I found my new favorite breakfast food you guys… And just in time for summer. We tried something new this Saturday we whipped up a batch of cinnamon roll waffles which are great fun to make. After experimenting – we found they are equally as yummy when made from our favorite cinnamon roll waffle recipe or from the package. Which is great! It means a sweet and exciting breakfast can be yours whether you want to bake all day, or pull a package out of the fridge and be done in 10 minutes. Both options you’ll find below.

Cinnamon Roll Waffles Recipe

Either way you make them, the cinnamon roll waffles taste amazing. It’s everything you love about the cinnamon spice of a roll, but with the crisp outside & soft inside that your favorite waffles boast of. The combo is by far one of my favorites, along with the the cinnamon roll cake which is an obvious cinnamon roll winner.

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How To Make Cinnamon Roll Waffles In Waffle Maker

To make the cinnamon roll waffles you will need a waffle batter to start with. For a quick morning treat, use your favorite pre-made batter (this is the one we love) which makes breakfast so easy and fun! To make the cinnamon roll waffles in waffle maker this way, you’ll simply open up the package and place the cinnamon roll directly onto the waffle iron. The result is a breakfast food combo of the 2 best things that is a sweet treat everyone will love!

If you’d rather create the waffles from scratch, here’s a cinnamon roll waffle recipe that will have you receiving praise all morning long.

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Cinnamon Roll Waffles

How to make cinnamon roll waffles! Your favorite 2 breakfast foods come together in one sweet morning treat. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast treat, cinammon roll breakfast, cinnamon roll waffles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 10 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 teaspoons rapid-rise yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp Coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Icing

  • 2-1/2  oz  cream cheese softened
  • tbsp  milk
  • 1-1/2  cups  powdered sugar more if needed

Instructions

  1. Heat milk and 3 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture is warm to the touch. Mix with mixer and sprinkle with yeast. Let stand about 5 minutes.
  2. Add flour, granulated sugar, egg, water, and 1 teaspoon salt. Mix on medium speed until combined and fluffy. Transfer to bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 to 2 hours.

  3. Meanwhile coat a baking dish with butter. In a medium bowl, stir together remaining stick melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a large pinch of salt until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Transfer dough and roll out to 15- by-12-inch rectangle. Roll up dough like a jelly roll, then cut crosswise into 10 pieces. Place pieces in pan cut-side up, spaced evenly. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place over night.
  5. In the morning, once the dough has risen. Preheat waffle iron to medium high. Taking about a 1/4 cup of dough place into waffle iron to create fresh from the iron cinnamon roll waffles.

  6. Mix the icing ingredients and stir. Fill a plastic bag or pastry bag and drizzle the icing onto the cinnamon roll waffles.

how to make cinnamon roll waffles

As much as I love making this cinnamon rolls waffle recipe, it really is the icing drizzle that gets me every time! ;) For that perfect drizzle on your own cinnamon waffle stack: place the icing wither store bought or made with our recipe above in a small plastic bag. Snip off the end corner and drizzle a little over each waffle as you stack them with the top getting the largest amount.

Cinnamon Rolls In Waffle Iron

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Cinnamon Rolls In Waffle Iron

Making these cinnamon rolls in waffle iron extra fun for a special morning is easy with a burst of colorful sprinkles. Top the waffle stack with sprinkle, birthday candles, a congrats sign or anything else that will bring a sweet kick off to your celebration.

 If you’re looking to make them even more special try creating the rolls in bunny form, add in chocolate and stars, or add gold leafing to the waffle stack for a shower.

(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Ashlyn Savannah Photo).