Your taste buds will be tantalized with these Skillet Cinnamon Rolls. They are easy to make by starting with frozen rolls, the right amount of cinnamon and sugar and drizzled with a vanilla glaze. Your kitchen will smell amazing too while they are baking!
So soon Mardi Gras season is coming up and I thought it would be a really great idea to make these skillet cinnamon rolls and jazz them up a bit with some tri-colored sprinkles. So I started out taking pictures of the rolls from plain to glazed to sprinkled. Well, I decided I didn't like it the pictures with the sprinkles... in person the rolls looked fine but I just couldn't seem to capture that in the pictures (which you will see below) . But with that all being said, the cinnamon rolls are fantastic especially when they are warm and gooey out of the oven!
Have you ever heard of a King Cake? These are typically made during the Mardi Gras season and a small plastic baby is hidden in it. The person who finds it is crowned the king or queen of the night and have the responsibility of making the cake the following year. While I have never made a cake, I have made these King Cake donuts which would be a great Mardi Gras treat also. If you are looking for a savory dish that is served during this time, be sure to check out this Jambalaya dish that is made in one pot, easy to do and has the right amount of spice. It makes a great comforting dish.
When I was growing up, we celebrated Fat Tuesday (the day before Lent starts) with a sweet treat called Castoniole, which is maybe not the correct spelling but the recipe is in my mom's handwriting and passed down to me. They are like fried donut holes with anise, lemon and drizzled with warm honey. Since we only heat these once a year, I always get my fill! Can't wait to get them again soon.
Hope you enjoy these skillet cinnamon rolls which can be made any time of the year!! And no Mardi Gras would be complete without a fun cocktail from my friend Lisa!
- 14 frozen dinner rolls, thawed
- ½ cup melted butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla (clear)
- Place the frozen rolls on a plate and let thaw (takes about 1 ¾ hours)
- Spray a 10" skillet with PAM
- Combine the ½ cup sugar and cinnamon
- Cut each roll in half then shape into balls
- Dip in melted butter then roll in cinnamon sugar
- Place in skillet then cover with plastic wrap
- Let rolls double in size (about 1 ¾ hours)
- Preheat oven to 350 and bake for about 25-30 minutes until golden brown
- Remove from oven and let cool about 20 minutes
- Combine the powdered sugar and vanilla; add in enough milk to make a glaze
- Drizzle and enjoy!
Clear vanilla will give you a glaze that is pure white
I was inspired to make this recipe from this site.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 28 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 660mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 3gSugar: 17gProtein: 14g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.