Easter Breakfast – Cinnamon Roll Bunnies

I wanted to make a quick post to share the fun Easter morning breakfast that we tried this year. I found this post on Pinterest for making “Cinnabunny” Rolls out of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. We love Pillsbury cinnamon rolls for the occassional weekend breakfast treat, so I thought it would be a fun surprise for my daughter on Easter. They were a hit, but I made mine a little different than the original post for a few reasons.

From http://www.bettycrocker.com/tips/tipslibrary/baking-tips/cinnabunnies

First of all, I bought a different variety of cinnamon rolls as used in the original post. She used the ones with Cream Cheese icing, which I’ve never tried, but if her recipe is correct, must be *quite* different than the ones I bought. The original post clears shows the cinnamon rolls being un-rolled to make the folded over ears, but the kind I bought are not rolled up at all – they just have cinnamon mixed into the dough and don’t have any sort of layers that can be unrolled.

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Since I couldn’t un-roll mine, I just cut 4 of the cinnamon rolls in half and then shaped each half into an ear that pointed straight up, instead of the folded over ears that were shown in the original recipe. I still think they made cute bunny ears though.

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Here they are about to go into the oven. By the way, if you don’t have a Silpat for non-stick baking, you should go get one. Now. They are so amazing, and MUCH better than cheaper varieties of silicon non-stick liners I’ve tried over the years.

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And I didn’t think raisins and almonds would go over very well in our family so I just left them plain and then iced the whole thing after they came out of the oven. I thought about adding a little red food coloring to the icing to make them pink bunnies, but I was in too much of a hurry. We go to the early service at church, so we are always a little pressed for time on Sunday mornings. Good news is that we all loved our Easter bunny cinnamon rolls, and it was fun to do something a little different for Easter breakfast. I think we’ll make this an Easter Sunday tradition. (Although I’ll probably find a variety that actually rolls up next time to try the folded-over ears.)

Thanks for reading my blog. Time to take on the rest of my day!

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