Cinnamon Roll Waffles takes a store-bought can of cinnamon rolls to a whole new level! This sweet, cinnamony breakfast treat is made with incredibly easy to follow steps in just a matter of minutes. Every bite of these waffles tastes like the center of the roll!
Cinnamon Roll Waffles
It’s safe to say that this dessert-turned-breakfast has officially become my latest obsession! Whether I’m treating the kids to a special Saturday morning or preparing for brunch with friends on Sunday, this is a quick, easy, and scrumptious little recipe that I love turning to. All you need is a store-bought can of cinnamon rolls and a handful of other simple ingredients to make the BEST Cinnamon Roll Waffles all dressed up with icing and cinnamon syrup. These taste just like cinnamon rolls… only so much better. Cinnamon rolls in the waffle maker might just be the very best easy breakfast hack of all time!
Sweeten up your mornings with some of my favorite breakfast recipes like Crockpot French Toast Casserole, Sheet Pan Pancakes and my favorite Cinnamon Rolls!
What type of waffle maker can I use to make these waffles?
The waffles in the photos were made with a Belgian waffle iron. However, as long as the waffle maker you have is at least 4 inches wide, it should be fine to use to make these waffles. You can even have a little fun and make them character other specialty shaped if you have a fun waffle iron like that on hand!
How to Make Cinnamon Roll Waffles
1. Prepare. Plug in the waffle iron and let it heat up. Open the can of cinnamon rolls.
2. Cook the cinnamon roll waffles. Once your waffle maker is nice and hot, spray it with a little cooking spray. Add one cinnamon roll to the middle of the waffle iron and close it. Cook for about 2 minutes. Repeat this step until all the rolls are cooked.
3. Make the icing. Add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla to a bowl and stir until there are no clumps. Set aside.
4. Make the cinnamon syrup. Melt the butter, then add it to a bowl and stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon until everything is well combined. Set aside.
5. Serve and enjoy! Once the waffles are all cooked, add your icing and syrup and enjoy with a glass of milk!
Storing Cinnamon Roll Waffles
Once all of the cinnamon bun waffles have cooled to room temperature, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat them either in the microwave, oven, or toaster oven until warmed all the way through.
As for the icing and cinnamon syrup, I recommend using those while they’re fresh! They don’t ever seem to have quite the same consistency when stored. Luckily, they each take about 1 minute to whip up, so they’re easy to make on the fly.
Ingredients Notes for Cinnamon Roll Waffles
Cinnamon Rolls – I usually use Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. However, any store-bought brand of cinnamon rolls you prefer will work well in this versatile recipe.
Icing – You can use the store-bought icing that comes with the cinnamon rolls instead of making your own if you’d like. However, depending on how much icing you want on each waffle, you may run out, which is why I like to make my own.
Milk – You can use any milk you’d like for the icing! Even plant-based milks like almond or oat milk should work just fine.
Vanilla – When it comes to vanilla extract, I always recommend using 100% pure vanilla extract (and not imitation) for the very best flavor.
Brown Sugar – Did you know you can always make your own by simply combining 1 TBSP of molasses with 1 cup of white granulated sugar? Easiest trick ever!
Cinnamon Roll Waffles
For The Waffles
- 12.4 Ounce Can Cinnamon Rolls
For The Icing
- 1 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Milk
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- Preheat your waffle maker and open your can of cinnamon rolls.
- Once your waffle maker is hot, spray it with cooking spray and then add one cinnamon roll to the middle of the waffle iron and close it. Cook for about 2 minutes.
- Repeat step 2 until you cook all of the cinnamon rolls into waffles.
- While the waffles are cooking, make the icing and syrup.
- To make the icing, simply add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla to a bowl and stir until there are no clumps. Set aside until ready to use.
- To make the cinnamon syrup, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the water, sugar, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 3. Remove from heat, mixture will thicken slightly upon cooling.
- Once the waffles are done, add your icing and syrup as desired.