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Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls: Easy Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees
Sometimes I dream of setting up a big Christmas breakfast or preparing something overnight in the slow cooker…but it never happens. This Christmas morning breakfast idea is fast, easy, AND delicious. You’re going to love it!

It’s totally okay to use shortcuts every now and then in the kitchen, and we use Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls for a variety of reasons. You can add your own personal touch to them to surprise your family.

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

To create your own Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls, make sure you have a fresh tube of Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls, powdered sugar, green food coloring, water, sprinkles, and candy stars. The rest is up to you for personalization!

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

The magic in this recipe is unrolling the cinnamon roll dough. Create a tree shape by “zig zagging” the cinnamon roll back and forth.

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

It is easy, I promise! As you create your “trees,” place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. You will prepare these according to package instructions (13-15 minutes in a 375 degree oven).

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

When your cinnamon rolls are baking, prepare the icing with powdered sugar and water. This is an optional step that you can do if you’d like to make MORE icing.

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

The Pillsbury Grands packaging includes icing, and you will now add a few drops of green food coloring to it. Mix well. When your rolls are baked and cooled, spread your green icing on each one.

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

Encourage everyone to decorate their cinnamon tree as desired. Sprinkles, candy stars, and whatever else you can think of.

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls | Easy Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Sweet and simple! The best idea for a fun Christmas morning breakfast!


  • Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls
  • ยผ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • Green Food Coloring
  • ยฝ tsp. Water
  • Candy Sprinkles Nonpareils
  • Candy Stars


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Take the cinnamon rolls and unroll each one. Form into a tree shape by zigzagging the cinnamon roll back and forth. Starting with a longer piece and continue to zigzag smaller as you go up.
  3. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.
  4. While those are baking, mix the powdered sugar and water together to make extra icing. (This step is optional and only necessary if you want more icing).
  5. Add the icing that came in the package with the icing you made and add 3-4 drops of green food coloring. Mix well.
  6. Once cinnamon rolls are baked and cooled slightly, spread an even layer of icing on each one.
  7. Add the sprinkles (ornaments), a star on top and Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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