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Pillsbury Canned Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Right out of the refrigerated section at the grocery store you can buy a few cans of these and make one of our canned cinnamon roll recipe ideas here. Enjoy these Easy Monkey Bread recipes for breakfast or dessert with your family this weekend. Our family favorite comfort food that’s sticky and sweet.

Canned Cinnamon Roll Recipes

We have a lot of frozen cinnamon roll recipes you can follow as well but these are faster. Just pop the ready made biscuits open to make this cinnamon sugar monkey bundt cake. If you are new to this family style served treat you are in for a real treat. (affiliate links present)

Canned Cinnamon Roll Recipes

The first one we will share using this popular main ingredient is our Pillsbury Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread. I know, sounds amazing right? Somewhat similar in flavor to this one but baked in a loaf pan instead. Many times diced apples are included into the layers too which is incredible. You could use chocolate chips instead too.

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Now let’s talk about the cooler months. In the Fall around Thanksgiving or Christmas time we all want spiced flavors right? To do that I integrate pumpkin puree and a brown sugar butter mixture poured over the top. OH yes I did with this Caramel Pumpkin Monkey Bread. Killer doesn’t even begin to describe this one.

Canned Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls Recipes

Diced or dried fruits like apples, raisins or dried cranberries are great too. Pillsbury Apple Monkey Bread uses fresh Granny Smiths for texture and give it a caramel like flavor with each and every bite. One great thing about using these rolls other than saving time is the frosting is included!! Don’t throw those babies away.

What you need to make the basics are 3 ingredients. Seriously, that is it. Now there is another way to get this done but it is much more time consuming. You can combine cinnamon and more sugar to dip and coat each cut piece in and layer it from there. The sugar will dissolve and create the sticky sweet, or just pour butter and sugar over the top of the whole thing.

  • Cans of cinnamon rolls refrigerated or thawed from frozen for 30 minutes and quartered
  • Melted butter
  • Brown sugar

Once you have the basics down you can add different toppings if you like beyond the frosting packet. Like with our Cherry Cheesecake Monkey Bread I poured some pie filling and marshmallow creme + cream cheese piping as well. I know, sweet, but a kid fave.

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls Recipes

Walmart Cinnamon Rolls

There are many store bought cinnamon rolls out there. Pillsbury is the name brand but stores typically have their own too. I will say that there is a difference, in size and quality if you ask me. The refrigerated cinnamon roll dough has more oomph with one that is a bit more expensive. Just spend the extra $, it’s worth it.

If you’re going to add fruit like our Cinnamon Roll Peach Cobbler, choose frozen as they will defrost as it bakes.

  • Cut each cinnamon roll dough piece into 4 pieces.
    • set aside cream cheese frosting to use later
  • Melt butter in a cup and stir in brown sugar (and spices if wanted).
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. (optional you can sprinkle crushed nuts first into bottom of bundt pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray – nuts will end up on top when done)
  • Stack a layer of sliced roll pieces into well sprayed bundt pan
  • Pour 1/3 of the butter mixture on top. Add another 1/3 of your cut rolls and continue pouring 1/3 of the butter mix on that. Finish with a final layer of dough and remaining butter mix on top.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until the dough is fully cooked in middle and the top is starting to brown.
  • Remove and let cool for 10 minutes on a cooling rack.

Place a large plate on top and use pot holders to hold sides of pan and flip over. Lift off pan, can drizzle frosting that came in rolls on top of the whole thing, or whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a bit of milk. Then pull apart to enjoy.

Walmart Cinnamon Rolls

How to Open Cinnamon Rolls

Most canned cinnamon rolls come in a cylindrical can with a pull-tab or a pop-open cardboard container. Look for a label or instructions that indicate where to open the can. It will be labeled and usually a triangular piece in the corner near the rim of the silver end.

  1. If there’s a pull-tab, gently pull it in the direction indicated on the label. If it’s a cardboard container, locate the seam where it can be opened. Use a butter knife or your fingers to gently pry it open.
  2. Once the can or container is open, carefully unroll the pre-made cinnamon rolls one by one, keeping them intact. They are typically tightly wound together.
  3. Set the packet of frosting aside to use once they are baked if you’d like.

Below are step by step instructions for this fun cinnamon roll hack you’ll love with a squirt of whipped cream on every bite. Our favorite breakfast recipe is you don’t have time for homemade cinnamon rolls but want that sticky sweet treat still.

monkey bread with grands cinnamon rolls

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Canned Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon rolls, pillsbury, recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 141kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • Cut each cinnamon roll dough piece into 4 pieces. Melt butter in a cup and stir in brown sugar (and spices if wanted). Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. (optional you can sprinkle crushed nuts first into bottom of bundt pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray – nuts will end up on top when done)
  • Stack a layer of sliced roll pieces into well sprayed bundt pan. Pour 1/3 of the butter mixture on top. Add another 1/3 of your cut rolls and continue pouring 1/3 of the butter mix on that. Finish with a final layer of dough and remaining butter mix on top.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until the dough is fully cooked in middle and the top is starting to brown.
  • Remove and let cool for 10 minutes on a cooling rack. Place a large plate on top and use pot holders to hold sides of pan and flip over. Lift off pan, can drizzle frosting that came in rolls on top of the whole thing, and then pull apart to enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts
Canned Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Saturated Fat 0.03g0%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.002g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.002g
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 0.02g0%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 0.1g0%
Vitamin A 0.4IU0%
Vitamin C 0.04mg0%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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