Lazy Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Lazy Morning Cinnamon Rolls / Busy Mom's Helper
Adapted from Simple & Delicious Cookbook

I love weekend mornings. Seriously, it’s just so nice to not be rushing to get Wonder Woman to the bus, or Flash off to work. We can relax, stay in pjs longer (possibly my favorite part) and just spend time taking it slow. One thing I’ve gotten into the habit of doing is avoiding cereal on weekends. I figure that if we have the time, we should enjoy something different, and definitely more delicious, than a bowl of cereal.

These rolls are a common weekend breakfast for us. They’re just so easy, and incredibly yummy! Plus, I can just buy whatever rolls/breadsticks/etc. are on sale at the store that week to make them work. Bonus!

Ingredients for Rolls:
1 tube Refrigerated dough (such as Pillsbury breadsticks, rolls: any that can be molded as you’d like)
1/3 cup packed Brown sugar
1/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
3 tbsp. Butter, melted

Ingredients for Icing:
3/4 cup Powdered sugar
4 tsp. Milk
1/4 tsp. Vanilla extract
*These are rough estimates. You may use more or less of something based on your desired consistency and flavor.

Preheat oven to 375 Degrees.

Combine the brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

Divide the dough and roll into long sticks (think of an unrolled cinnamon roll, that’s what these are).

Brush all sides of the bread sticks with butter, then coat with the sugar mixture.

Roll the sticks up to form the cinnamon roll, securing with a tooth pick if desired.

Rub the remaining butter over the tops and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture.

Place on greased baking sheet and bake for 12-18 minutes, based on size. (A good rule of thumb is to look at the packaging of the dough type you bought.)

For the icing, combine the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla, then drizzle over the rolls.

*Notes: For our family of 6, who devour these rolls like crazy, I usually triple this recipe. 

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20 Responses to “Lazy Morning Cinnamon Rolls”

  • Thanks for stopping by Mom’s Monday Mingle this week. I am returning the follow. Love the cinnamon roll recipe. We make cinnamon rolls almost every weekend. Will have to try your recipe for sure!

    Julie @ Naptime Review

  • these look great I made some super easy ones too with puff pastry. to die for thanks for this recipe.

    • Oooh, puff pastry sounds so good right now! What’s the link to your recipe, I’d love to take a look!

    • Thanks so much, Sue! I think I go through withdrawals if I go to long without cinnamon rolls 🙂

  • Hi! popping over from Look What I Made. These look really yummy. I love delicious foods that taste like you worked forever on them, but actually are shortcuts but with the same “bang” as the real deal. Will definitely be trying them out. I’ve also shared them to my G+ circle. In return, here’s a to die-for Chocolate Pate recipe on my blog:
    Thanks … Lorraine (one of your newest followers!

    • Thanks so much Lorraine! I agree, easy recipes that look like you put a lot of effort into them are awesome. Okay, seriously drooling over that chocolate pate! Got it shared, and following also 😀 Hope you have a fantastic week, and thanks again!!!

    • I’m all for instant gratification when it comes to yummy food cravings! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, and hope your weekend is fabulous!

  • I would love to try this…my hubs, however, is like RAINMAN(!) when it comes to his Pillsbury cinnamon rolls :o)
    Stopping by from Cheerios & Lattes!

    • Thanks for coming by, Kim! Totally understand 😀 Hope you have a FANTASTIC rest of the week!

  • What a great way to make cinnamon rolls fast! I love making the regular cinnamon rolls, but they take a long time to make and sometimes you need to satisfy that craving a little faster! 😉 These sound delicious!

    • Aw, thanks Maria! I love cinnamon rolls, too…..they’re just so sweet and yummy! 😀 Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

  • These look yummy! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I’m featuring you this week!

    • That’s totally fantastic, thank you so much!!! 😀 LOVING the links again this week…always such cute stuff!

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