Everyday Mom's Meals: Soul Food Saturday #41

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Soul Food Saturday #41

What about cinnamon rolls for breakfast? Ones that remind you of that fast food place where you can grab them and hit the road, and quick enough that you can make on a weekday if you wanted? That's right, quick and healthier than fast food. Also can be made gluten free with just a little adjustment. Bringing back the use of crescent roll dough. Sugar and spice makes these very nice! Grab your little ones for this because Cinnamon Roll minis are what's for breakfast!

Cinnamon Roll Minis
1 can Grands big buttery crescents
4 tsp. cinnamon
3 tbs, sugar

3 tbs. powdered sugar
1 tbs. Maple syrup
1tsp. Half and half

For the glaze:
In a small bowl add powdered sugar and whisk lightly to break up any lumps. Add maple syrup and whisk to combine. Then add half and half, and whisk until completely smooth. Set aside

For cinnamon roll minis

In a small bowl add sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine. Set aside. Remove crescent dough from the can gently. Only separate at large perforations. (There will be 2 triangles together) Pinch perforated lines together, and  press lightly down to seal. Repeat on other side. With a small rolling pin or round glass; roll dough to be sure its sealed. Repeat on second side. Dough will stretch about 2 inches in length, and will be a more uniform thickness. Sprinkle 1 tbs. cinnamon sugar on dough and spread gently to cover it entirely. Roll up as snugly as possible being careful to keep edges in line. Pinch edge gently to seal roll. Cut into 6 pieces, with a  serrated knife using a sawing motion so as not to squish the dough. Please in an un-greased pie pan touching each other slightly. Repeat with remaining dough. 1 can will fill 2 pie pans.
Follow crescent dough instructions for baking time and temp. Typical time is 12-14 minutes at 400*
Remove from oven and add glaze. Serve hot! Whether you love to glaze them right after or dip each bite, your family will fall in love one more time with a fast treat that just got a bit healthier! Enjoy!

Note: For gluten free option, just use Pillsbury's gluten free pastry/pie dough. Found with other Pillsbury's products in most grocery stores.

**When using this dough, remove from fridge 5 minutes before opening to take the chill off. Then take the dough ball and cut into 2 pieces. Cover second piece and set aside. Roll dough out to approx 4 1/2 inches wide by  8 1/2 inches long rectangle. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar and spread to cover completely. Roll up as snugly as possible, keeping sides as straight as you can. Pinch edges gently to seal. Cut into 12 pieces. with a serrated knife, using a sawing motion so as not to squish dough. Repeat with remaining dough.  Follow baking instructions for time and temp.

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