Buttery, flaky, Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls are the ideal solution when you crave a sweet roll. Quick and easy, ready in about 30 minutes and topped with a simple maple glaze.
The recipe aptly named our best cinnamon rolls has been top rated since we posted it back in 2017. It warms my heart when you share pictures of the cinnamon buns your family creates. They are a work of the heart and definitely take time, but are 100% worth it.
But maybe you’re looking for something a little quicker and lighter. This Puff Pastry Cinnamon Roll Recipe is for you.
Why you’ll love this recipe:
Uses frozen puff pastry sheets to keep the recipe quick.
You’ll need about 30 minutes from start to finish.
The cinnamon rolls end up light, flaky, sweet and melt in your mouth delicious.
Top with a simple maple (or vanilla) glaze.
Can you use puff pastry for cinnamon rolls?
The answer is yes. Frozen puff pastry sheets make the perfect pre-made base to a buttery, flaky cinnamon roll. While our traditional cinnamon rolls have a rich butter & egg based dough, this recipe is much more flaky and light…like a croissant.
You want the sheets to be thawed enough to unroll, but still very, very cold. This is what makes the pastries flaky.
Puff pastry comes in a box with two sheets. I use both sheets for this recipe, but you can make just half the recipe if you’d like.
1/2cuppacked brown sugar(up to 2/3 cup if you'd like more)
For the glaze:
3-5tablespoonsheavy cream(or whole milk)
Preheat the oven to 375º Fahrenheit. Line a 12×17 baking pan with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
Unwrap the pastry sheets and place them on a pastry mat or the countertop. Let them sit for a few minutes until you can unfold them without them breaking.
Spread two tablespoons of butter over each sheet.
Then sprinkle ¼ to ⅓ cup brown sugar over each sheet.
Sprinkle one tablespoon of cinnamon on each sheet.
Roll each sheet up jelly roll style. Using a sharp knife, cut each roll into 6 slices, for a total of 12 rolls.
Place the rolls cut side up on the prepared pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown and puffed up.
In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, maple flavor and heavy cream until smooth and to the consistency of a drizzle. You can make it thinner or thicker by adding more or less milk.
Drizzle the glaze over the warm rolls.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 12 rolls, with 1 serving being 1 glazed roll. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**