Mini Cinnamon Crescent Rolls Recipe

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!

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Mini Cinnamon Crescent Rolls
Servings: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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
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  5. Sprinkle evenly over rectangles
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  6. Starting with short side of each rectangle, toll up and pinch edges to seal
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  7. Cut each roll into 5 slices
  8. Place slices, cut side down, on ungreased 8 or 9 inch pan
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  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
  10. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix powdered sugar, creamer, and vanilla until smooth
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  11. Drizzle icing over warm rolls

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Stephanie Lynch

I’m a stay-at-home mom, I am a children/family photographer, I am a Legacy Maker with Legacy Republic, I am a mom, I am a wife. I wear many different hats and do many different things, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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21 Comments

  1. Reply

    joancajic

    August 2, 2017

    Oh yum looks so good, already imagining their taste when their warm. Thank you for the recipe.

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      August 2, 2017

      Yes, they are so good straight out of the oven!

  2. Reply

    Jane Davidson

    August 2, 2017

    Oh goodness you are speaking my love language…. cinnamon rolls are my love language! haha! I can’t wait to try these!

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      August 3, 2017

      Haha! They are so yummy!

  3. Reply

    supermillennial

    August 2, 2017

    I LOVE cinnamon rolls these look incredible, great recipe!

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      August 3, 2017

      Thanks! They are so easy to make.

  4. Reply

    kristal

    August 2, 2017

    These is so a great idea. I love crescent and cinnamon rolls so my mouth is watering.

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      August 3, 2017

      Me too! I’m thinking of making them again this weekend 🙂

  5. Reply

    Elise Cohen Ho

    August 2, 2017

    Wow. I never would have thought to add coffee creamer. So interesting.

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      August 3, 2017

      We add it to a lot of things like this. It gives that extra tiny boost of flavor!

  6. Reply

    Benita

    August 3, 2017

    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.

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      August 3, 2017

      I agree, crescent rolls are great! And I love adding it, just a little pop of flavor. I put it in my pancakes too 🙂

  7. Reply

    Vicki

    August 3, 2017

    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.

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      August 3, 2017

      I’ve never actually tried to make some homemade, from scratch, cinnamon rolls before! I don’t know if I will after knowing how easy this is!

  8. Reply

    Maryanne | the little epicurean

    August 3, 2017

    Love the step by step photos. Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorites. I make them at least once a month!

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      August 3, 2017

      I always love step-by-steps when I’m making something new, so I wanted to incorporate it in my recipes to 🙂

  9. Reply

    Chelsea Pearl

    August 3, 2017

    Oh my, these look heavenly! My favorite weekend sweet treat.

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      August 4, 2017

      One of mine too!

  10. Reply

    Jennifer L

    August 4, 2017

    Oh these look so good! I know pillsbury has those cinnamon bun ones, but these looks amazing and easy to make. yum!

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      August 4, 2017

      Yes, and these taste better in my opinion. And healthier because I know more of the ingredients going in them.

  11. Reply

    mysocalledchaos

    August 4, 2017

    These look super tasty!

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