Cinnamon Roll Bites

Ooey gooey cinnamon roll bites taste just like cinnamon rolls, but are SO much quicker! They are a tasty make ahead breakfast.

Whenever I need a quick and easy snack for the kids, or even a simple and sweet breakfast dish, these cinnamon bites are the perfect solution. For similar cinnamon-y treats, try Cinnamon and Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls or Cinnamon Twists!

Cinnamon roll bites with glaze being drizzled on

Bite-Sized Cinnamon Treats

We LOVE cinnamon rolls in our family!

Fortunately, I have a 1 hour recipe that is incredible, but when we don’t even have an hour, I love to make these cinnamon roll bites because they’re simple, quick and taste just like cinnamon rolls!

These bite-sized cinnamon treats taste so good straight out of the oven when they’re warm and gooey! AND they’re perfect for special mornings – birthdays, holidays, weekend.

When you’re looking for cinnamon goodness but are short on time, these bites are AMAZING!

Biscuits to make cinnamon roll bite
Biscuit pieces in cinnamon and sugar

only 10 minutes of prep!

The reason these are so quick and easy to make is because you use the canned biscuit dough you buy at the store. The steps are so simple, it only takes like 10 minutes to prepare.

PREP. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 8×8 pan. Place cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.

DOUGH. Cut the biscuit dough into quarters, coat each piece in the cinnamon sugar coating.

BAKE. Place the pieces in the pan, really close together, and cover with melted butter. Bake for 20-22 minutes until the bites are cooked through and browned on the outside.

GLAZE. Mix glaze ingredients until well combined and pour over warm biscuits.

If you’re up to the task, you can use homemade biscuit dough! This is our favorite homemade biscuit dough, and it will take a few extra minutes of prep time, but it is super delicious! Just weigh out 12 ounces of homemade dough on a food scale if you have one.

Cinnamon sugar covered biscuit pieces

Storing Tips

If you’re planning on eating these for breakfast, you can prepare these the night before, cover and store in the fridge, then bake in the morning! I wouldn’t recommend making these any more than a day ahead.

There’s quite a debate on whether you can successfully FREEZE canned biscuit dough. Some people have great luck others do not. Your best bet is to bake the cinnamon bites first.

Prepare bites according to recipe directions. Put them in the oven, but under-bake them by 5 minutes. Let the bites cool completely, then cover with plastic wrap and again with aluminum foil. Label and FREEZE for 1-2 months.

When you’re ready to eat them, thaw in the fridge. Heat oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 10-12 minutes or until bites have finished baking. Cover with glaze and enjoy!

I hope you like this treat. You can have it for dessert, breakfast, or for a snack. It’s so good! I hope you can come back again soon for more yummy treats from me.

Cinnamon roll bites recipe

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Cinnamon Roll Bites Recipe

4.96 from 22 votes
Ooey gooey cinnamon roll bites taste just like cinnamon rolls, but are SO much quicker! They are a tasty make ahead breakfast.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 280 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 12 oz refrigerated biscuits
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Glaze

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease 8×8 pan.
  • Place cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  • Cut biscuits in 4 and dip in cinnamon/sugar mixture until coated.
  • Place in pan close together and spread melted butter over cut biscuits.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  • Mix glaze ingredients until well combined and pour over warm biscuits.

Video

Adapted from Table for Seven

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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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Comments:

  1. Hi Lily! Great recipe. Glad you got so many Easter eggs today. Thanks for the recipe!! Have a Happy Easter 🙂

  2. I don’t see the step that tells what to do with the melted butter. I assume you meant to por the melted butter over the rolls rather than ‘melted sugar’. Just wanted to clarify as I didn’t see it in the pictures either. They were yummy and easy to make, but I’m wondering whether I needed to pour all that butter on top before baking. Thank you!

  3. Do you know if I could double this and make it in a 9×13 pan? I am going to try this for a Thanksgiving party at work. Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    They were so good but I just used frozen bread dough because I didn’t have anything else. They turned out very good!!

  5. 5 stars
    These are DELICIOUS!! Great breakfast item or dessert. Definitely making them again and again because they were THAT good, and super easy which I love!

  6. 5 stars
    I love these!! I actually modified the recipe a little bit and I use rhodes frozen rolls instead and it is SO good! I just thaw them, cut them into 1/4 pieces and roll them in the cinnamon & brown sugar mixture. then I let them rise and then put butter on them and throw them in the oven. 15/10 recommend trying the recipe like this! I make it all the time and it’s always gone the same day I make it because everyone loves it!

  7. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! The only substitute I made was to use a cream cheese frosting to put on top instead.

  8. 5 stars
    Oh my heavens! These bites are amazing and my kids new favorite breakfast! Such an easy and great surprise for my kids! Can’t wait to make these again. Such a hit here!

  9. 5 stars
    Used to call these monkey pull apart bread! This is a really great family favorite! Great breakfast OR snack!

  10. 5 stars
    I have made these both with canned biscuits and frozen roll dough (thawed). Both ways are delicious! It’s actually scary how easy they are to make, because it is hard to stop eating them!

  11. 5 stars
    Delicious and so easy to throw together with 1 can of biscuits. I liked that the pieces had a slight crust like a cinnamon roll, even after I topped it with icing. I will make this again!

    1. Absolutely delicious! Used butter flavored grand biscuits and they were sooo gooood!! I will make these easy treats over and over again!

  12. 5 stars
    I made this recipe with 8 jumbo biscuits and it still turned out amazing. What a quick easy cinnamon bite hack. Turned out amazing and my oven tends to cook on the hotter side but I had no issues with the time or cook. 10/10 will be making again.

  13. 5 stars
    These Cinnamon Roll Bites are incredible! I double the batch and my family gobbles them up! My oldest son is very picky and does not like many homemade desserts, but these are a hit! I also introduced this recipe to my parents and sister-in-law…they are all hooked ☺️
    Thanks for sharing this super easy and amazing recipe!