Warm, tasty, and totally worth waking up early for.
If anything could get us out of bed in the morning, it’s the sweet aroma of warm cinnamon rolls wafting through the house. It’s always comforting waking up to a delicious breakfast, but the process to homemade cinnamon rolls is a complicated one. One that typically requires hours spent in the kitchen kneading, rolling, and waiting on the rich, buttery dough to rise. On busy mornings, it may be all too tempting to rely on Pillsbury or the famous mall chain. But fortunately, you have these 10 cinnamon rolls recipes to get you through chaotic mornings and lazy weekends. Some can be made in advance, others use refrigerated dough to cut down on prep time. From spiced minis to sticky sweet rolls, we’ll take a side of these cinnamon beauties with our morning coffee, please. And if you like big buns (and, you cannot lie), you’ll find it easy to whip up a batch of these soft, fluffy, glazed-covered swirls.
Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing
The butter you spread on the rolled-out dough should be very soft so that the dough won't tear. The sweet Cream Cheese Icing is a perfect finish for the warm, decadent rolls.
Recipe: Mama's Mini-Cinnis
A can of crescent rolls can easily be transformed into too-cute mini cinnamon rolls with this easy recipe. Try them for a Sunday brunch or kid-friendly breakfast.
Recipe: Cinnamon-Pecan Rolls
It's simply a sweetened biscuit dough and very easy to put together. Freshly harvested pecans in the fall push these rolls over the top, making this a welcomed dish on holiday mornings.
Bite-Size Cinnamon-Pecan Twirls
Recipe: Bite-Size Cinnamon-Pecan Twirls
This miniature twist on sticky buns delivers big homemade flavor in little time. The refrigerated cresent-roll dough, combined with a decadent caramel-pecan topping is ready to bake in 15 minutes.
Recipe: Cinnamon-Pecan Rolls
Simple enough for a beginning baker, this easy yeast-roll dough rises in just 30 minutes.
Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls
Recipe: Chistmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls
Waking up to a yummy breakfast on Christmas morning is a tradition all on its own. But with a little patience, you can enjoy these cream cheese-filled cinnamon rolls at anytime, regardless of the holiday.
Apricot-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
Recipe: Apricot-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
Frozen biscuits provide an easy shortcut to these breakfast rolls. Keep this recipe on hand when quick, drool-worthy brunch treats are always needed.
Biscuit Cinnamon Sweet Rolls
Recipe: Biscuit Cinnamon Sweet Rolls
These made-from-scratch biscuits coated in cinnamon, butter, sugar, and a cream cheese glaze taste like you got them straight from the local bakery. While the rolls are baking, whip up the cream cheese glaze.
Maple-Pecan Sticky Buns
Recipe: Maple-Pecan Sticky Buns
Enjoy these morning glories without skimping on size. The secret? A low-fat roll mix creates extra-indulgent (and easy) sticky buns. To make ahead, assemble unbaked rolls in pans, cover with plastic wrap, and chill overnight. Your mornings just got brighter!