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Cinnamon Toast Rolls- You have to try it to believe it


Best idea EVER! Seriously, I stumbled upon this magical creation the other day and with 30 minutes to spare before the baby’s next feeding I quickly rushed into the kitchen and started pulling out all the ingredients. I was a crazy cook on a mission!

Cinnamon Toast Rolls. It is a hybrid creation between a cinnamon roll and cinnamon toast. The inside is nice and chewy while the outside stays slightly crispy. Drizzled with the typical cinnamon roll icing and you have yourself one amazing bite of heaven. The best part about this breakfast treat is you can be creative with it. Try rolling the bread into different shapes, go crazy and use different types of breads and by all means try a variety of  icings- like maple pecan, orange and cream cheese or even chocolate icing. YUMMMMM! The possibilities are endless.

I was planning to post a refreshing and delicious salad recipe today but after one bite of these babies I knew I couldn’t keep this a secret any longer. Now if you have already heard of Cinnamon Toast Rolls or you have even made them before- then shame on your for not sharing them with me soonerJ Seriously, I am in love with this simple, easy 30 minutes or less breakfast treat that is 100 times better for your kids than half the cereals out there. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years! Cheers!

Cinnamon Toast Rolls- You have to try it to believe it
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Serves: 12 cinnamon toast rolls
  • a dozen or so slices of very soft, fresh white bread
  • melted butter
  • cinnamon sugar (1 cup sugar plus 3 TBSP cinnamon)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut the crusts from a slice of bread and roll until very thin. Spread both sides of the bread with melted butter and then sprinkle one side with the cinnamon sugar, making sure to cover very well. Fold each side into the middle and then gently roll up and place in a buttered mini muffin tin. Sprinkle with a little more cinnamon sugar. Alternately, you can fold the bread into a triangle, and then fold into another smaller triangle and place on a parchment-covered baking sheet.
  3. When all of the rolls are made, bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they are just starting to turn golden brown and get a little crisp. Remove from the muffin tin to cool slightly before serving.
  4. If desired, drizzle with some icing made with powdered sugar that's been moistened with a little milk.
  5. These freeze really well. To reheat, place briefly in a microwave to thaw and then bake in a low oven (250 or 300 until warm and slightly crisp. Alternately, you can reheat them in foil in the oven.


  1. Cool Gal

    My son would LOVE these! Yum!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  2. Collette Osuna

    Ummm yea, I’ll be ALLLLLL over these!! A salad is good too, lol…but what’s not to love about cinnamon? hahaha.

    Have a great day….Happy Weekend Sweets!!!

    Inspiration for you, your home, & everywhere in between!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  3. Linda

    Wow!! I could so see these for a brunch! How clever and the possibilities to add in other ingredients makes it a year round treat! I’m glad you posted this one!!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  4. Cooking Creation

    Oh, this looks amazing!! I am totally making these this weekend!!!!!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  5. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    These look great and so simple to make that I just have to give them a try. Cinnamon toast rocks! It’s still one of my favorite childhood breakfast treats. I recently made these sugar crusted popovers and let me tell you, the kids and I were in heaven. Simply the best morning comfort food ever!

    Can’t wait to try these this weekend though! I love easy peasy recipes that can be made on the fly!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  6. Erica

    OMG my FIL is a cinnamon fanatic. He would go nuts for these! Forwarding to my MIL 😉

    06 . Jan . 2012
  7. lena

    i’m loving these and never thought just by folding and rolling the breads can make these delicious looking rolls! splendid idea!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  8. Eva

    We never had cinnamon toasts as a kid, being of European parents, but I dare say I do love cinnamon rolls (frankly Cinnabun just doesn’t do it for me!). These look really tasty Jessica, thanks for sharing.

    06 . Jan . 2012
  9. Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian

    These look so delicious, I had to look away. Tempting me to come off my happy healthy wagon… YUM!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  10. Alexis @ There She Goes

    i love how these are mini size! p

    06 . Jan . 2012
  11. Melanie @ Melanie Cooks

    What a clever and quick way to make cinnamon rolls! Great idea, they look super yummy!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  12. Tina (PinayInTexas)

    Those are yummy treats, Jessica!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  13. Caroline

    Oh my gosh, brilliant!! Magical creation indeed. I could eat these for breakfast, a snack, dessert…seriously any time. Yum!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  14. April @ The 21st Century Housewife

    What a fantastic recipe – so easy, and so yummy looking! I would love it if you would share this recipe with Let’s Do Brunch if you have time. Here is a link for ease
    Happy New Year!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  15. sportsglutton

    This is serious the best idea ever second only to your idea off sharing on your site. Love everything about it. 5 delicious stars!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  16. Carey

    These look SOO yummy and we love cinnamon toast in this house 🙂

    06 . Jan . 2012
  17. Beth

    What a fun and easy treat! Could be dangerous….

    06 . Jan . 2012
  18. Maris (In Good Taste)

    I love everything cinnamon and I think I just found a favorite!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  19. yummychunklet

    Okay, with an endorsement like that, I’ll definitely try them!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  20. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Wow how easy and delicious these look!! I am going to e-mail this to our daughter-in-law because I know they will love these.

    06 . Jan . 2012
  21. 2 sisters recipes

    Jesica did you have the baby? and congratulations if you did! What did you have? a girl or boy?
    Did I miss your announcement ? ohhhhh how happy I am for you!!!
    And these rolls are so simple- genius!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  22. Lisa

    Mmm, I bet they taste awesome. My kids would love to add them to their smoothies as a topping! I’ll have to make these for them this weekend!

