Thursday, May 23, 2013

No-Fail Cinnamon Rolls in Minutes

You've heard the saying, "necessity is the mother of invention", well, that may be true.  Although we didn't 'need' cinnamon rolls, as we sat on the couch watching Survivor one evening, I came up with an inventive way to make them quickly.  I can say with confidence that you can't mess these cinnamon rolls up!  I'm working with an apartment oven that bakes with such uneven heat that I've ruined cookies twice and ended up sending homemade candy to our son, Blake, for his birthday (for fear of ruining cookies, again!)  I want to share this recipe, especially with my fellow apartment dwellers and those of you who only want a small pan of rolls for one or two people.  Of course, this dessert is so easy that you could make several pans to accommodate a large group , as well.  Here's how I did it:

Cinnamon Rolls During the Commercials 
-Preheat oven (mine was on 325 degrees)
-grease a pan with edges
-1 can of crescent rolls rolled flat and seams pressed together 
-Spread soft margarine (I used Heart Smart) in a layer on top of crescent dough. -Sprinkle a mixture of sugar and cinnamon in a generous layer on top of margarine (parts sugar to cinnamon depends on how much cinnamon you like or how much sugar your diet allows.  Maybe you could use Splenda;  haven't tried that, yet!)
-Roll up in jellyroll style, lengthwise;  cut into about 1/2" slices
-Place side by side in pan and bake
 -You can drizzle white icing over them or sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if you like.

Now, hurry!  Your show's back on! 

Hun, What's for Dinner?
Beyer BewareRaising Homemakers
Deep Roots at Home
We are That Family


  1. This is a keeper! Trying this this weekend.

    Have a beautiful Memorial Day weekend!
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  2. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  3. Love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  4. I have been using Grands! or similar biscuits that way for about 15 years due to a yeast allergy. So easy and so good! I am sure yours are just as good!

  5. Now I think even I could make those! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,


  6. I love how fast and easy these are, Marcia! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week :)