Three mini cinnamon crescents on a piece of brown paper with a glass of milk behind all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Mini Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

Craving cinnamon rolls but don't have any? Use crescent rolls and cinnamon-sugar to make Mini Cinnamon Crescent Rolls from home in less than 30 minutes!

A few years ago, I remember 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. I had cinnamon and sugar in the pantry. Let’s do this! Mini Cinnamon Crescent Rolls it is!

One batch of cinnamon crescent rolls makes enough for 2-3 people. It was almost too much when it was only Justin and me and while the boys were really little. Although, the last time we made these, I think the boys both ate more than me, so it’s about time to start doubling.

Yes, we are stereotypical Americans in our house and love sweet breakfast foods. And no one enjoys breakfast here as much as Tyler. Ryan, on the other hand, just wants to eat no matter what the food is. 

We’ve tried a few other recipes for cinnamon rolls over the years, but this is the easiest. My favorite is still the Jumbo No-Yeast Cinnamon Rolls. And making the dough in the bread machine is another good option. But those all take more time. I can have these ready and baked in less than half an hour. It’s great for lazy mornings!

Step by Step

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. Pinch the edges so they stay together as you work with them. I like to do this right on the baking stone so there is less mess to clean up.

Cover the crescent rectangles with a small layer of butter. Using the back of a spoon will spread tub butter easily without tearing the rolls. Just make sure you are gentle and it won’t be a problem.

Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. It may help to mix the two together in a small bowl first then add it to the rolls to get an even distribution of both the sugar and cinnamon.

Starting with the shorter end of the crescent rolls, carefully roll them up. Pinch the edges to seal the seam. 

Cut each roll into five pieces and turn the pieces on their sides to lay on a flat side. These become your mini cinnamon rolls.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the rolls start to turn golden-brown and the dough is no longer soft. 

Meanwhile, whisk the powdered sugar, creamer, and vanilla extract in a small bowl until it’s smooth. If you don’t have coffee creamer or don’t want to use it, you can substitute for either milk or apple juice. 

Drizzle the icing over the warm cinnamon rolls and serve immediately.

Recipe

Three mini cinnamon crescents on a piece of brown paper with a glass of milk behind all on a wooden surface

Mini Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

Craving cinnamon rolls but don't have any? Use crescent rolls and cinnamon-sugar to make Mini Cinnamon Crescent Rolls from home in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon, dough, icing
Servings: 20 rolls
4.8 from 5 votes

Ingredients

Cinnamon Rolls
  • 1 can crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
Icing
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp french vanilla coffee creamer (or milk)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F
  • Separate the dough into 4 rectangles and firmly press the perforations to seal
  • Spread 1 tbsp of butter evenly over each rectangle
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon and mix well
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar evenly over the buttered rectangles
  • Starting with the short side of each rectangle, roll them up and pinch the edges to seal
  • Cut each roll into 5 slices
  • Place the slices, cut side down, on an ungreased baking stone or baking sheet
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar, creamer/milk, and vanilla extract until smooth
  • Drizzle the icing over warm rolls and serve immediately
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Nutrition Facts
Mini Cinnamon Crescent Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 110mg5%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 71IU1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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33 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.

  3. Man this is just awesome, we too love them. They are however not in the budget from the shops as they are expensive in SA. But you have just solved that issue with this nice recipe and step by step instructions. The photos left my mouth with a sugary taste. Thanx

  4. I also love eating sweets for breakfast. But I make sure not to drink coffee with it, you know, to keep it balanced. 🙂 I’ve made cinnamon rolls before and they were yummy. I think I’m gonna give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing it! 🙂

  5. Once again you created a stellar recipe. I love semi-homemade baking and these cinnamon rolls look delicious! It’s brilliant using the dough like that!

  6. These look like they would be perfect for my kids. We make the regular cinnamon rolls often but they can never seem to finish a whole one.

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