Cinnamon Rolls (The Easy Way)

Cinnamon Rolls the easy way

We all have been there. You open the fridge door and there are those delicious little packs of cinnamon rolls staring at you. But it is 95 degrees with 90% humidity and you really do NOT want to turn the oven on. Oh but those cinnamon rolls look soooo goooood….. Well I have your solution…..

Grab your waffle maker!!!!!!!

cinnamon rolls waffle iron

Pre heat the waffle iron. Once heated put on your cinnamon rolls and press the lid close. Give it a good push close to smash them down a little.

Now each waffle iron is different so this is where you will have to figure out the time wise. My waffle iron is perfect to use its timer for waffles and they are just right. You may need to let yours cook a little longer or a little shorter. Just watch them closely your first time.

Not only does this save you from heating up your kitchen but it gives you a nifty little breakfast.

cinnamon rolls

How cute are those!!!! My kids love them when I cook them this way!!! Do you have any other quick cooking tips??

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  1. alissa a apel

    That is fun! I haven’t made cinnamon Rolls this way, but I have made grilled cheese sandwiches in a quesadilla maker. It grills both sides at once, puts a cute little design on the bread, and I find myself using less oil or butter when making them.

  2. Theresa

    That’s such a delicious idea! I have a waffle maker that’s a little dusty. I’ll have to break it out and put it to good use this way!

  3. Liz Mays

    Isn’t that the best trick? I can’t think of an easier way to get cinnamon rolls in your belly.

  4. Alli Rutherford Smith

    Cinnamon Rolls are my favorite and this is a great way to keep the kitchen cool and enjoy my favorite breakfast or brunch. I’ll have to try this one for sure.

  5. Casey

    OMG! This looks delicious. I feel like my waffle iron doesn’t get enough use so I’ll have to pull it back out for these cinnamon rolls. And what a good idea for summer when my tiny kitchen gets so hot from the oven.

  6. Jasmine Eclipse

    This is such a unique idea for cinnamon rolls! I’ll have to try this for sure!

  7. Pam

    I agree, this is really unique. I love cinnamon rolls so I will have to try this and see how I like it.

  8. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    Forget easy! What about genius! That’s the best way to make cinnamon roles I’ve ever seen. Time to bust out the waffle maker!

  9. crystal

    That’s so perfect! I admit I’ve been turning on the oven far more than I should this summer. It’s so gross when I do, but I’ve got time to make all the recipes I’ve pinned. This is going to be heaven. Sweet treats with no heat!

  10. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    We all love cinnamon-flavored sweets in our house. I’m sure this recipe would be a big hit around here. I’d love to try this recipe this weekend.

  11. Pam

    I love cinnamon flavored sweets too. I don’t know if these would be a big hit here….because I would eat them before anyone else could try them.

  12. Amy Jones

    Perfect for a Breakfast with Coffee Milk

  13. Vicky

    I have tried them on a waffle iron before but never on a grill like that. That is so clever and I love how you don’t have to warm up the oven to enjoy cinnamon rolls.

  14. Theresa

    I try to minimize oven use in the summer, so this is a perfect alternative to getting delish cinnamon rolls without the heat in the kitchen.

  15. Rorybore

    brilliant idea!!! I have to try this one morning.

  16. Rebecca Bryant

    I do this all the time. I absolutely love making them this way and kids have fun too.

  17. Sarah

    This is fantastic! What an easy way to make and enjoy cinnamon rolls!

  18. Roxanne

    Oh wow! These look so easy and delicious! I need to go buy a waffle maker pronto!

  19. Lindsey Paris

    Heck yeah! I have a waffle stick maker I’ve been dying to try this on. But I always want more icing!

  20. Tonia

    Wow, who knew it was so easy to make cinnamon rolls. I’ll have to try this shortcut myself.

  21. Vera Sweeney

    I love this!! The best part is you can make them as kids get up, my kids never seem to get up at the same time ever on the weekends!

  22. cinny

    That’s pretty awesome! I love cinnamon rolls and waffles. This may just be it for me.

  23. mellissa

    Yep!!! Sold, I’m trying this soon! I already have a waffle maker. It’s going down.

  24. Cindy Ingalls

    What a brilliant idea. We have a griddle/grill/panini maker that this would be perfect for trying this out.

  25. Jeanine

    These look delicious! What a great way to make Cinnamon rolls. I need to make these asap! My kids would love them!

  26. Christine Tatum

    Brilliant! I don’t make waffles very often, but now I am excited to make these cinnamon rolls. I even think I smell cinnamon!!

  27. Kelly Hutchinson

    I love anything that will save me time in the kitchen. I will need to remember to make these for my kids this weekend.

  28. Wendy Polisi

    How awesome is this? My boys have been asking for a waffle iron forever and I actually just took a sponsored post that will require that I get one. I am going to need to give this a try!

  29. Mimi Green

    The kids and I have totally done this and it was so good. I’ve not done it in a while, maybe it is time.

  30. Marcie W.

    What a genius lifehack with delicious results! We use our waffle iron a lot, so surprising my kiddos with these instead of our typical waffles will be fun.

  31. Terri Steffes

    I love these, Robin! I love to use my waffle iron to make grilled cheese. Oh my goodness. It is divine!

  32. Melanie Smith

    Omg! What a great idea for breakfast! I love cinnamon rolls and waffles, together should be awesome.

