Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

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.

Please do share your creations with me on Twitter and Instagram by tagging me or using #joshicooks, I’d love to see them!

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

A quick and delicious cinnamon roll recipe using shop bought puff pastry.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword cinnamon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 rolls


  • 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


  1. Preheat your oven to 180ΒΊc (fan), and line a baking dish with greaseproof paper 

  2. Mix together the butter, sugar and ground cinnamon in a bowl until well combined

  3. Unroll your sheet of pastry and place on a flat surface  

  4. Spread your butter, sugar and cinnamon mixture evenly over your pastry

  5. 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 

  6. Cut your rolls with a really sharp knife and then place into your tray

  7. 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. 

  8. Allow them to cool for 10 minutes in the tray before devouring with a cup of coffee. 


  1. June 24, 2018 / 10:37 am

    My grandpa loved cinnamon rolls like these πŸ˜€

    • mrspriyajoshi
      June 26, 2018 / 10:58 am

      Thanks Jacqui! 1 batch is never enough in our house πŸ™‚

  2. June 26, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    What a great idea! A great way of getting your cinnamon fix without the hassle of traditional cinnamon rolls. I love ready rolled pastry, such a great time saver.

  3. June 28, 2018 / 6:29 am

    These look and sound marvellous.Cinnamon Rolls are one of life’s great joys as far as I’m concerned.I have a recipe for a Danish Pastry version on my blog that Is in my thoughts at least once a day!I have never tried them with puff pastry and love how simple these are.Perfect for morning coffee or afternoon tea with friends.Massive Yum!Thankyou for sharing with #CookBlogShare

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