The BEST Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe

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This easy cinnamon roll recipe includes five ingredients, it’s crazy inexpensive and it’s one you prepare the night before and bake in the morning so it’s super simple to make, too! If you’re looking for an egg casserole type recipe I have loads of those, too! Check out my other easy breakfast ideas!

easy cinnamon roll recipe

The BEST Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Well, today was the day I sent our oldest son to Kindergarten. And, surprisingly, he wasn’t nervous and I tell ya’, that makes it so much easier on Mom and Dad! Anyhow, that got me to thinking that I haven’t posted our son Drew’s favorite breakfast recipe and I have been meaning to. I think you’ll find that this recipe is just as awesome as I am telling you it is.  🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 (12-count) Bag Frozen Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls

Combine butter and vanilla ice cream in a saucepan and melt. Add sugars and heat to boiling, over medium high heat constantly stirring with a whisk. Bring to a rolling boil while whisking the entire time. Keep at a roiling boil for oh, say two or three minutes. You’re actually making caramel that will thicken as it stands.  🙂 Remove saucepan from burner and let sit for 15 minutes or so to cool down. Once cooled put this mixture in to the refrigerator for an hour or so. Spray glass baking dish (like this one) and arrange the frozen cinnamon rolls evenly in the dish. Give the frozen rolls atleast 2 inches on each side for room to expand or as much room as your dish will allow.

Pour caramel mixture over the rolls and set in the oven overnight. Store the packet of icing that comes with the rolls in the fridge overnight. You’ll use that on top of the rolls once they’re cooked in the morning.

In the morning do not take the rolls out of the oven. They will remain in the oven while preheating. Didn’t I say this was the easiest breakfast recipe ever?! Cook for 20-30 minutes  at 350 degrees until browned on top. I generally halve this recipe and make six cinnamon rolls at a time. When I do that, for example, I cook them for 25 minutes total from the time I turn on the oven. Frost those puppies right when you take them out of the oven. Yum! Heaven on earth! And, a full tummy for my little Kindergartner.  😉

Originally published August 18, 2013.

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The BEST Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe
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Serves: 12 rolls
 
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup frozen vanilla ice cream
  • 1 (12-count) Bag Frozen Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls
Instructions
  1. Combine butter and vanilla ice cream in a saucepan and melt.
  2. Add sugars and heat to boiling, over medium high heat constantly stirring with a whisk.
  3. Bring to a rolling boil while whisking the entire time for two or three minutes.
  4. Remove saucepan from burner and let sit for 15 minutes or so to cool down.
  5. Once cooled put this mixture in to the refrigerator for an hour or so.
  6. Spray glass baking dish with nonstick spray and arrange the frozen cinnamon rolls evenly in the dish.
  7. Give the frozen rolls atleast 2 inches on each side for room to expand or as much room as your dish will allow.
  8. Pour cold caramel mixture over the rolls and set in the oven overnight.
  9. Store the packet of icing that comes with the rolls in the fridge overnight. You'll use that on top of the rolls once they're cooked in the morning.
  10. In the morning do not take the rolls out of the oven.
  11. They will remain in the oven while preheating.
  12. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees until browned on top.
  13. ** I generally halve this recipe and make six cinnamon rolls at a time. When I do that, for example, I cook them for 25 minutes total from the time I turn on the oven.
  14. Frost those puppies right when you take them out of the oven. Yum!

Originally published August 2013.

FAMILY FAVORITE! I'll never make rolls out of the tube again! Cinnamon rolls, easy & best - brown sugar as a key ingredient, too! These are moist and absolutely delicious - saving this pin for sure!