These copy-cat Burger King Cini-Mini Rolls are so easy and quick.
Last weekend, I wanted to make a special breakfast for the kids, but I didn’t actually feel like cooking. Does that ever happen to you?! I was so tired from being up most of the night with a sick child, but I wanted my other kids to have something other than cold cereal. So, what’s the answer when you find yourself in that dilemma? Canned biscuits to the rescue!
I had quickly dismissed the idea of homemade cinnamon rolls….just too much work….when I remembered I had a can of biscuits in the fridge. In just a few simple steps, I had a yummy breakfast treat that had my girls super excited. (My little boy was still sick, so he missed out this go round, but they are so easy, I know we will be making them again!)
They are reminiscent of monkey bread, but with a lot less sugar and butter. I like to save ooey, gooey buttery Monkey Bread for special occasions! My oldest said they were a lot like Cini Minis from Burger King, hence the name!
- 1 can of biscuits
- butter spread
- brown sugar
- Flatten each biscuit to approx 1/2 inch thickness.
- Spread each biscuit with butter.
- Sprinkle brown sugar over butter.
- Sprinkle on cinnamon.
- Roll each biscuit into a 'cylinder' shape.
- Cut each rolled biscuit into 3 equal pieces.
- Place each mini roll (fold side down) into buttered cake pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees until biscuits are golden brown. Approx 10 mins for my biscuits.
- Carefully flip biscuits onto plate.
- Serve with icing for dipping, if desired.
You can see the steps and ingredients I used in the second picture above. The amounts of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon are going to vary depending on your tastes. I used large Grands reduced fat biscuits, that come 8 in a tube, and opted to use a brown sugar/Splenda blend and Smart Balance Light butter spread. For the brown sugar and cinnamon, I just sprinkled some on, without measuring…I told you this was an easy recipe! A simple icing would be fun for dipping too.
Whip these up, or even better, supervise while the kids do it! Then, sit back and enjoy…and you don’t even have to worry about super sticky fingers and faces once the kids are done! Well, I’m not making any promises on that one
If you want to discover lots of other uses for canned biscuits, check out a previous (and extremely popular!) Ingredient Spotlight on the subject.
KimM is a contributing writer for Eat at Home. She has three children, ages 12, 10 and 5; 2 fur babies, and blogs about her kitchen adventures at Makin’ it Mo’Betta. You can also follow on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.