The kids are going to flip over this fun breakfast! It’s perfect when you need a “special” treat for breakfast because it’s so easy. These Cinnamon Roll Waffles start with a canned cinnamon roll that’s cooked in the waffle maker and then topped with a cream cheese glaze.
This is one of my favorite kid-friendly recipes. It’s so easy that the kids can make it on their own! Maybe you can even get them to make you breakfast. Did someone say breakfast in bed?
Sometimes we all need a fun and easy breakfast recipe to get the day started right and this cinnamon roll waffle recipe is one of our favorites!
Why you should make Cinnamon Roll Waffles!
- The cinnamon roll waffles are super simple because we’re using refrigerated cinnamon roll dough. You don’t have to deal with making waffle batter from scratch.
- But for the glaze, we’re going homemade! But I promise it’s easy – it’s the perfect topping for the waffles.
- Sometimes I make them as a surprise for the kids, but they also love to make them themselves – they’re that easy!
- Serve them alongside some crispy bacon or breakfast sausage for a delicious breakfast!
If your family loves warm cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting, they are going to LOVE these cinnamon roll waffles! This is such a fun recipe for a family breakfast or brunch, holidays, or anytime you want a fun easy breakfast treat.
- Refrigerated cinnamon roll dough (I love Pillsbury Grands!) plus the packet of cream cheese icing that is included.
- Cream cheese – Make sure to pull it out before hand so it’s soft
- Powdered sugar
- Heavy cream
- Maple syrup
- Ground cinnamon
- Cooking spray
Waffle Topping Ideas!
Add a sprinkle of powdered sugar or cocoa powder. Or, add some fun sprinkles to dress up your waffles!
Whipped cream would be a fun additional to the top too.
How to Make Cinnamon Roll Waffles
Glaze: Whip the cream cheese glaze from the cinnamon roll can and the cream cheese in a large bowl. Add the sugar, cream, and syrup. Mix in the cinnamon and then set the glaze aside.
Waffles: Cook the cinnamon rolls in a preheated waffle maker until they are golden brown.
Serve! Drizzle the glaze over the top of the warm cinnamon roll waffles for serving.
Tips for the Best Canned Cinnamon Rolls in Your Waffle Iron!
To keep the cinnamon roll waffles warm while cooking the rest of the batch, place the cooked waffles on a sheet pan and keep them in a warm oven.
These waffles are best not long after they’re made, but they will hold at room temperature for about two hours. After that, they will harden.
Leftover waffles can be stored in the refrigerator for three days.
Can you freeze cinnamon roll waffles?
Yes, they freeze great! Wrap them in plastic wrap and they will keep in the freezer for two months.
You can reheat them in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds or warm them in the oven on a sheet pan at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes.
What can you serve with Cinnamon Roll Waffles?
Serve these easy waffles with fresh fruit or make some fruit kabobs!
A yummy berry smoothie goes great with them, too.
For an extra special breakfast treat, try our Lucky Charms hot chocolate!
Your kids are going to love these waffles after the first taste! I hope you give them a try – it’s a fun breakfast recipe the whole family can help make. Enjoy!
More Fun Recipes to Try
- Pizza Crescent Rolls are another easy recipe the kids can make!
- Need some lunch ideas? I have quite a few Easy Lunch Box Ideas that your kids will love!
- Nutter Butter Acorns are a fun cookie recipe that is super simple to make.
If you take a picture and share them on Instagram with #kidsactivityzone or tag us @kidsactivityzoneblog so we can see them!
- Container of cream cheese icing, from the cinnamon roll package
- 2 oz cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons heavy cream
- 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the cinnamon roll waffles:
- 1 (5 pack) store bought cinnamon rolls (I used Pillsbury Grands)
- Cooking spray
- In a small bowl using an electric mixer, whip together the cream cheese icing and the 2oz of cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and whip together until fully incorporated. Add the heavy cream and maple syrup and mix on a lower speed. Finally, mix in the cinnamon powder and set the glaze aside.
- Heat the waffle maker to medium heat and lightly spray with cooking spray. When heated, add one cinnamon roll directly in the middle and cook for 2 ½ minutes. Remove and set aside and repeat with the remaining cinnamon rolls.
- Serve the cinnamon roll waffle warm with the glaze, and enjoy.
- To keep the cinnamon roll waffles warm while cooking the rest of the batch, place the cooked waffles on a sheet pan and keep them in a warm oven.
- These waffles are best not long after they’re made, but they will hold at room temperature for about two hours. After that, they will harden.
- Leftover waffles can be stored in the refrigerator for three days.
- To free the waffles wrap them in plastic wrap and they will keep in the freezer for two months.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 327mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 2g