The perfect Christmas breakfast starts with these Grinch Cinnamon Rolls. These fun and festive cinnamon roll are perfect for a Grinch themed breakfast.

Grinch Cinnamon Roll on a plate
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Easy Grinch Cinnamon Rolls Recipe:

There is nothing better during the holiday season than waking up Christmas morning to these Grinch Cinnamon Rolls. If you are looking for some Grinch breakfast ideas or grinch brunch ideas, start with these cinnamon rolls.

Celebrate the holidays with this Grinch Christmas treat. Perfect to make while watching a Grinch movie such as The Grinch Stole Christmas. They are even great for a holiday party.

We love to top these Grinch Rolls with homemade green frosting. Then top with a red heart sprinkle. It is the perfect holiday treat to celebrate the season. These Grinch Fruit Kabob would be the perfect side to serve with these cinnamon rolls.

Ingredients needed - cinnamon rolls, heavy whipping cream, butter, cream cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar, salt, green food coloring, heart sprinkles

Ingredients: 

  • Cinnamon Rolls (17.5 ounces) 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream 
  • Butter 
  • Cream Cheese 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Salt 
  • Green Gel Food Coloring 
  • Heart Sprinkles 

How to Make Grinch Cinnamon Rolls: 

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to the temperature on the package of the cinnamon rolls.
  • Step 2 – Unroll the can and separate each of the rolls.
  • Step 3 – Then unroll the single cinnamon roll and roll the other side in to make a heart shape.
  • Step 4 – Finish by pinching the bottom slightly to secure the heart shape.
  • Step 5 – Continue this process until all the rolls have been formed into hearts and place on a baking sheet.  
  • Step 6 – Bake the cinnamon rolls based on the package instructions.  
  • Step 7 – Then prepare the frosting while the cinnamon rolls are cooling. 
Combining the frosting ingredients
  • Step 8 – In a medium size mixing bowl, place the butter and cream cheese.  Microwave this mixture for 30 seconds to soften the ingredients.  Then beat together the cream cheese and butter with a hand held mixer.
  • Step 9 – Add in the package of icing that came in the cinnamon roll package and the powder sugar.  Beat with the mixer until the icing is creamy.
  • Step 10 – Mix in the vanilla extract and salt. Mix until combined. 
  • Step 11 – Add in the green food coloring until the frosting is a vibrant 
Making the green frosting and frosting the cinnamon rolls
  • Step 12 – Spread the green frosting onto each of the cinnamon rolls and then add a heart sprinkle to each cinnamon roll. 
  • Step 13 – This fun Grinch dessert is ready to serve and enjoy.
Grinch Cinnamon Roll on a plate

Can I Make in Advance?

In preparation for Christmas morning, you can prepare these 1 to 2 days in advance. Make sure to cover them so they do not get hard.

Grinch Cinnamon Roll on a plate

What type of Green Food Coloring is best?

We recommend using gel food coloring to mix with the homemade icing. Regular frosting will make the frosting to thin since it is water base.

Feel free to change the coloring of the frosting if you prefer. Red frosting with green sprinkles would also be a great option.

Grinch Cinnamon Roll on a plate

Recipe Tips:

  • Making the Heart – We recommend forming the heart prior to baking them. Roll the cinnamon rolls and close the ends to make sure it bakes into a heart.
  • Frosting – We prefer to make the cream cheese frosting. But you can use the icing that comes with the package and just dye it green.
  • Red Heart Sprinkle – If you are unable to find the red heart sprinkles, you can use just regular sprinkles. You can even top it with a red M&M.
  • Cinnamon Rolls – You can use any flavor or brand.
Grinch Cinnamon Roll on a plate

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Grinch Cinnamon Roll on a plate

Print Recipe for Grinch Cinnamon Rolls:

Grinch Cinnamon Rolls

5 from 1 vote
The perfect Christmas breakfast starts with these Grinch Cinnamon Rolls. These fun and festive cinnamon roll are perfect for a Grinch themed breakfast.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 5
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 697

Ingredients

  • 1 can Cinnamon Rolls 17.5 ounces
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Heart Sprinkles
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to the temperature on the package of the cinnamon rolls.
  • Unroll the canned cinnamon rolls and separate each of the rolls.
  • Then unroll the single cinnamon roll and roll the other side in to make a heart shape.
  • Finish by pinching the bottom slightly to secure the heart shape.
  • Continue this process until all the cinnamon rolls have been formed into hearts and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake the cinnamon rolls based on the package instructions.
  • Then prepare the frosting while the cinnamon rolls are cooling.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, place the butter and cream cheese.  Microwave this mixture for 30 seconds to soften the ingredients.  Then beat together the cream cheese and butter with a hand held mixer.
  • Add in the package of icing that came in the cinnamon roll package and the powder sugar.  Beat with the mixer until the icing is creamy.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract and salt. Mix until combined.
  • Add in the green food coloring until the frosting is a vibrant
  • Spread the green frosting onto each of the cinnamon rolls and then add a heart sprinkle to each cinnamon roll.
  • Then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 697kcal, Carbohydrates 88g, Protein 6g, Fat 37g, Saturated Fat 20g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 63mg, Sodium 856mg, Potassium 43mg, Sugar 59g, Vitamin A 782IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 30mg, Iron 2mg

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