These 22 easy cinnamon rolls are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy when you’re craving fresh cinnamon rolls but don’t have the time to make them from scratch. Who wouldn't love a delicious, gooey, cinnamon roll warm from the oven? Here are a few Best Cinnamon Roll Recipes that are not only easy, but the perfect way to start your day!
Cinnamon rolls are a delicious way to start your day. But sometimes making them from scratch can be pretty time consuming. Luckily, there are tons of great recipes that turn the complicated task of making cinnamon rolls into a quick and easy breakfast.
Semi Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
A few of these recipes take only 15 minutes to put together. A few recipes use dough you can purchase from the grocery store or even a pizzeria!
Needless to say most of these recipes being shared today are semi-homemade breakfast rolls. But that's okay...because semi-homemade is still delicious and they're ready fast!
How to Cut Cinnamon Rolls
I have tried a few different ways to slice the cinnamon rolls I make for my family and I think I finally found my favorite way.
Yes, some people say to use floss. I tried it and it was just a mess. Maybe I wasn't doing something right, but I couldn't get it to cut in a clean line.
While a serrated knife works really good, it still manages to "smash" the rolls. The last recipe I created, Mini Pecan Cinnamon Rolls, I pulled out my electric knife. It worked perfectly!
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No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls
Since you don’t need yeast for these cinnamon buns from Extreme Couponing Mom, you don’t have to wait for your dough to rise before baking!
Instead of making a big batch of cinnamon rolls, why not cut your prep time by whipping up this recipe for cinnamon rolls for two from Dessert for Two?
Cake Mix Recipes
Using boxed mix is a great way to speed up the baking process. These cake mix cinnamon rolls from Baked, Broiled, and Basted use yellow cake mix as the base for a delicious breakfast treat.
Using premade baking mix, you can whip up a batch of from-scratch cinnamon rolls like these Bisquick cinnamon rolls from Bubba Pie in under 30 minutes.
Slow Cooker, Air Fryer & Instant Pot Recipes
Who knew you could make cinnamon rolls using these small appliances? I bet the slow cooker rolls come out tender!
Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls - Whether you make your cinnamon rolls from scratch or use pre-made dough, cooking them in the air fryer saves you tons of time! This recipe for air fryer cinnamon rolls from A Food Lover’s Kitchen makes cooking cinnamon rolls quick and easy.
There’s no need to even warm up the oven with this simple recipe for slow cooker cinnamon rolls from Living Sweet Moments.
Using your Instant Pot is a great way to speed up the cook time. And with these Instant Pot cinnamon rolls from Instant Pot Cooking, you can prepare and cook your rolls in just one hour.
Recipes that feature all the flavors of cinnamon rolls without the work are another great option! You could make my Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole recipe in the crock pot. Add the cinnamon rolls first to the slow cooker, followed by the rest of the ingredients and cook on low for two hours.
Pizza Dough Recipes
There’s no shame in using pre-made dough to make your cinnamon rolls! With this recipe for easy cinnamon rolls from The Blond Cook, you can turn pizza dough into a delicious breakfast.
Here's another recipe that starts out with pizza dough. Let's try these delicious Easy Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting from Midwest Foodie.
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls Recipes
Refrigerated crescent rolls are another great way to cut down on the cooking time when making cinnamon rolls. These cinnamon crescent rolls from Julie Blanner are quick and easy to make.
Another recipe to try is using Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls as a base and making French Toast Cinnamon Rolls.
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls using Biscuits – that’s right biscuits. Two cans of refrigerator biscuits turned into cinnamon rolls. Delicious!
How easy would it be to make Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls in your air fryer? They'd come out delicious and fast!
Cinnamon Rolls from Frozen Bread Dough
Cinnamon Rolls made with Frozen Bread Dough – if baking with a yeast dough is scary, try this recipe that starts out with frozen bread dough.
Mini Pecan Cinnamon Rolls – sticky sweet buns made from Rhodes frozen bread dough instead of a yeast dough.
Not exactly frozen bread dough, but with the help of pre-made frozen pastry dough, these puff pastry cinnamon rolls from Lemons and Zest couldn’t be easier to make.
Yeast Cinnamon Rolls Ready FAST
Dress up plain cinnamon rolls by adding sprinkles! This recipe for confetti cinnamon rolls from Deliciously Sprinkled uses rapid rise yeast to speed up the prep time.
We all know that making cinnamon rolls from scratch is hard. With this recipe for overnight cinnamon rolls from Saporito Kitchen, you can spread out the prep work by making the dough ahead of time.
Unusual Flavor Combinations
With this recipe for bacon cinnamon rolls from Aubrey’s Kitchen, you can upgrade pre-made cinnamon rolls and turn them into something amazing.
Add a pop of flavor to classic cinnamon rolls with this easy recipe for coffee cinnamon rolls from Salty Canary.
Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls with Brown Butter Frosting from Buttered Side Up shows us a great way to use up leftover eggnog. I'm definitely going to try this recipe over the holidays.
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