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Quick Cinnamon Rolls from Refrigerated Crescent Rolls - How to Make Cinnamon Rolls using Refrigerated Crescent Rolls

These Quick Cinnamon Rolls from refrigerated crescent rolls are an easy breakfast idea when your family wants a sweet but you don't have the time to bake!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crescent cinnamon rolls, how to make cinnamon rolls out of crescent rolls, quick cinnamon rolls from refrigerated crescent rolls
Servings: 8
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

Quick Cinnamon Rolls from Refrigerated Crescent Rolls

  • 1 8 oz. tube refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (white sugar)

Powdered Sugar Glaze (optional)

  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Unroll crescent roll dough into a rectangle; using a rolling pin, seal the seams.
    Quick Cinnamon Rolls with refrigerated crescent rolls are an easy, shortcut breakfast idea when you don't have the time to bake!
  • Mix together cinnamon and granulated sugar; sprinkle over the crescent dough.
    Quick Cinnamon Rolls with refrigerated crescent rolls are an easy, shortcut breakfast idea when you don't have the time to bake!
  • Roll up the dough (jelly-roll style), and seal the long edge.
    Quick Cinnamon Rolls with refrigerated crescent rolls are an easy, shortcut breakfast idea when you don't have the time to bake!
  • Cut into eight roll slices.
    Quick Cinnamon Rolls with refrigerated crescent rolls are an easy, shortcut breakfast idea when you don't have the time to bake!
  • Place rolls, cut-side down, into a 9-inch round baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
    Quick Cinnamon Rolls with refrigerated crescent rolls are an easy, shortcut breakfast idea when you don't have the time to bake!
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
    Quick Cinnamon Rolls with refrigerated crescent rolls are an easy, shortcut breakfast idea when you don't have the time to bake!
  • Optional: To make the glaze, mix confectioners sugar and milk.
    Quick Cinnamon Rolls with refrigerated crescent rolls are an easy, shortcut breakfast idea when you don't have the time to bake!
  • Drizzle over warm rolls.
    Quick Cinnamon Rolls with refrigerated crescent rolls are an easy, shortcut breakfast idea when you don't have the time to bake!

Notes

  • Try using crescent sheets from the refrigerated section instead of rolls, if you want to save even more time.  This prevents you from having to pinch or roll the seams.
  • You may want to put a little flour down on the table before rolling the seams to prevent it from sticking to the table. 
  • Substitute brown sugar for granulated, if desired.
  • Add chopped pecans or walnuts to the cinnamon sugar for Nut Rolls, around 1/4 cup nuts. 
  • The powdered sugar glaze is optional. 
  • I like these even better when they've cooled down to room temperature.   The crescent dough combined with the cinnamon sugar center and powdered sugar makes for an extra special texture. 
  • Have extra tubes of crescent dough sitting around? Try our easy Chicken Crescent Bake for an easy dinner idea.