Easy Waffle Iron Cinnamon Rolls

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It simply doesn’t get much easier than this! Try these easy waffle iron cinnamon rolls for a fun breakfast or snack. The kids can ice and decorate them with sprinkles!

Waffle Iron Cinnamon Rolls Kid Hand

This fun treat is so darn easy to make, you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t try it before! We have probably all made cinnamon rolls from pre-packaged dough the traditional way. You open the tube of dough and place the rolls in a baking dish. After baking in the oven, they are ready to go. It’s a quick and easy way to serve up some tasty cinnamon rolls without having to make the dough from scratch.

In this version, you can skip the oven altogether. Pull out your waffle iron and cook up the cinnamon rolls in no time. Bonus – they pop out with a traditional “waffle iron” grid and just happens to hold the icing perfectly!

Waffle Iron Cinnamon Rolls SQUARE

Besides a waffle iron, the only supplies you really need for these treats are the food ingredients (see below) and a knife and spatula. I would definitely consider this to be a kid-friendly recipe. The kids should be supervised when using the waffle iron and then they can go ahead and add the frosting and sprinkles.

Cinnamon Roll Waffles Supplies

Easy Waffle Iron Cinnamon Rolls

Grab a tube of cinnamon roll dough and cook it up in your waffle iron!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, snack


  • waffle iron


  • 1 can of cinnamon roll dough (includes icing)
  • sprinkles
  • non-stick cooking spray


  • Heat up the waffle iron.
  • Once heated, spray the waffle iron with a bit of non-stick cooking spray. Place an uncooked cinnamon roll on each part of the waffle iron.
    Cinnamon Rolls in Waffle iron
  • Close the lid and cook for 1.5-2 minutes (until the dough is thoroughly cooked).
    Cinnamon Roll Waffles in iron
  • Remove cinnamon rolls from the waffle iron and repeat the process until you have used all of the dough.
  • Top each roll with icing and sprinkles.
    Iced Cinnamon Rolls
  • Enjoy immediately.
    Sprinkles on Cinnamon Rolls

That’s it!

How easy is that?

You could certainly change your sprinkle colors to reflect different holidays or other celebrations!

Sprinkles on Cinnamon Rolls

If you end up giving these waffles iron cinnamon rolls a try, let us know how they turn out for you! If you post a picture on social media, feel free to tag us. We’d love to see them! 

Before you tuck your waffle iron away, check out these delicious and easy waffle iron pizza pockets that we shared on our camping blog! The perfect snack, lunch or dinner!

pizzas cooked in waffle iron


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