mini cinnamon crescent rolls

Mini Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

A few years ago, I remember really wanting some type of cinnamon rolls for breakfast, but we weren’t going to go out. So I started trying to think about what we had and what I could use to try to make our own cinnamon rolls. Well, we didn’t have some ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls. We had some crescent rolls, and those are similar, and I had cinnamon and sugar in the pantry. Let’s do this!

One package of crescent rolls makes enough probably for 2-3 people. It was almost too much when it was only Justin and me. Now with two young boys who don’t eat a whole lot still, it’s a perfect amount. Soon, though, we are probably going to have to make more to be able to feed our family, especially because lately breakfast seems to be their favorite meal.

Start with a package of regular crescent rolls, and keep them in the rectangles they come in (don’t fully pull them apart to triangles, keep two triangles together) and pinch the edges so they stay together as you work with them. Cover the crescent rectangles with a small layer of butter, then with sugar and cinnamon. Roll them up and cut into 5 pieces to lay flat. These become your mini cinnamon rolls. Bake for a few minutes and cover with a homemade icing and enjoy your mini cinnamon crescent rolls!

Mini Cinnamon Crescent Rolls
Servings: 4 servings
  • 1 can crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp french vanilla coffee creamer
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Separate dough into 4 rectangles and firmly press perforations to seal
  3. Spread 1 tbsp butter evenly over each rectangle
  4. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon and mix well
    mini cinnamon crescent rolls
  5. Sprinkle evenly over rectangles
    mini cinnamon crescent rolls
  6. Starting with short side of each rectangle, toll up and pinch edges to seal
    mini cinnamon crescent rolls
  7. Cut each roll into 5 slices
  8. Place slices, cut side down, on ungreased 8 or 9 inch pan
    mini cinnamon crescent rolls
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
  10. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix powdered sugar, creamer, and vanilla until smooth
    mini cinnamon crescent rolls
  11. Drizzle icing over warm rolls

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21 thoughts on “Mini Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

  1. I love crescent rolls, they are so versitie. Using them for cinmon rolls are the best but I would not have thought to use french vanilla cofffee creamer, that I will have to try.

  2. These sound so good! We love cinnamon rolls, but not the amount of time it takes to make them homemade! This is a great compromise.

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