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Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls

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Christmas tree cinnamon rolls are the perfect Christmas morning cinnamon rolls to make for the whole family. Everyone loves these festive (and easy) sweet treats.

The thing about Christmas morning is that when there are kiddos involved it’s hectic. Everyone is excitable and rushing around. We all want to make the most of the day, right? No one wants to miss a moment.

Instead of worrying about what is for breakfast, whip up these Christmas morning cinnamon rolls. They are super easy to make, adorable, and everyone will be thrilled with this sweet treat to start the special day.

pin showing the finished Christmas tree cinnamon rolls ready to eat

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Cinnamon rolls are the perfect Christmas food. They smell like the holidays while they are baking and this recipe uses canned cinnamon rolls which means they cook up quick and the preparation is even easier!

I love that these are a fun and sweet treat that everyone enjoys. This isn’t something we’re eating everyday so it’s fun to get excited about an indulgent start to the day.

If you need a dessert idea that is festive for the holidays these Christmas tree cinnamon rolls are also an excellent option…you can eat cinnamon rolls anytime of the day of course!

Finished Christmas tree Christmas morning cinnamon rolls.

Are cinnamon rolls an easy breakfast recipe?

This recipe for cinnamon rolls that are shaped like a Christmas tree are ready in about 10 minutes. It’s a simple as tossing them onto a cookie sheet and baking them.

If you need an easy breakfast recipe you can’t do better than this for a festive and indulgent treat. For those of you who are looking for a holiday recipe the kids can help make, this is the one!

If kids can make them it has to be an easy recipe, right? Of course! Try out this fun way to prepare a normal dessert or breakfast item we’re all used to.

What is the difference between cinnamon buns and cinnamon rolls?

Cinnamon rolls are usually removed from the oven and then topped with icing or glaze. Cinnamon buns are turned over as a whole from the pan and then the goo that cooks to the bottom of them while baking creates a crust on top.

Cinnamon buns are also usually then topped later with a cream cheese frosting once the glaze has a chance to cool. The recipe we are making falls into the rolls category.

Finished cinnamon rolls ready to eat

How to elevate canned cinnamon rolls:

If you are bored with the plain old cinnamon rolls in a tube you are in luck. This recipe helps you to elevate them to the next level. Here are some other ideas that you can use to make cinnamon rolls that are above and beyond the typical.

You can do things like add heavy cream when cooking them, add more cinnamon sugar mix for filling, and you can make homemade icing to top them off.

If you want to change up the flavors you can add things like caramel sauce before or after baking, add some nuts, or include a fruit filling or topping.

Finally if you want to make your rolls a little more gourmet feeling you can brûlée the tops after baking for a crispy glazed topping!

finished baked cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning!

What do I need to make Christmas morning cinnamon rolls:

This recipe uses canned cinnamon rolls, green icing, and some Christmas sprinkles. That’s all it takes. Just three ingredients and you’ll have a great treat that will be a fast favorite.

Of course, as we just talked about, you can add your own twists and toppings if you want to spruce them up even more!

Ingredients needed to make Christmas morning cinnamon rolls.

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes for the holidays:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand. For making delicious treats like Christmas morning cinnamon rolls you’ll want to have the best kitchen tools ready to go.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

featured image showing the finished Christmas morning cinnamon rolls ready to eat

How to make a batch of Christmas tree cinnamon rolls:

Let’s dive on in and see what it takes to make this three ingredient cinnamon rolls. You’ll love that with just three ingredients you can make a holiday treat that will put smiles on all the faces around your breakfast table. Everyone will love these and kids will love helping to build the Christmas tree shape before they go into the oven!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Create a Christmas tree on a large baking sheet. You should have one cinnamon roll on the top. Two in the center. Three on the bottom row. Then one at the bottom for a tree trunk.

arranging the cinnamon rolls on the cookie sheet

Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and smother in green icing.

adding the icing and sprinkles to the cinnamon rolls.

Sprinkle away.

Serve while warm.

a finished tray of the cinnamon rolls ready to eat.

Looking for more holiday dessert recipes?

Here are some other holiday dessert recipes that you could totally get away with serving for breakfasts or brunches throughout the holiday season. If you need more special treats to serve for Christmas morning you can try out these other tasty recipes.

Be sure to let us know in the comments below what recipes you are making for your Christmas morning table! We’d love to hear how you are starting off the most fun day of the year with your family!

top down look at the finished cinnamon rolls shaped like a Christmas tree ready to serve

Printable Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls Recipe:

Yield: 7 Servings

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls

featured image showing the finished Christmas morning cinnamon rolls ready to eat

Christmas tree cinnamon rolls are the perfect Christmas morning cinnamon rolls to make for the whole family. Everyone loves these festive (and easy) sweet treats.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Cinnamon Rolls
  • Green Icing
  • Christmas Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Create a Christmas tree on a large baking sheet. You should have one cinnamon roll on the top. Two in the center. Three on the bottom row. Then one at the bottom for a tree trunk.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and smother in green icing.
  5. Sprinkle with holiday themed toppings.
  6. Serve while warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

7

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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