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March 15th, 2013
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Mini-Cinnamon Rolls Recipe (Made with biscuits!)

Mmmm, mmmm good! Cinnamon rolls are just so delicious! The are fun to make, they smell so great when they’re baking and oh ya…they taste great! There is absolutely nothing wrong with them. Well… they are not too good for the waistline and they take a LONG time to make. :-(

The solution?

Make mini cinnamon rolls using biscuits!! You are going to love this recipe! Now, you can eat the whole one (or two, or three…) and not feel guilty about it. An added bonus? They are super fast and easy to make! Did I mention they’re also frugal? Is your mouth watering yet?

What You Need

I saw a recipe similar to this on Pinterest, but it used canned crescent rolls. Well, I love crescent rolls as much as the next gal, except I think they’re expensive! What to do, what to do. How about use canned biscuits instead? That’s right, canned biscuits. I can buy biscuits for $0.50 a pop, and that’s without a coupon! Besides biscuits, I used melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. That is it!


The How To

I’ll give the detailed recipe in a second, but I want you to see how I put the biscuits together to make one big piece of dough. First, I laid each one on the counter and spread it out with my fingers. Then I slightly overlapped the next circle and the next and the next, until I used all 10 biscuits (smooshing each biscuit as I went). Think Olympic rings, except I had a row of 3 on top, 4 in the middle, and 3 on the bottom.


Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls (Made with biscuits)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls (Made with biscuits)


  • 2 cans 10 count biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup (or so) brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (or so) cinnamon (I just eye ball them both)


  1. Preheat oven as per the biscuit instructions (mine said 400 F or 200 C).
  2. Generously spray 24 mini muffin cups.
  3. Take each biscuit and 'smoosh' it out flat as much as you can without tearing it. Do it again with the next biscuit, slightly overlapping it with the first biscuit. Continue until you have used all 10 biscuits in one can All of the biscuits overlap the surrounding biscuits (think Olympic rings here, just more of them).
  4. Once all of the biscuits are smooshed and overlapped, I used a rolling pin to help smoosh them and roll then into a rectangle (kind of). Don't worry if this looks like a very sloppy rectangle. You are just trying to use of all of the dough and not leave any holes.
  5. Spread your melted butter evenly over the top of your biscuit-dough-rectangle. Use only as much as you need to cover. I melted 2 tablespoons and didn't need all of it.
  6. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the butter. Again, use as much or as little as you want.
  7. Now, sprinkle your cinnamon over the brown sugar. At this point, feel free to add raisins or nuts if you are so inclined.
  8. Now get rolling! Literally. Roll your dough into a tube. I rolled it from long end to long end so I could make more mini rolls.
  9. Once you have your tube it is time to cut. Your dough will be pretty mushy, but you can use your pizza cutter to slice quickly. Don't worry if they get a little mushed, they will still taste yummy!
  10. Place each piece of cut dough cut side down in the mini muffin pan. I then drizzles the left over butter over the mini cinnamon rolls.
  11. Bake as per the biscuit instructions. I cooked mine for 7-8 minutes.
  12. Mix up the powdered sugar and the milk into a quick glaze. Once cinnamon rolls have cooled slightly - drizzle with the glaze and enjoy!

As you can see from the picture above, they weren’t the prettiest things to look at in the pan, but they tasted super yummy! My family ate them up! Next time I’m thinking I’ll make a double batch. Enjoy!

How much does this cost?

I bought canned biscuits for 4 for $1.25, so I only used 2 of them. After the butter and sugar I am sure it cost me less than $1 to make the 24 mini cinnamon rolls. Our family is making this over and over and over again!

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  • Stacie Dunn -

    I do a recipe similar to this! Mine is a single biscuit flattened…butter, sugar, & cinnamon sprinkled on top, & rolled. Bake 7 min, top again with a wee bit of butter, sugar, & cinnamon…bake 3 more minutes at 350! Yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!

    • Carrie -

      Oh that sounds good! I’ll have to try it out.

  • Lindy -

    These look so good I think I will try this recipe thanks so much.

    • Carrie -

      I hope you love them as much as our family!

  • Alyssa -

    I love, Carrie you are simply amazing. Thank you for all you do. 🙂

    • Carrie -

      Thanks so much Alyssa!

  • Jo -

    Thanks for a quick & simple idea for a church breakfast!

  • jenny -

    Thanks for the recipe! My husband wanted some cinnamon rolls and we only had a cann of biscuits in the fridge. This cameout super dedelicious and I followed the tip anothe commenter posted about adding butter , cinnamon and sugar and the glazing them for another 2 mins. I also made some icing with cream cheese, sugar and a bit of water. I will be doing more of these for sure!

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