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7 Clever Things You Can Make with a Can of Cinnamon Rolls

Updated October 17, 2017
Ways to Hack a Can of Cinnamon Rolls
Holiday brunch just got sane again! Whip up these easy, clever and somewhat-homemade treats with as few as zero—ZERO—extra ingredients. MORE+ LESS-
Easy Cinnamon Roll Waffles

WHAT? YES. Bake your cinnamon rolls in a waffle iron, and drizzle with the included icing. They’re ready faster than you can say, “What smells so good?” and impressive-looking to boot. 


2. Easy Mini Monkey Breads

Easy Mini Monkey Breads

When you cut your dough into bite-sized pieces and bake them in muffin tins, cinnamon rolls magically transform into miniature monkey breads that look so much more involved than they actually are. Yet another super easy way to up the presentation factor. 


3. Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

Cinnamon Roll Wrapped Sausage with Maple

If you can never choose between sweet and savory breakfasts, these little piggies are for you.


4. Orange Rolls in Orange Bowls

Orange Cinnamon Rolls Baked in Oranges

Deliciously sweet orange rolls bake up warm and gooey inside orange halves for a double dose of citrus flavor. 


5. Bacon-Wrapped Cinnamon Roll

Bacon Cinnamon Brunch Rolls

Another one for Team Sweet + Savory. These bacon-wrapped cinnamon rolls come together in minutes. With fresh fruit and juice, they’re all you need.


6. Cinnamon Twists

Cinnamon Twists

Were these made for dunking in coffee, or what? To make, unwind a cinnamon roll and cut the strip of dough into two equal pieces. Twist together, and bake as directed on package. Serve with icing for dipping.


7. Mini Braided Cinnamon Buns

Mini Braided Cinnamon Buns

Unwind a cinnamon roll, cut dough into three narrow strips and braid together. Wind into a bun shape. Brush with a beaten egg, sprinkle with pearl sugar (optional) and bake according to package instructions.