Easy Cinnamon Rolls Using Frozen Bread Dough

Cinnamon roll
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Ratings (16)
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 20 Rolls (20 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
94 Calories
5g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20 Rolls (20 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 16mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These cinnamon rolls are relatively easy, made with frozen bread dough and a delicious cinnamon filling.


  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough (thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Roll the thawed dough into a rectangle about 18x6 inches. Brush with the melted butter.

  2. Combine brown sugar, chopped nuts, and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Starting at long edge, roll dough up, jelly-roll fashion; moisten edges and seal.

  3. Cut the roll into 20 slices.

  4. Place rolls, cut side down, into two lightly buttered round cake pans. Let rise for about 1 1/2 hours, until doubled. Drizzle the cream evenly over both pans of rolls (about 2 1/2 tablespoons over each pan of rolls) then bake at 350 F for 25 minutes.

  5. Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla, adding more sugar or milk if necessary to thin or thicken. Drizzle the icing mixture over rolls while they're still warm.