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Easy Peasy Croissant Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Peasy Croissant Cinnamon Rolls

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!

Ingredients for Croissant Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients for Croissant Cinnamon Rolls

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

Step Two: Roll out your croissant dough flat on a clean surface

Step Two: Roll out your croissant dough flat on a clean surface

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

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

20 min

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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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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Comments

Victoria Van Ness (author) from Fountain, CO on February 15, 2014:

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!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on February 15, 2014:

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. ^

Victoria Van Ness (author) from Fountain, CO on February 13, 2014:

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

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on February 12, 2014:

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

Victoria Van Ness (author) from Fountain, CO on February 12, 2014:

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!

FlourishAnyway from USA on February 12, 2014:

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

Victoria Van Ness (author) from Fountain, CO on February 09, 2014:

Absolutely! They are amazing!

Thank you for the wonderful comment.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on February 09, 2014:

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

Victoria Van Ness (author) from Fountain, CO on February 09, 2014:

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

kidscrafts from Ottawa, Canada on February 09, 2014:

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 :-)

Victoria Van Ness (author) from Fountain, CO on February 09, 2014:

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

kidscrafts from Ottawa, Canada on February 09, 2014:

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 ;-)

Victoria Van Ness (author) from Fountain, CO on February 08, 2014:

Lol Absolutely!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 08, 2014:

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