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 Β 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!

  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!

  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!!

  4. Cooking Creation

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

  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!

  6. Erica

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

  7. lena

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

  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.

  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!

  10. Alexis @ There She Goes

    i love how these are mini size! p

  11. Melanie @ Melanie Cooks

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

  12. Tina (PinayInTexas)

    Those are yummy treats, Jessica!

  13. Caroline

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

  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!

  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!

  16. Carey

    These look SOO yummy and we love cinnamon toast in this house πŸ™‚

  17. Beth

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

  18. Maris (In Good Taste)

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

  19. yummychunklet

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

  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.

  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!

  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!

  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… πŸ™‚ Happy New Year to you! πŸ™‚

  24. Kristy

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

  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!

  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…

  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!

  28. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

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

  29. Alli

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

  30. Veronica's Kitchen

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

  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.

  32. Rivki Locker

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

  33. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    This is totally my kind of “dessert” recipe. πŸ˜‰ 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!

  34. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Oh boy! Recipes don’t get easier or tastier than this! Delicious!
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  35. daphne

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

  36. Asmita

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

  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.

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

    cinnamon toast rolls…..YOU.ARE.A.GENIOUS!!!! πŸ™‚

  39. Bizzy

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

  40. Greg

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

  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!

  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!

  43. beti

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

  44. Pure Complex

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

  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.

  46. Bree

    Wow..these look fabulous. I am sure my boys would gobble them up! πŸ˜‰

  47. sara@domesticallychallenged

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

  48. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

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

  49. Chaya

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

  50. 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!

  51. Sawsan@ chef in disguise

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

  52. 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!!!

  53. Sandie

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

  54. Deeps @ Naughty Curry

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

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