Crescent Roll Cinnamon Buns Recipe Is Easy, Adorable & Delicious!

crescent roll cinnamon bunsCinnamon rolls are one of the most divine foods on the planet. But the problem is if you want to make them from scratch, and do it properly, well, that could take forever! Unless you looooove da baking, sometimes it's much easier to take a shortcut or two and still get that sweet, cinnamon-y fix.

Which is why we love these mini crescent roll cinnamon buns that take less than 10 minutes to make. Yes, less than 10 minutes! Because the secret ingredient is pre-made crescent rolls. You won't believe how quickly you'll be able to whip up a batch (or two or three or eight). These cute little buns also feature loads of maple icing. And cinnamon. And brown sugar. Only the good stuff. So easy, quick, and adorable!


Mini Cinnamon Rolls With Maple Icing via Iowa Girl Eats

Makes 16 mini cinnamon rolls

1 (8oz) tube crescent roll dough
2 tablespoons butter
Brown sugar

For the maple icing:
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon skim milk
3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven according to crescent roll dough package directions. Layout half the dough (4 triangles) and pinch all the seams together. Flip over and pinch the seams on the back side together too.
  2. Using a rolling pin, smooth the seams and roll the dough into a square about 1/4″ thick. Brush with half the butter and sprinkle with as much cinnamon and brown sugar as you want. Roll into a log and cut into 8 pieces.
  3. Place mini cinnamon rolls into a non-stick sprayed mini muffin tin. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the other half of the crescent roll dough. Bake according to package directions.
  4. Meanwhile whisk together maple syrup and milk in a bowl. Add in powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over warm cinnamon rolls.

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