Have y’all seen the idea of baking cinnamon rolls on a waffle maker? I can’t remember if I saw it on Pinterest or on Instagram stories first.
Either way, I’m not usually one to jump on a bandwagon of ‘oh it’s the latest thing ….’, but this idea was cute and seemed simple enough and hello? I am all about some simple. Especially when it comes to easy breakfast ideas for kids.
This would be a cute idea to do on a holiday-themed waffle maker.
But I am sticking to my handy-dandy, worn-out waffle maker from William Sonoma, that is probably as old as Nicholas. It’s missing a light cover, but the light still works (hallelujah) and it’s still kicking. So we rock on.
This is probably the simplest thing I’ve ever done for the kids in the kitchen that not only worked, but they loved.
I could include open the can of cinnamon rolls as a step to try to make it seem more complex, but y’all, I can’t even do that.
Y’all hear me loud and clear: this is the easiest thing you will ever do in the kitchen besides boil water.
This was my first time replicating this Pinterest inspired project; I ‘cooked’ (and I use that term very loosely) one cinnamon roll at a time. I’ve seen others do up to four at a time. But their waffle makers must have been larger than mine.
And all you really need is two things: a can of your favorite cinnamon rolls and a waffle iron.
Preheat the waffle iron as you normally would.
Place the cinnamon roll in the middle of the waffle maker and close.
It worked better for me when I realized to hold the waffle maker closed while it cooked. I also have better luck with my waffle maker when it is sprayed well with non-stick oil.
Of course, each waffle maker will cook differently, but mine stays on the setting between 3 and 4. It cooked perfectly.
Idea: drizzle icing on each waffled-cinnamon roll as you stack. Again, it was my first time, I wasn’t thinking about that and stacked them and poured the icing as I would have syrup. #thereisabetterway
The boys didn’t complain, and they were a big hit.
JC: “Wouldn’t it be easier just to throw them in a pan and into the over?”
Me: “Probably. But, #Pinterest.”
Cinnamon Roll Waffles
The easiest recipe for cinnamon roll waffles, which is a fancy term for simply making cinnamon rolls on a waffle maker. Kids will love these, and your Saturday morning breakfast will never be the same.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 8
- Category: breakfast
One can of your favorite cinnamon rolls with icing | Recommended: Pillsbury
Preheat the waffle iron as you normally would. Place a cinnamon roll in the middle of the waffle maker and hold closed.
Each waffle maker will cook differently, but mine stays on the setting between 3 and 4. It cooked perfectly.
Drizzle icing on each waffled cinnamon roll. And enjoy!