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CINNAMON PULL APART ROLLS

These Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls are super simple to make with Frozen Dinner Rolls.

This post will give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls.

These Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls are super simple to make with Frozen Dinner Rolls. I am going to give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls. 

Cast Iron Skillet

You probably already know how much I love my cast iron skillet, so I wanted to try making some cinnamon rolls in it.  I do not have the time to make cinnamon rolls from scratch, so I am using frozen dinner rolls for these Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls.  After cutting each roll into three pieces, I reshaped each piece into a ball.  

Cinnamon Melts at McDonald’s

You cannot deny that McDonald’s cinnamon melts are wonderful.  They are buttery cinnamon goodness.  I wanted to try making something similar to Cinnamon Melts.  My version turned out incredibly delicious!  McDonald’s probably adds a whole lot more butter because they are dripping in gooey, sweetness, but I think these rolls were perfect.   

Pull-Apart CINNAMON ROLLS

Using A 9 x 13 Baking Dish

If you do not have time for the Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls to rise in the morning.  Use a 9 x 13 baking dish, not cast iron, and allow the rolls to rise overnight in the refrigerator.  Cast iron will crack if you put it into a hot oven cold. 

Using Cast Iron Skillet

When I prepare this bread the night before for the next day’s breakfast and then place it into the refrigerator, I make sure to set the cast iron skillet out of the refrigerate on the counter for one to two hours before baking.

STEP 1:

Butter your cast-iron skillet or your 9 x 13 baking dish.

STEP 2: Thaw Your Frozen Dinner Rolls

Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls take at least 3 hours to thaw and rise.  See the directions on the back of the package.  Depending on the size of your cast iron skillet, you can place 12 to 14 rolls in it.

STEP 3:

  • After they thaw about an hour, cut each one into three pieces and shape into balls.

STEP 4:

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter, 1/2 cup (Save the butter)

STEP 5:

  • In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar and three teaspoons cinnamon.

STEP 6: Roll Dough

  • Roll each piece of dough into the butter and then into the cinnamon sugar mixture.

These Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls are super simple to make with Frozen Dinner Rolls. I am going to give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls. 

These Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls are super simple to make with Frozen Dinner Rolls. I am going to give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls. 

STEP 7:

  • Place the cinnamon roll dough into the cast iron skillet.

These Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls are super simple to make with Frozen Dinner Rolls. I am going to give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls. 

STEP 8:

  • Allow them to continue to rise for another 2 or more hours. (total thaw and rising time are approximately 3 hours)

These Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls are super simple to make with Frozen Dinner Rolls. I am going to give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls. 

STEP 9:

  • Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the Pull-Apart Cinnamon Rolls from the oven.

STEP 10:

  • Add any remaining butter on top.

STEP 11: MAKE GLAZE

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces very soft cream cheese (I added the cream cheese to the Rhodes original recipe)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon milk
  • One teaspoon vanilla
  • Use an electric mixer and blend until smooth the powdered sugar, softened cream cheese, milk, and vanilla.
  • After removing your cinnamon rolls from the oven, add the glaze all over the top.

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These Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls are super simple to make with Frozen Dinner Rolls. I am going to give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls. 

Cinnamon Pull Apart Rolls


  • Author: Diane @Recipes for our Daily Bread
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 14
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Cinnamon Pull Apart Rolls are super simple to make.  I made them using Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls.


Ingredients

  • Use 10-inch cast iron skillet
  • 14 frozen dinner rolls
  • 1/2 cup (Save the butter)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • three teaspoons cinnamon.
  • Glaze
  • Add the glaze all over the top, recipe follows.
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces very soft cream cheese (I added the cream cheese to the Rhodes original recipe)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon milk
  • One teaspoon vanilla
  • Use an electric mixer and blend until smooth the powdered sugar, soft cream cheese, milk, and vanilla.
  • Add the glaze all over the top, recipe follows.

Instructions

  • Use 10-inch cast iron skillet and thaw 14 frozen dinner rolls
  • After they thaw about an hour, cut each one into three pieces and shape into balls.
  • Melt the butter, 1/2 cup (Save the butter)
  • Mix 1/2 cup sugar and three teaspoons cinnamon.
  • Roll each piece of dough into the butter and then into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Place the cinnamon roll dough into the cast iron skillet.
  • Allow them to continue to rise for another 2 or more hours. (total thaw and rising time are approximately 3 hours)
  • Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the Cinnamon Pull Apart Rolls from the oven.
  • Add any remaining butter on top.
  • Glaze
  • Add the glaze all over the top, recipe follows.
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces very soft cream cheese (I added the cream cheese to the Rhodes original recipe)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon milk
  • One teaspoon vanilla
  • Use an electric mixer and blend until smooth the powdered sugar, soft cream cheese, milk, and vanilla.
  • Add the glaze all over the top, recipe follows.

Notes

When I prepare this bread the night before for the next day’s breakfast and then place it into the refrigerator, I make sure to set the cast iron skillet out of the refrigerate on the counter for one to two hours before baking.

You can also make this in a 9 x 13 baking dish.

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Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls are super simple to make with Frozen Dinner Rolls. I am going to give you step by step instructions to make it easy for you to make these fabulous Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls. 

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10 thoughts on “CINNAMON PULL APART ROLLS

  1. i agree with Teresa from last september. what is the cooking time???? 15=20 minutes at 350 or 30 mins at 350????? scattered

    • John,

      Thank you for asking about my Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls. Sorry, my recipe was a little confusing. Bake the roll 30 minutes. After removing them from the oven, add the rest of the butter. I have in the past baked them for 15 minutes and then added the butter. They are even more gooey if you put the rest of the butter on after you bake the cinnamon rolls.

      I hope this helps.
      HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS!
      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark
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  2. The recipe looks great but I honestly don’t know what you could do to make your site more complicated!! A very frustrating experience!!
    I am leaving this message because I would want to know how difficult it was to get one simple recipe…… Recipe simple ……. Navigating your site is not!!

    • Teresa,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread. I truly appreciate your comment about my site. I have been trying some new things mainly with ads to be able to start making a little money to help pay for my blog. I would love some specific feedback to what is confusing. It would not hurt my feeling for advice that would help my site work better.

      Many many thanks,
      Diane Roark
      recipesforourdailybread.com
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  3. These are my family’s favorites now! Thanks for the recipe and instructions. We’ve made them several times since I found these last year. Just getting ready to throw them in the oven again, and I noticed all the other fun things you have on here. Thank you!!

    • Victoria,

      After you put the cinnamon and sugar on the dough,place the rolls back into the skillet and you can refrigerate them. The dough will rise over night. If you put a cast iron skillet into the frig, you have to let it come to room temp in the morning. I get up early and set it out or use a glass dish.

      Continue putting the extra butter and icing on the rolls after they are done.

      Blessing and thank you for leaving me a comment. I truly appreciate you visiting my blog.
      Diane Roark

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