Crispy, buttery Cinnamon Roll Waffles are made with canned cinnamon rolls and a drool-worthy homemade maple cream cheese syrup. Breakfast has never been so easy and delicious!
What You’ll Love About These Cinnamon Roll Waffles
This easy, crazy-good twist on classic waffles will make your morning happy – here’s why:
- Quick and Easy: These are so much easier than traditional cinnamon rolls or traditional waffles. Instead of waiting for dough to rise or mixing up a batter, you simply use pre-made cinnamon roll dough!
- Fluffy and Crispy: The waffle iron creates a crispy outside, and a tender, doughy center. The best of both worlds!
- Cinnamon Swirls: Cinnamon roll waffles come with built-in cinnamon swirls, filling your kitchen with a fabulous aroma (and your mouth with tasty goodness).
- Maple Cream Cheese Syrup: Need I say more? Okay, actually I do want to add that not only is this totally delicious, it’s totally easy to make, as well!
Watch How To Make It
Want to see how to make this easy Cinnamon Roll Waffles from start to finish? Here’s a step-by-step video:
The ingredients here are embarrassingly easy, even for the syrup! Here’s all that you need for this amazingly indulgent breakfast:
- Cream Cheese: Softened, for easy mixing.
- Powdered Sugar: Don’t use granulated sugar here – it won’t dissolve well.
- Maple Syrup: Pure maple syrup.
- Milk: You can use any milk you like.
- Maple Extract: This is optional, but so yummy.
- Non-Stick Spray: For greasing the waffle iron.
- Cinnamon Rolls: I like Pillsbury Grand original cinnamon rolls.
How to Make Cinnamon Roll Waffles
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 on their own.
- Make the Maple Cream Cheese Syrup. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, maple syrup, milk, and maple extract (if you’re using itl) until smooth.
- Cook the Waffles. Heat up your waffle iron, spray it with nonstick spray, and place one cinnamon roll at a time in the center. Close the waffle iron, and cook the cinnamon roll for 2 – 3 minutes, or until cooked through and golden-brown.
- Enjoy! When the waffles are all cooked, serve them warm, drizzled with maple cream cheese syrup.
These helpful recipe notes are just a few ideas for making serving and enjoying these waffles a little more flexible. Enjoy!
- Pre-Made Icing: If you want to, you can absolutely use the cream cheese icing that comes with the cinnamon rolls. Super easy, and super tasty.
- Plain Syrup: Plain old maple syrup would also be delicious.
- Homemade Rolls: If you want to go homemade here, try using homemade cinnamon roll dough instead! This recipe for Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls would be perfect for fall. I recommend chilling it slightly to get the same temperature and firmness of cold, canned cinnamon rolls.
What to Serve with Cinnamon Roll Waffles
Want to make this breakfast a feast? Just add some simple breakfast or brunch recipes, like these:
- Bacon: Everyone loves it when perfectly-cooked bacon makes it to the table. This easy tutorial for How to Cook Bacon in the Oven will give you a foolproof, hands-free method that’s basically life-changing.
- Eggs: Classic Stove Top Scrambled Eggs are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
- Coffee: Jump on the bandwagon and whip up some fluffy, creamy Dalgona Coffee. It looks fancy, but it’s a cinch to make. Or go with a warm Café de Olla.
Storing and Reheating
It’s easy to store the leftovers! Just cool them down and pop them into an airtight container or zip-top bag, and store in the fridge for 2 – 3 days. To reheat, microwave for a few seconds, or place back on the waffle iron briefly, until warm.
Can I Freeze Cinnamon Roll Waffles?
Sure! Leftover cinnamon roll waffles can also be frozen, for up to two months. Wrap them well or store in a freezer bag to prevent freezer burn. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.
More Easy Breakfast Recipes
- Country Apple Coffee Cake
- Overnight French Toast Casserole
- Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
- Fluffy Homemade Pancakes
- Johnny Cakes
Cinnamon Roll Waffles
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon maple extract, optional
- non-stick spray
- 1 7.3 oz can Pillsbury grand original cinnamon rolls
- Using a hand mixer, or stand mixer, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, maple syrup, milk and maple extract (optional) until smooth. Set aside.
- Heat waffle iron. Spray with non-stick spray. Place one cinnamon roll in the center of waffle maker. Close waffle iron.
- Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until waffle is cooked through and golden brown.
- Continue until all waffles are cooked. Serve warm and drizzle with maple cream cheese syrup!
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