Who doesn’t love a nice flakey pastry? Especially when it’s full of cinnamon flavour and not too sweet? My quick and easy cinnamon rolls take less than 10 minutes to put together before baking and taste super indulgent like you’d just picked them up fresh from a bakery.
The secret? Ready rolled puff pastry. I know, it’s not really a secret, but until I tried to make these cinnamon rolls myself I wouldn’t have believed it would work.
An all butter puff pastry would work best for this recipe, but any puff pastry would work, if you want it to be super quick and easy, buy a ready rolled sheet so you cut out the rolling step too.
I’m not sure this can even be counted as a recipe, it’s actually just 3 ingredients, mixed together and spread all over the pastry before being rolled, cut and cooked.
I like to make these as little mini cinnamon rolls, I feel like it tricks your brain into thinking you’re not eating too many (yeah right! You’re gonna wanna devour the whole lot in 1 sitting I’m not gonna lie). But you can easily make them bigger by rolling your pastry up a different way or even cutting them a little thicker depending on your preference.
These quick and easy cinnamon rolls will have your kitchen smelling heavenly and your family will be so impressed when you whip them up as breakfast or a mid morning snack! I hope you’ll give them a go and enjoy them as much as I do.
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Easy Cinnamon Rolls
A quick and delicious cinnamon roll recipe using shop bought puff pastry.
- 1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry or a blocked rolled out to around 0.5cm thickness
- 2 tbsp salted butter softened
- 2 tbsp dark brown muscovado sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 whisked egg or some milk to keep them egg free
Preheat your oven to 180ºc (fan), and line a baking dish with greaseproof paper
Mix together the butter, sugar and ground cinnamon in a bowl until well combined
Unroll your sheet of pastry and place on a flat surface
Spread your butter, sugar and cinnamon mixture evenly over your pastry
This is the part where you decide whether you want really fat rolls or smaller ones, I prefer small ones so roll widest side up. If you like really fat rolls, you can roll up length ways
Cut your rolls with a really sharp knife and then place into your tray
Glaze thoroughly with your egg or milk, then place the whole lot into the oven to bake for around 30 minutes or until the rolls are a nice golden brown colour.
Allow them to cool for 10 minutes in the tray before devouring with a cup of coffee.