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Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls

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Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls are the perfect holiday treat using buttery, flaky puff pastry. The puff pastry is easy to use and helps create an elegant breakfast or brunch dish  using only 5 ingredients. Your guests will love these!

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls on wire rack

PUFF PASTRY CINNAMON SWIRLS

I am starting to love puff pastry. I don’t know why I haven’t used it more before this year. You might remember I recently shared a recipe for a Turkey Sausage and Egg Puff Pastry Pizza. I love how versatile puff pastry is. You can use it in a sweet or savory recipe and it’s really easy to use. 

It creates an elegant appetizer, side, puff pastry dessert or breakfast dish. I suggest keeping a package in your freezer to help you create last minute crowd favorites. Today’s Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls are something you will make time and time again, I promise. 

This would be a nice recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning, a shower or a brunch. 5 simple ingredients is all you need and you can have these on the table in under 40 minutes. 

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls with coffee

CAN I USE PUFF PASTRY FOR CINNAMON ROLLS?

The answer is yes! And I actually really like using puff pastry in cinnamon rolls.

Traditional cinnamon rolls are made with a yeast-based dough but this uses puff pastry. Puff pastry is great for so many appetizers, side dishes that are great when you are entertaining.

The puff pastry works nicely in these cinnamon swirls as an alternative to normal dough. This version makes smaller cinnamon rolls and there isn’t a glaze but you can easily make a quick glaze at home to add at the end if you want. 

Puff pastry is buttery, flaky and easy to use. I like to have a box of puff pastry in my freezer. It is nice to have on hand to use on a whim when I need to make cinnamon rolls or a savory pinwheel recipe like these Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Pinwheels or a sweet Cranberry Brie Purr Pastry Pinwheel

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls on white plate

HOW DO I MAKE PUFF PASTRY CINNAMON ROLLS

Puff pastry cinnamon rolls are so easy to make. You will love how simple this recipe is to follow!

Stat by preheating the oven to 375F; brush the inside of 6 muffin wells with butter, ghee, or coconut oil.

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls butter

Stir together the softened butter, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt until it forms a paste.

Unfold the dough (no need to roll it out), and dollop the paste on top so it’s fairly evenly dispersed. 

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls ingredient s

Roll the dough up tightly and cut it into 6 equal pieces.

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls rolling dough

Place each dough swirl into a prepared muffin well.

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls cutting

Bake until puffed and golden, about 25 to 30 minutes. Cool before removing.

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls in tin

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls on wire rack

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls

Yield: 6 cinnamon rolls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Swirls are the perfect holiday treat using buttery, flaky puff pastry. The puff pastry is easy to use and helps create an elegant breakfast or brunch dish  using only 5 ingredients. Your guests will love these!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened slightly, plus more to grease the pan
  • 4 Tablespoons coconut sugar or light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed to room temperature

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375F; brush the inside of 6 muffin wells with butter, ghee, or coconut oil.
    2. Stir together the softened butter, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt until it forms a paste.
    3. Unfold the dough (no need to roll it out), and dollop the paste on top so it’s fairly evenly dispersed.
    4. Roll the dough up tightly and cut it into 6 equal pieces.
    5. Place each dough swirl into a prepared muffin well.
    6. Bake until puffed and golden, about 25 to 30 minutes.
    7. Cool before removing.

Notes

Feel free to make a homemade glaze and add that on once the cinnamon rolls cool.

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