Mini Cinnamon Rolls: Perfect for Christmas Morning

Rocket Science Scale: 1 – Easy Peasy

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When I think of Christmas, my mind jumps to Christmas morning. The tree up with presents surrounding it. The thought of ten trillion presents from Santa sitting around that tree. Getting up at 6 am to open said presents.

Yes I did say 6 AM. Even crazier, my sisters and I would wake up around 12/1 AM to just look at the presents. We would sneak downstairs with flashlights and just look at the size of the boxes. That tradition has now passed on to my youngest sister and brother. (We have pushed the 6 AM present time to 7 AM. Oh the signs of growing up).

I realized that I own no pictures of my family opening Christmas presents. Problems of growing up before digital cameras.

I realized that I own no pictures of my family opening Christmas presents. Problems of growing up before digital cameras.

So while my siblings and I would look through the stockings and begin sorting the presents into corners, my parents would make a cup of coffee. About a half hour later, all the presents would be open and we’d be off playing while my parents made breakfast. And by the time breakfast would be ready, we had all burned through at least that first toy.

You can tell we were normal children.

You can tell we were normal children.

I think this recipe would be a sweet bite to have ready while opening presents. Maybe turn that half hour sprint into an hour. At least in a house with older kids, who no longer want to rush the Christmas morning experience.

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These cinnamon rolls can be ready in 8 – 10 minutes. They are the perfect bite of sugar in the morning. Plus, I’ve included some coffee in the icing to wake you up. For those 6 AM christmas mornings. The recipe is adapted from Iowa Girl Eats. I will also be sharing some tips on how to mass produce them since I made about 80 of them for my office (we have a December Goodies celebration and I wanted to make sure everyone got at least two).

10 Minute Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats

Icing Inspired by the Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls

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Made Up Brunch: What to Eat on A Sunday Morning

Rocket Science Scale: 1 – I made it up as I went along

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So I really think recipe making is just having leftover ingredients and trying to make something edible out of them. I seem to always get more than enough ingredients for the recipes I plan on making and then are left with just a tiny bit extra.

Like I always seem to have extra spinach. Which is not a bad problem to have.

Like I always seem to have extra spinach. Which is not a bad problem to have.

And then I just try throw it all together and call it a meal. Which is what happened this past weekend when I realized my eggs were getting ready to expire. And that I had leftover sausage from a soup I made. Plus some bread. Which lead to what I calling Made Up Brunch, where I tried to make a fancy meal and just ended up putting it on a plate and letting the runny yolks make a mess.

A Yummy Mess

A Yummy Mess

So here’s another original recipe by me! It’s also my first entry into the Breakfast/Brunch tab I created forever ago. And then promptly ignored as I didn’t feel that any of my breakfast recipes were that great. But THIS IS. I’d recommend if you don’t like sausage, to use bacon instead. This might also be better with a bowl instead of a plate so everything mixes at the bottom. No matter what you make, Enjoy it!

Made Up Brunch (aka Toast, Fried Eggs, Sausage, Onions and Spinach)

Made by Me!

Serves 1 if you want a big breakfast.

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