Cheap Biscuits transformed: Cinnamon Roll Bites

Yes, I am aware that cinnamon rolls already come in a can.  However, I like making these bites with biscuit dough because they’re super inexpensive (you can usually get a 4 cans of dough for what like $3?), and because you’re adding the good stuff you can really load them with cinnamon and icing–if you like it like that–or go light.  Also, the small biscuits are only 50 calories, so the cinnamon roll bites end up being around 75 calories each.


Another reason for using biscuit dough to make cinnamon rolls is that you don’t have to decide if you want biscuits or cinnamon rolls; you can make a half batch of each at the same time.  I could have probably made nicer looking rolls with a rolling pin but I just used my hands.



Cheap Biscuits transformed: Cinnamon Roll Bites

Serves 3
Prep time 7 minutes
Cook time 8 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Make delicious cinnamon rolls with inexpensive biscuit dough in only a few minutes.


  • 7oz biscuit dough
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • .5 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 drop vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 425°, grease cookie sheet. Lay out a sheet of wax paper. Open dough and roll each biscuit in hands to form coil, then put each on wax paper and flatten slighty.
2. Mix cinnamon and granulated sugar (or just used premixed cinnamon sugar if you have that). Sprinkle mixture over biscuit strips. Roll up strips to form cinnamon roll. Make sure to pinch the end into the roll so that it doesn't unravel. Stick in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes.
3. While rolls bake, Mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extra thoroughly in small bowl.
4. Remove rolls from oven, transfer to serving plate and drizzle with icing.

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