Easy Cinnamon Rolls

LAST UPDATED: Oct 04, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Oct 23, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

Take a shortcut with this Easy Cinnamon Rolls recipe! Crescent rolls cinnamon rolls take just a few minutes to make using incredible cinnamon roll filling and classic icing.

easy cinnamon rolls

I love making and enjoying the best cinnamon roll recipe because they’re light and fluffy, thick and moist, but making yeast cinnamon rolls requires more effort. Truly a treat, however, sometimes you don’t have an hour (including rise time), especially in the morning. You’ll love this recipe as an alternative!

cinnamon rolls in baking dish

On days you want a shortcut, but almost homemade, you’ll love these Easy Cinnamon Rolls! They make a quick and delicious weekend breakfast and yet feel special enough to serve to guests over the holidays. They take about 10 minutes hands on time using crescent roll sheets.

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The secret is in the cinnamon roll filling. The perfect blend of melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon make these Easy Cinnamon Rolls stand out!

cinnamon rolls made from crescent sheets

Of course the icing is well, the icing on the “cake” that takes them over the top. Powdered sugar, butter vanilla and milk poured over the top of the rolls just before serving make them memorable – and irresistible! If you prefer, cream cheese icing is amazing, too!

icing cinnamon rolls

These Easy Cinnamon Rolls are not only simple to make, but to present as well. They go from oven to table serving them directly from the casserole dish!

how to ice cinnamon rolls

You can even make these crescent rolls cinnamon rolls in advance and bake just before you’re ready to serve.

cinnamon rolls in casserole dish

How to Reheat Cinnamon Rolls

You can reheat cinnamon rolls individually in the microwave for 20 seconds or in the casserole dish at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

How to Store Cinnamon Rolls

For less than 36 hours, store at room temperature in an airtight container. You can also freeze cinnamon rolls, storing in an airtight container covered in plastic wrap to avoid any freezer odor.

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cinnamon rolls with icing

You’ll also love these easy sweet bread recipes:

icing cinnamon rolls in baking dish

How to Make Easy Cinnamon Rolls

To see how easy this Cinnamon Rolls recipe is, watch the video in the post.


easy cinnamon rolls

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Take a shortcut with this Easy Cinnamon Rolls recipe! Crescent rolls cinnamon rolls take just a few minutes to make using incredible cinnamon roll filling and classic icing.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 24


  • 2 cans crescent sheets
  • 5 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/4 c brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Cinnamon Roll Icing (without cream cheese)

  • 2 c powdered sugar aka confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Unroll crescent sheets onto parchment paper.
  • Brush butter onto crescent sheets.
  • Combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle onto dough.
  • Roll the dough and slice each log into 12 pieces.
  • Place in a buttered casserole/baking dish. Bake 26-28 minutes.

Cinnamon Roll Icing (without Cream Cheese)

  • Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla and milk.
  • Pour over rolls and serve.


Refrain from removing crescent rolls from the refrigerator until ready to make your easy cinnamon rolls. This makes them easier to slice.
Line your working surface with parchment paper for easy clean up.
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