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Insanely Delicious Cinnamon Buns

Insanely delicious cinnamon buns with swirls of soft dough oozing with buttery sugar and of course drizzled with nothing else but a rich and delicious cream cheese icing.
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 293kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


Cinnamon Buns

  • 8 oz refrigerated croissant rolls 1 can or refrigerated pizza dough
  • ¼ cup butter melted and a little extra to butter the baking pans
  • 5 tablespoon sugar
    (can use brown sugar or sugar alternatives)
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon -

Cream Cheese Icing

  • ½ cup Whipped Vanilla Frosting
    canned (can use any brand vanilla frosting or buttercream)
  • 2.5 oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 teaspoon whipping cream (can also use milk alternatives like almond milk, etc)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Remove the croissant dough from the can. Press the edges together so that it forms one large rectangle. You can also use refrigerated pizza dough to make these cinnamon buns,
  • Brush the melted butter over the entire surface of the croissant dough.
  • Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the buttered croissant dough. (Feel free to use brown sugar or sugar substitute instead) If you like nuts or raisins or any other additions sprinkle it on the dough evenly.
  • Roll the dough starting at the long side (the 18 inch side) and roll tightly just like you would a sushi roll. If using parchment paper this may assist you to get a tighter roll as you can use this to push and tighten along the way. Do not leave any gaps.
  • Cut up the cinnamon roll just like you would a sushi roll. First cut the roll in half. Then cut the halves in half and again and then cut those halves into 4 slices so you end up with a total of 8 slices. The goal is to end up with uniform slices so it cooks evenly.
  • Butter the bottom of your baking pans with a little butter. Place your cut cinnamon buns in the pan and tightly pack, flat side down so you can see the pretty swirls of cinnamon. A round pie tin works well for this. However, this recipe makes so much that I was able to fill one round 9 inch pie pan
  • Enjoy Tomorrow -If you want to enjoy your delicious cinnamon buns in the morning, cover your pie tins with a little plastic wrap to seal and place in the refrigerator overnight to rest. In the am, take the cinnamon buns out of the refrigerator, remove the plastic wrap and place on the counter for about an hour to rest. If you want to enjoy your cinnamon buns today then skip this step and proceed to step 9. 
  • Bake cinnamon buns for about 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and your house smells amazing.
  • While your cinnamon buns are baking, make the cream cheese icing. In a mixing bowl softened the cream cheese and then add the Pillsberry whipped frosting, vanilla and cream. Mix until well blended. Depending of what type of frosting you are using, you may need to increase the amount of cream to thin the icing.
  • While your cinnamon buns are still hot from the oven, glaze with the decadent cream cheese frosting.
  • Get you kettle on and serve these Insanely Delicious Cinnamon Buns with your favorite cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa. Enjoy!


Refrigerator Croissant rolls make for a fluffy bun but you can also use refrigerated pizza dough as well. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg