Omnia Oven Recipe - Cinnamon Buns

Omnia Oven recipe - Cinnamon buns on the stove

Omnia Oven Recipe 

Cinnamon Buns on the Stove

When we first discovered we could make cinnamon buns on the stove we were absolutely delighted! They are one of our favourite things to eat alongside coffee at our 3pm coffee break!

One of the other great things about cinnamon buns is they are good for breakfast, lunch and pudding. Seriously - any time of the day is a good excuse! For us they also make really good hill food as they give a good sugar hit - perfect for an energy boost. Sometimes sandwiches just don't cut it on the mountains but cinnamon buns do! 

Cinnamon buns are surprisingly easy to make in a campervan, even without an oven. We cook and bake all our cakes and all our food which needs oven cooking in an Omnia oven. It’s a fantastic bit of kit that allows you to oven cook on the stove and so you don’t have to have a built in oven that takes up lots of room. 

To see some of our favourite bakes and cooking recipes that we have used the Omnia oven for see our blogs here:

Omnia Oven Recipes

Easy campervan cake bakes 

Easy campervan cooking recipes 

For the purposes of this blog we will provide the recipe and method for baking the cinnamon buns in an Omnia Oven, however, if you have a built in oven the same principles apply - just use a cake tin instead of the Omnia tin. 

As usual we will provide the recipe for the cinnamon buns with a vegan option (which is what we use):


-      350g plain flour

-      200ml milk (we use soya milk)

-      100g + 40g butter (we use margarine)

-      2 tbs + 1 tbs sugar 

-      1 egg ( we use 1 tsp egg replacer + 2 tbs water)

-      1 tbs cinnamon

-      1 tbs dry yeast

-      Pinch of salt 


1.    Grease the Omnia/liner in preparation

2.    Melt 40g butter in a small bowl. Add the milk and whisk to combine. Add the dry yeast and let it rise for 10 minutes

3.    After 10 minutes add the egg (or egg replacer + water), 2 tbsp of sugar and salt and mix. 

4.    Add the flour slowly and knead the dough until it becomes soft. Let it rise for 1 hour in a warm place (in the van we cover the bowl with a tea towel and place in front of the heater vent to help it rise!)

Cinnamon bun recipe

5.    Once risen, flour a worksurface and roll out the dough to a rectangular shape with an approximate thickness of 2cm. 

6.    Mix 100g warm butter with 1 tbs of sugar and the cinnamon and spread onto the dough. 

7.    Roll the dough into 1 long roll and cut into 3cm thick slices. 

8.    Place the slices next to each other in the Omnia and bake for 25 minutes on a low flame. 

Omnia Oven recipe cinnamon buns

9. Leave to cool for 5-10 minutes before enjoying your first cinnamon bun still warm from being freshly baked!

cinnamon buns recipe campervan baking


If you have never heard of an Omnia Oven or baked using one here is more information for you:


Omnia Oven UK cinnamon buns recipe

It’s simple - you just put the cake or dough mixture in the Omnia and then place on top of the hob. 
We just have 2 bits of advice for baking cakes in an Omnia oven:

1.    Cook on a much lower flame than normal - otherwise your cake might get a burnt bum! 
2.    Use an Omnia silicone liner - It makes getting the cakes out much easier and are also much better to clean. 

Please do contact us if you have any questions and please also do share photos with us of your cinnamon bun creations. Tag us on instagram or facebook using @brownbirdandcompany. Please also feel free to leave a comment below. 

If you are looking to buy an Omnia Oven or any accessories then please take a look at our Omnia Oven UK Shop here

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