Cinnamon Roll Waffles: Try this crazy waffle recipe using canned cinnamon rolls and a homemade maple cream cheese syrup to create the ultimate breakfast combo!

Cinnamon Roll Waffles being taken out of a waffle iron and placed on a plate.

Yes, you read that right…CINNAMON ROLL WAFFLES. Made with canned cinnamon rolls. 

I truly did make waffles with just one ingredient – a can of cinnamon rolls. Is your mind blown yet? Mine still is. 

While you may think they are too simple to taste good, trust me, they actually taste amazing. 

If you want to get fancy, you can make a 2 minute Maple Cream Cheese Syrup to drizzle them with. It’s divine and worth the extra step.

However, if you really feel like phoning it in, you can just use the cream cheese frosting that comes with the cinnamon rolls. 

A stack of cinnamon roll waffles drizzled with maple cream cheese syrup.

To be totally honest, I almost always have a can of biscuits or cinnamon rolls hanging out in the bottom drawer of my fridge for an easy Sunday morning breakfast. 

They always come in handy when I don’t feel like making an entire meal myself, but I had never made my cinnamon rolls prepared this way before.

I was nervous that this might be one of those Pinterest flops we have all made and been disappointed by before. 

As soon as I opened the waffle iron and saw that perfectly golden waffle with a cinnamon swirl running through it, I knew it was a winner.

I wish I could claim responsibility for the brilliant idea of stuffing a cinnamon roll into a waffle iron, but I actually saw it on pinterest.

I tried looking around for the original creator, but kept winding back up at Pillsbury. If someone knows who actually came up with this brilliant idea, please let me know. Would love to give them credit!

Raw cinnamon roll in waffle iron and cooked cinnamon roll waffle.

Why should I cook my cinnamon rolls in a waffle iron?

If because I said so isn’t reason enough for some of you, let me explain why you want to try this recipe. 

First, it tastes amazing. I actually liked this better than the baked version of a canned cinnamon roll. 

To me, a cinnamon roll needs to have an ooey gooey center and be super soft. And to be honest, most canned cinnamon rolls aren’t like that. 

So, making them in a waffle iron takes them to the next level and takes out those expectations. 

Second, they taste AMAZING as a waffle! Canned cinnamon rolls truly make the perfect waffle if you can believe it!

Soft tender inside, crispy perfect outside, with a delicious cinnamon flavor! What more could you ask for?

Cinnamon Roll Waffles on a plate being drizzled with cream cheese sauce.

Maple Cream Cheese Syrup

Oh yeah, that’s right, you could ask for Maple Cream Cheese Syrup to drizzle on top!! 

Yes, if you want to, you can absolutely use the jar of cream cheese icing that comes with the cinnamon rolls. 

Or, you can even just use plain old maple syrup,, both are good options that will give you a tasty finished product. 

However, it’s incredibly worth it to make your own cream cheese syrup flavored with real maple syrup. 

It takes about two whole minutes to whip together and tastes just as amazing as it sounds. 

Crazy delicious cinnamon roll waffles being drizzled with cream cheese syrup.

These Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Syrup are everything you want in a weekend breakfast.

They are incredibly easy to make and are on the table in a matter of minutes. I even made a new video to show you all how simple they really are to make! 

I just know that you and your family are going to love these epic Cinnamon Roll Waffles as much as we do. 

Plus, they are so easy, your kids can help! Or, if they are old enough, they can even make them for you while you are still laying in bed on a lazy Sunday morning. 

As a mom of twin 4 year olds and a newborn, that is absolutely my dream. Kids that can cook for me. 😉 

If you liked this recipe, make sure and check out my Brownie Waffles. They are just as fun

Cinnamon Roll Waffles Recipe

Cinnamon Roll Waffles Recipe

Yield: 5 waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Cinnamon Roll Waffles: Try this crazy waffle recipe using canned cinnamon rolls and a homemade maple cream cheese syrup to create the ultimate breakfast combo!


  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract (optional)
  • non-stick spray
  • 1 (7.3 oz) can Pillsbury grand original cinnamon rolls


  1. Using a hand mixer, or stand mixer, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, maple syrup, milk and maple extract (optional) until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat waffle iron. Spray with non-stick spray. Place one cinnamon roll in the center of waffle maker. Close waffle iron.
  3. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until waffle is cooked through and golden brown.
  4. Continue until all waffles are cooked. Serve warm and drizzle with maple cream cheese syrup!


Recipe note: the amount of waffles made will depend on the number of cinnamon rolls in your can. I used Pillsbury Grand original cinnamon rolls. I have also tried it with the Cinnabon version and they are delicious as well!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Waffles Serving Size: 1 Waffles
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g
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