Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sweet Inspiration

After seeing this recipe posted on Kevin & Amanda, it looked so good and so simple that I had to try it. I already had all of the ingredients needed, so within minutes I was in the kitchen, whipping up a batch of these easy Baby Cinnamon Buns.

Best Ever, Easiest Cinnamon Buns
How could I ignore this photo Amanda had posted? 

It is super easy and super sweet! Here is all you need:

1 can crescent rolls
1 stick of butter, softened (1/2 stick softened, half melted)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp heavy cream (or use 2 tbsp of milk + 1 tbsp butter)

I always have these ingredients on hand, except the crescent rolls, and I buy those fairly often. I'm thinking I'll be keeping them on hand a little more often.

I softened the butter in the microwave. I happen to have a "Soften" button on mine so that makes it easy but if you don't you could place it on a microwave safe dish and try 50% power for 15-20 seconds and  add a few minutes at a time until the butter is soft but not melted.  Continue with melting the rest of the butter. Mix the melted butter and brown sugar in a pie plate or round cake pan. Unroll the crescent rolls and pinch together seams. Spread the 1/2 stick of softened butter over the crescent roll dough. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon mixture over the butter covered dough, and roll up into a log shape.

Slice the rolled dough into 8 cinnamon rolls. and placed into prepared dish for baking.

Bake in a preheated, 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Top with vanilla glaze by mixing 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 4 tbsp heavy cream (or use 2 tbsp of milk + 1 tbsp butter)

These turned out perfectly! I forgot to add the butter with the milk (to replace the heavy cream) but it was just a little bit thinner glaze but was still very sweet and delicious. The butter and brown sugar bottom created a sweet chewy crust. It was the perfect sweet treat for Christmas Day brunch. 
I'll definitely be making these again! :)


  1. Oh my, that looks so yummy. I don't normally have crescent rolls either, but after seeing this, maybe I will keep them in stock too. :)


    1. It's definitely a quick easy, sweet fix! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  2. I have got to try this. It's so easy and fast! Thanks for sharing it. I'm going to pin it so that I won't forget.

    1. It was definitely the quickest sweet treat I've made in quite some time. And one I'll be doing again. Glad it caught your eye Ro. :)

  3. These look so yummy. I don't know if I can find crescent rolls here in Mexico. I'm on a quest ;-)