Canned Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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These easy cinnamon roll waffles are a serious crowd pleaser, made with canned Pillsbury cinnamon rolls that are cooked in a waffle maker until crispy and golden brown while soft and fluffy in the center – just like any waffle should be!

Plate of cinnamon roll waffles with icing.


 

This quick and easy cinnamon roll waffles recipe takes only a few minutes to assemble and cook. Serve them as a breakfast treat or dessert with your favorite toppings, such as maple syrup, whipped cream, caramel sauce, or homemade Cinnamon Roll Icing.

If you and the family love waffles, don’t miss out on these Bisquick Mix Waffles, Cake Mix Waffles, and Crispy Tater Tot Waffles. You can even learn How To Cook Frozen Waffles In Air Fryer here!

Why you should make canned cinnamon rolls in a waffle maker

Quick: The perfect breakfast if you want something fun and fast. They can be cooked in your waffle maker in just 3 minutes!

Convenient: Enjoy everything great about canned cinnamon rolls without waiting for them to bake in the oven!

Versatile: These cinnamon roll waffles are perfect as a breakfast treat or a dessert – serve them with whipped cream, ice cream, caramel sauce, chopped candy, and more.

Loved by all: These easy cinnamon roll waffles are a real crowd pleaser, loved by adults and kids alike!

What you need for waffle iron cinnamon rolls

  • Waffle maker – This recipe works with most waffle irons that are a standard size. If you’re using a larger waffle maker or a Belgian waffle iron, combine cinnamon rolls and roll them together, or use jumbo cinnamon rolls. A mini waffle maker is another option.
  • Canned cinnamon rolls – I’ve used the regular-size tube of canned cinnamon rolls, which is usually 12.4 oz. You could use the larger variety, but they will require additional cooking time and aren’t as great as the smaller size, from my experience. Use Pillsbury or another brand of your choice.
  • Non-stick cooking spray – A butter spray can also be used. You won’t need non-stick spray if you have a non-stick waffle maker.
Can of cinnamon rolls and a mini waffle maker.

How to make canned cinnamon roll waffles

Step 1: Turn the waffle maker on and set it to medium heat. Lightly coat the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2: Place one cinnamon roll in the center of a mini waffle maker or one roll on each square or triangle when using a regular waffle maker.

Cinnamon roll in a waffle maker.

Step 3: Close the top of the waffle maker and press down to flatten the roll’s.

Step 4: Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the waffle turns golden brown.

Cinnamon roll in waffle iron.

Step 5: Serve the waffles with the packaged canned icing or syrup.

How to store leftovers

Store: Once completely cool, store leftover waffles (iced or plain) in an airtight container or storage bag in the fridge for up to 5 days. These easy cinnamon roll waffles will soften the longer they are stored.

Freeze: Store these cinnamon roll waffles in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature or in the fridge overnight.

Reheat your stored cinnamon roll waffles in a toaster until slightly crispy on the outside and warmed through. You could also reheat them in the air fryer.

Topping ideas

These Pillsbury cinnamon rolls are delicious with the canned icing that comes with the canned cinnamon rolls, but you can also add the following toppings:

Tips for making cinnamon roll waffles

  • Don’t spray a non-stick waffle maker with non-stick cooking spray, as it will leave a residue and cause the non-stick waffle maker to lose some of its non-stick quality over time.
  • Always preheat the waffle maker before adding the canned cinnamon rolls for best results.
  • You can press the canned cinnamon rolls between your palms to flatten them slightly before adding them to the waffle maker, but don’t flatten them too much. I added the canned cinnamon rolls to the waffle maker and pressed the cover down gently, and it turned out perfectly.
  • Placing the freshly cooked waffles on a wire rack will allow them to cool without turning soggy from trapped moisture.
  • If you add toppings to these easy cinnamon roll waffles, let them cool slightly; otherwise, the toppings could melt.
  • The cinnamon roll waffles should be slightly crispy on the outside and still soft and fluffy on the inside when cooked. Don’t let your cinnamon roll waffles burn. If in doubt, check on them after 2 minutes.
  • For variety, consider using Pillsbury’s limited edition canned cinnamon rolls.
Hand holding a cinnamon roll waffle.

Be sure to let me know if you make these waffles in the comments or tag me on Instagram.

Breakfast side dishes

Try serving one of these amazing recipes as a side to your waffles.

  • Yogurt parfait – Filled with yogurt, fresh fruit, and granola.
  • Hash browns – Simple frozen hash browns.
  • Eggs – Easy scrambled eggs for some protein.
  • Iced coffee – Don’t forget about your coffee.
Plate of cinnamon roll waffles with icing.
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Canned Cinnamon Roll Waffles

By Heather
Learn how to make canned cinnamon rolls in a waffle maker. These cinnamon roll waffles are simple and delicious.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Servings: 8 waffles

Equipment

  • 1 waffle maker

Ingredients 

  • 1 can refrigerated canned cinnamon rolls

Instructions 

  • Turn the waffle maker on and set it to medium heat. Lightly coat the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place one cinnamon roll in the center of a mini waffle maker or one roll on each square or triangle when using a regular waffle maker.
  • Close the top of the waffle maker and press down to flatten the roll's.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the waffle turns golden brown.
  • Serve the waffles with your favorite topping.

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Fat: 4.5g | Sodium: 350mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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