Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

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Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls couldn’t be tastier OR easier! This recipe makes this delicious morning treat as simple as ever. Top with pecans and icing and you can’t go wrong.

puff pastry cinnamon roll with pecans

i know what this looks like and yes, i am obsessed with puff pastry.

The first step is admitting it, right? I freaking love pre-made puff pastry. There, I said it. Anywhooo, this puff pastry cinnamon roll recipe is the best! It’s so simple, and you really don’t need very many ingredients. The steps are super easy, and it will leave you feeling pret-ty good about yourself.

puff pastry cinnamon roll with pecans

why i love these puff pastry cinnamon rolls

There is nothing like cinnamon rolls for breakfast. They have always been one of my all time favorite morning treats. Usually I just pop open a can, but sometimes I like to put a little more work into it. Also, is it just me or is popping that can open basically torture? Eyes winced while you squeeze it and wait for the POP! Well, consider this homemade cinnamon roll recipe anxiety-free! You won’t feel anything but zen while you prepare this tasty dish.

ingredients you’ll need

  • Puff Pastry
  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Pecans (optional)
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Milk

how to make puff pastry cinnamon rolls

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Toast the pecans on a baking sheet for about 10-12 minutes, checking to make sure they don’t burn at the end. Finely chop them once they are done baking and set aside (these will go on top).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Lightly flour a surface (like a large cutting board), and unfold your puff pastry, making sure the lines are vertical.

puff pastry cinnamon roll with pecans

Brush the pastry with half of the melted butter, reserving the rest for the second puff pastry. Leave a 1 inch border.

puff pastry cinnamon roll with pecans

3. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the butter.

puff pastry cinnamon roll with pecans

Roll the pastry from bottom to top, ending with the seem side down. Cut into 8 equal pieces. Repeat all above steps with the second sheet of puff pastry.

puff pastry cinnamon roll with pecans

Arrange evenly on your baking sheet spiral side up. Bake on 350°F for 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire baking rack.

puff pastry cinnamon roll with pecans

While your cinnamon rolls are cooling, make the icing. Combine the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until you get your desired consistency.

Top the puff pastry cinnamon rolls with chopped pecans. Drizzle with icing, serve warm, and enjoy!

puff pastry cinnamon roll with pecans

tips for making this recipe

I use Pepperidge Farm pre-made puff pastry. You can find them in the frozen section of the grocery store, usually by the ice cream.

Make these the night before and bake in the morning for a quick and delicious breakfast! Refrigerate the unsliced roll for up to a day.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls couldn't be tastier OR easier! This recipe makes this delicious morning treat as simple as ever. Top with pecans and icing and you can't go wrong.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 cinnamon rolls
Cost $5

Equipment

  • baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup raw pecans
  • 1 package puff pastry
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar light or dark
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Toast the pecans on a baking sheet for about 10-12 minutes, checking to make sure they don't burn at the end. Finely chop them once they are done baking and set aside.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Lightly flour a surface and unfold your puff pastry, making sure the lines are vertical. Brush the pastry with half of the melted butter. Leave a 1 inch border.
  • Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the butter.
  • Roll the pastry from bottom to top, ending with the seem side down. Cut into 8 equal pieces. Repeat all above steps with the second sheet of puff pastry.
  • While your cinnamon rolls are cooling, make the icing. Combine the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until you get your desired consistency. Top the puff pastry cinnamon rolls with chopped pecans, drizzle with icing, and enjoy!
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