Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 15 mins
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These crispy Cinnamon Roll Waffles are made with canned cinnamon rolls and a drool-worthy homemade maple cream cheese syrup. Breakfast has never been so delicious!

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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 being 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!

A Raw Cinnamon Roll in a Waffle Iron Beside a Freshly Pressed 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?

Two White Plates Conaining Stacked Waffles Beside a Mug of Coffee

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. 

Maple Cream Cheese Syrup Being Poured over a Stack of Waffles on a Plate

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. ;-) 

Yield: 5

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

A Stack of Cinnamon Roll Waffles being Drizzled with Maple Cream Cheese Syrup

These crispy Cinnamon Roll Waffles are made with canned cinnamon rolls and a drool-worthy homemade maple cream cheese syrup. Breakfast has never been so delicious!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 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!


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:


5 Waffles

Serving Size:

1 Waffle

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


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

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25 Responses
  1. Natty

    Call my dad loves to have breakfast for supper and asked me to make French toast. I had a can of cinnamon rolls in the refrigerator and was not sure what I was going to do with them. I decided to make them for him tonight with this recipe. He gave it a 10 thumbs up! And like the other person, said, I use the icing from the can also in the icing recipe. It came out amazing! Anything to make him happy! Doesn’t take much.

  2. Jackie

    These were delicious! The only thing I did different was added the frosting that comes in the can to the other topping mix and OMG amazing!!!

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  4. Mari

    These were ridiculously good!!! The syrup is DEF a must have and pushed it over the top! Thanks for this great idea!

    For those having issues with sticking/breaking waffle iron: I sprayed my waffle maker in between each cinnamon roll. Once I was done and unplugged the iron, I put a wet paper towel in between and closed it. That steamed it and then it was easy to wipe down.

  5. Justin

    While technically they “turn out,” the mess they create makes this recipe far from worth trying. If they were amazing I might do again, but they were just kind of tough and chewy (not in a good way). I thought the caramelized sugar ruined my new waffle iron. It was a horrible mess to deal with. 

    This recipe was also on the box of my new waffle iron which is kind of a sick joke now that I think about it. 

    Thumbs up for the maple icing though! 

  6. Dana N

    Sadly, these didn’t turn out for me AT ALL. The cinnamon rolls split in the middle, as if I had sliced it to make a cinnamon roll sandwich. I thought the first one was just learning curve, but the second did the same. So the other 3 went into the oven to bake normally. I’m so disappointed! I’ve made tons of waffles in that waffle maker (including brownies). Were yours at room temp before putting them in the waffle iron?

  7. Lisa

    This has been our Christmas morning breakfast for years. I will have to make the maple syrup as it looks wonderfully tasty.

  8. Retha Ferreira

    WOW, I am definitely going to try this. It’s so easy and I absolutely love cinnamon roles. Thank you for this quick and easy recipe. 

  9. Michele {Delish Dishes from Michele}

    YUM! My husband loves cinnamon rolls and we make waffles about every weekend. Making these this weekend! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Sharon @What The Fork

    I think I may have just found my favorite flavor of waffles! This recipe is amazing and I must try it ASAP! Pinned for later!!

  11. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    That maple cream cheese syrup sounds amazing! It would even be good on regular waffles too!

  12. Jen

    I think I’ll win mom of the year when my boys see this on the breakfast table!! I better be prepared and make a bunch. They look amazing!!

  13. Vicki Bensinger

    I love this idea. It never occurred to me to put these on a waffle iron. I can’t wait to try this and that yummy syrup. Brilliant idea!

    Where did you learn to create such great videos?

  14. Laura at I Heart Naptime

    These waffles look ABSOLUTELY amazing! And yes, yes I do want to get fancy. I think getting fancy shouldn’t be an option, it should be absolutely required with these waffles.


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