I’ve been experimenting with a gluten-free diet lately. That’s my latest excuse for not updating with more regularity anyways. (Don’t you just love how I always seem to have an excuse? ) When I was given the opportunity to try these, I couldn’t resist throwing the diet experiment out the window, at least long enough for breakfast. I’ve been gushing about these cinnamon rolls to anyone who will listen, so I figured I better tell all of you as well!
First of all, you just can’t go wrong with Cinnabon and cinnamon rolls. In fact, I have been really wanting cinnamon rolls for quite some time. Living by myself though, I just never could justify making an entire container or even making them from scratch because hello? My thighs just do not need me to polish off an entire batch of cinnamon rolls by myself. Which brings me to this new offering from the folks at Pillsbury. Instead of arriving in a tube, these cinnamon rolls are in a bag. In the freezer section. Imagine how excited I was when I realized, I could make myself two cinnamon rolls. I could make myself two, and put the rest in the freezer for breakfast NEXT Saturday!
I was concerned about how they would turn out being baked on a cookie sheet by themselves, when all the cinnamon rolls I’ve ever had before have been all smushed together in a pan. But I set my oven to 350, and greased my cookie sheet. The rolls looked a little compressed when I took them out of the bag, but I decided to have faith. (These are the regular sized, by the way… I didn’t trust myself not to eat the entire bag of minis.)
20 minutes later, I pulled them out of the oven. They’d puffed up, were normally shaped cinnamon rolls, and they smelled delicious.
In the bag, there was one packet of icing available for every two cinnamon rolls. I was impressed that there was plenty of icing available for each roll, and so conveniently packaged.
The verdict? AWESOME. They were wonderful, not crunchy as I’d worried they would be. And the best part? Being able to bake only 2 at a time kept me from going back for the rest of them. I’d have gladly eaten more cinnamon rolls if they were already baked, but I didn’t want to wait another 20 minutes to bake more. These cinnamon rolls that I can bake individually may be one of the most dangerous things I’ve discovered this year. Especially when they’re chock full of things that I had been trying to avoid.