Quick & Easy Cinnamon Rolls

  • Yield : 10 rolls
  • Prep Time : 7m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 22m

First off, I won’t pretend that these are healthy or remotely good for you.  But let’s have a sweet break now and again.

I saw something similar to these online, and I had to give it a try.  So here’s the challenge: I made these in under 25 minutes, from ingredients, to making the icing and doing the dishes while they cooked, to eating – can you beat my best?

In total, I spent under $6.00 for everything I needed, which means this cost about .60 cents a roll.  Enjoy!


  • 1 package of crescent rolls in a tube (Pillsbury are vegan)
  • 2 softened tablespoon of vegan butter/margarine (I used Earth Balance)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of soy/almond/rice milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350

Step 2

Pop open the crescent rolls and roll the dough into a ball, kneading it to work out the perforations.

Step 3

Using a rolling pin, roll it out into a rectangle.

Step 4

spread 1 tablespoon of margarine over the dough, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and sprinkle it onto the margarine and smooth out.

Step 5

Roll the dough up into a long roll and use a sharp knife to cut into 1 inch discs.

Step 6

Put the discs into a lightly oiled muffin tin (a baking sheet will do if you're short a muffin tin), and bake until golden brown - about 15 minutes.

Step 7

While cooking, mix the margarine and 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar with a hand mix. Alternate milk, remaining sugar, and vanilla beating until smooth. Add soy milk or sugar to get the consistency you prefer.

Step 8

Frost and enjoy!

Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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Comments (3)

  1. posted by Kristine Joslyn on November 12, 2014

    I dont know if it’s vegan (still learning ingirdents), but there is a crescent roll seamless sheet that may be worthwhile for this 🙂


  2. posted by chuchidrache on December 6, 2014

    This recipe sounds delicious… I don’t want to come off smartass, but making your own dough is pretty simple and even cheaper. You can make a yeast-dough in the evening and put it in the fridge over night. Process the next day just as the recipe above. My basic yeast recipe would be: 500g flour, a little sugar (1tbsp or more, if you want sweeter pastry), 1 tbsp dried yeast (mix the dry ingredients well) add 6 tbsp oil (I like rapsseed, but coconut makes a great taste for pastries, too) and approx. 300 ml liquid (plant-milk of choice or just plain water) knead dough carefully, cover with a lid and put in fridge for at least 8 hours.

  3. posted by Leah on January 18, 2015

    Sweet and easy, thank you! Next time I will use a little less almond milk and vanilla in the frosting because it was a little runny and I like my frosting a little thicker, but what a simple mix, we loved it.


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