Cheater Cinnamon Roll Pull-Apart Cups

We live such a fast paced life: rushing the kids to school, then off to work ourselves, rush to pick-up the kids and off to their activities.  Next it’s home again for dinner, homework, and baths.  This is why I love Sundays.  A day to slow the pace, hold the world at the door and make it wait for us to wake at our own pace.  This past Sunday was no different, with the exception that the kids had horseback riding lessons late morning.  So, not quite a hustle and bustle, but not as leisurely as usual.  I also wanted to make them something special.  Surprising my family with tasty breakfasts make my day.  When I saw what it would take to make mini monkey bread, I knew I didn’t have time.  But I did have time to come up with a cheater version!  Served with scrambled eggs and bacon (and a LARGE coffee for me) makes this perfect special Sunday morning breakfast!


¼ cup melted butter
¼ cup packed brown sugar
2 large cans reduced fat Pillsbury Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350 °.  Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups.  In small pot set on medium heat, melt butter.  Mix in brown sugar and stir to combine completely.

Separate dough into individual rolls.  Cut each roll into 4 pieces.  Place pieces in muffin cups.  Lightly pour butter and brown sugar mixture over muffin cups.  Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until golden brown.  Enjoy!

Serves 12
Total time: 35 minutes

Cinnamon Pull-Apart Cups

*Original Serves4 Recipe


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