Crescent roll cinnamon rolls

July 7, 2023 Last updated: August 17, 2023
Crescent roll cinnamon rolls

These quick crescent roll cinnamon rolls will be on your table in half an hour. In the recipe, of course, I explain how to make these cinnamon rolls yourself. It’s a breeze, let me tell you.

Cinnamon crescent rolls

I love anything with cinnamon in it, but cinnamon rolls make me very happy. On weekends, I often find myself craving cinnamon rolls with caramel sauce. The only downside is that I want to eat them right away and it takes a while to prepare them with dough that still needs to rise.

Does this “problem” sound familiar? Well, I now have a solution: quick and easy cinnamon rolls! You only need about half an hour before you can enjoy them. No, they are not quite the same, but these cinnamon rolls make me very happy. And you probably will too, so try them.

Baking tip: I often make these quick rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, I have a small baking sheet at home that gets used a lot. However, you can also bake them in a baking dish and then grease the dish before putting the rolls in.

cinnamon rolls made from crescent rolls

Croissant cinnamon rolls

These cinnamon rolls made from croissant dough are very popular here and are made often. It is also fun to vary the flavor. For example, you can replace the cinnamon with gingerbread spice mix.

It is also fun to add extra ingredients. For example, pieces of apple. Apple cinnamon rolls are really delicious and perfect for fall. If you are looking for a summer flavor, I have made them with peach slices. A delicious combination!

quick and easy cinnamon rolls

Frequently asked questions for cinnamon rolls with crescent roll

Can I substitute puff pastry for the crescent roll?

You can, but the end result is very different. Croissant dough is a yeast dough and puff pastry is not. So if you make the recipe below with puff pastry, you will get a slightly flatter and crispier sweet puff pastry snack with cinnamon, sugar and butter.

Can I make the rolls a day ahead and bake them the same day?

Personally, I wouldn’t. In fact, they are so quick to make that it is not really necessary. You can bake them in advance and reheat them when you want to eat them.

Can I replace the frosting with caramel?

Absolutely!!! Cinnamon rolls and caramel make a delicious combination.

Can you skip the sugar?

I wouldn’t recommend it myself, but a reader did (accidentally) and the result was still delicious! The cinnamon rolls become less sweet and crunchier.

recipe for easy cinnamon rolls


easy cinnamon rolls

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Easy crescent roll cinnamon rolls

Making cinnamon rolls can take a long time. But with this recipe for quick cinnamon rolls, your rolls will be ready in no time!
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 can of crescent dough for 6 servings
  • 50 grams of soft unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 50 grams of brown sugar


  • 100 grams of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk


  • Roll out the crescent roll on your work surface. Pinch the seams and press down well.
  • Mix the cinnamon into the softened butter and spread it on the croissant dough. Sprinkle the sugar evenly on top. Roll the croissant dough up again. Try to pinch the seam a little.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the roll into 6 slices. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake the quick cinnamon rolls for 10-12 minutes at 200 °C/400 ℉ (conventional).
  • While in the oven, make the glaze. Combine powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk to make a thick glaze.
  • When the cinnamon rolls come out of the oven, serve immediately with a little frosting on top. Enjoy!
How to store

Properly covered, the cinnamon rolls will keep for 2-3 days.

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