May 3, 2012

Mini Cinnamon Rolls made with Crescent Rolls Topped with Maple Icing

Who doesn't love a quick and easy recipe?
How about a quick and easy recipe for a cinnamon roll?

These babies start out with a can of crescent roll dough that you roll out, brush with melted butter and top with cinnamon and sugar. Then, you roll em up, cut em and bake! Top with a glaze and voila, you are done! When I made these, I was not in the mood to take my time and try to make them pretty, but I was impressed they still came out looking pretty good!

Pop one in your mouth!
Okay, pop another one!

Now, these will never replace my favorite big, fat, doughy cinnamon rolls, but they were a great little snack to have any day of the week.  The buttery crescent roll flavor did stand out a little to me (I'm not saying that is a bad thing - I love butter), but if you are not a fan of store-bought crescent rolls, then you might not like these. 

This is the perfect thing to make with that can of crescent roll dough that you bought while it was on sale and never got around to using it!  Or wait . . . was that just me? 

Mini Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Icing
adapted from: Very Culinary! originally from: Iowa Girl Eats

1 (8 oz.) tube crescent rolls
2 Tbl. butter, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 Tbl. brown sugar
1 tsp. maple syrup
1 Tbl. milk
1/2 c. powdered sugar

Carefully unroll the tube of crescent roll dough.  Pinch the seams together.  Flip over and repeat.  Take a rolling pin and roll out the dough until it is about 1/4'' thick.  Brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar.  Cut the dough in half, so you have two squares.  Roll up each half as tightly as possible.  Cut into 16 pieces (I just made 12, so that I only had to bake one batch).  Place into the cups of a lightly sprayed mini muffin tin.  Bake at 350 degrees for around 12 minutes.  Meanwhile, combine the maple syrup, milk and powdered sugar.  When rolls are done, drizzle with icing.  Enjoy!

Jenn's Notes: I made the recipe as is, except I think I might have added a small amount of vanilla to the icing, but that is totally optional! 


  1. Oh, YUM, oozing with decadent goodness.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  2. I've made these, only they were called and they are yummy!!

  3. Looks so yummy! I love quick and easy recipes like this!

  4. I love this quick and simple option! And the maple frosting is exactly perfect :)

  5. These sound amazing! I must try them :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. I love cinnamon rolls - these look great!

  7. I love recipes made easy! These cinnamon rolls sound so good!

  8. these look good, fast and kind meal these days.

  9. These are just the cutest little rolls ever and they look amazing :D
    Your blog is heaven for me :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. These look so good! And easy! And sweet! Yep, my top three requirements have been met lol! I'd love it if you shared these at my link party, You're Gonna Love It Tuesday's!

  11. Wow. This looks incredible. Visiting from a party - Mop it Up Mondays. Best wishes, Linda

  12. So yummy looking! I always have a some crescent rolls that I forgot to're not the only one!! Saw you at Serendipity and Spice.

  13. Wow this are adorable and they look delicious! I'd love to pop one in my mouth right now!

    Thanks for sharing at Bringing Beauty - Come back and visit soon!

    -Four Sisters

  14. Thanks so much, love a new recipe! Can't wait to make them! Julie(the letter 4's mom)

  15. These look so delicious as well as all of your other recipes!! YUM! We hope to see you back next week to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

  16. Oooh, yummy! They look fantastic!

  17. Looks scrumptious!


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