Morning Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
- 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated reduced-fat crescent rolls
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
- 1. Unroll crescent dough into a rectangle; seal seams and perforations. Combine the cinnamon and half of the sugar substitute; sprinkle over dough. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; seal edge. Cut into eight slices.
- 2. Place rolls cut side down in a 9-in. round baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- 3. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and remaining sugar substitute; drizzle over warm rolls. Yield: 8 servings.
1 roll equals 123 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 234 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
Reviews for Morning Cinnamon Rolls
"Made these according to recipe--way too sweet. Next time I'll cut back on sugar and add a touch more cinnamon. Also, like a review I read, might add raisins or nuts. The major problem I had is I baked them for the time given and they were very brown on outside but almost raw on inside. Next time might try 350 degrees and adjust time according to how they are baking."
"Did not taste good at all."
"Very disappointing. Will never make again. My husband & son did not like them either."
"WOW!! These was so easy to make. I did use regular sugar instead of sugar substitute because I didn't have any, and they turned out great. I will make these more often."
"Morning Cinnamon Rolls were quick and easy to assemble, and they were very tasty. I usually don't care for sugar substitutes, but it worked well in this recipe. I'll definitely be making these little cinnamon gems again! -- Kristine Chayes, Smithtown, N.Y."
"this was a very easy recipe and quick to make. I thought it was a little sweet and would cut back on the sugar. I did like it and would make it again. Eileen"
"These turned out to be an amazing surprise but i did alter it a little.I added a little extra cinnamon and a TB of crushed walnuts to the filling mix, made an extra half recipe of filling but only half of the icing amount. After spraying the pan I sprinkled a little of the brown sugar/cinnamon/nut mix over the bottom of the pan. After unrolling the crescents and sprinkling on most of the sugar mix, I added a TB of raisins, rolled it up and continued with recipe. The leftover sugar mix was sprinkled over the tops. When cooked wait a minute and then turn over onto a plate. You have a beautiful glazed finish which will only need the smallest drizzle of icing.OMG, I should have made 2 pans!"
"I 'tweek' this recipe alittle. I use 2 tubes of crescent rolls and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Sometimes I swap the sugar substitute for white sugar."
"these were really good! My husband loved them...they were easy to prepare and I like the fact that it used ingredients that I normally keep on hand!!"
"I tried the recipe and thought it was very easy and delicious. I used brown sugar in the place of white sugar and added raisins. My husband raved about them. sab"
"These rolls are great and very easy to make. I have also made them with a "sticky bun" topping."
"Delicious and so easy to prepare. Great for Sunday Breakfast."
"they were easy to make&very good. thanks/ marie"
"I loved the recipe. Was the ticket for breakfast dessert (after sausage and eggs). Grandkids loved it. I'll keep low-fat crescent rolls on hand just to make the cinnamon rolls. Lori B."
"My husband absolutely loved these as did I. And as much as we both love sugar, I think the next time I will make the glaze without the sugar in it. There is so much on the rolls itself that I think the sugar added to the glaze too makes it just a little bit of an overload. But it is still definitely a keeper in my recipe box, and I cannot wait to make these again! Thanks for a quick and awesome recipe!"
"Great recipe, I made it using recipe creations instead of the crescent rolls. I will make it again, but will probably double the filling just for more flavor."
"This looks so good. I have a tube of crescent rolls in the fridge, and will be making this for breakfast on the weekend."
"I made this simple, but delicious dessert for our family Christmas gathering. They all loved the rolls. Thanks for a fun and simple dish that most everybody will enjoy. My son has already told me not to buy any more canned cinnamon rolls, but make these instead."
"These were so easy! I made them for an after school snack, and they were all gone before school was out. Very easy and very good."
"We had our grandchildren for the weekend and our 7 yr. old granddaughter helped me make them. They were delicious!! She was so excited that we made "homemade" cinnamon rolls! Thanks for the easy recipe.pollyb"
"They are tasty but very small. Be sure to securely pinch together the perforations on the crescent rolls otherwise the dough will break apart. The recipe says it makes 9 rolls, I ended up with 8 little rolls. Also, use an 8" square pan or 9" round cake pan, no larger because then the pan will be much too big for the number of rolls."
"The rolls were pretty tasty, but I should have cooked them just a bit longer. Will try again."
"A very nice treat for Sunday morning breakfast. I prepared them in advance and baked in the morning, while getting breakfast ready. Everybody loved it. I'll try some of the add-ons from other readers next time, for a different taste."
"I made these,and my husband wouldn't leave them alone.jackie"
"I made these, only I put brown sugar on dough, rolled it up and used another package of rolls and put mini chocolate chips and put the first rolled up dough on the dough and then rolled together. Frosted with regular cake frosting."
"Several said why not use the Grands Cinnamon rolls? That is a thicker, completely different texture/dough. Would not be as rich and good as this dough. I think I will take the suggestion to use the sheets of crescents that have no seams, dust board with some flour and try again. they are sure worth experimenting. Rather costly, but worth it once in a while. "
"They were wonder, quick and I would make them again, but there has to be an easier way to seal that darn dough! It stuck to the board, came apart and they were ugly when they finished baking. I'm wondering about dusting surface AND hands with some flour? Worth doing again though and hubby really liked them."
"These cinnamon rolls are quick and easy, and oh, so good. I have been making them (but not quite this light version) every Sunday morning for my family for many years. If for some reason they don't wake up to these rolls, I'll hear about it!Lisa in Idaho"
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"How do people get their recipes posted HERE and viewed by others??? I have submitted my recipe more than once, and have still to see it featured. WHY is that???Pat...Huntley, IL"
"I agree with the seam issues - but Pillsbury is now making the Crescents in SHEETS now. No more seams!!"
"I have to admit, I have tried several recipes using crescent rolls, it is not easy. The seams do not hold and when you roll it up, it tends to tear. I agree, just buy the low fat grands, save yourself the trouble."
"Re: Morning Cinnamon RollsTry adding some orange peel with the raisins, then add peel to drizzle as well. Makes them different.Grandma Sam"
"why not just buy grands cinnamon rolls which are available in a low fat version, those are excellent"
"I like to add raisens to this filling. Makes a yummy breakfast roll! Reta of Kalamazoo"