Sometimes when my girls have a sleepover, I like to pretend I’m the kind of mom who’s going to make a fun breakfast for everyone instead of letting them either eat cereal or McDonald’s. So Sunday morning when Reagan had a friend over, I decided to make cinnamon rolls. But the quick and easy kind! I’d made them before, but this time I modified the recipe a bit to work for our family.
Crescent roll dough is one of the most amazing things. And the seamless crescent roll dough? Even more amazing. I use it for these cinnamon rolls, for quick and easy cinnamon cheesecake, for sloppy joe bake…all things where I used to have to roll out the crescent roll dough and mash those seams together. The seamless dough makes them even more quick and easy!
You can’t get much easier than this recipe (except for using the canned cinnamon rolls, but these feel slightly more homemade).
Lay out the crescent roll dough. Melt about 1/4 cup of butter and brush it on (I was easily able to cover two sheets of crescent roll dough with that 1/4 cup of melted butter). Now sprinkle on the tasty stuff – cinnamon and brown sugar. One of the reasons I like making our own is because we like a TON of cinnamon, so we can customize to our tastes when we’re making our own!
Then roll it up lengthwise. And cut out the cinnamon rolls! The original recipe I used the first time called for 16 mini cinnamon rolls out of one sheet of crescent roll dough, but we wanted bigger cinnamon rolls, so I made 6 out of each sheet of crescent roll dough.
I like to make marks on the dough showing where I’m going to cut first so that I can attempt to make them even.
Now move them on over to a muffin tin.
And then cook at 375 for about 11-13 minutes until brown.
I forgot to take a picture of the glaze, but I just made a basic glaze using powdered sugar and milk. I just pour in milk until it’s the right consistency. Probably about 2 tablespoons of milk for a cup of confectioners sugar.
(Maybe you have a muffin tin that looks much less used than mine!)
So full of cinnamon and sugar and yummy! The only problem with my cool mom sleepover plan? Lee and I ate almost all of them before the girls even woke up!
Quick & Easy Cinnamon Rolls
(makes 12 cinnamon rolls)
2 cans Seamless Crescent Roll Dough (you can use regular)
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tbsp milk
These are estimated amounts – this is definitely one that you customize to your taste.