This easy Cinnamon roll Christmas tree recipe takes refrigerated cinnamon rolls and turns them into an amazing, easy Christmas morning breakfast.
Cinnamon rolls are a traditional Christmas morning breakfast for many families, including my own and this Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree recipe puts a creative spin on the traditional breakfast!
Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree
When I was a kid growing up cinnamon rolls were our traditional Christmas morning breakfast. We would wake up in the morning, open our stockings and then one of us would put the cinnamon rolls in the oven.
We always used the refrigerated cinnamon rolls, that were easy peasy. Take them out of the package, put them in the circle baking pan and put them in the oven.
I wanted to keep that Christmas morning tradition going with my kids. I wanted something that would not only be super easy like that since Christmas mornings are always hectic, but also festive. Tada! Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls.
If you are looking for some healthy but fun Christmas morning treats, my kids also love it when I make Santa Banana Pops!
Looking for more Christmas Cinnamon Roll Recipes? Check these out!
- Reindeer Cinnamon Rolls
- Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls
- Santa Banana Pops
- Santa Cinnamon Rolls
- Grinch Fruit Kabobs
- Gingerbread Oatmeal
How do you know when Pillsbury cinnamon rolls are done?
Pillsbury cinnamon rolls are done when the tops are golden brown. Depending on your oven the cook time will vary from 13-17 minutes.
How do you keep Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls from burning?
I find that they cook best when they are on the middle rack in the oven.
Do Refridgerator cinnamon rolls need to touch when baking?
When you put the cinnamon rolls into the baking pan before baking they should not be touching. They will bake and expand and touch when they are done baking.
What type of pan is best for making cinnamon rolls?
Pillsbury cinnamon rolls bake best in a round metal 9 inch cake pan. If you do not have a round pan you can use a glass or metal rectangular pan.
How long do these cinnamon rolls last?
Frosted cinnamon rolls will keep in an airtight container on the counter for 1-2 days.
How to store leftovers
To store leftovers put them in an air tight container. If they are frosted then you will want to put them in a single layer so the top decorations do not get messed up.
Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree ingredients
- 7 cinnamon rolls
- Christmas sprinkles
- star sprinkle
- Green food coloring (optional)
If you are going to have a large group of people you can make a cinnamon roll tree with 16 cinnamon rolls, place 1 cinnamon roll in the first row. Under it place 2 cinnamon rolls, 3 cinnamon rolls in the next row, 4 in the following row and 5 in the last row. Take the last cinnamon roll and put it at the bottom to be the tree stump.
How to Make Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree
Heat oven to 375°F and grease the baking sheet or spray with non stick cooking spray.
Remove cinnamon rolls from can and the container of icing. Set the container of icing to the side.
Arrange 6 whole cinnamon rolls in triangle in the center of the baking sheet. Next place one cinnamon roll at the bottom for the Christmas tree stump.
Bake at 375°F. for 13 to 19 minutes or until deep golden brown.
Loosen tree carefully with pancake turner.
Carefully slide onto serving platter. Frost warm cinnamon rolls with the included frosting. If you would like to have your Christmas tree green, add a few drops of green food coloring to the container of icing and mix well.
Decorate as desired with sprinkles and top with a star.
Looking for more Christmas Tree fun? Check these out!
- Christmas Tree Brownies
- DIY Felt Christmas Tree
- Handprint Christmas Tree Towel
- Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
Cinnamon roll Christmas tree
- 7 cinnamon rolls 1 Can of cinnamon rolls
- Christmas sprinkles
- star sprinkle
- Green food coloring optional
- Heat oven to 375°F and grease the baking sheet or spray with non stick cooking spray.
- Remove cinnamon rolls from can and the container of icing. Set the container of icing to the side.
- Arrange 6 whole cinnamon rolls in triangle in the center of the baking sheet. Next place one cinnamon roll at the bottom for the Christmas tree stump.
- Bake at 375°for 13 to 19 minutes or until deep golden brown.
- Loosen tree carefully with pancake turner.
- Carefully slide onto serving platter. Frost warm cinnamon rolls with the included frosting. If you would like to have your Christmas tree green, add a few drops of green food coloring to the container of icing and mix well.
- Decorate as desired with sprinkles and top with a star.
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