Grinch Cinnamon Rolls: Easy Christmas Breakfast Idea

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by Koti Beth Designs
8 rolls
20 min

Looking for simple Christmas breakfast ideas? Try these Grinch cinnamon rolls. They used canned cinnamon rolls and store bought icing, so you can make them quickly for breakfast Christmas morning or any time.

How to Bake Grinch Cinnamon Rolls

You can follow the directions on the tube to bake your Grinch Christmas treats, or you can air fry them.

Personally, I like the air fryer because it's quicker and uses less electricity. Breads and bread type foods do really well in the air fryer, too.

To air fry, preheat to 350 degrees F and air fry for 6 to 8 minutes.

Grinch Cinnamon Roll Variations

Although these Grinch Christmas treats are pretty easy to make, here are a few variations that you can make:

  • You don't need to make the heart shape. You can make a circle and use green icing and the red heart.
  • I bought icing because it's thicker than what you get in the packets with the cinnamon rolls. You can dye that green with food coloring, but it will be thinner and won't cover as well.
  • You can also make your own cream cheese frosting or your favorite frosting flavor.
  • Add some jelly or fruit to the cinnamon rolls. Unroll them, add jelly or fruit, then roll them again.

You can put them on little sticks or serve them on a plate with a fork. These are very quick when you use premade green frosting and then add a red heart sprinkle.

Grinch Cinnamon Rolls: Easy Christmas Breakfast Idea
Recipe details
  • 8  rolls
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 1 can cinnamon rolls
  • 1/2 cup green icing
  • 8 heart shaped sprinkles

Preheat your oven or air fryer to 350 degrees or follow the directions on the cinnamon rolls you bought.
Carefully unroll each cinnamon roll into a long strip of dough. Coil the unrolled end of each strip into the center to make two equal coils. Pull middle of strip down to make a point and pinch, forming a heart.
Place the cinnamon rolls on a cookie sheet or air fryer tray. Bake as directed on the can in the oven or for 6 to 8 minutes in an air fryer.
If baking in the oven, space them apart so they have room to expand.
Let cool for just a few minutes and frost with the green icing. Place a heart sprinkle on each cinnamon roll.
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