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Easy Peasy Croissant Cinnamon Rolls

Updated on February 8, 2014
Easy Peasy Croissant Cinnamon Rolls
Easy Peasy Croissant Cinnamon Rolls | Source
5 stars from 3 ratings of Croissant Cinnamon Rolls

Of course the cinnamon rolls that you can purchase from the grocery store are amazing, quick and easy, and require very little work from you.

But we simply don't have them on hand very often, because they go fast when we do have them around.

We are constantly trying to come up with new ideas to still have our favorite meals even without having all of the ingredients we need.

This is one of our creations. We love cinnamon rolls, we love croissants . . . Why can't we put those two things together? And boy are they amazing!

These are so good that we have all but stopped buying the pre-made cinnamon rolls at the store, and instead just buy croissants now to make our own.

With this recipe in mind, I've also been working on a Homemade Flaky Cinnamon Roll recipe, making the croissant dough from scratch, with the same method.

When I have it finished, you'll have to check it out! Let's get cooking!

Ingredients for Croissant Cinnamon Rolls
Ingredients for Croissant Cinnamon Rolls | Source
Step One: Prepare a round cake pan by spraying it with cooking spray
Step One: Prepare a round cake pan by spraying it with cooking spray | Source
Step Two: Roll out your croissant dough flat on a clean surface
Step Two: Roll out your croissant dough flat on a clean surface | Source
Step Three: Spread a good thick layer of butter across the entire top surface of your dough
Step Three: Spread a good thick layer of butter across the entire top surface of your dough | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves 12 people 1 cinnamon roll

Ingredients

  • 1 (8oz) package refrigerated croissants
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and thoroughly spray an 8 or 9 inch cake pan with cooking spray.
  3. Open and roll out 1 (8 count) package of croissant dough flat on a nice clean surface.
  4. Spread your croissant dough thickly with butter.
  5. This is a necessary part of the process as the butter will melt the cinnamon and sugar, seep in to the dough, and make that yummy caramelization on the bottom of the cinnamon rolls.
  6. Your next step is to liberally sprinkle sugar over the butter layer on top of your croissant dough. You'll want to at least cover your butter layer.
  7. Finally, sprinkle your cinnamon on top of your sugar layer.
  8. Beginning on the long side of your dough, roll your dough in towards your seasonings.
  9. You're trying to roll it back up into a long roll of dough with the wonderful seasonings inside.
  10. Once your dough is completely rolled up, pinch the seal gently with your fingers to seal the dough together.
  11. Using a sharp knife, and your fingers to hold your dough together, cut your dough into 1 inch pieces.
  12. As you cut pieces, set them into your cake pan. You may have to hold each piece sideways until it reaches the pan to keep all of your seasonings from pouring out.
  13. Continue cutting pieces until you get all the way through your roll of dough.
  14. Make sure all of your pieces are spaced out evenly in your cake pan.
  15. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  16. Serve with my Homemade Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Icing.
  17. Enjoy!
  18. Yummy! Yummy!
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Step Four: Now sprinkle a thick layer of sugar across the top of your butter layerStep Five: Finally sprinkle cinnamon liberally across the top of your cinnamonStep Six: Starting from the long side of the dough, begin rolling the dough upon itselfStep Seven: Once the dough is completely rolled up, cut it into small 1 inch circlesStep Eight: As you cut each piece, lay it into your prepared cake panStep Nine: Evenly space your cinnamon rolls in your pan Step Ten: Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until your dough is golden brownYummy! Yummy!
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Step Four: Now sprinkle a thick layer of sugar across the top of your butter layer
Step Four: Now sprinkle a thick layer of sugar across the top of your butter layer | Source
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Step Five: Finally sprinkle cinnamon liberally across the top of your cinnamon
Step Five: Finally sprinkle cinnamon liberally across the top of your cinnamon | Source
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Step Six: Starting from the long side of the dough, begin rolling the dough upon itself
Step Six: Starting from the long side of the dough, begin rolling the dough upon itself | Source
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Step Seven: Once the dough is completely rolled up, cut it into small 1 inch circles
Step Seven: Once the dough is completely rolled up, cut it into small 1 inch circles | Source
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Step Eight: As you cut each piece, lay it into your prepared cake pan
Step Eight: As you cut each piece, lay it into your prepared cake pan | Source
Step Nine: Evenly space your cinnamon rolls in your pan
Step Nine: Evenly space your cinnamon rolls in your pan | Source
Step Ten: Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until your dough is golden brown
Step Ten: Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until your dough is golden brown | Source
Yummy! Yummy!
Yummy! Yummy! | Source

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cinnamon roll
Calories 460
Calories from Fat234
% Daily Value *
Fat 26 g40%
Saturated fat 9 g45%
Unsaturated fat 4 g
Carbohydrates 53 g18%
Sugar 33 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
Sodium 500 mg21%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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Personal Review

There's really no way I can think to make this recipe any better, except maybe to make the croissant dough from scratch, which I'm working on.

One pan of cinnamon rolls is a big enough breakfast for my husband and I to share with maybe one "roll" left to split.

They are gooey, sticky, caramelly (if there is such a word), and unbelievably delicious. We make these as often as my husband has off of work and we can share this dish together.

I think he would be upset if I had cinnamon rolls without him! I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Lol That's what we said when we first did it. :) They are delicious! You'll wonder why you haven't always done them this way. Thanks for the great comment!

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Mm yum some things you wonder why didn't I think of that! I know this will be good! It can't not be! Thanks. ^

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thanks! Don't forget to stop by and grab my cinnamon roll icing recipe as well! Thanks for your comment. Enjoy!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Mmmmm I can feel my sweet tooth aching for these beauties for breakfast! They look divine. Rated and voted interesting ;)

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thanks! This is one of our favorites too! Don't forget to check out our recipe for amazing cinnamon roll icing. :)

      Thanks for the wonderful comment!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I know what's for breakfast tomorrow! Can't wait til morning. To hell with calories. Voted up +++ and sharing!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Absolutely! They are amazing!

      Thank you for the wonderful comment.

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      Linda Lum 3 years ago from Washington State, USA

      I can almost smell the cinnamon. These look amazing. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Yum! What I would do to have fresh produce in my back yard! :)

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      As you know, I love chocolate and sometimes I indulge in a chocolate croissant :-) It's like a double sin ;-)

      But what is really good too is a butter croissant with red currant and strawberry jelly. Super yummy :-) I produce my own jelly. I have red currant bushes in my backyard :-)

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Lol Have you tried putting chocolate chips in the middle and having chocolate croissants? :) They are amazing!

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I love croissants... but without cinnamon... as you know! Nothing like a croissant in Paris ;-) As I can't have it for the moment, it will have to be a croissant in Ottawa ;-)

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Lol Absolutely!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I will be over for breakfast. Save me a couple. :)