Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Cinnamon Rolls from Very Culinary

by Amy on March 8, 2012 · 25 comments

Omgomgomgomgomg. These are so freakin’ good. I made them for breakfast on Saturday and all 16 disappeared in a flash – like it had never happened.

Went to Costco 2 hours later, and whoops! How did that case of crescent roll packages get in my cart?

Mini rounds of fluffy dough, filled with butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and nuts. And topped with a maple glaze.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls | Very Culinary

Bite-sized and ready to devour in under 25 minutes. You’ll never spend money at Cinnabon again.

You may also find yourself making these every single day. Love me? Hate me?

I’m just going to sit over here in the corner. And lick the icing off my fingers.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Makes 16
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes

• 1 (8 ounce) tube Pillsbury crescent seamless dough sheet **
• 2 tablespoons butter, melted
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 4 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
• 1 teaspoon maple syrup
• 1 tablespoon skim milk
• 1/2 cup powdered sugar

** If you cannot find the seamless dough, then just buy an 8 ounce tube regular crescent roll dough, but you’ll need to pinch all the seams together, then smooth out slightly with a rolling pin.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a non-stick mini muffin tin with cooking spray; set aside.

Layout your dough, longer side toward you. Brush with the butter. Sprinkle with the cinnamon, brown sugar, and pecans. Roll into a log and cut into 16 equal pieces.

Place mini cinnamon rolls into your mini muffin tin. Bake for 12 minutes.

Meanwhile whisk together maple syrup and milk in a bowl. Add in powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy!

Note: obviously this is a non-recipe recipe where you can use as much or as little of the ingredients as you like!

(slightly adapted from Iowa Girl Eats)

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Marcia S. December 14, 2013 at 10:07 am

My family loves these. I love the quick and easy! I haven’t tried them with maple surup, I will very soon. Thanks for the recipe!


Amy @Very Culinary December 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm

YES. Loooove quick and easy. I have so many yeast cinnamon roll recipes printed out, but I never get around to making them. Seems like so much work, when I can just make these in 1/10 of the time, with the same yummy factor :D


Anne December 14, 2013 at 9:12 am

Sometimes I really do hate being diabetic…. ;)


Amy @Very Culinary December 14, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Ugh. That would be so hard :/


oliviabrock May 27, 2013 at 5:20 pm

What are seamless crescent rolls


Trish Butler February 26, 2013 at 8:13 am

These looked so good I shared them. Again, Thank You for your time and talent.


Dawn T May 12, 2012 at 4:39 am

Made these this morning – they were great! Didn’t roll up too well, but that’s because I rolled the dough onto the counter and it was sticky. Cut them bigger so it only made 12. I drizzled half with the glaze, half I just brushed more melted butter on. Very easy – will definately make again.


Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet April 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

These are adorable!


Alexia March 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Mmm they look so good! I love cinnamon in the morning!


Los March 15, 2012 at 7:55 am

This look yum and awesome! This may be the first thing I do when I get my first mini muffin pan, thanks!!


Katerina March 12, 2012 at 2:51 am

These mini beauties would disappear like smoke in my home too! They look perfect! You have a lovely collection of recipes in your blog!


Jenn March 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Oh yeah! These are a must try.


Stephanie March 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Cinnamon rolls are my absolute favorite breakfast indulgence. If they weren’t so bad for you, I’d eat them daily. These are SO cute! They’re like two-bit cinnamon rolls. …that could be dangerous.


Kirsten@ My Kitchen in the Rockies March 9, 2012 at 5:27 am

25 minutes would also be a max at my house. Great shortcut!


Maureen March 9, 2012 at 12:52 am

I was SO drooly until I read the crescent roll thing. We don’t have any refrigerated biscuit or pizza or crescent roll thingos in Australia. How I miss it when it comes to needing something in the oven quickly.


Joanne March 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Well. I’ll love you while I’m devouring every last one. And then I’ll hate you (just a little bit) when my jeans don’t fit.

That seems fair, right? :P


Ambika March 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Such a wonderful recipe, bookmarked!!!


Mom March 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I have made-from-scratch recipes, but this looks too easy to pass up. I’m drooling as I write this.


Dad March 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

Now you’re talkin’!!!


Rachel @ Baked by Rachel March 8, 2012 at 8:17 am

Freaking cute! I’d eat way more than I should because of their mini size – that’s always the way though huh?


Jenna March 8, 2012 at 8:15 am

I think these would be a great treat for a ladies’ brunch (especially since that would ensure I wouldn’t eat every single one of them myself). Yum!


Sandi March 8, 2012 at 7:20 am

OMG !! OMG !! OMG!!! My hips thank you!!!


pam March 8, 2012 at 6:43 am

This is soooo not helping my recent meeting my target weight goal!


Jessica J March 8, 2012 at 6:35 am

Yum, yum, YUM! I will be trying these, hopefully I don’t eat them all in one day :)


the wicked noodle March 8, 2012 at 6:33 am

I’ve been promising the girls I’d make these ever since I saw them on Pinterest (or a version of them, anyway). Because they look amazing. And simple. And bite-sized which is just tooo cute!


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