Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups

Delicious Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups – a simple and yummy breakfast treat. White bread flattened and rolled with a cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture, dipped in butter, cinnamon, and sugar!

We love simple breakfast recipes that also work as a quick and easy snack/treat. If you like these cream cheese roll ups, you’ll definitely want to try Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls, and Cinnamon Twists!

Cream Cheese Roll Ups on a white plate

Cinnamon + Cream cheese

I admit that we don’t really have the time to make a good breakfast on weekday mornings. The kids have cereal, toast, yogurt or bagels. Having said that, we try to have breakfast for dinner and especially like to make sweet breakfast dishes on the weekend, and for holidays.

On the weekends, we have all sorts of delicious breakfast recipes that we have come to love (like Cinnamon Rolls and French Toast Bake) and one of those recipes are these Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups.

They are a super simple and quick treat that are filled with cream cheese and covered in a crunchy cinnamon and sugar crust. We usually have all the ingredients on hand too, which is nice. Even the kids like to get in the kitchen and help me make them (they’re really that easy!)

Bread slices spread with cream cheese

How to Make Cream Cheese Roll Ups:

We love that these are easy and that the kids can help make them.

BREAD. To begin these roll ups, cut off the crust of the bread and flatten with a rolling pin.

FILLING. In a small bowl combine cream cheese and powdered sugar until well blended. Spread 1 – 2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture onto each flattened bread piece and roll up.

CINNAMON SUGAR. In another bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Dip each rolled bread into melted butter and then into the cinnamon/sugar mixture and place on an un-greased cookie sheet.

BAKE. Repeat for the remaining bread pieces and bake at 350 for 16-20 minutes. Serve warm and watch these bad boys disappear in about .2 seconds.

How to store/reheat cream cheese roll ups? Place in a Ziploc bag or air-tight container and put in fridge for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, use the microwave or reheat on low in the oven.

Cream cheese roll ups being rolled in cinnamon sugar

Change it uP!

There are so many ways to change up this recipe to your liking. We will give you some suggestions below, but be sure to comment and let us know what you’d add to these bad boys.

  • Add mini chocolate chips to the cream cheese filling
  • Add chopped nuts to the cream cheese filling
  • Substitute wheat bread for the white (but make sure it is still soft enough to be flattened)
  • Add nutmeg or pumpkin spice to the cinnamon sugar coating for more of a fall flavor
  • Use different flavors of cream cheese

However you make them, we have a feeling they’re delish!

Cinnamon cream cheese roll ups stacked on a white plate

If you’re looking to try a new breakfast treat then I highly recommend this one. They’re best served warm but can be eaten at any temp. No matter when you eat them, I can promise you that they won’t last long. 😉

For more great cinnamon treats, check out:

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups Recipe

4.83 from 51 votes
Delicious Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups - a simple and yummy breakfast treat. White bread flattened and rolled with a cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture, dipped in butter, cinnamon, and sugar!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 331 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf white bread thin slices
  • 5 1/2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

Instructions
 

  • Cut off the crust of the bread.
  • With a rolling pin, flatten bread.
  • In a small bowl combine cream cheese and powdered sugar until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl combine sugar and cinnamon - set aside.
  • Spread 1 - 1½ tablespoons of cream cheese mixture onto each flattened bread piece and roll up.
  • Dip each rolled bread into melted butter and then into the cinnamon and sugar mix.
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Repeat for remaining pieces of bread.
  • Bake at 350 for 16-20 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.
  • ENJOY!

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 Recipe adapted from Fashionable Foodie.

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    MAde as directed. Super simple, Elegant enuf for the daintiest finger food OBJECTOR. lol Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful no fail ! Woke up this morning with my head EMBEDDED on my keyboard. Sheep must of finally caught up to me as I was reading non stop all of your recipes. Great Photo’s! Great site!

      1. such a cute little recipe I think I messed it up though, I had no cinnamon so I used ground nutmeg and pepper it tasted weird I do not recommend.

  2. 5 stars
    These are awesome, just dont over cook, man the sugar gets hard. Second batch was on the money. thanks for An awesome sweet treat.

  3. I’Ve made these For over 30 years & never feel the need to add powdered sugar to the cream cheese…Decadent enough… matter of taste and so far no complaints!

    1. I personally have not tried, so I can’t say for sure about a time. Maybe start at 10 minutes, then add a min until they are done. Maybe 8-10 minutes.

    1. I personally have not tried freezing them, so I can’t say for certain how they hold up. I would try just freezing a couple to see & the rest in the fridge.

  4. 5 stars
    Tasted like a churro but better with the cream cheese filling 😋 yummy as is but.. I kinda wanna trip whip cream and strawberry/chocolate drizzle. Saving this recipe i WILL make again. Only issue was some cream cheese oozed out and some of them broke open but I just stuffed back in the goodie back into the roll lol not caring if its pretty or not. Think i need some practice trying to prevent that.

  5. 5 stars
    Even with mistakes these turn out so good. I’m 82 years old and I get mixed up easy when mixing. Today I inadvertently added the butter to the cream cheese and powdered sugar. I rolled them up anyway and dipped them in another bowl of melted butter, and rolled in the sugar and cinnamon. I thought they would turn out greasy or runny, but they were wonderful with a nice buttery taste which cut the sweetness of the powdered sugar…and they were just as crispy. I thought they might be soggy. Super good. I used honey pecan cream cheese.

    1. Honey pecan cream cheese sounds divine! I’m happy they turned out so well for you! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        These never need to be stored or frozen at my house. They are gobbled up faster than I can make them. Love this recipe. It sits in the front of my recipe box. Thanks for sharing.

  6. 5 stars
    Well … I was reading several different french toast recipes this morning and I accidentally mixed 2 of them together. I realized it before I actually started the cooking process but it looked like it would be good so I thought why not just wing it. And so far I think that it was a good idea. I made the egg mixture like I would if I were making regular French toast and I went ahead and made the rolls and dip them in the mixture and fry them and then put them in the sugar and cinnamon and now I’m baking them hopefully they’ll be delicious they smell it and look it

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