Easy Peasy 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!
- 1 (8oz) package refrigerated croissants
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cinnamon
- Gather your ingredients.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and thoroughly spray an 8 or 9 inch cake pan with cooking spray.
- Open and roll out 1 (8 count) package of croissant dough flat on a nice clean surface.
- Spread your croissant dough thickly with butter.
- 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.
- 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.
- Finally, sprinkle your cinnamon on top of your sugar layer.
- Beginning on the long side of your dough, roll your dough in towards your seasonings.
- You're trying to roll it back up into a long roll of dough with the wonderful seasonings inside.
- Once your dough is completely rolled up, pinch the seal gently with your fingers to seal the dough together.
- Using a sharp knife, and your fingers to hold your dough together, cut your dough into 1 inch pieces.
- 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.
- Continue cutting pieces until you get all the way through your roll of dough.
- Make sure all of your pieces are spaced out evenly in your cake pan.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Serve with my Homemade Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Icing.
- Yummy! Yummy!
|Serving size: 1 cinnamon roll|
|Calories from Fat||234|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 26 g||40%|
|Saturated fat 9 g||45%|
|Unsaturated fat 4 g|
|Carbohydrates 53 g||18%|
|Sugar 33 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 5 g||10%|
|Cholesterol 20 mg||7%|
|Sodium 500 mg||21%|
|* 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.|
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!
What is your favorite part of cinnamon rolls?
© 2014 Victoria Van Ness