Easy Cinnamon Rolls without the waiting 

Easy Cinnamon Rolls without the waiting 

I accidentally bought one too many packs of puff pastry. Never a problem, if anything that’s a good kind of mistake. The famous picky eater child of mine loves bread but frowns upon puff pastry, however he is obsessed with cinnamon. He will eat it dry with a spoon. Total weirdo who I am in love with! So anyway, I did a super quick version of cinnamon rolls with a side of apple sauce for dipping into. A week has passed since I’ve made these and I’m craving some now just because of that apple sauce dip. Total winner and perfect to send to school as a snack for the kids. Good news is Ryan loved them, I realize I didn’t accomplish much in the nutritional aspect of it all but when a picky eater like him, finally accepts another food WHATEVER it is without a fight, that’s always a good step towards more food acceptance and letting his food barrier down creating more trust in trying new things. Next time, I’ll Mix a vegetable and purée it inside perhaps that’ll it work. Find something they love and experiment! 


Recipe: 

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, I like to use the jus roll brand. Don’t roll it out. It’s better to get the box that comes in a big rectangular sheet. When you defrost it, take it out and don’t roll it out or else it’ll make it hard to roll it later. 
  • 3 tbsp raw refine free brown sugar 
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon 

Combine the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle it all across the pastry sheet. 

Roll it and slice into equal parts. 


I’ve done this before and each roll ended up opening leaving me with snail looking rolls. I had an idea to place the pin wheels into a cup cake tin so that when they expand in the oven they stay confined in each individual cupcake tin. It worked really well! 

Cook on medium heat till golden and remove! 

For the Apple Sauce: 

3 apples peeled and chopped up coarsely 

1 tsp cinnamon 

1/2 tsp lemon zest 

1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)

1 tsp butter 

Add to a pot and simmer till apples are soft. Blend and you’re done.