Food & Recipes

9 Surprising And Delicious Ways To Use Cinnamon Roll Dough

These foolproof recipes are perfect for every baking level.

Who knew refrigerated cinnamon roll dough could be so versatile? Whether you’re looking for a quick after-school treat or something different to brighten up brunch, there’s a recipe for you!

Take a look at all the ways you can use a tube of cinnamon roll dough — and be sure to stock up the next time you’re at the grocery store.

1. Apple Fritter Cinnamon Roll Bake

If fall makes you think of apple fritters, you’ll love this recipe chock full of apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. This delicious dish from Crazy for Crust will be the highlight of your weekend.

Crazy for Crust

2. Cinnamon Roll Donuts

A cookie cutter, hot oil and a tube of refrigerated cinnamon roll dough is all you need to make these homemade doughnuts. Everyone will want your recipe — but you don’t have to tell them just how easy they are to make! Find the recipe at The BakerMama.

The BakerMama

3. Overnight Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Putting a nutty twist on the traditional Monkey Bread, this recipe from The Seasoned Mom will be a hit with pecan lovers! The best thing about this recipe (other than the cinnamon … mmm) is that it can be prepped the night before.

The Seasoned Mom

4. Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Bowl

What’s more fun than an edible bowl for your ice cream? This clever recipe from Southernly Splendid turns cinnamon roll dough into the perfect dessert dish. Adults will love this kid-friendly dessert, too … if there are any leftover!

Southernly Splendid

5. Slow Cooker Cinnamon Buns

Can you really make cinnamon rolls in the slow cooker? Why, yes, you can! Since it doesn’t involve using the oven, this is a terrific recipe for kids to try. Or use it when your oven is going to be filled with other breakfast foods. Find this recipe at Sugar, Spice & Glitter.

Sugar, Spice & Glitter

6. Cinnamon Roll Churro Bites

These cinnamon-sweet, pop-in-your-mouth treats are accompanied by a spicy chocolate dipping sauce made from the frosting that comes with the refrigerated dough. They’re perfect for a party or weekend snack. Find the recipe at Thyme for Cocktails.

Thyme for Cocktails

7. Bacon Fried Cinnamon Rolls

This decadent recipe combines the best flavors of breakfast: Cinnamon roll dough is wrapped in bacon and fried, then dusted with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a rich maple syrup frosting. Get the recipe at Oh, Bite It. You’re welcome!

Oh, Bite It

8. Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bake

Fall wouldn’t be fall without pumpkin spice, and this easy-peasy recipe delivers the flavors of fall in every tender bite. It calls for two tubes of cinnamon roll dough, so you’ll have enough to serve a crowd — if you feel like sharing, that is. Find the recipe at Averie Cooks.

Averie Cooks

9. Cinnamon Roll Waffles

This is the perfect recipe for mornings when you want a cinnamon roll and a waffle! All you need to create this beautiful and delicious breakfast — other than refrigerated cinnamon roll dough — is a waffle iron and nonstick cooking spray. Get the recipe at Jennifer Meyering’s blog.

Jennifer Meyering