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Make Cinnamon Waffles in the Waffle Maker – Cinnamon Roll Waffles Recipe

You guys – cinnamon roll waffles made in the waffle maker will be your new breakfast go-to. This mom hack will have you making your kid’s breakfast in minutes and they will absolutely love it. 

Cinnamon Roll Waffles in the Waffle Maker

cinnamon roll in waffle maker

Our Cinnamon Roll Waffles recipe is super easy but super delicious. I’ve been making this meal for breakfast for the last decade, several times a month.

I rarely just make a can of cinnamon rolls because I can just make these cinnamon roll waffles quick and it gives the cinnamon rolls a new taste!

Sure, I could just stick the canned cinnamon rolls in the oven for 20 minutes – but here is the deal. I have FOUR mouths that need food in the morning and at different times. My 3 boys come down, typically first my 6-year-old, then my 11-year-old and then finally the 5-year-old. About 20 minutes later, my daughter comes down. It’s a circus.

I need a quick, easy option for breakfast. I have to pump food out and get it in their bellies asap.

cinnamon roll waffles recipe

Our turn-around from wake-up time to get dressed, to brush teeth, to eating breakfast, to getting socks and shoes on, to making sure back-packs are ready and coats on – then OUT the door to the bus. And did I mention that we don’t wake-up early. Our morning routine happens in is usually 20 minutes. Insanity yes, but I hate mornings.

BONUS – all of my kids love this breakfast. Is it the most healthy, hell no. Are they fed and happy? Yes. We’re in survival mode most mornings so fed and happy – that is a total win for this family, we will take it.

Waffle Maker Cinnamon Roll Waffles

So the cinnamon rolls in a waffle maker – so super easy.

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Yield: Learn this mom hack - make cinnamon waffles in your waffle maker

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Total Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds

We are sharing our cinnamon roll waffles recipe. This breakfast is perfect for school mornings and shakes things up from just making traditional canned cinnamon rolls! Canned cinnamon rolls a new twist!



  1. Open canned Pillsbury cinnamon rolls.
  2. Try not to freak out - if you are like me you hate opening canned cinnamon rolls!
  3. Depending on the size of your waffle maker - place cinnamon roll dough on to waffle maker.
  4. Let cook for approximately 90 seconds.
  5. Take out and ice with icing provided in the cinnamon roll can.
  6. Enjoy! Your kids will love cinnamon roll waffles (and you will to!)


We typically use Pillsbury Grand Cinnamon Rolls but any canned cinnamon rolls will work.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300

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First, just pop the cinnamon roll can.

Place the individual cinnamon roll in waffle maker. This could be 2-4 cinnamon rolls, depending on your waffle maker. 

Cook the cinnamon roll waffles for around 60-90 seconds.

SHAZAM, pull the cinnamon waffles out and dish (or paper plate – thats what I do.)

As for toppings, let’s talk about that. 

Waffle Toppings

Here are some ideas for waffle toppings. These will jazz up your cinnamon roll waffles. 

You could be basic. We don’t judge but the easiest thing to do is just ice the cinnamon waffles with the icing provided in your canned cinnamon rolls. 

Or here are some more waffle toppings that we love to use:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Pancake syrup
  • Maple syrup
  • Peanut butter
  • Honey
  • Cream cheese and powdered sugar

Tell us what your favorite waffle toppings are in the comments!

Best Waffle Maker for Kids 

Here is what I calling the best waffle maker for kids. We have this Spider an waffle maker. This makes me happy and brings a smile to the kids face seeing the spidey symbol on their cinnamon roll waffles!


Cinnamon Roll Waffles Video

About this video. You can view it on YouTube here

This video I shot at my mother-in-law’s house with my brother-in-law. I had hungry kids, she had a waffle maker and canned cinnamon roll – so we tried it and shazam. Cinnamon roll waffles – yum and QUICK!

I was scrolling thru my old YouTube videos and realized 3 things. 

  1. This video has over 100k views. That’s crazy. 
  2. I would have taken more time to shoot this cinnamon roll waffles recipe if I had any clue people would be watching it!
  3. I’ve never shared it here – so it’s now your lucky day!

Looking for more mom hacks to help make your kids morning easy? Check our out Instant Pot breakfast ideas!

Have you tried making cinnamon rolls in a waffle maker? 

Cinnamon Roll Waffle Recipe was originally posted in December 2016. 

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