Quick & Easy Cinnamon Rolls

BY : PUBLISHED : May 29th, 2014 UPDATED: August 5th, 2022

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.

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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!

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Quick & Easy Cinnamon Rolls

These are definitely a treat but they are delicious! Everything in moderation. They also take a bit of work to make, but are so worth it.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 rolls
Calories 143 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 1 tube of crescent rolls in a tube (Pillsbury are vegan)
  • 2 Tablespoons of vegan butter/margarine (I used Earth Balance)
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of soy/almond/rice milk
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Pop open the crescent rolls and roll the dough into a ball, kneading it to work out the perforations.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll it out into a rectangle.
  • 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.
  • Roll the dough up into a long roll and use a sharp knife to cut into 1 inch discs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Frost and enjoy!


Sometimes I've seen a tube of crescent dough that is just one rectangle.


Calories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 248mgPotassium: 4mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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