You won’t believe how easy it is to make homemade cinnamon rolls! No yeast and ready in 30 minutes. These cinnamon rolls are heavenly, they’re sweet, gooey, fluffy, and incredibly delicious. Made with refrigerator biscuits.
I’ve discovered a way to make THE BEST tasting cinnamon rolls with very little effort. I use store-bought refrigerated biscuits.
Using refrigerated biscuits makes the process of making cinnamon rolls so easy.
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
This easy cinnamon rolls recipe delivers perfectly fluffy sweet rolls topped with an incredible frosting. It’s the perfect amount for one or two people.
Cinnamon rolls are a joy to eat but I’m not a fan of the process taken to achieve perfectly yeasted cinnamon rolls.
Most cinnamon rolls recipes will yield a large batch of cinnamon rolls which would be the perfect size for a large family, but if you’re cooking for one it’s too many rolls.
How To Make Cinnamon Rolls
I’ve experimented with various sized tubes of refrigerator biscuits and you could honestly use any size tube. Some tubes have eight biscuits, some have ten and some even have five.
Truth is, it doesn’t really matter how many biscuits come in your tube. The process of making these homemade cinnamon rolls is all the same.
You take all of the biscuits out of tube and lay them flat on a cutting board. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out. Try to make sure the dough is one smooth rectangular piece of dough.
Take a look at the photos below to get a better idea of the process.
After the dough is rolled out, spread melted butter over the top of the dough.
Then, sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the butter.
Beginning with the long side, roll up the dough and seal the seams as you roll.
Slice the dough into 1-inch pieces and place them in a small lightly greased baking dish.
Bake these mini cinnamon rolls for 20 minutes, remove them from the oven and spread a layer of cinnamon roll frosting made with powdered sugar and milk over the warm tops.
These mini cinnamon rolls are just the right size. They’re not huge, they’re almost bite-sized treats.
Can You Freeze Cinnamon Rolls?
Yes! These pre-baked cinnamon rolls freeze well. When you’re ready for another small batch, the rolls are already made for you. Just take the cinnamon rolls out of the freezer, thaw and bake them.
It’s surprising how easy it is to make cinnamon rolls for one person. In 30 minutes, from start to finish, you can enjoy fluffy, sweet, wonderfully gooey cinnamon rolls with your morning coffee or tea.
Refrigerator biscuits are so inexpensive and this recipe can be made for easily a dollar or two. So when you want to satisfy a mid-afternoon sweet craving or you want to enjoy sweet cinnamon rolls in the morning for breakfast, this recipe is perfect for you.
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Small Batch Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
- 1 tube refrigerator biscuits
- 1 tablespoon butter , melted
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar , sifted
- 3 teaspoons milk (or cream)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Lightly grease baking pan. Set aside.
- Open the can of biscuits and separate them.
- Place each biscuit side by side on a cutting board with the sides slightly overlapping each other.
- Using a rolling pin, roll out the biscuits until flat and the dough is in the shape of a rectangle.
- Using a pastry brush, brush the butter over the top of the entire piece of dough.
- In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle over the buttered dough.
- Roll up from one of the long sides. Seal seams.
- Slice dough into 1-inch pieces. Place rolls on baking pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- TO MAKE THE GLAZE
- Mix powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl. If the glaze is too thick, thin it out by adding a little more milk. If you find the glaze to be too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar until you achieve the desired consistency.
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