The longer we stay quarantined, the more creative I am getting with ingredients. Or at least that is what it seems like! Usually, I am at the grocery a couple times a week without really considering what I already have at home to work with. So when a sweet craving kicked in and no grocery run happening, I began looking at what I have available and found a quick recipe to share for Easy Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls.
Making traditional cinnamon rolls is all about the layers of butter and dough. And time. But when you feel like a sweet treat without all the effort of making the pastry from scratch, using prepared ingredients is a total time saver. Most grocery stores have crescent roll dough in a tube package in the refrigerated section of the store. Since I only had one tube, I made 8 small cinnamon rolls. If you want to make more or have them larger, then use two packages. Either way, these are so simple to make and literally take no time before you are enjoying them with a cup of coffee.
Easy Crescent Roll Cinnamon Roll Recipe Steps
I am a big fan of the woman owned GIR brand products as I use them in my recipes in some way. I first met them at the International Home and Housewares Show (now called The Inspired Home). The silicone items from spatulas to spoons to pan liners are just great to work with. Plus they come in lots of fun colors. When I rolled out the dough from the crescent roll package, I did it on the GIR pan liner. It keeps the dough from sticking and is effortless to clean up.
This recipe like so many I have been making lately is using pantry staples and normal refrigerator ingredients like butter to whip up a meal, snack or dessert.
If you have a pan from a toaster oven, it is the perfect size for this Easy Crescent Roll Cinnamon Roll recipe.
Instead of turning on your big oven, why not use your toaster oven? I find myself using this Breville oven for so many things from main courses to baking to toasting bagels. In the summer, when heating up the oven makes the kitchen hotter, this is a good solution to getting dinner on the table.
If only you could smell these Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls now.
If you like nuts in your cinnamon rolls, they can easily be added. Just mix them in after you have added the cinnamon. A swirl of glaze over the top of each roll is a nice touch as well.
Remember to shop your pantry and get creative with ingredients you already have. You will be surprised with all the recipes you can come up with without even leaving the house. Hope you enjoy these sweet Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls!
Crescent Roll Cinnamon Roll
- 1 tube Crescent roll dough
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Use nonstick spray, butter or a silicone pan liner to prevent sticking. If you have a toaster oven size pan, that works to have the buns close together. Pan I used is 6 x 9.
- On a silicone liner or floured surface, unroll the crescent rolls keeping the triangles connected if possible. They will form a rectangle once opened. Gently press the dough to seal the perforated edges of each crescent roll.
- Combine melted butter and sugars together. Add cinnamon. Blend. Brush the mixture over the dough. Leave 1/4 inch from the edge free from mixture.
- Starting from the top, roll sugared dough down and smooth out edges. Take rolled dough and cut into 8 cinnamon buns.
- Place each roll on to prepared pan.
- Bake for 14-18 minutes. Let cool for 3 minutes before removing from pan. Enjoy!