Mmmm, mmmm good! Cinnamon rolls are just so delicious! The are fun to make, they smell so great when they’re baking and oh ya, they taste great! There is absolutely nothing wrong with them. Well… they are not too good for the waistline. It is just so hard to not eat the whole thing.
Make mini cinnamon rolls!! You are going to love this recipe! Now, you can eat the whole one (or two…) and not feel guilty about it. An added bonus? They are super fast and easy to make! Did I mention they’re also frugal? Is your mouth watering yet?
I saw a recipe similar to this on Pinterest, but it used canned crescent rolls. Well, I love crescent rolls as much as the next gal, except I think they’re expensive! What to do, what to do. How about use canned biscuits instead? That’s right, canned biscuits. I can buy biscuits for $0.50 a pop, and that’s without a coupon! Besides biscuits, I used melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. That is it!
How to Make Mini Cinnamon Rolls
I’ll give the detailed recipe in a sec, but I want you to see how I put the biscuits together to make one big piece of dough. First, I laid each one on the counter and spread it out with my fingers. Then I slightly overlapped the next circle and the next and the next, until I used all 10 biscuits (smooshing each biscuit as I went). Think Olympic rings, except I had a row of 3 on top, 4 in the middle, and 3 on the bottom.
Are you ready to make these little cuties yet? Have fun and enjoy!
- 1 can 10 count biscuits
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- ¼ cup (or so) brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon (or so) cinnamon
- Preheat oven as per the biscuit instructions (mine said 400 F or 200 C).
- Generously spray 12 mini muffin cups.
- Take each biscuit and 'smoosh' it out flat as much as you can without tearing it. Do it again with the next biscuit, slightly overlapping it with the first biscuit. Continue until you have used all 10 biscuits. I did a row of 3 on top, a row of 4 in the middle and a row of 4 on the bottom. All of the biscuits overlap the surrounding biscuits (think Olympic rings here, just more of them).
- Once all of the biscuits are smooshed and overlapped, Spread your melted butter evenly over the top of your biscuit-dough-rectangle. Use only as much as you need to cover. I melted 2 tablespoons and didn't need all of it.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar over the butter. Again, use as much or as little as you want.
- Now, sprinkle your cinnamon over the brown sugar. At this point, feel free to add raisins or nuts if you are so inclined.
- Now get rolling! Literally. Roll your dough into a tube. I rolled it from long end to long end so I could make more mini rolls.
- Once you have your tube it is time to cut. Your dough will be pretty mushy, but you can use your pizza cutter to slice quickly. Don't worry if they get a little mushed, they will still taste yummy!
- Place each piece of cut dough cut side down in the mini muffin pan.
- Bake as per the biscuit instructions. I cooked mine for 12 minutes.
- As you can see from the picture, they weren't the prettiest things to look at in the pan, but they tasted super yummy! My family ate them up! Next time I'm thinking I'll make a double batch. Enjoy!