  33. Ashley @irishred02

    Cinnamon rolls are so tasty. I will have to try these out

  34. Elizabeth O.

    What a lovely idea! I’m sure my kids will love this to! It would be awesome to make a glaze to drizzle on top of this too. I can’t wait to try this!

  35. Debra

    We love doing this! It makes my daughter so happy because she can literally make them all by herself!

  36. Michelle @ Sunshine and

    This is genius, totally adorable, totally easy, totally doable! Looks like it’s time to break out the waffle iron over here!

  37. Ann Bacciaglia

    These are sure to be a big hit in my house. I will have to try making these this weekend.

  38. Kendall

    What a fun and quick recipe! Love this idea, the funnest meals are ones you can make with the kiddos! Yum!

  39. Bella B

    I love waffle irons, they’re secretly the best gift you could get on a wedding registry! ; ) these look so good!

  40. Nikki Jenner

    I love this hack! I will try this, I love cinnamon rolls so this is a really must-try for me.

  41. Nicole Escat

    Oh, I want to try this. Look so easy and really yummy! I can’t wait to try this.

  42. Rebecca Swenor

    Now this is indeed an awesome idea. I love the idea of using the waffle oven for baking the the cinnamon rolls instead of turning the hot oven on which will make the whole house hot. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  43. Ryan Escat

    Looks so delicious! My son will love this. He likes eating cinnamon rolls.

  44. Karlyn Cruz

    What a brilliant idea! You will get 2 in 1, a waffle and a cinnamon roll in one.

  45. Nicole Etolen

    I will try this, it looks very easy to make. I love cinnamon rolls and waffle too!

  46. Amanda Love

    Cinnamon roles are a favorite in the house and it would so much fun to serve it waffles-style! I really like the idea and it’s perfect with your favorite syrup and fresh fruits too. I’m sure the kids will like this idea as well.

  47. Seattle Travel Blogger

    I love cinnamon rolls!
    And this is a very creative use for the waffle maker.

  48. Mauie

    Great idea! I hate baking in the summer because of the awful heat! Now why didn’t I think of this?

  49. Jenny

    I love making cinnamon rolls in our waffle maker!! We have dipped them in chocolate icing before to make donuts out of them!

  50. Bianca @ Lady Wiser

    What a clever idea, the cinnamon rolls look delicious. Going to try this because I’m sure my boys will love them.

  51. Kathy

    I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now. I saw this a while back and haven’t had the chance to try it yet. I bet they taste amazing too!

  52. [email protected]

    This is genius!!! But where is the frosting? :-p

  53. CourtneyLynne

    Haha! I have actually made these before and they come out pretty yummy!!!! My daughter loves them!

  54. Amber NElson

    You had me at “easy”. I am all about easy at my house. I am going to try these out. We have a decent waffle iron too.

  55. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    This looks seriously good! I like the idea of cinnamon roll turned waffle!! Yum!~

  56. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas

    I have seen this waffle maker/cinnamon roll “trick” a few times now and I still haven’t tried it myself. I need to change this soon. Looks so tasty and, most importantly, easy to do!

  57. Mary Edwards

    These look super tasty. I know that this will be a new weekend treat for the kids. Thanks for sharing

  58. Rachel

    Oh that seems like a great way to make them handheld and easy. I think my kids would love this too and I feel like there would be less to clean.

  59. Berlin

    Gives me an idea to make some cinnamon waffles for my family for tomorrow’s breakfast. Husband’s fave is cinnamon. Got some cinnamon at home but the waffle maker we have is a hotdog waffle one. That would do, I guess.

  60. Stephanie Pass

    There are just so many things you can put in a waffle maker! I have never tried cinnamon rolls though. I think my kids would just get a kick out of this. We gotta try it!

  61. Kimberly

    These look awesome! Such a creative way to make them too.

  62. Cassandra @ Powered By BLING

    I keep meaning to try these in my waffle maker for Mini Me. Thanks for sparking my idea for this Sunday’s breakfast! This is way less hassle than making them from scratch.

  63. Jill Conyers (@jillconyers)

    I showed my kids how to do this a few years ago and I don’t think they’ve made traditional cinnamon rolls since.

  64. rika

    Great recipes! My kids and I love cinnamon rolls, perfect for breakfast!

  65. Jennifer

    Wow, my family would love these! This would be a great before school breakfast!

  66. Denea Duran

    This seems so simple but I have never done this! I need to try this because my son and daughter will love this!

  67. Lucy Valdez

    Preheating the oven for a breakfast like this is always the worst! I love a great hack and this one is perfect:) Thanks for sharing!!!

  68. Ana De Jesus

    I have a similar Waffle maker at home and it is so delicious! I love having waffles with syrup.

  69. Anosa

    That’s genius, no more sweating my blood out in that heat.

  70. Latoicha

    I love cinnamon rolls and this is absolutely a great idea! Now I can have my cinnamon rolls in less time. Fab!

  71. indah nuria

    I have been avoiding the oven as well. This one looks goooood :). Will try it at home

  72. tp keane

    wow, wow, I just love this idea. Oh my god the kids will be delighted when I make this. Of course they won’t know that all credit goes to you.

  73. Kristin

    YUM!!!!!! Now these I can totally get behind, delicious and easy! My kids would love these too!

  74. alissa a apel

    I did this last weekend. It was so easy, and my boys and I loved it.

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