These cinnamon twists are easy to make, so delicious, and the perfect treat for any time! Way better than anything you can buy!
If you liked my garlic knot recipe, you’re going to go crazy for these super easy cinnamon twists!
Having a tasty dessert on hand with minimal effort is probably the best way to increase your waistline and satisfy your sweet tooth.
With the holidays coming up, these can be a great way to celebrate Christmas morning with an easy breakfast by letting the dough thaw overnight. You can also serve them as an after-dinner dessert or make for an any-time snack.
These cinnamon sugar knots are perfect for any time of the day!
Just like with my garlic knots, these cinnamon twists are made using Rhodes freezer bread rolls, but you can swap out the bread sough for my homemade feather roll recipe if you want to put in the extra mile and make the cinnamon knots 100% from scratch.
If you do stick with the Rhodes rolls shortcut, you only need 4 simple ingredients.
- The Rhodes rolls
Cinnamon sugar knots would taste amazing with a cream cheese frosting to dip them in. In fact, I have a great recipe for one to go with my homemade cinnamon rolls. Just swap out the rolls for these cinnamon sugar knots and prepare a bowl of the delicious frosting to dunk them in, or drizzle over the top.
How do you make cinnamon twists?
- You want to use a completely thawed dough that is still slightly cold to the touch. If using my homemade dough recipe, divide the dough into 12 equal pieces.
- Melt your butter, cinnamon, sugar, and then set aside.
- Take your dough and roll them out into 6 inch long ropes or snakes.
- Loop the dough around to make a twisted knot and then place them on a lined cooking sheet and let them rise for about 20 minutes while the oven preheats.
- After that, brush them with melted butter mixture and bake. You can check to make sure that the insides are completely baked by inserting a toothpick into the center of the knot (where it’s the thickest).
The hardest part about making these cinnamon twists is that you have to wait a few minutes after cooking before you can eat them. You don’t want to burn your mouth- but sometimes the temptation is just too strong!
Just looking at the golden, crisp edges and smelling the sweet cinnamon sugar will have you drooling and daydreaming about that first bite.
Thankfully, these cinnamon twists live up to your expectations, or they may even exceed them!
Looking for more great bread recipes??
- Homemade Dinner Rolls
- Homemade White Bread
- Homemade Orange Rolls
- Easy Garlic Knots
- Homemade Focaccia Bread
- No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread
- Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe
- Tips on How to Bake Bread
- 60 Minute Herb Bread
- Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites
- How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Easy Cinnamon Twists
- 12 Rhodes rolls
- 1/4 cup butter half of a stick
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Let rolls thaw out until soft but still slightly cold.
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Melt butter, sugar, and cinnamon together.
- Roll the dough into 6 inch long ropes.
- Loop the ropes into knots.
- Place on a lined sheet tray and let rise for 15-20 minutes longer.
- Brush with melted butter mixture.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the rolls are nicely golden brown and done on the inside.