Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Buttery and fluffy puff pastry cinnamon rolls, glazed with vanilla icing. Our shortened version uses store bought puff pastries for a quick and easy breakfast idea!

photo of the puff pastry cinnamon rolls recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Looking for an easy, delicious breakfast or brunch that will be insanely popular? Look no further than these easy puff pastry cinnamon rolls.

They’re like the traditional favorite, but made so much easier with a sheet of flaky buttery puff pastry. There’s almost nothing that I, Rebecca love more than a good cinnamon roll and iced coffee for brunch.

But these puff pastry cinnamon rolls are definitely winning my heart right now. They are insanely quick and easy to make and bake!

There’s just four ingredients (ok, six if you count the icing). And they come together and bake up so fast. You can have them ready to serve in about 30 minutes.

So move over, traditional cinnamon rolls! There’s a new recipe in town. And we can all sleep in without having to worry about rolling out yeast dough.

photo of the easy puff pastry cinnamon rolls recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Ingredients Needed To Make Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

Puff pastry — You save so much time when substituting store bought puff pastries in lieu of yeast dough.

Melted butter

Brown sugar

Ground cinnamon

Toasted sliced almonds — This is an optional ingredient, but it’s what it sets this apart from your usual cinnamon roll recipes. Plus, the almonds add a crunch to the ooey-gooey goodness!

photo of the store bought puff pastry rolled out by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Working With Puff Pastry

Most grocery stores will have puff pastry dough in their freezer section, and that works great for this recipe!

Make sure to let it thaw according to the directions on the box before making the cinnamon rolls.

To keep the dough from sticking, work on a lightly floured surface. You can also sprinkle sugar or ground cinnamon on the surface or work on parchment paper.

If you want to make it yourself, a quick puff pastry recipe comes together in minutes. It will also freeze for up to a month or stay in the refrigerator for 3-4 days before being used.

This recipe is also incredibly easy to double! Just get out two sheets of puff pastry and double your cinnamon filling.

photo of the quick puff pastry cinnamon rolls hot out of the oven by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

How To Make Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

First, preheat your oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment lined paper.

Next, remove your store bought puff pastry from the refrigerator and unfold and roll the dough out on a cutting board.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and spread it over the puff pastry. It may harden a bit when it is on the cold pastry, but that’s ok!

Mix together ¼ cup of brown sugar and 1 ½ tsp. of ground cinnamon. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the melted butter and spread it into an even layer. Gently press it into the pastry to help it stick.

Roll the pastry up starting with the edge farthest from you. You should have a small log with a swirl of cinnamon sugar inside.

With a sharp flat edged knife, trim any unevenness off of the ends of the roll. Cut the rest of the log into sections about 1” thick.

Turn each roll onto it’s side so that the swirl is face up. They will look small, but since it’s puff pastry, they’ll puff up and get bigger when they’ve baked.

Bake the cinnamon rolls for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. The centers should look flaky and puffed.

Now it is time to make your glaze!

photo of the vanilla frosting being drizzled on the puff pastry cinnamon rolls by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

How To Make The Vanilla Icing

While the rolls are baking, combine the powdered sugar with the vanilla extract and milk in a small bowl.

Stir until you have a smooth glaze that runs off the spoon in thick ribbons.

Once the rolls are out of the oven, drizzle it over them.

Optional Ingredient | Adding Almonds

If you want to make your puff pastry cinnamon rolls a little bit fancy, try adding some toasted almonds!

Spread a quarter cup of almonds on the baking sheet and put them in the oven while it while it preheats to 400 F for your cinnamon rolls.

Check on them every few minutes until they’ve become aromatic and developed a slightly toasted, golden brown color.

This should take about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how hot your oven is. You’ll also know when they are ready when they have a warm almond scent.

Sprinkle the toasted almonds on top of the cinnamon sugar layer, then roll the pastry and cut as usual.

The swirl may look a bit looser with the almonds inside. But it fill in when the cinnamon rolls have baked and puffed up.

photo of homemade puff pastry cinnamon rolls with vanilla glaze and almonds by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Can You Make The Cinnamon Rolls Ahead Of Time?

As with most baked goods, puff pastry is usually best the day it’s baked.

However, you may bake homemade cinnamon runs ahead of time. Just store them unfrosted in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days.

Place them in an oven preheated to 350° degrees for a few minutes to reheat.

close up photo of the puff pastry cinnamon roll filling and glaze by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

More Quick Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Having a household full of kids doesn’t allow me the time (or the energy) to prep and cook an extravagant breakfast. So quick and easy are always my go-to..

For more of our favorite breakfast recipes, check out a few from the archives below —

photo of the graphic recipe card on how to make puff pastry cinnamon rolls by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Easy Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

photo of homemade puff pastry cinnamon rolls with vanilla glaze and almonds by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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5 from 12 votes
Buttery and fluffy puff pastry cinnamon rolls, glazed with vanilla icing. Our shortened version uses store bought puff pastries for a quick and easy breakfast idea!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine baked goods

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Knife

Ingredients

For the cinnamon rolls:

  • 1 puff pastry 9"x9"
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds optional

For the icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 8
Calories: 325kcal

Notes

  • Lightly flour or sprinkle your work surface with sugar or cinnamon to keep the puff pastry from sticking.
  • If you purchase your puff pastry in the freezer section, make sure to thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.

Instructions

To make the cinnamon rolls:

  • Preheat your oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment lined paper.
  • Remove your store bought puff pastry from the refrigerator. Unfold and roll the dough out on a cutting board.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and spread it over the puff pastry. It may harden a bit when it is on the cold pastry, but that’s ok!
  • Mix together ¼ cup of brown sugar and 1 ½ tsp. of ground cinnamon. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the melted butter and spread it into an even layer. Gently press it into the pastry to help it stick.
  • Roll the pastry up, starting with the edge farthest from you. You should have a small log with a swirl of cinnamon sugar inside.
  • With a sharp flat edged knife, trim any unevenness off of the ends of the roll. Cut the rest of the log into sections about 1” thick.
  • Turn each roll onto it’s side so that the swirl is face up. They will look small, but since it’s puff pastry, they’ll puff up and get bigger when they’ve baked.
  • Bake the cinnamon rolls for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the centers look flaky and puffed. The pastry should be golden brown.

To make the vanilla icing:

  • While the rolls are baking, combine the powdered sugar with the vanilla extract and milk in a small bowl.
  • Stir until you have a smooth glaze that runs off the spoon in thick ribbons.
  • Once the rolls are out of the oven, drizzle the icing over them.

To add almonds (optional):

  • Place the sliced almonds on a baking sheet and put them in the oven while it preheats to 400 F for your cinnamon rolls. Check them every few minutes until they’ve become aromatic and developed a slightly toasted, golden brown color. This should take about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how hot your oven is.
  • Sprinkle the toasted almonds on top of the cinnamon sugar layer, then roll the pastry and cut the log as usual. The roll may be a bit looser with the almonds inside.
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  2. Usually I make something like this for the holidays, but this looked so good I decided it didn’t need to be a special occasion! We ate every bite, so tasty!5 stars

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  3. My family loves cinnamon rolls so I was excited to find this recipe using puff pastry! I mean, who doesn’t love puff pastry? :) Well these were INCREDIBLE! I am sharing this recipe with everyone!5 stars

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