Simple Cinnamon Buns

I really enjoy baking. I can make cookies, muffins, scones and even love making bread in our bread maker.

But ask me to make dough and i just can’t do it. I can’t get it to rise properly, I can’t even roll it out well. So now when I’m trying a recipe that calls for dough, such as pizza, I like to use a pre-made dough. Case in point, in a previous meal plan I was making homemade pizza pockets. So I went out and bought Pillsbury Pizza dough. Two cans actually, in case I managed to mess up even pre-made dough which is entirely possible. The pizza pockets turned out great! But there was still a lonely package of pizza dough sitting in my fridge so I decided I had to do something with it before it was too late. And alas, Simple Cinnamon Buns were born.

Simple Cinnamon Buns Recipe

Pillsbury Pizza Dough package
2 Tbsp butter
brown sugar
flour for sprinkling
(Yes, that’s all you need!)


This is such a simple recipe that you can even get the kids to help you out.

1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Sprinkle some flour on whatever surface you are working on and roll out the dough into a rectangle.

3. Melt the butter. Then use a brush to completely butter one side of the rolled out dough.

 4. Sprinkle it with brown sugar, as much or as little as you want and do the same with the cinnamon.

5. Then from the long end of the dough, tightly roll it until it’s one long stick. I like to stretch it out to make it a little longer too.


6. Once that’s done, take a sharp knife and cut the dough into pieces. You can make them small or big, both work. Then put them on a baking sheet sprayed with Pam. Make sure to put enough space between each piece because they will get bigger as they bake.  If you have any melted butter leftover, you can spread it on top of the buns before putting them in the oven.

7. Let them bake for about 15 minutes, You should see them browning and the sugar caramelizing. When they are done, take them out and let them cool for a few minutes. You can also make some Powdered Sugar Icing to drizzle on top to increase the yumminess factor, I did. And they were amazing!

The original recipe for this was with puff pastry that I got from my friend Roxanne in Winnipeg. It made really delicious mini cinnamon buns, so that’s another option you can try.

What’s your view on these simple cinnamon buns, love or hate?
And do you have a simple, sweet treat that you like to make?

4 thoughts on “Simple Cinnamon Buns

  1. Omg I love cinnamon buns! I was lucky enough to try one of the ones that were made and they were delicious! I like your other recipe similar to this one but with philo or puff pastry, those are amazing!

    1. I’m so glad! Sometime you should try making them with puff pastry instead of pizza dough. They become mini-cinnamon buns and you can just pop them in your mouth, so good!

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