Quick & Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Never have I wanted you to make something SO badly, but warned you SO strongly about them! These gooey, soft little cinnamon roll bites are baaadddd news, people.

Everyone always says full sized cinnamon rolls are addictive, but I’d have to disagree. When your cinnamon roll is the size of a silver dollar and you have a dozen of them, THAT is when they become addictive! And that’s when the hot coffee is poured, Sunday breakfast is sitting on your plate, and suddenly you’re wondering where the heck all your cinnamon rolls went.

They have magical disappearing powers, and I don’t like it. I don’t like it one bit.

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The only thing quicker than the disappearing act these rolls pull off once baked? How quickly they come together! Just roll out two sheets of crescent roll dough, sprinkle on some cinnamon-sugar, and roll ‘em up into logs. Slice each log into 1-inch pieces, place the pieces in your mini muffin tin, and watch them bubble and bake away!

They taste just like a Cinnabon [or insert any other cinnamon roll of your dreams]. Except a thousand times smaller, and a million times more addictive.

Once you slather a smooth vanilla glaze on these warm rolls… you guys, it’s alllll over from there. Kiss your self control g’bye, and accept that resistance is futile. Have a handful, enjoy your Sunday, and go take a walk. Or do something that makes you feel good… and helps you forget how many you just ate.

No judgement here!

For lazy weekends or festive brunches, these super-soft, simple cinnamon rolls are little bites of heaven. All you need are 3 ingredients for the rolls, another 3 for the vanilla glaze, and you’re on the road to breakfast bliss.

No fuss, no mess, and absolutely no dough-rising… just rise and shine!

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Quick & Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: Makes 12

Ingredients:

For the Mini Cinnamon Rolls:
1 (8 oz.) package refrigerated crescent rolls
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the Vanilla Glaze:
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon milk
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cups of a 12-cup mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.

On a lightly floured surface, unroll dough and separate into 2 rectangles. Gently pinch any open seams together with your fingers.

Stir together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over rectangles. Roll up jellyroll style into 2 logs. Cut each log into 6 slices and place slices into muffin pan cups.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until rolls are risen and lightly golden.

Stir together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle glaze over warm rolls.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Food.com

      

45 Responses to “Quick & Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls”

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — February 28, 2014 @ 12:58 am

    I tried something similar to this a long time ago! Great for a quick cinnamon roll fix!!

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    Jeremy Norton — February 28, 2014 @ 4:34 am

    I do go crazy over cinnamon rolls. Just the smell of it makes me long for it the more.

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    Jules @ WolfItDown — February 28, 2014 @ 6:24 am

    These look like bad news for sure!
    Never thought of making mini versions of these, but now…well…I might have to do just that! In Bergen in Norway where I am from, they are rumoured to be veeery particular about their “shillings buns” as we call them, and so I would probably opt for making my own dough for them, but this certainly triggered my Norwegian heart strings, deeelicious! x

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — February 28, 2014 @ 6:29 am

    Love these! So cute, Georgia!!

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — February 28, 2014 @ 6:37 am

    Love these! It is a great, quick breakfast item to have when company comes over unexpectedly or when you want a fast breakfast treat that doesn’t require a lot of time and effort. So good!

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    Joyce Perdue — February 28, 2014 @ 6:41 am

    I make a lot of homemade rolls for our guests and they are always a big hit. I have looked for an easy recipe for a long time and I believe this is it. I once tried Ina Garten’s puff pastry one from Food Net using puff pastry and it was easier to just make fresh dough in the bread machine. I cannot wait to hit Wegmans and get what I need to try this recipe. Thanks for making my life a little easier….and tastier too! This will also be good for those unexpected guests and you need to make something quick.

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    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living — February 28, 2014 @ 7:20 am

    These are so cute Georgia! There’s nothing like the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls baking!

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    Gaby — February 28, 2014 @ 8:29 am

    I could totally chow down on a plate of these this morning!

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    cheri — February 28, 2014 @ 8:38 am

    What a clever Idea! Love it!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — February 28, 2014 @ 8:57 am

    DANGER ALERT! Me + these rolls. Not to be trusted.

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — February 28, 2014 @ 9:21 am

    These Cinnamon rolls are just too adorable!! I think it would be fun making these!

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    Pam — February 28, 2014 @ 10:44 am

    The only problem is I would eat way too many! They look so delicious Georgia!

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    RavieNomNoms — February 28, 2014 @ 10:50 am

    What a great idea to put them in muffin tins! Perfectly portioned!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — February 28, 2014 @ 11:12 am

    Lovely little cinnamon rolls, Georgia.

