Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls recipe – these are the easiest homemade cinnamon rolls I’ve ever made. They are so tender and flaky and ready in about 30 minutes. The best part about this recipe is there is NO YEAST and no kneading and no rising! Puff pastry, egg, brown sugar, cinnamon, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Great for breakfast, brunch, and dessert. Can make in advance and freeze for later.

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Quick & Easy Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

These Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls are a new favorite at our house. Buttery and flaky cinnamon rolls topped with a quick powdered sugar glaze. One bite and you will be blown away! This recipe is super simple and ready to eat in about 30 minutes! Almost as easy as opening a can of refrigerated cinnamon rolls but they taste a million times better! You must make this ASAP!

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How to Make Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

This sweet treat is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Thaw a package of puff pastry. Unfold a sheet of puff pastry dough and roll it into an 11×9 inch rectangle. In a small bowl, whisk an egg to break it up. Brush a thin layer of egg on top of the puff pastry. Sprinkle brown sugar and ground cinnamon over the puff pastry. 

Starting at a long side, tightly roll up the puff pastry. Use your fingers to tightly press and seal the seam. Using a sharp knife, slice crosswise into 8 pieces. Place cut-side up on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. 

Repeat process with remaining puff pastry sheet. Brush cinnamon rolls with the egg wash and bake in the oven until golden brown.

In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Drizzle glaze over warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Look for puff pastry in the freezer section at the grocery store.
  • I topped the cinnamon rolls with a quick powdered sugar glaze.
    • Feel free to whip up some cream cheese frosting.
  • Can use white sugar or brown sugar in the filling.
  • Feel free to add chopped nuts to the filling. Pecans, walnuts, and pistachios are delicious.
  • Can Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the rolls sliced or unsliced.
    • To freeze already sliced cinnamon rolls, assemble the rolls and place them on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze until solid. Place the frozen roll in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months.
      • When ready to bake, place the cinnamon rolls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown. You will need to add a few minutes to the baking time since the rolls are frozen.
    • To freeze unsliced cinnamon roll dough, sprinkle the dough with cinnamon and sugar. Roll up the dough and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Freeze the log. 
      • When ready to bake, thaw the dough in the refrigerator overnight. Slice it into rolls, and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
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What to Serve with Cinnamon Buns

These cinnamon rolls have been on repeat at our house. They are easy enough for a weekday and they make the perfect weekend morning treat! They go great with your first cup of coffee or hot chocolate. I always keep the ingredients on hand to be able to whip up a batch anytime the craving hits.

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Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 16 rolls
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls recipe – these are the easiest homemade cinnamon rolls I’ve ever made. They are so tender and flaky and ready in about 30 minutes. The best part about this recipe is there is NO YEAST and no kneading and no rising! Puff pastry, egg, brown sugar, cinnamon, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Great for breakfast, brunch, and dessert. Can make in advance and freeze for later.

Ingredients:

Cinnamon Rolls

  • 1 (17.3-oz) box puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Glaze

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg with a fork to break it up.
  • Roll 1 sheet of puff pastry dough into an 11×7-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
  • Brush the pastry with a thin layer of the egg. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • Starting at a long side, tightly roll up the puff pastry. Using a sharp knfe, cut crosswise into 8 pieces. Place rolls cut-side down on the baking sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining puff pastry dough. Brush rolls with egg wash.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Add more milk, if necessary, to get the desired consisency.
  • Drizzle glaze over warm rolls.

Notes:

  • Can use white sugar or brown sugar in the filling.
  • Feel free to add chopped nuts to the filling. Pecans, walnuts, and pistachios are delicious.
  • Can Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the rolls sliced or unsliced.
    • To freeze already sliced cinnamon rolls, assemble the rolls and place them on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze until solid. Place the frozen roll in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months.
      • When ready to bake, place the cinnamon rolls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown. You will need to add a few minutes to the baking time since the rolls are frozen.
    • To freeze unsliced cinnamon roll dough, sprinkle the dough with cinnamon and sugar. Roll up the dough and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Freeze the log. 
      • When ready to bake, thaw the dough in the refrigerator overnight. Slice it into rolls, and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Steph

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  1. These were yummy and pretty easy to do but they do not rise very much and so are quite small. The grandsons gobbled them up but wished there were more.

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