If you start any morning off with fresh-baked Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, you’re on track for a great day. While they’re a taste of heaven as-is, you can elevate the experience by doing a few things to make these easy-bake store-bought cinnamon rolls taste even better.
How to make Pillsbury cinnamon rolls better than they already are, you might ask? These four simple tricks will help you make them your own!
Fill them with extra goodies
When you pop open that can of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, you can see it’s easy to unroll them to add anything inside. It could be something as simple as adding a touch more cinnamon. Or you can blend cinnamon with nutmeg and ginger for a taste that reminds you of the holidays.
Texturally, you can do more too. Chopped walnuts or pecans, cream cheese, Oreos, chocolate chips, Nutella, and even bacon can help you fake a fully-homemade taste without all the work making cinnamon rolls from scratch normally requires. Bonus points if you mix and match any of these add-ins!
You can add things on top of your Pillsbury cinnamon rolls to make your own creation. Grated orange zest and a touch of rose water add an elegant flavor. Putting brown sugar and butter on top will give a more caramelized taste.
And yes, you can add crispy bacon or nuts on top, or wedge them into the spirals from the top. Sprinkles, chocolate chips, cookie pieces, and even leftover Halloween candy make for fun ways to enhance these cinnamon rolls.
Swap out the frosting
Pillsbury cinnamon rolls are hard to beat when baked right from the can. But if you’re not a fan of that icing it comes with, you can make your own or buy a can of cream cheese frosting in a pinch. You can add lemon or orange to it for a fruity spin. Even putting a few strawberries into the cream cheese frosting is going to make these beauties even better.
Maple buttercream on top along with some bacon will satisfy those sweet and salty cravings at once. So too will a salted caramel frosting. Or go for absolute decadence with a chocolate glaze.
Think outside the roll
When thinking about how to make Pillsbury cinnamon rolls better, it’s OK to come unrolled. You don’t need to keep them in this shape. Put them all together and make one giant cinnamon roll like a breakfast cake. Or put them in your waffle iron and turn them into cinnamon roll waffles. You can then top them with the icing (either what it comes with or one of your own creations) and maple syrup. And naturally, all of the toppings listed above are a great way to finish it off.
When you play around with Pillsbury cinnamon rolls in your kitchen, the sky is the limit. Have fun with finding your favorite combinations to make breakfast even more special in your home!