Mini Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve made my share of homemade cinnamon rolls, but always the full-sized ones. These mini cinnamon rolls from Iowa Girl Eats are fantastically sweet, easy, and a nice lighter alternative to large, morning nap-inducing rolls. I woke up early one morning and made these for Anita to take in to work. Everyone really enjoyed them.Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini cinnamon rolls are a great thing for feeding a crowd. Well, if you can keep everyone from grabbing two handfuls at a time, that is!

Keep the mini theme going with some mini corn dog muffins and some mini baked ham and Swiss sandwiches. And wow everyone with my homemade cinnamon brown sugar Pop Tarts.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

 These mini cinnamon rolls are fantastically sweet, easy, and a nice lighter alternative to large, morning nap-inducing rolls. I woke up early one morning and made these for Anita to take in to work. Everyone really enjoyed them.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 172kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Pillsbury crescent roll dough
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar

For the maple icing:

  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Unroll the dough into two squares of 4 triangles each.
  • Pinch the seams between the dough triangles together. Lightly roll out with a rolling pin until it is about 1/4" thick.
  • Brush the dough with the butter.
  • Sprinkle the dough with the cinnamon and brown sugar. Don't go crazy, just enough to lightly cover the dough.
  • Roll up the dough pieces into tight logs. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut each dough log into 8 pieces. Place into miniature muffin pans that have been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Bake 9-15 minutes until the rolls have risen and are golden in color.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the ingredients for the icing.
  • Remove the rolls from the oven. Remove from the pan and drizzle with the icing.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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