10 Things to Make with Store-Bought Cinnamon Rolls

10 things to do with store bought cinnamon rolls


Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite desserts.  They’re warm and gooey and smothered in cream cheese goodness.  The weather has turned into Fall so it’s time to get cozy on the couch with a big blanket and delicious cinnamon roll.

No time to make them from scratch?

That’s alright, there’s no shame in the store-bought kind. Plus, that “pop” from the container always seems to make me giggle.  A cinnamon roll and a laugh?  Why would I want to pass that up?

But even if you do make them from scratch, you can still use these ideas of add-ins and new ways of using the dough.  Some of the original recipes use homemade dough, but you can easily adapt it for the easy store-bought kind.

Apple Cinnamon Rolls:

from Your Cup of Cake

easy apple cinnamon rolls

What you need:

1 can store-bought cinnamon rolls

1 apple, peeled and chopped

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon


Combine your chopped apples with the brown sugar and cinnamon.  Unroll each of your cinnamon rolls and re-roll up with pieces of apple inside!  You can dump the extra apples over the rolls as they bake!  Bake according to instructions on container!

Apple Raisin Cinnamon Rolls: 

from Life in Recipes

apple rasin cinnamon roll

This dough was originally homemade, but use the recipe for the sauce over top and pour that over your apple cinnamon rolls (from above) to make delicious and sticky rolls!

Cream Cheese Filled Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread:

from Cookies & Cups


Okay, this is genius!  Go and make this today!

Orange Cranberry Rolls:

Inspired by The Novice Chef


Okay, I’m sort of cheating…but you can find ORANGE rolls at the store too!  Get those and roll up some cranberries in them for a zesty roll that packs a punch!

Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls:

from Your Cup of Cake


Bake the cinnamon rolls as normal but then make eggnog frosting!

Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls:

inspired by The Pioneer Woman

blueberry rolls

Taking inspiration from the Pioneer Woman’s “Lemon Blueberry Sweet Rolls” add blueberries to your cinnamon rolls and they will taste like amazing and gooey blueberry muffins! Adding a little fruit into them makes them healthy, right?

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls:

from Tablespoon


For the man in your life.  Roll up slices of bacon in each cinnamon roll and bake as normal!

Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust:

from Tablespoon

pie crust

This image went viral on Pinterest last year.  It’s not traditionally made with store-bought rolls but all your need is a sharp knife and you’re good to go!

Cinnamon Roll Waffles:

from Little Bit Funky


Drop the dough in a hot waffle iron for a breakfast that will taste like it came from heaven, and use the cream cheese topping as “syrup.”

Cinnamon Roll French Toast:

from Baker Bettie


Because you add the egg wash, that’s adding protein and making them healthy, right? Yes.


Well that’s all for the round-up! Now go make some cinnamon rolls and snuggle up to a Cary Grant movie! That’s an oder 🙂 


9 thoughts on “10 Things to Make with Store-Bought Cinnamon Rolls

  1. 1

    I think the pie crust is my favorite

  2. 2
    Janet Stewart says:

    I want to print the recipes but not all of the other things on the page..I do not see where you have print recipes???

    • 2.1

      You’ll have to go to the individual sites to print all the recipes. They’re all linked through the title and the specific photo. Note that some of the recipes are homemade, but I explain beneath the photo how you can adapt it for store-bought rolls! How that helps!

  3. 3
    Amber says:

    I can’t wait to try some of these!

  4. 4
    Katafer says:

    IKEA makes the most amazing bread pudding with their stale cinnamon rolls! I think it’s only served on weekends, though.

  5. 5
    madi says:

    I use cresent rolls., open out in one piece and slather with butter sprinkle heavily w/ brown sugar and cinnamon … roll up, slice roll into 6 pieces. (easier if you chill the roll in the freezer for 10 minutes) put in muffin tin back 15-18 min. at 350.When their done mix milk/powdered sugar to thinish consistency drizzle glaze on buns… proceed to stuff your face!

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