Dec 17

Easy Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese “Syrup”

Easy Cinnamon Roll Waffles

I've seen a number of posts on making cookies in a waffle maker, so when I was trying to come up with an easy "recipe" for Great Value refrigerated cinnamon rolls, it occurred to me that it might be fun to try baking them in my Cuisinart Belgian waffle iron.


I was a little nervous that it wouldn't work, thinking they might stick and just be a huge mess, but they came out perfect and delicious! I may never bake my cinnamon rolls again...

Great Value Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Idea

Really the only thing you need is Great Value refrigerated cinnamon roll dough, but if you want to top it with the yummy cream cheese "syrup" I'll share in just a moment, you'll want to pick up all of the following ingredients:

2 cans Great Value cinnamon rolls
powdered sugar
cream cheese
unsalted butter
vanilla extract

You could certainly just use the glaze that comes with the cinnamon rolls, but I think the homemade glaze makes the waffles extra delicious!

Excited for Cinnamon Roll Waffles

I had a couple of kitchen helpers to assist me with this little project -- of course. Fortunately, making cinnamon rolls in a waffle maker is super simple and allows for even young children to help out.

Easy Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Simply heat your waffle iron up -- I used setting #4 on mine, which I think would be somewhere around medium-high if your waffle iron is calibrated differently. When it was done preheating, I brushed the top and bottom of the iron with coconut oil. I'm sure any cooking oil or baking spray would do (well, I guess not olive oil -- that would taste odd).

Then break your refrigerated cinnamon rolls up and place one on each square as pictured above. Close the waffle iron, and they should be done when the automatic timer goes off! I'd say they only took about 60 seconds to cook if you don't have an automatic timer.

Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

Now I'm not particularly a fan of the plain white glaze that comes with most refrigerated cinnamon rolls, so I whipped up this simple cream cheese "syrup" to top our cinnamon roll waffles. It calls for softened cream cheese, but I'll admit I cheated and tossed mine in cold and just had to stir a little longer. Cream cheese syrup + cinnamon roll waffles = perfection!

Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese “Syrup”

Yield: 16 waffles

 Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese “Syrup”

Ingredients:

    For the cinnamon roll waffles:
  • 2 cans Great Value cinnamon rolls
  • For the cream cheese syrup:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions:

    For the cinnamon roll waffles:
  1. Preheat waffle iron to medium-high. This was setting #4 on my waffle maker.
  2. Spray your waffle iron with cooking spray or brush on oil. I used coconut oil and it worked perfectly.
  3. Place one cinnamon roll on each square and close iron.
  4. Bake until golden brown. The automatic timer was perfect for me, but if yours doesn't have one, it was about 60 seconds.
  5. For the cream cheese syrup:
  6. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  7. Stir softened cream cheese into butter, and then whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.
  8. Drizzle over cinnamon roll waffles.

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A few tips:

  • The cinnamon roll waffles don't take long at all, so I mix up the glaze while the waffle iron is heating up. It should stay warm on the stovetop while the waffles are cooking.
  • Use the regular size cinnamon rolls. The Grands! size take longer to cook and make the waffle iron sticky and messy with their extra filling.
  • Gently close the waffle iron. If you mash it down, the waffles will stick.

These cinnamon roll waffles would be the perfect quick and easy special occasion breakfast. I know we'll definitely be making these again on Christmas morning!

Disclosure: I received compensation from Ralcorp and The Motherhood for the time and effort spent creating this post. However, my participation in this program is voluntary and my opinions are my own -- always have been, always will be.

by Tara | 13 comments

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction December 18, 2012 at 10:57 am

What a brilliant (and delicious!) idea!!
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Aggie December 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

Ok, seriously, what a great idea! I’ve never seen this before. My kids would freak (and hubby) if I made these – perfect Christmas morning breakfast!
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Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings December 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm

yum! perfect weekend meel!
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Paula - bell'alimento December 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I’m pretty sure you need an award for this one! My kids would love it. Now to just get a waffle maker ; )
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Sandy @ RE December 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I bet you had happy kids. Looks delish! :)
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Cassie | Bake Your Day December 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I’ve always wanted to use my waffle maker for these. They look amazing!
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Cindy December 19, 2012 at 7:34 am

What a great idea!! Looks Delish! I sure am missing those girls, can’t wait to see them! Love, Mom

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Carrie December 19, 2012 at 10:12 am

These look SO delicious! *YUM*

My babe LOVES cinnamon rolls already – she’d love this recipe! Something a tad bit different than the regular :)

I think I’ll make these for Christmas dessert!

Thanks for posting!

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Angie December 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

These are too cute! I’m going to have to try them!

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JulieD December 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Love love this!! I have the same waffle maker – must make this soon!!
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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles December 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm

What a fun breakfast!!
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Leo December 25, 2012 at 6:14 am

Thank you I’m making these this morning for Xmas thank you for a great delicious recipe n merry Christmas from my family to yours

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Julia January 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

I made these for breakfast this morning. Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe. =)

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