1 Suzie the Foodie: Waffled Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns

Monday, April 16, 2012

Waffled Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns

Waffled Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns, inspired by Pinterest

Thanks to a reader who fell in love with Pinterest like me, I discovered the foodie idea of waffling cinnamon buns. The pin originally came from Simply Designing and I was desperate for an economical and easy sweet brunch treat.

I was out of everything and buying all the components to make cinnamon buns for the weekend only to waffle them would both be heavy and expensive.

Waffled Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns, inspired by Pinterest
BTW, I could not wait for my new cutting board to arrive. I made my own mini version of it!  

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls were on sale. I could get everything I needed, including the icing, for only $2 and it would not add a ton of weight to my backpack for my walk home.

Waffled Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns, inspired by Pinterest

The hard part? Opening the damn tube! I have bought their products before and they usually pop right open but not this one. I hit it all over my kitchen... Nothing. Luckily Reg was home at the time!

Waffled Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns, inspired by Pinterest

It was perfect! The package came with eight rolls so Reg and I could have four each. The icing was crazy-hard so I nuked it for around 15 seconds to make it pourable.

Waffled Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns, inspired by Pinterest

I sprayed my waffle iron with canola oil after heating it up and put one bun per spot. I closed the hatch and waited two minutes.

Waffled Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns, inspired by Pinterest

The turned out beautiful golden brown and very crunchy! I think next time I will only waffle them for a minute, I like mine to be a bit less hard.

Waffled Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns, inspired by Pinterest

I drizzled with syrup and the icing and wow, what a treat for brunch! So easy and affordable. Even though our budget was super tight and my pantry was bare, this made me feel like a million bucks.

Yes, I will definitely try this technique with my favourite cinnamon buns recipe and I know they will be even better (and probably a lot bigger). Still, this was a fun and simple foodie experiment that I can wholeheartedly recommend for those who want a little extra something for breakfast with minimal cost and effort.

A totally cool and successful idea. Pinterest rocks!

4 comments:

AvaDJ said...

I could go for a few of those right now to go with my coffee, what a cute, sweet and simple treat. I'll be trying this for sure.

Drea Prieto said...

Great idea. Will have to try that one day. Hope you don't mind me pinning this?

Drea Prieto said...

Duh, just noticed the Pin It buttons. Never mind.

BoholstWife said...

i just showed my husband these and he said he is going get me a waffle maker today cause he wants some like this for breakfast tomorrow...lol...he is a big time cinnamon roll freak.