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Mini Cinnamon Buns

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 mini cinnamon buns 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

30 minutes, no yeast required, adorable and delicious mini cinnamon buns. You can’t stop at one (or 4!).


Ingredients

Scale

Rolls

  • 18oz tube crescent roll dough
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ground cinnamon
  • light or dark brown sugar

Maple Icing

  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon milk (I used almond milk)
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C) (or whatever your tube of crescent roll instructs). Spray 16 tins of a mini muffin pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Make the mini cinnamon buns: Flour your counter surface to prevent sticking, roll out half of the dough (4 triangles) and close the seams together by pinching. Flip over and pinch those seams together as well.
  3. Smooth out the seams with a rolling pin OR cover the dough with parchment paper and roll over with a glass cup. You want the dough to be totally smooth and 1/4″ thick.
  4. Brush with 1 tbsp melted butter and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Use as much or as little as you prefer. Roll into a log and cut into 8 equal buns.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 with the other half of the crescent roll dough. Place 16 buns into the prepared muffin tins. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the buns are lightly browned. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes and spoon icing over top each bun.
  6. Make the icing: Whisk together maple syrup and milk in a small bowl. Stir in confectioners’ sugar until no sugar lumps appear in the glaze. Spoon over warm cinnamon buns.

Notes

  1. Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats.

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