These Easy Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls are my go-to quick and simple breakfast. Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are packed with butter, cinnamon and sugar and oven ready in 5 minutes. Then, they are baked to gooey perfection. Just like my Sweet Cream Pancakes, this is a great Weekend or Holiday breakfast recipe!
My daughter had a sleepover a few weeks ago, and I had some crescent dough in the fridge and tried out this recipe. Let me just say, they were gone in minutes. Those hungry little girls ate the whole pan!
I had to make them again so I could get my hands on some and they really are something special. I've made homemade cinnamon rolls before and they are a labor of love. These are great for a quick and easy breakfast, that you don't have hours to prepare for.
These would be amazing for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter morning. Just pop them in the oven and everyone will go wild over them!
Pair this recipe with a hot coffee with this homemade brown sugar simple syrup!
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- It's quick and only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.
- They are loaded with butter, cinnamon and sugar! How can you go wrong with that combo?
- The easy 3 ingredient icing pours over the hot cinnamon rolls and melts into every crevice.
- They feed the whole family and if you have more than 4 or 5 people, just double the recipe.
- These Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls are fantastic for breakfast or dessert!
Crescent Dough Sheet or Original Crescent Rolls- The Pillsbury Crescent dough sheet works a little easier with this recipe because it holds the butter in better, but you can use the original crescent rolls too. The dough is just a bit sweet and makes fantastic cinnamon rolls.
Melted Butter- A lot of it, which is completely necessary for the best cinnamon rolls. I like to use salted, but you can use unsalted if you prefer.
Brown Sugar, White Sugar, and Cinnamon- Blend together to create the filling to heavily coat over the melted butter.
Powdered Sugar, Milk and Vanilla- Whisk together to create a simple sweet icing to pour over the hot cinnamon rolls.
Substitutions & Variations:
If it's pumpkin seasoning, add in 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice into the cinnamon.
Maple frosting is delicious on cinnamon rolls too! Substitute the vanilla extract with maple extract.
Big on apples? Try this recipe stuffed with apple filling in my Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls.
How to Make Easy Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls:
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Here are the Step by Step Instructions for these Cinnamon Rolls.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Melt the butter on low in a small saucepan or microwave and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cinnamon.
Step 2: Take a piece of parchment paper and spread it over a cutting board. (If you don't have parchment paper, it's ok, but don't push down too hard on the dough or it will stick.) Unwrap and unroll the Crescent Dough onto the parchment paper lined cutting board.
Carefully pour the melted butter over the dough and spread around with a brush. Sprinkle all of the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top.
Step 3: Start at the bottom of the crescent dough and begin to roll it up. Try to keep it nice and tight.
Step 4: Take a sharp knife and slice the log every 2 inches using a gentle sawing motion with the knife so it doesn't squish down the dough.
Step 5: Spread them out evenly in the pan and bake for 22-25 minutes. While the rolls are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract to create the easy icing.
Step 6: Once the cinnamon rolls are finished, allow them to rest for 2-3 minutes before pouring over the icing. Serve and enjoy this gooey cinnamon rolls!
- If you use crescent roll dough with perforations instead of the dough sheet, unroll, then push together the perforations to close them or gently roll with a rolling pin. It doesn't have to be perfect, but this helps the butter not to seep through.
- If you don't have parchment paper, you can use cooking spray or spread butter along the bottom and sides of the pan.
- Don't push down to much on the dough when cutting and use the sharpest knife you have to slice in order to avoid the dough fraying or causing misshaped cinnamon rolls.
Absolutely! When you roll it out into a sheet, just push the perforations together to close them a bit.
If you don't have hours to wait on the dough to rise, try these quick and easy cinnamon rolls using Crescent Roll Dough!
Cinnamon roll filling is just made of butter, cinnamon and sugar. I like to use a combination of brown and white sugar. The brown sugar brings in a bit of a caramel taste, which is delish!
Store the leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge. To heat them up, use the oven and bake for 10 minutes at 325 or the microwave for 20-30 seconds.
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