This easy cinnamon roll is adapted from a Food Network Recipe to be smaller with a cream cheese frosting. It's simple and delicious!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins
15 mins
4 rolls


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cinnamon Rolls:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 4-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

  • Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

  • Cut 4 rolls in half horizontally, keeping all bottoms and all tops together. Place rolls on a piece of parchment paper, cut-sides facing up. Spread 1 tablespoon butter on the 4 bottom rolls and sprinkle with 1/4 of the cinnamon-sugar. Repeat on the 4 top rolls. Place top rolls on the bottom rolls, creating a sandwich with cinnamon-sugar inside.

  • Flatten rolls with a rolling pin. Spread 1 tablespoon butter on top and sprinkle with most of the remaining cinnamon-sugar. Starting with the longest end closest to you and using the parchment paper, roll up the flattened bread into a tight jelly roll. Cut into 4 evenly-sized slices and place in the prepared muffin cups. Top with remaining butter and cinnamon-sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and bubbling, about 20 minutes.

  • While rolls are baking, combine cream cheese and butter for the frosting in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat until creamy. Mix in vanilla and salt until combined. Gradually add sugar, mixing on low speed, until completely combined and smooth. Frost cinnamon rolls.

Nutrition Facts

717 calories; protein 15.2g; carbohydrates 105.8g; fat 22g; cholesterol 101.1mg; sodium 407.6mg. Full Nutrition