Hawaiian Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Quick and easy Hawaiian Roll Cinnamon Rolls begin with store bought Hawaiian rolls smothered in cinnamon butter, baked and then drizzled with an easy cinnamon glaze. One of the best recipes with Hawaiian rolls that I have tasted. 

A hand drizzling cinnamon glaze on top of freshly baked Hawaiian roll cinnamon rolls in a white pan with red handles

You guys, today it is all about store bought and jazzed up!!! 

Because, I need all the help that I can get during the holidays. A few recipes like these Hawaiian cinnamon rolls are good to have on hand when you are

  • short of time
  • too busy partying 
  • have overnight guests
  • baking from scratch is not your thing
  • too tired from cookie swaps 

This recipe with Hawaiian rolls is soft, warm, cinnamony……YUMMMMM

Looking for more sweet breakfast recipes for a crowd during the holidays? You might like Soft & Fluffy Marbled Sheet Pan Pancakes, Gluten Free Nutella Brownie Muffins, Healthyish Persimmon Bread, Easy Healthy Gluten Free Oat Waffle , Orange Walnut Cake

A hand cutting Hawaiian rolls crosswise which is placed on a cutting board over a turquoise cloth

Raise your hands if you love King’s Hawaiian Rolls like me. Isn’t that stuff fabulous?? Unbelievably soft and so darn delicious plain. And, my favorite part is that they are so versatile. 

Recipes using Hawaiian sweet rolls are so amazing and so effortless, especially during the holidays. 

Hawaiian Roll Cinnamon Rolls are

  • Semi homemade recipe
  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Kid favorite
  • Perfect for Holiday parties
  • Decadent

Main ingredients:

King’s Hawaiian original sweet rolls

Butter

Sugar – regular and confectioners sugar

Ground cinnamon

Vanilla extract

Milk 

All basic pantry ingredients and Hawaiian rolls. 

How to make cinnamon rolls with Hawaiian rolls?

Cut each roll one direction (not cutting all the way through), turn 90° and cut in the opposite direction.

Stir melted butter, regular sugar and ground cinnamon together. Drizzle into the cut openings. Bake at 350° F for about 20 minutes and cool until warm.

Stir confectioners sugar, vanilla, salt and milk to make a thick glaze. Let set for a few minutes before digging in 

If you love the smell cinnamon goodies this season, then here are few more recipes: Homemade Churros Recipe with Nutella Ganache, Pumpkin Churro Wontons or Baked Pears with Walnut Oat Crumble

Pro Tips:

Glaze – Make the glaze as thick or as thin as you’d like. Adjust milk to desired consistency. 

Best enjoyed warm

Sweetness- If you like your easy homemade cinnamon roll very sweet, then increase the sugar to 3 tablespoons instead of 2 tablespoons when making cinnamon butter. 

Storage instructions:

Cover the baking pan with leftover cinnamon rolls with aluminum foil and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Frequently asked questions:

What to do with leftover Hawaiian rolls?

Leftover rolls can be frozen for up to a month. Thaw at room temperature overnight. They can also be used to make cinnamon rolls, monkey bread, sliders or sandwiches.

Can you freeze Hawaiian sweet rolls?

Place rolls in a large zip lock bag, seal well and freeze for up to 1 month. Place the zip lock on the kitchen counter overnight to thaw.

A hand drizzling cinnamon glaze on top of freshly baked Hawaiian cinnamon rolls in a white pan with red handles

More easy sweet recipes for you to consider:

Easy 5 minute Candied Walnuts

4-Ingredient Homemade Almond Butter Cups Recipe

The 4 ingredient Guilt Free Chocolate Hummus    

Healthiest Date and Almond Candy

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake

or more sweet recipes

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Quick and Easy Cinnamon Hawaiian Rolls

The pillowy soft King’s Hawaiian rolls just got dressed for the holidays!!! Quick and easy cinnamon Hawaiian rolls begins with store bought Hawaiian rolls smothered in cinnamon butter, baked and then drizzled with an easy cinnamon glaze. Best sweet breakfast recipe for a crowd. One of the best recipes with Hawaiian rolls that I have tasted. 
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon hawaiian rolls, Quick and easy cinnamon rolls, Recipes with hawaiian rolls
Servings: 12 rolls
Author: Maria Doss

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 350° F. Spray a baking pan ( that can fit one package of Hawaiian rolls) with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside 
  • Stir together melted butter, sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl. 
  • Cut each Hawaiian roll in one direction (without going all the way through) turn 90 degrees and cut in the other direction. (Refer pictures and video)
  • Place rolls in the prepared baking pan and using a small spoon, drizzle cinnamon butter evenly into the cut openings.. 
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, until toasted. 
  • Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. When warm, drizzle glaze on top. Let glaze set for a few minutes before digging in. 
    To make glaze – Stir confectioners’ sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, vanilla and salt together. It will be very thick. Stir additional 1 -3 teaspoons of milk to make thick glaze with pourable consistency ( If your glaze gets thin, then stir in more confectioners sugar to thicken) 

Notes

Make the glaze as thick or as thin as you’d like. Adjust milk to desired consistency. 
Serve them warm. 
If you like your easy homemade cinnamon roll very sweet, then increase the sugar to 3 tablespoons instead of 2 tablespoons when making cinnamon butter. 

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