These Cinnamon Roll Waffles With Maple Cranberry Sauce are the perfect balance between breakfast foods and desserts! A sweet and tart treat!
During the holiday season, we focus so much on holiday gatherings that we tend to forget about special breakfast recipes and treats for the family.
That is where these Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Maple Cranberry Sauce come in! With a cinnamon swirl, a touch of sweetness from the maple, and tart berries, this is a dish you won’t soon forget.
If you are a fan of cranberry sauce, you likely have some favorite cranberry recipes. This maple cranberry sauce recipe is similar to others you’ve tried, but easier and without the brown sugar, cinnamon stick, and orange juice.
Because this isn’t going onto the holiday table and you are balancing the flavors with the sweet cinnamon from the homemade waffles, you don’t need them.
This easy cinnamon roll waffles recipe uses refrigerated cinnamon roll dough, so you don’t have to go through any effort making homemade cinnamon rolls. There is no waffle mix or tough cleanup, so this is a great option for a big family, as you can easily make a double batch.
A vegetarian breakfast or dessert recipe, this is an option for those with special diets. While it does contain gluten and dairy, many people will appreciate the fact that this is along the lines of a fruit pastry instead of a protein.
The next time you are looking for some fun ways to cook a unique and delicious breakfast or dessert, let this Cinnamon Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Syrup and Cranberries dish be the answer!
It may not be a healthy breakfast exactly, but it has all of the flavors you need for a Thanksgiving recipe, Christmas morning, or one of your brunch recipes any time of year!
- If you want to add some fresh orange zest or lemon zest to the maple cranberry sauce while you are cooking it, that is an easy addition.
- You want whole cranberries in the can for this simple recipe, not the jellied kind.
- If you only need a small batch of waffles instead of all eight, place the extra discs in a resealable bag in the refrigerator for up to a week.
How to Make Cinnamon Roll Waffles With Maple Cranberry Sauce:
Cinnamon Roll Waffles Ingredients:
1 can Pillsbury cinnamon rolls 8 ct
*including cream cheese frosting
Maple Cranberry Sauce Ingredients:
2 cups whole cranberry sauce
1 teaspoon butter, salted
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup cream cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons cinnamon roll icing
Medium or large saucepan
Kitchen spoon or wooden spoon
Medium or large bowl
Step 1: Begin to heat the waffle iron. If you have a nonstick waffle iron, do not use nonstick spray, but if your iron isn’t nonstick, spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 2: Open the can of cinnamon rolls and separate each of the dough discs.
Give each of the dough buns a light roll with a rolling pin or flatten the dough a little bit with your hand to increase the size of the cinnamon rolls. At this point you want them to look like uncooked cinnamon roll pancakes.
Step 3: Once the waffle iron light indicates that it is ready, place the cinnamon roll dough buns onto each warmed waffle maker grate.
Make sure you are aiming for the center of the waffle maker grate so that you don’t end up with a gooey center and crispy edges.
Step 4: Cook the cinnamon bun waffles for approximately 4 -5 minutes or until they are golden brown. Do a second batch of waffles after the first to total 8 waffles.
Step 5: While your fresh waffles are cooking, take out a medium saucepan and on medium-high heat, combine cranberries with the maple syrup. Mix well and bring the cranberry mixture to a low bubble.
Step 6: Take the pan off the heat. Stir the butter into the syrup mixture and set it aside.
Step 7: In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese with the icing sugar.
Step 8: Plate each of the cooked waffles and spread a dollop of the cream cheese mixture onto each cinnamon waffle.
Step 9: Spoon out the maple cranberry-maple sauce on top of the cream cheese frosting.
Serve the final result with fresh fruit, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a little maple syrup, or just as it is, and enjoy!
How To Store Leftover Cinnamon Roll Waffles With Maple Cranberry Sauce
Store any leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Store any leftover waffles in a resealable plastic bag or an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
If you have leftover cranberry waffles that have already been assembled, store those on a plate wrapped tightly with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, although they are best eaten the next day.
Which Variety Of Cinnamon Rolls Should I Choose?
You can choose your favorite variety. Whether you choose one with cream cheese icing, cream cheese glaze, or basic sugar icing, any of them will work for this delicious waffle recipe.
What Kind Of Maple Syrup Should I Use?
You can use pure maple syrup or grocery store pancake syrup (like Mrs. Butterworth’s or Aunt Jemima) for this great recipe.
I do not recommend using maple extract because you are looking to gain both texture and flavor from the real maple syrup when you combine it with the cranberries. You won’t get both using extract.
What Type Of Waffle Maker Should I Use?
You can use either a regular waffle maker or a Belgian waffle iron. Belgian waffles will have larger grooves, but either will work for this specific cooking process.
Can I Use Fresh Cranberries Instead Of Canned Cranberries?
Yes! If deliciously tart cranberries are in season, feel free to use a bag of cranberries instead of the canned version.
Cook the fresh cranberries using the recipe on the bag (which will require water and white sugar) until the berries pop and then use 2 cups for this recipe.
Ocean Spray has a fantastically easy homemade cranberry sauce recipe, so that is the one I usually use. You can also use leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, or another holiday meal.
Are You Looking For More Winter Holiday Desserts? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Chocolate Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
- White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge With Almonds
- Red Velvet Kiss Cookies
- Snowman Pretzels With Earmuffs
- No-Bake Chocolate Reindeer Bark
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- 1 can Pillsbury cinnamon rolls 8 ct
- 2 cups whole cranberry sauce
- 1 teaspoon butter, salted
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon roll icing (included with the cinnamon rolls)
- Begin to heat the waffle iron.
- Open the can of cinnamon rolls and separate each of the discs. Give each dough disc a light roll with a rolling pin or flatten the dough a little bit with your hand.
- Once the waffle iron light indicates that it is ready, place the cinnamon roll dough discs onto each warmed waffle maker grate.
- Cook the waffles for approximately 4 -5 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- While they are cooking, take out a medium saucepan and on medium-high heat, add the cranberry sauce and maple syrup. Mix well and bring it to a low bubble.
- Take the pan off the heat. Stir in the butter and set it aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese with the icing sugar.
- Plate each of the cooked waffles and spread a dollop of cream cheese onto each cinnamon waffle.
- Spoon out the maple cranberry sauce on top of each cooked cinnawaffle.
- Serve with fresh fruit and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 621Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 445mgCarbohydrates: 95gFiber: 2gSugar: 70gProtein: 6g
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.