Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Anyone that knows me well knows I like cinnamon rolls. Actually “like” doesn’t accurately describe my feelings.

I am passionately in love and devoted to cinnamon rolls, the bigger the better.

But, I rarely have them because my thighs are not as passionate.

So, once a year on Christmas eve I hightail it to the Amish community up the road who make the biggest, best cinnamon rolls and buy a 1/2 dozen (which fills a donut size bakery box) and then the girls and I eat cinnamon rolls for the next week.

It’s the best!  One of my food highlights of the year!

Recently, we got some snow and school was cancelled.  I figured I should bake something for breakfast.  The girls wanted cinnamon rolls but I didn’t have time to make them from scratch (which I’ve never done anyway).

Instead, I popped these into the oven in about 10 minutes and they were delicious.

I’ve experimented with using crescent rolls before but I’ve always used sugar instead of brown sugar in the filling.

The brown sugar made them extra delicious and I realized something when I was cutting these little babies in half.

Small treats only have small calories.

Or at least that’s what the little voice inside my head was telling me…..and I always listen to the little voice inside my head, bahaha.

That means you can eat a lot since they are little.

So, lets get started.

-Mix the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour.  Set mixture aside.

-Start with one of the tubes of crescent rolls. Leave the other in the fridge until you’re ready to work with it.

-Separate the dough at the vertical seams.

-Then take one triangle and at the wide end of the triangle fold it over half way in order to make the triangle into a rectangle shape (at the bottom anyway).

Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls

-Now spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of the filling mixture onto the roll and spread it out (I used a little measuring spoon, making it easy to measure, but I’m sure you could eyeball it).

Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls

-Roll it up starting from the wide end, then cut it in half, and place on a greased or lined baking sheet.

Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls

-Repeat until you’re done and then finish with the other package.

-Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

-While the rolls are baking mix the milk, vanilla and powdered sugar.  Add more powdered sugar or milk depending on the consistency of icing that you like.

Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls

-Let the rolls cool a tiny bit and then drizzle on the icing.

Ta-dah! Let me know if these stay around your house for more than a couple of hours.  If so, I might just invite myself over.

Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

 

Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Serves 6 - 8
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Meal type Breakfast
Easy and delicious mini cinnamon rolls using crescent rolls. They are fast to make and will disappear

Ingredients

  • 2 Packages crescent rolls
  • 2 tablespoons Butter (slightly melted)
  • 4 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • 2/3 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla

Note

Replace regular milk with Skim and use Reduced Fat crescent rolls to save on some calories and fat.

This recipe was adapted from Cinna-bites  You Made That.

Directions

In a small bowl mix together the butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and flour.
Open one of the packages of crescent rolls. Keep one package in the fridge so the dough stays cold until you're ready to work with it.
Separate the dough at the vertical seams.
Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Take one triangle and at the wide end fold a corner over half way in order to make the triangle into a rectangle shape.
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Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of the filling mixture onto the roll and spread it out (I used a little measuring spoon, that made it easy to measure, but I'm sure you could eyeball it). Roll it up starting at the wide end.
Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Cut the roll in half.
Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls
As you finish them, place the rolls on greased or lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
While the rolls are baking mix the milk and powdered sugar. Add more powdered sugar or milk depending on the consistency that you like.
Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Remove the rolls from the oven when they are golden brown. Let the rolls cool a tiny bit and then drizzle on the icing.
Enjoy!

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