5 Crafty Ways To Bake With Cinnamon Rolls

best ways to use cinnamon rolls


Cinnamon rolls are undeniably delicious, and you better bet we’ll be loading up on them throughout the fall and well into the winter months. The best part about these sweet, pillowy treats is that you can use them as a canvas for all kinds of desserts. There’s really nothing cinnamon, fluffy dough and icing can’t do. These are our five favorite ways to cook with a pack of cinnamon rolls.

1. Apple Fritter And Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Since apple picking season is in full swing, let’s combine two of the best desserts out there: cinnamon rolls and apple fritters. This recipe for an apple fritter cinnamon roll bake is all kinds of rich with brown sugar, cinnamon, apples, butter and a vanilla icing glaze on top. The monkey bread-style dessert is easy to pull apart with your fingers, and it’ll definitely be hard to resist when you see it bubbling up right out of the oven. 

2. Cinnamon Roll Grilled Cheese

We love a good salty-and-sweet duo, and that includes cinnamon buns and cheese. Let’s face it — we’d do a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese, so what’s stopping us from taking it a step further? The next time you bake a batch of cinnamon rolls, save a few before you glaze them with icing. Smash the cinnamon rolls down and make a grilled cheese with mozzarella, provolone, gouda or Havarti. You won’t regret it.

3. Cinnamon Roll French Toast

best ways to use cinnamon rolls


On those mornings when you feel like going all in, turn your cinnamon rolls into baked French toast. This recipe for a cinnamon roll French toast casserole has you cover the cinnamon rolls with eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla and bake it until it becomes a gooey, cinnamon-y mess that you can drizzle with maple syrup and butter and eat like you’re preparing to hibernate.

4. Cinnamon Roll Fries

Don’t be mad at us for putting this out there, but everyone should try cinnamon roll fries at some point in their lives. Here’s your guide to making your own cinnamon roll fries. You’ll only need four ingredients: cinnamon rolls, oil, cinnamon and sugar. Yes, there will be frying involved. Make sure to save the icing for dipping!

5. Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Cinnamon rolls in any form make us happy, so why not give ’em a go this way? If you have a waffle maker available, you can turn your cinnamon rolls into another brilliant breakfast with those deep valleys that’ll hold all of the honey, whipped, cream, berries and syrup you could possibly handle. Here’s how you can turn a can of cinnamon rolls into waffles with a cream cheese glaze.


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