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30 Minute Quick Cinnamon Rolls

These quick cinnamon rolls are amazing! Just 30 minutes from start to finish and packed with caramel and cinnamon inside with an easy vanilla glaze.

quick cinnamon rolls

I LOVE fresh cinnamon rolls, but I’m not a from scratch kinda’ girl typically that’s why these 30 minute quick cinnamon rolls are the bomb! (originally posted 12/16, affiliate links present)

We used to make “from scratch” on Christmas morning but by the time they rose. We were distracted a hundred times with everything going on that day, and they were ready to come out of the oven it was literally lunch time.

how to make cinnamon rolls

So…I was bound and determined to find a way to create a semi-homemade cinnamon roll recipe that was almost as good as those but could be done quickly. These worked great!

I added caramel bits to these because well, why not??!! Literally from start to finish they take just 30 minutes and are super flaky!

Every Christmas we like to make homemade pumpkin cinnamon rolls, or semi homemade in this case. Along with our crockpot breakfast casserole it’s a great way to start the busy day.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

This year I thought I’d like something a bit quicker than years before where we’ve made them from scratch because we were going to travel to relatives houses and wouldn’t have much time.

This was my trial run to see if my fast cinnamon rolls would turn out and it worked!!

30 minute caramel cinnamon rolls

This is seriously how easy they are to make. You just need 1 can crescent sheet (just like crescent rolls without the perforations), cinnamon, sugar, butter, and if you want to add caramel bits it’s super delicious.

 If you have ever made cinnamon rolls you make them the same way, you can just eliminate the lengthy process of making and letting the dough rise.

Here’s how we make them and the recipe:

quick cinnamon rolls

Quick cinnamon rolls

  1. Crescent roll sheet – different from individual crescent rolls
  2. Butter
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Sugar
  5. Caramel bits – seriously these make them really good

Along with liking quick cinnamon rolls, I don’t spend time on the topping either. I just spoon some vanilla or cream cheese frosting into a bowl, microwave for about 10 sec. and pour on top.

Your 30 minute caramel cinnamon rolls are done! If you love this recipe you should try our easy caramel monkey bread or Rhodes monkey bread with chocolate too. Perfect for the holidays!

quick cinnamon rolls

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Quick cinnamon rolls

These quick cinnamon rolls are amazing! Just 30 minutes from start to finish and packed with caramel and cinnamon inside with an easy vanilla glaze.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon rolls, quick, semi homemade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 149kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Unroll crescent sheet. 
  • Use the back of a spoon to evenly spread a thin later of softened butter on top. 
  • Mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle a fairly thick later on top of your butter followed by your caramel bits. 
  • Roll from one end all the way up. 
  • Use a sharp knife to cut pcs. approx. 1″ thick of your cinnamon rolls. 
  • Place into a pie plate or square pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray well and place in oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 min. or until golden brown on top. 
  • Pour melted vanilla frosting on top and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Quick cinnamon rolls
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 272mg12%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sunday 16th of August 2020

They all fell apart but were tasty!


Wednesday 7th of December 2016

Hello Justine ! I am happy to find another beauty at your place: simple and tasteful ! Thank you and have a nice day !

The Typical Mom

Thursday 15th of December 2016


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