A warm buttery bun with sugar, honey, and cinnamon — sweet treats are made of these and who are we to disagree! Now on National Cinnamon Roll Day, held annually on October 4, you can indulge yourself. Everyone loves cinnamon rolls and everyone has their special favorite.
This day was first celebrated 19 years ago in Sweden and the love for this day is just as sweet. All over the country, people bake and enjoy various types of cinnamon rolls on this day. Whether you buy ’em or bake ’em, on National Cinnamon Roll Day, let the sweet times roll!
National Cinnamon Roll Day timeline
In 1999, Sweden's Hembakningsrådet ("Home Baking Council") creates Cinnamon Roll Day to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
America's first Cinnabon store
The first Cinnabon store opens in Federal Way, Washington. The rolls become popular very quickly.
Costly post "Great War" treats
'Kanelbulle' is created in Sweden after the war, but cinnamon and cardamom is so expensive that few can afford these sweet treats.
- 18th century
Philadelphia-style cinnamon roll is born
Honey, sugar, cinnamon and raisins — all things nice, that's what these rolls are made of!
- 2000 B.C.
Rolls from Egypt to China
There's evidence to show that cinnamon rolls are imported from Egypt to China for monarchs and royalty. The commoners can't afford them!
National Cinnamon Roll Day Activities
Start your day off on a sweet note
Have one for breakfast with a pot of freshly-brewed coffee. Can't do breakfast? Well, then, throw a cinnamon beauty in with your lunch and have a sweet day!
Learn to bake a few
There's nothing like a fresh roll right out of the oven. Find some recipes online and surprise your housemates with an amazing treat.
Give the gift of sweetness
Pay it forward. Bake or buy a batch and give to those who are less fortunate. Sweetness multiplies when shared!
5 Reasons Why Nothing Comes Close To Cinnamon Rolls Sweetness
The original rolls were Swedish
The Swedish rolls are less sweet than their American cousins but just as delicious. The dough also has a tiny bit of cardamom. Interesting!
They have many names
Of all the names, "cinnamon snail" is the most bizarre! They are also called sticky buns, cinnamon buns, cinnamon swirl, and cinnamon danish.
Cinnamon is the spice of the rich
In the Middle Ages only the wealthy could afford cinnamon. In fact the more spices you could buy, the richer you were!
Cinnamon spices up your health
Cinnamon is known in herbal and holistic medicines to treat diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol, and many other ailments.
Meet the Gut Bomb
The American Cinnabon Classic is called the 'Gut Bomb' because it contains 880 calories and 14 teaspoonfuls of sugar!
Why We Love National Cinnamon Roll Day
It's a mighty sweet roll
A warm sweet roll with the goodness of butter and the flavor and aroma of cinnamon. What's not to love?
Of all the spices, we love cinnamon the most. It tastes great and baking with it makes the whole house smell festive. It's even good for your health!
It's got a global appeal
From Sweden to America, to Egypt, China and every country in between, you'll find sweet cinnamon rolls of all kinds.
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