counter.
  • The dough will look basically unchanged at this point.
  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon.
  • Roll dough into a 15×18 inch rectangle and then spread the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of it.
  • Fold like a letter towards the middle into thirds,
  • Then turn the dough horizontally and roll into a 1/4 inch rectangle.
  • Then slice into 1 inch strips.
  • Grease or cover two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Twist the strips by picking up each end of the strip and twisting them in opposite directions.
  • Place the twists on the tray next to each other.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, let cool a bit, then devour!


Calories: 170kcal

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27 thoughts on “Sourdough Cinnamon Twists

  1. I’m following everything even without the pictures. I’d love to try this. When you say to turn the dough horizontally and roll it into a 1/4 inch rectangle, are you using a rolling pin and rolling it out to 1/4 inch thick? Is that right?
    thanks so much!

    1. I struggled with what to do here at this step , so I ended up improvising and while they tasted good they didn’t look the same

  2. So delicious. It was nice waking up knowing breakfast was already “made”. These would be good brunch food.

  3. These taste great but I was confused about rolling it into a 1/4 inch rectangle as well. Perhaps you could say in step number 8…and roll into a 1/4 in rectangle ….with a rolling pin. I just rolled it with my hands into a log, but then the dough was way to thick.

      1. Totally sub whatever oil, should work out great. For dough consistency, I’d go for coconut oil as its more similar to butter and will firm up.

  4. Are you supposed to continuously add flour until the dough is theconsistency of bread dough? Mine is still very sticky and I have been adding flour. Just don’t want to add too much

  5. So delicious! Fun to do with the kids! Soft but firm and they freeze well. I’ve subbed for regular strawberry flavored yogurt which sounds bizarre but totally works! Work with what you’ve got, haha

  6. So so so tasty! My kids loved these treats! I used a stevia/erythritol sugar replacement for our sugar free family. I did have to bake them a lot longer than 15 minutes (but can’t remember how long exactly). Will try again, perhaps today because #pregnancycravings

  7. This is one of my favorite sourdough recipes to make. My whole family loves these. I’ve made them with sour cream and yogurt, and both work well! This is an easy sourdough recipe that yields enough treats for breakfast with extra to put in the freezer for another day (if they make it there- haha).

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