    06 . Jan . 2012
  23. Marsha @ The Harried Cook

    I’ve been away from my blog for a few months now, I’m now browsing through my favorite sites catching up… and this has to be one of the best things I’ve seen. In fact, I think I’m going to go make it right now… It sounds absolutely addictive! I can’t wait to browse through all your other recipes that I’ve missed… 🙂 Happy New Year to you! 🙂

    07 . Jan . 2012
  24. Kristy

    You have just made my kids’ morning! They are going to LOVE this!!!! (And I have no doubt I will too.) 😉

    07 . Jan . 2012
  25. SharleneT

    These are going to be the first things I serve at the Midtown Market come April, using the solar oven. (Chances are, I’ll eat so many before then, that I won’t fit into my clothes!!!) Yummy. And, I already have the Cinnamon Sugar!

    07 . Jan . 2012
  26. Jody Brettkelly

    My absolute favourite is cinnamon rolls and these look yum, The ones I get from the local coffee shop never taste real…

    07 . Jan . 2012
  27. Alea Milham

    What a brilliant idea! I love that it is such an easy way to spoil your family on a busy Sunday morning! Thanks for sharing this with the Gallery!

    07 . Jan . 2012
  28. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Wow that sounds crazy good, and so easy to make too!

    07 . Jan . 2012
  29. Alli

    My kids and husband would absolutely love me if these appeared at the breakfast table tomorrow.

    07 . Jan . 2012
  30. Veronica's Kitchen

    I love your cinnamon rolls and this toast is a genius! Cinnamon with sugar and butter will not go wrong! 🙂

    07 . Jan . 2012
  31. Roz

    Jessica, we love little sweet cinnamon treats like these! I just love everything that you post though! How do you stay so thin???? I’m pinning these for you on Pinterest.

    07 . Jan . 2012
  32. Rivki Locker

    These look lovely and I just can’t believe how simple they are to prepare. Thank you for sharing!

    07 . Jan . 2012
  33. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    This is totally my kind of “dessert” recipe. 😉 So easy and looks like I can make exactly like yours! I actually have very good quality toasts from a bakery that I kept in freezer. I should consider making this!

    08 . Jan . 2012
  34. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Oh boy! Recipes don’t get easier or tastier than this! Delicious!
    🙂 Mandy

    08 . Jan . 2012
  35. daphne

    And so much easier than making these scrolls from scratch! Think you found a fantastic solutioN!!

    08 . Jan . 2012
  36. Asmita

    These look mouthwatering and best of all so easy to make.

    08 . Jan . 2012
  37. Teresa,

    Wow, these look very tasty. I also like easy recipes…in fact pretty easy recipes are the only ones that really catch my attention. Thanks for sharing.

    08 . Jan . 2012
  38. jo-lyn@jo-lyn's cup cakes n' candies

    cinnamon toast rolls…..YOU.ARE.A.GENIOUS!!!! 🙂

    08 . Jan . 2012
  39. Bizzy

    They look fantastic. I can’t believe, they started out as plain white bread. This is a winner, for sure.

    08 . Jan . 2012
  40. Greg

    Wow, what a perfect combo of crusty, soft and sweet.

    08 . Jan . 2012
  41. Shea

    These sound SO addictive and amazing! And I was shocked when I read the recipe–they seem so easy to make! Mmm, I’ll have to make these soon!

    08 . Jan . 2012
  42. Ann Kroeker

    I’m totally trying these–and more importantly, teaching my teenage daughters so that they can make them, too! I think our middle daughter, who thinks she is terrible in the kitchen, will be encouraged. Perhaps this can be her specialty? Thanks so much for this terrific idea!

    08 . Jan . 2012
  43. beti

    they look really pretty! I would love to make them, specially because they are in mini size

    08 . Jan . 2012
  44. Pure Complex

    This is certainly a unique and wonderful recipe.. and I have to say.. these Cinnamon Toast Rolls look delish!

    09 . Jan . 2012
  45. Joanne

    I remember when my brother and I “invented” cinnamon toast and thought we were the world’s biggest geniuses. However…these rolls definitely top the plain old toast. I’d be popping these like candy.

    09 . Jan . 2012
  46. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray

    What a fabulous idea! YUM!

    09 . Jan . 2012
  47. Bree

    Wow..these look fabulous. I am sure my boys would gobble them up! 😉

    09 . Jan . 2012
  48. sara@domesticallychallenged

    My boys will be thanking you soon! They love cinnamon toast and rolls! This will be perfect.

    09 . Jan . 2012
  49. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    What a fabulous, fun idea! Perfect the next time I’m craving something sweet.

    10 . Jan . 2012
  50. Chaya

    Thanks for linking up. This recipe is such a treat and so ingenious, it is being featured on Let’s Do Brunch.

    10 . Jan . 2012
  51. Allison @ Alli n Son

    Baking between feeding the baby, sorry of my life too! This is wi clever and easy! I think I’ll try it with cinnamon swirl bread. Yum!

    11 . Jan . 2012
  52. Sawsan@ chef in disguise

    I LOVE cinnamon and I can’t thank you enough for sharing this

    12 . Jan . 2012
  53. Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything}

    this is s brilliant idea! I’d love a cinnamon roll for breakfast and now, thanks to you, i can enjoy one! Thanks!!!

    12 . Jan . 2012
  54. Sandie

    So simple but they sound so yummy! Great thing to make with so little time on your hands right now…

    14 . Jan . 2012
  55. Deeps @ Naughty Curry

    i like, i like! what a fab idea… a side of whipped cream & they would be the best dessert ever 🙂

    23 . Jan . 2012
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