Use your waffle maker to cook up cinnamon roll waffles!
Cinnamon rolls make a morning special.
The problem with homemade cinnamon rolls is they require you to plan ahead, and they require a boatload of time.
These are the reasons why, at times, I’ll just pop open a can of cinnamon rolls on a weekend morning.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
As an FYI, I purchase the Trader Joe’s brand of cinnamon rolls.
Because of their commitment to creating products with no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, and no GMOs, I will buy Trader Joe’s products. That way, I don’t have to spend as much time looking at labels.
Even though Trader Joe’s is committed to cleaner food, I’m in no way trying to convince you that cinnamon rolls are health food!
They are a treat.
And everyone is deserving of a treat every once in a while.
If you want to feel better about your cinnamon roll waffles, try topping them with fruit instead of frosting.
Of course, if you go for the fruit, and not the frosting, you are missing out on the opportunity to fill each of the little waffle idents with ooey-gooey frosting goodness!
And I mean, why else would you turn a cinnamon roll into a waffle? To save time?
It is to have nooks and crannies you can fill with frosting deliciousness!
Okay, we’ve got to talk a bit about time and temperature.
This is where it gets tricky. My waffle maker might not get as hot as your waffle maker.
Here’s what I can tell you. This is my waffle maker.
It is a $20 Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker and it is the best purchase I’ve ever made.
I’ve found the best setting is 4 (out of 1-5), and the indicator light tells me when my waffles are perfectly cooked.
If you don’t have a waffle maker, grab one like mine. You won’t be sorry.
But don’t save it just for cinnamon roll waffles. You can also use it to make my homemade whole grain blueberry waffles.
- 1 package Trader Joe's Cinnamon Rolls
- Heat waffle maker on medium to medium high setting.
- Open cinnamon roll canister and separate out rolls. Set frosting aside.
- Once waffle maker is heated, place 1 roll in center of waffle maker. Close lid and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until waffle maker indicator light turns green.
- Remove waffle and frost if desired.
If you find the cinnamon rolls are sticking, spray waffle maker in between each roll.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
What do you think? Will you be trying this cinnamon rolls waffle maker shortcut recipe soon?