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Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

These puff pastry cinnamon rolls recipe or should I say cinnamon swirls are simple to make and tastes fantastic. They're ideal for breakfast, brunch, or as a sweet treat. You may also prepare them ahead of time and then bake them freshly!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Afternoon Tea, Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cinnamon rolls
Calories 173 kcal


  • 320 g store-bought puff pastry
  • 30 g butter I like to use slightly salted but unsalted butter works just fine.
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • cup brown sugar

Glazing ingredients

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon milk


  • preheat the oven at 200C/400F then line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • If using frozen store-bought puff pastry dough, make sure to have thawed overnight in the fridge so that it is easier to work with.
  • To a small mixing bowl, add brown sugar, cinnamon, and mix to combine. Melt the butter just a little bit (about 5 to 10 seconds) and set it aside to cool
  • Carefully unroll the puff pastry on a lightly floured worktop or in the parchment paper it came with. (you would have this if you bought your puff pastry from the fridge section)
  • Brush the pastry dough with the melted butter, leaving about 1-inch border on all sides, then sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly on the buttered perimeter.
  • Carefully roll the dough tightly to form a log then trim off the two ends. using a serrated knife or floss, cut the rolled dough into 8- 10 discs.
  • arrange each sliced dough on the prepared baking sheet making sure to leave spaces in between to allow for expansion during baking.
  • Bake the cinnamon rolls in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown at the top and fully baked. Remove them from the oven and leave them to cool slightly in the baking sheet before moving to a wire rack or serving.

Make the icing glaze

  • Whilst the cinnamon swirls cool, move on to making the frosting. To a small mixing bowl, add milk, vanilla essence, and powdered sugar and mix until combined.
  • drizzle the icing glazing over the puff pastry cinnamon roll and serve immediately while it is still warm.


Storage instructions
Fridge: if you have any cinnamon swirls leftover, let it cool completely and transfer into a Ziploc bag, and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can eat it cold at room temperature or heat it up a bit.
To reheat: the best way to reheat this recipe is in the oven or air fryer. Reheat at 180C/365F for about 5 minutes or until heated through to your liking. alternatively, simply pop it in the microwave for a few seconds.


Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 71mgPotassium: 29mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cinnamon rolls, cinnamon swirls, puff pastry cinnamon rolls
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