Mini Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Icing…and an announcement!

Hey everyone! I’m pregnant!

What? No giant bow around my belly? No adorable picture of a tiny pair of baby shoes next to mine, Eric’s, and Charlotte’s shoes? No quips about a pea in the pod? Not even a sonogram??

I know, I know. I’m terribly unoriginal. Call me morning sick or something.

I’m due April 5th, and Eric and I couldn’t be more excited. We won’t find out the gender for a while yet. Maybe by then I’ll be able to stand up long enough to take a cute picture wearing blue or pink or something else adorably Pinteresting.

But honestly, who needs cute pregnancy announcements when you could just be spending more time staring at these cinnamon rolls? I mean really. The minute I saw the premise of these rolls–using canned crescent rolls for the dough–I about died. Where do people come up with these genius ideas?? You know how crescent rolls have that amazing buttery flakiness thing going on? Yeah, smother that with cinnamon and sugar and icing. Daaaaaah. Oh yeah, and they come together in about 10 minutes. Score! Now I can get back to napping.

When I am pregnant-sick (a better term than morning sickness, which implies that you feel good except in the morning. I think a dude came up with this term. Or somebody who has no idea what they’re talking about…) Anyway, when I am feeling sick the last thing I want is sugar. Give me a glass of milk and a baked potato and I am good to go. So the fact that I threw down 3 of these in about as many minutes really is saying something. If I weren’t feeling yucky, I think 3 would translate into the entire batch. For real. Happy baby cinnamon rolls everyone!

Mini Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Icing


Source: Iowa Girl Eats

Makes 16 mini cinnamon rolls

1 8-ounce tube crescent roll dough
2 tablespoons melted butter
cinnamon
brown sugar

Preheat oven according to crescent roll dough package directions (probably 350).

Roll out all of the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pinch all the seams together. Flip over and pinch the seams on the back side together too, using more flour as necessary.

Using a rolling pin, smooth the seams and try to make the ends even. You can tell I spent a lot of time on this.

Brush with the butter…

and sprinkle with as much cinnamon and brown sugar as you want.

Roll into a log and cut into 16 pieces.

Place mini cinnamon rolls into a non-stick sprayed mini muffin tin. Bake according to package directions, usually about 8-10 minutes, or until they look like this:

Then get your maple icing together:

1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon milk
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Whisk together maple syrup and milk in a bowl. Add in powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over warm cinnamon rolls.

Then eat the entire pan. They’re so tiny, they hardly count, right?

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11 thoughts on “Mini Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Icing…and an announcement!

  1. Super excited for you and your family! (I had a small feeling that you were pregnant, despite the fact I only know you via the internet. I’ve got some kind of sixth sense. I’m the gestation whisperer.)
    These cinnamon rolls look delicious. And deadly to my weight loss goal. Sadly, I am not the self denial whisperer.

  2. baby cinnamon rolls – higher cinnamon-sugar ration to dough – sounds perfect! ami i agree – i can’t make these until after my class reunion :)

  3. Hey Karen, so glad to hear you are expecting another little one. So…Hannah is baking these delicious cinnamon rolls again on a Saturday night. I suggested that we make it a tradition…Hannah baking these little rolls every Saturday night. Yummy!

    • Those look amazing! Also, congrats. You deserve no morning sickness. Unfortunately, these cinnnamon buns probably won’t help you. But just think how good they’ll be when you have two little kids to enjoy, too.

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