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Pillsbury™ Cinnamon Roll Hacks for the Holidays

Created November 16, 2023
It’s a fact: cinnamon rolls are one of the most delectable treats around. Full of ooey-gooey goodness, just imagining their sweetly spiced aroma wafting through the house is enough to make your mouth water. While this extra special treat is perfect for the holidays, that craveable cinnamon flavor is amazing any day of the year. That’s why the Doughboy is here to provide easy and inventive cinnamon roll hacks.

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You may have seen the latest wave of TikTok cinnamon roll hacks taking over social media, but that’s only the tip of the ice(ing)berg! While they are delicious on their own, Pillsbury™ Cinnamon Rolls are also an ultra-versatile ingredient that can be transformed into an amazing array of other delightful dishes.

Easy Cinnamon Roll Hacks


All it takes is a 9 x 13 pan to transform your refrigerated  Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls into something entirely new. This Make-Ahead Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake is made for holiday mornings—and all the prep work can be done the night before. This fun and festive Birthday Cake Cinnamon Roll Lasagna recipe is also  a celebration for your tastebuds.

For scrumptious individually sized treats, like these 2-Ingredient Apple Pie Cups, make sure you’ve got a trusty muffin tin on hand. Or, for another incredible cinnamon roll hack, give these adorable Easy Mini Monkey Breads a go—they’re as fun to make as they are to eat.

Bake up these Pumpkin Cheesecake Cinnamon Roll Cups in ceramic single-serve ramekins for an even more personalized presentation. Just remember that ceramic conducts heat more slowly than metal, so you’ll need to add a few minutes to your cook time.

If you’ve got a 9” pie pan, these Blueberry-Lemon Ultimate Cinnamon Rolls bring the perfect pop of sunny citrus to brighten up your morning. Cinnamon Roll Dutch Apple Pie is another must-try. The entire family will love the classic pairing of apples and cinnamon, and you’ll love how easy this Pillsbury cinnamon roll hack is to make. You can use a ceramic pie pan instead of a metal one, if you prefer. Just remember to increase the amount of time in the oven.

No-Oven Cinnamon Roll Hacks


Think a waffle iron is only good for one thing? Think again! Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll hacks take a whole new shape in these Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese. Or serve some Chai-Glazed Cinnamon Waffles for breakfast and spice up any morning. You can even waffle for dessert with these Cinnamon Roll Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches!

A new kitchen staple, the air fryer is a great way to make almost anything quickly—and cinnamon roll hacks are no exception. Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll Bites are so much fun and can be done in under 30 minutes. Air Fryer Chocolate Chip-Cream Cheese-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls are a sweet treat the whole family will love. And Air Fryer Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls make breakfast a celebration.

While the air fryer is ultra fast, sometimes good things come to those who wait. Pillsbury™ Cinnamon Rolls are also great when done in a slow-cooker. Decadent and delicious, this Slow-Cooker Salted Caramel Banana Cinnamon Roll Casserole is full of incredible flavors, and Slow-Cooker Monkey Bread is like french toast and cinnamon rolls all in one! Trust us, these scrumptious cinnamon roll hacks are worth slowing down for.

Even the griddle can get in on the cinnamon roll fun. Breakfast is even better when you serve Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream or Cinnamon Roll French Toast. It’s the most delicious way to start the day.

Cinnamon Roll Hacks for Your Holiday

From waffles to cakes, what can’t Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls do? As these hacks go to show, all you need to bring a little extra cinnamon flavor to your holiday are a few tricks, some kitchen supplies and a bit of Pillsbury know-how. So, now that you’re feeling the “cinn-spiration,” it’s time to get cooking!

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