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Cinnamon Roll Twist Buns give you an impressive way to take on the classic cinnamon roll flavor. And it’s a lot easier than it looks!

This post is sponsored by Princess Cruises. All opinions expressed are my own.

i recently took a boat trip Regal Princess Cruise the Baltic Sea. One of our ports is Tallinn, Estonia. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the country as I had barely heard of it prior to the trip. It ended up being one of my favorite sites! It’s such a fascinating city because the Old Town is one of the few cities in Europe that has walls that surround it. The mid century charm will win you over!

Cityscape of Tallinn, Estonia, with churches and medieval buildings

At each stop on our trip, I researched the food in the area and made a list of what I wanted to try.You should check out our entire schedule Because you can see right away, based on the countries we travel to, my list is absolutely awesome! In Estonia, we went out in search of kringle, a twisted-shaped cinnamon bun pastry. In our search for kringles we also stumbled upon many other delicious dishes, including an unbelievably authentic medieval style lunch. Interestingly, they didn’t eat potatoes in the Middle Ages.

Medieval wall with tower

We stopped at every bakery we came across and ended up experiencing more than just kringles. We just walked in and ordered every pastry that looked good. They were all winners except for one. It looked like there might be some delicious filling in it, but that filling ended up being a fish with boiled eggs and pickled cabbage. I’m a very adventurous eater, but this was too much for me. But that’s the fun of traveling, right? The language barrier ends up making you try things that you might not be able to read the labels on!

Tallinn is absolutely charming. We climbed every tower we could, including the top of a quaint old church. By the end of the day, my thighs were on fire, but it was worth it for the spectacular views.

The two wandered the cobbled streets, surrounded by stone walls and overhanging steeple in the distance

The old town is full of cobblestone streets, colorful gates, and quite a few churches. We spent a day there exploring it all. If I had the chance to go back, I would definitely arrange a tunnel tour to explore the subterranean city.We had hoped to take advantage of a special short journey This involved cooking, but sadly it was canceled at the last minute.

I highly recommend visiting Estonia if you get the chance. Our Scandinavia cruise with Princess Cruises was the trip of a lifetime. I still have to make sure it’s not just a wonderful dream. The whole experience was so relaxing, rejuvenating and adventurous. Can’t believe we got to see so much on our boat trip!Princess launches new products Ocean Medal Program Later this year, it will only make the cruise experience better.

Close up of twisted toasted cinnamon buns with cinnamon sugar layer

Start the recipe now! This bread was inspired by our time in Estonia. All the pastries and breads we tried were so good, I decided to take inspiration from this beautiful old city and turn it into a fun family recipe.

I twisted my famous cinnamon rolls into a braided wreath, very pretty and impressive, but this recipe might be easier to make than cinnamon rolls! This bread is perfect for brunch or any special occasion you want to impress your guests. It’s also a great gift for a neighbor or friend who needs a treat.

Rachel holds up a slice of cinnamon roll twist bread, revealing layers of cinnamon-sugar filling

The key to the success of this recipe is paying close attention when shaping the wreath. Roll up the loaf as tightly as possible, then twist together as tightly as possible. Tuck the ends under as you form it into a circle. You can also trim off excess dough if the ends of the dough seem heavy and there isn’t much filling in it.

Be sure to check out other recipes inspired by my travels, including Baklava Cinnamon Rolls, Easy Norwegian Waffles, and Key West Soda Coolers. Each recipe is based on, or inspired by, something I ate during my Princess cruise around the Baltic Sea. The trip visited Denmark, Norway, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden. You can already see why I call this the trip of a lifetime!

watch the video below Rachel will walk you through each step of this recipe. Sometimes the visuals help, and we always let you watch our cooking shows.You can find the complete collection of recipes youtube, facebook watch, or our facebook pageor provide a corresponding recipe on our website.

Cinnamon Roll Buns Twisted into Beautiful Wreaths and Bake

Cinnamon Roll Twist Buns give you an impressive way to take on the classic cinnamon roll flavor. And it’s a lot easier than it looks!

Preparation time 2 Hour

cooking time 25 minute

total time 2 Hour 25 minute

raw material


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoon White sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoon salted butter soften
  • 1 big egg
  • 3 cup all purpose flour


  • 1/2 cup salted butter soften
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm milk, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, and eggs. Add the flour. Using the dough hook, turn the mixer to low speed.

  • Once the flour starts to incorporate into the dough, increase the speed to medium. Add more flour as needed to pull the dough away from the sides of the bowl. The dough mixture should be sticky but not stick to your hands. It should be soft. Add more or less flour until the dough reaches the desired consistency. The amount of flour you add when making bread is always an approximation and should be determined by feel.

  • Transfer dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  • Lightly grease a baking sheet. Punch down the dough and roll out to a 12-inch by 18-inch rectangle.

  • Brush dough with 1/2 cup softened butter. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of melted butter. Roll up tightly lengthwise so you have one long roll. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough in half lengthwise so that you have to cut the dough into long pieces.

  • Twist the pieces together tightly and pull into a circular garland, pinching the ends together.

  • Place wreath on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover and let rise for 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake the bread for about 20-25 minutes, until the top of the bread is brown.

Calories: 3673kcal | carbohydrate: 552G | protein: 55G | fat: 142G | Saturated fat: 86G | cholesterol: 522mg | sodium: 3676mg | Potassium: 1183mg | fiber: 19G | sugar: 251G | Vitamin A: 4520unit | calcium: 737mg | iron: 21.1mg