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — February 28, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

    Perfect addition to weekend brunch!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 28, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

    I love that these are mini!! So fun!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — February 28, 2014 @ 4:41 pm

    dude. so fluffy. and gooey. and buttery. and cinnamony. and sugary. and DEFINITELY dangerous. but ohhh so delish. like bad buys. Yes. These cinnamon rolls are the equivalent to how high school me felt about a boy in a leather jacket on a motorcycle with a questionable reputation.

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    Ramona — February 28, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    Now this is my kind of easy cinnamon roll. I have only baked homemade once… I like this quick and easy method much better. :)

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 28, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

    These mini rolls look simply irresistible!

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    Choc Chip Uru — February 28, 2014 @ 10:20 pm

    Fast but effective, these cinnamon rolls look absolutely delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — February 28, 2014 @ 10:41 pm

    Just the right size to have more than one, guilt free. :) They do look tough to resist!

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — February 28, 2014 @ 10:45 pm

    Omg I need these! Side note: those crescent rolls are so darn versatile!

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    Tieghan Gerard — February 28, 2014 @ 11:13 pm

    So good looking!! These must be delicious!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 1, 2014 @ 1:18 am

    My kind of breakfast! Or lunch. Or dinner. Let’s just say that I could have this ALL day!

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    Joanne Bruno — March 1, 2014 @ 12:57 pm

    Oh yeah, serious danger ahead. You know, when I make these tomorrow and eat the whole batch in one day. Yikes(/soexcited)

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    Liz — March 1, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

    I should have made these this morning! My cinnamon rolls were made with homemade brioche dough, but they were subpar! I think my family would have been happier with your gorgeous shortcut version! They look perfect!

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — March 1, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

    these are so cute and so small! love it.

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    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker — March 1, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

    Nothing about this is bad news!! I love these :)

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    easyfoodsmith — March 2, 2014 @ 5:55 am

    Yum! I made cinnamon rolls once but I am finding the idea of these mini cinnamon rolls so exciting.

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    Bam's Kitchen — March 2, 2014 @ 7:07 am

    I made cinnamon rolls this week too. Great minds think alike. Great way to get cinnamon rolls on the table in a jiffy. Love the glaze. Happy weekend.

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    Karen (Back Road Journal) — March 2, 2014 @ 8:14 am

    Just the smell of them baking makes them hard to resist. Now if I could only eat just one.

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    Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine — March 2, 2014 @ 10:48 am

    Oh yes, these would disappear lickety-split at my house too. They look wonderful!!

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    John@Kitchen Riffs — March 2, 2014 @ 11:23 am

    Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices, so you know I love cinnamon rolls! I love the size of these — so cute. Great recipe — thanks.

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — March 2, 2014 @ 11:33 am

    These are by far the cutest cinnamon rolls I’ve ever seen. Awwhhh they look so so so adorable. And addictive indeed – I don’t think I’d be able not to eat them all.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — March 2, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

    I am SO annoyed that we don’t have premade crescent rolls over here. These look like easiest and yummiest rolls ever! And that last picture?! OMG!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — March 2, 2014 @ 1:29 pm

    These are so cute and super easy. I can never resist a warm cinnamon bun.

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    Monica — March 2, 2014 @ 4:45 pm

    Oh my gosh, these cinnamon rolls look adorable, and you’re absolutely right! I never realized it but mini forms of desserts are always the most addicting, because they’re so easy and fun to eat! Amazing recipe (:

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — March 5, 2014 @ 10:08 am

    Sadly, these little guys wouldn’t stand a chance around me. I’d inhale them all straight outta the oven and risk third-degree tongue burns. I cannot resist homemade cinnamon rolls!!

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    Caroline {TheBarbeeHousewife} — March 6, 2014 @ 7:28 am

    These look too easy to be true. Yum, thanks for sharing!!!

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    Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen — March 8, 2014 @ 3:53 am

    Ha you’re right when they are mini you tend to reach for another, and another…

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    michael — March 25, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

    Oh they look delicious, love cinnamon rolls! :-)

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    SwillyNilly — May 15, 2014 @ 10:31 am

    These look fantastic!! And SO cute. I’m thinking about making my own dough for these… what are the dimensions of the unrolled rectangles? I want to make sure they’ll fit in the cups. Thanks!!

    • Georgia — May 15th, 2014 @ 9:34 pm

      Sorry, I’m not sure of the exact dimensions. My best guess is about 4 x 6 inches, or somewhere around there.

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    Su Yee — October 6, 2014 @ 4:01 am

    YUM!

    Is there a way I can store this overnight? I want to make it the night before so I can bring it to a potluck party the next day. Do I store it in the fridge? Put the icing on first or not? How do I reheat it? AH!

    • Georgia — October 6th, 2014 @ 7:25 am

      You can make the rolls the previous day, store in your refrigerator, and add the icing same-day. I would just let them come to room temperature. Or pop them in a warm oven briefly before serving, if you’re in a rush.

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