These applesauce cinnamon rolls are easy to make with a can of pre-made crescent rolls. You can use homemade applesauce or store-bought. Either way, these tasty breakfast rolls are as easy as they are delicious!
Just 5 ingredients are needed to make these delicious cinnamon rolls.
This Apple Cinnamon Rolls recipe is one of our easy Bread and biscuit recipes that you will want to bookmark for later.
Why This Recipe Rocks
Easy Recipe - This recipe does not get much easier. With the help of a can of crescent rolls, some applesauce and a handful of other simple ingredients, you can have hot apple cinnamon rolls ready.
Delicious. These are so good! Flakey biscuits with an apple cinnamon flavor, topped with a simple icing. These warm cinnamon rolls are the perfect snack as a breakfast bread or after dinner dessert.
Budget Friendly These are so cost-effective to make. I often buy a package of crescent rolls when they are on sale and applesauce is pretty cheap too. These are a great way to use up leftover applesauce and literally cost only pennies to make.
I made these just the other day when the sun was rising.
A sunrise like this is a great way to start a new day, and soon, a new season. In the meantime, this is an updated Apple Cinnamon Rolls recipe from a few years ago but still is quick and easy with only 5 ingredients. It doesn't get much simpler than that.
Substitutions and Variations
Cinnamon Rolls and Apple Pie Filling - You can substitute the applesauce mixture with a can of apple pie filling from the grocery store.
Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls - Similarly, you can use apple butter in place of the applesauce mixture.
Walnuts or No Nuts - You can sub walnuts for the pecans or omit the nuts altogether.
How to Make 5 Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls
Step 1 - Roll out the crescent roll on a cutting board or parchment paper.
I used the crescent roll dough as a base for the rolls.
Step 2 - Mix the brown sugar, applesauce and pecans in a small bowl. Spread over crescent roll dough.
Step 3 - Roll up the dough from the long side.
Step 4 - Slice into 2" rolls and place on baking sheet.
Step 5 - Bake and let cool. Prepare icing in a separate bowl.
Step 6 - Pour icing over rolls.
Mmmm! So good and love the apple flavor!
More Easy Apple Recipes
Caramel Apple Cupcakes - A decadent dessert made easy with some shortcuts.
Apple Muffins - The great sweet taste of apples in a single sized treat. Great for brunch or lunchboxes.
Cherry Apple Cobbler - A perfect dessert pairing fresh cherries and apples.
Apple Pie Spice - An easy homemade spice blend that is perfect for so many recipes!
Gingerbread. Cinnamon Rolls Perfect for the winter season.
Icing for Applesauce Cinnamon Rolls
¾ cup confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Mix together in a small bowl.
Top rolls when slightly cool.
More Easy Breakfast Breads
To prevent dough from sticking, lightly flour your work surface or use a non-stick baking mat.
Store in an airtight container 3-4 days.
You can use a crescent dough sheet or puff pastry dough.
Applesauce Cinnamon Roll
- 1 package 8 pack crescent rolls
- ¾ cup applesauce
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup brown sugar packed
- ¼ cup crushed candied pecans
- Open the crescent rolls and spread out the dough on a cookie sheet.
- Do not separate the rolls, keep it all together in one piece.
- Mix applesauce, cinnamon and brown sugar in a bowl until blended.
- Spoon the applesauce mixture in a thin layer on top of the rolls.
- Top with crushed pecans
- Bake on greased cookie sheet for 10 - 12 minutes.
- While rolls cool, mix icing ingredients.
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