Easy Cinnamon Rolls


These easy cinnamon rolls are simple to make using prepared bread dough and are super yummy. They are gone in a flash at my house!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
20 cinnamon rolls


  • 1 (1 pound) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

  • cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon water, or as needed

  • cup heavy whipping cream

  • cup sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 dash vanilla extract


  1. Gather all ingredients and lightly grease 2 round cake pans with butter.

    Ingredients for Cinnamon Rolls

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  2. Roll bread dough out to an 6x18-inch rectangle. Brush with melted butter.

    Cinnamon roll dough brushed with butter

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  3. Combine brown sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle over butter.

    Cinnamon roll dough topped with butter and cinnamon sugar nut crumble

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  4. Roll dough into a log, starting at the long edge. Moisten edge with water and seal.

    Filled cinnamon roll dough folded and shaped into a log

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  5. Cut log into 20 slices; arrange rolls, cut sides down, in prepared cake pans. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 90 minutes.

    Cinnamon roll dough log cut into 7 pieces

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    Cinnamon roll dough pieces placed in round baking pan

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  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Pour heavy cream over dough.

  7. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

    Baked cinnamon rolls in round baking pan

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  8. Mix confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a small bowl; drizzle over warm cinnamon rolls to serve.

    Glazed cinnamon rolls in round baking pan

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  9. Enjoy!

    close up view of Cinnamon Rolls with icing in a round baking dish with a spatula


Cook's Note:

I wanted the bread dough to hold onto the sugar, nuts, and cinnamon, so that's why I use the melted butter. Mine don't hold together very well, so I just make sure that the edges are all next to the pan or each other. I usually add extra nuts and cinnamon because we like them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
6g Fat
23g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 29mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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