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Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls are the easiest recipe for semi-homemade cinnamon rolls is the perfect start to your day!

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

What’s a girl to do when she’s craving good cinnamon rolls, has no access to yeast, and the canned cinnamon rolls just won’t do it? Let the crescent rolls do the work!

This is similar to a recipe that I have in my cookbook, 30 Minute Cooking for Two, except it’s scaled for more people and a couple of other differences. While I absolutely love the recipe from my book, I’m now also feeding two hungry little boys in addition to Marc and I.

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients in Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Canned Crescent Rolls




Powdered Sugar

Maple Syrup


That’s it! Super simple ingredients.

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

How to Make Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe starts with a can of crescent rolls. I’ve been able to find crescent roll sheets, where it’s actually just one whole sheet of crescent rolls, instead of the triangles, and that would definitely be ideal in this recipe. Otherwise, you’ll just pinch the creases together.

After that, you brush the crescent rolls with melted butter and then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Then it gets rolled up into a log, sliced into 6 cinnamon rolls, and baked to perfection. Seriously, so easy!

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Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

The easiest recipe for semi-homemade cinnamon rolls is the perfect start to your day!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, cinnamon roll, crescent roll
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 cinnamon rolls


  • 8 ounce can crescent rolls*
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 9x5" loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Roll out the crescent roll dough from the can and pinch the seams together to create one square/rectangle crescent roll.
  • Brush the dough with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  • Roll the dough up, as you would cinnamon rolls, into a log.
  • Cut the log into 6 equal pieces and place into greased loaf pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, until slightly golden.
  • While the rolls are baking, make the frosting.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and milk.
  • Drizzle the frosting over the warm cinnamon rolls.
  • Enjoy!
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Recipe Rating

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made the crescent cinnamon rolls from the “Cooking for Two” book and they are so delicious! I like the simple modifications, they look tasty. Highly recommend this recipe!