Discover big fun and yum in these Mini Cinnamon Rolls. All you need is one can of jumbo cinnamon rolls to create bite-sized breakfast bliss! 

Mini Cinnamon Rolls by The BakerMama

Make Tiny Into Big Breakfast Fun

Slightly crisp on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside, dripping with sweet glaze. I swear, I dream about these Mini Cinnamon Rolls at night! They’re such a scrumptious, bite-sized way to get the morning off to an extra-sweet start. And they are SO easy to make. All you need to get these tiny rolls of cinnamon and sugar is a can of jumbo cinnamon rolls!

Mini Cinnamon Rolls by The BakerMama

These cute little cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite canned cinnamon roll hacks. They are so great to make for a crowd or when you just need a little cinnamon roll to satisfy your sweet tooth at the end of a savory breakfast. I most recently made these when my cookbooks and boards were featured on The TODAY Show! It was such an exciting day at our house. To celebrate, I made a Mini Muffin and Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Board to share the fun of the morning with my family and team. You’ll also see these yummy little bites featured in the Continental Breakfast spread (page 21) in my Spectacular Spreads cookbook. These small bites bring such big fun to your family time together!

Mini Cinnamon Rolls by The BakerMama

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Step into the kitchen with me to make a batch of these bite-sized beauties!

What do I need to Make Mini Cinnamon Rolls?

This mini cinnamon roll recipe is so easy. In 30 minutes or less, you can have these delicious tiny twists to make big breakfast fun. You’ll need:

  • Canned Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls – they must be the LARGE SIZE canned cinnamon rolls that you can unroll. These regular-size cinnamon rolls will NOT work for this recipe! Any brand like Pillsbury Grands!, Annie’s Organic, Trader Joe’s Jumbo or other store brand cinnamon rolls should work great, just as long as they’re the jumbo size. See the image below for how they should look. Some versions come with a basic icing and some have a cream cheese icing. Either of these will be delicious so just get the can with the icing that you will enjoy most!
  • Mini Muffin Pan – A mini muffin tin is what helps the mini cinnamon rolls keep their shape. This recipe makes 20 mini rolls so you’ll only use 20 of the cups within the pan. My mini muffin pan is non-stick.
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spraycooking spray is only necessary if you’re using a regular mini muffin pan that is not non-stick. There is no need to use cooking spray if you’re using a non-stick mini muffin pan, just fill the pan with the mini cinnamon rolls and bake! If you’re making them for a party and want them to be transportable and easily held to enjoy, you could bake them in mini muffin liners.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls by The BakerMama

How to Make Mini Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. If you’re not using a non-stick mini muffin pan, spray a regular mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. On a large cutting board, unwind each roll and cut it into four equal-sized strips, each about 4 inches long. You should have 20 smaller strips to make 20 mini cinnamon rolls total.
  3. Re-roll each smaller strip of dough back up into a small spiral and place it in a prepared mini muffin cup. Repeat with remaining strips.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, rotating pan halfway through the baking time, until the tops of each roll are golden.
  5. Remove from the oven, place on a cooling rack and drizzle with the icing, that comes with the canned cinnamon rolls, while still warm.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls by The BakerMama

How to Serve and Store Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Serve them warm or at room temperature. To reheat, microwave for a few seconds at a time. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.

How to freeze: Allow them to cool completely. I recommend wrapping them individually in plastic wrap then putting in a freezer-safe container or in individual freezer-safe baggies. To defrost them, let set at room temperature, uncovered, so they don’t absorb too much of the moisture.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls by The BakerMama

What can I serve with these mini cinnamon rolls?

Mini Muffin and Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Board by The BakerMama

The Best Recipes for Canned Cinnamon Rolls

In our house, there’s nothing we love better than ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls. Canned cinnamon rolls are such a time saver in creating some of my favorite breakfast treats. Here are our favorite recipes for holidays and every day!

  • Family-Size Skillet Cinnamon Roll – A scrumptious and shareable twist on everyone’s favorite morning sweet treat! There’s a reason it’s my most popular cinnamon roll recipe. A good morning is guaranteed when you bake this beauty!
  • Canned Cinnamon Roll Donuts – Why choose between cinnamon rolls and donuts when you can have the best of both? In about 20 minutes, you can have warm, fresh-fried, cinnamon studded, cream cheese glazed donuts ready to enjoy in the comfort of your own home without having to change out of your pajamas.
  • Cinnamon Roll Birthday Cake – With all the pizzaz of a birthday cake and all the yum of a cinnamon roll, this festive tower is a birthday masterpiece! This towering, ooey-gooey, cinnamon and sugar perfection is the culmination of our family’s obsession with birthdays and all things cinnamon.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls by The BakerMama

More Recipes for the Cinnamon Obsessed

From donuts to breads to every conceivable variation on the beloved ooey gooey cinnamon roll, Our Favorite Recipes for the Cinnamon Obsessed has something for every cinnamon-loving tummy. We’re obsessed. And if you are, too, these recipes will certainly tickle your taste buds.

Our Favorite Recipes for the Cinnamon Obsessed

If you make these Mini Cinnamon Rolls, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!

xoxo,

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Mini Cinnamon Rolls by The BakerMama

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 20 mini rolls 1x

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Discover big fun and yum in these Mini Cinnamon rolls. All you need is one can of jumbo cinnamon rolls to create bite-sized breakfast bliss!


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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. If you’re not using a non-stick mini muffin pan, spray a regular mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. On a large cutting board, unroll each cinnamon roll and cut it into four equal-sized strips, each about 4 inches long. You should have 20 smaller strips to make 20 mini cinnamon rolls total.
  3. Reroll each smaller strip of dough back up into a small cinnamon roll shape and place it in a prepared muffin cup. Repeat with the remaining strips.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, rotating pan halfway through the baking time, until the tops of each roll are golden.
  5. Remove from the oven, place on a cooling rack and drizzle the icing that comes in the cinnamon roll can over the warm cinnamon rolls.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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