If you are looking for a delicious, yet easy to make sweet treat for breakfast you are going to love this Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread recipe. Refrigerator biscuit dough is magically transitioned into individual bites that are coated in a cinnamon sugar topping.
The pieces are placed inside a mini bread pan so that it bakes up into a loaf. Add a little drizzle of glaze to the top and you have made the perfect sweet breakfast, snack or dessert!
Best of all, no utensils are required! Because the biscuits are cut into individual pieces, you can simply pull individual bites away from the loaf and pop them in your mouth.
It doesn’t get easier than that! However, I must admit, they are pretty addicting!
I honestly could eat the entire loaf myself! There is just something about getting to enjoy the taste of a cinnamon roll without a lot of work.
Although I will make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls around Christmas, I don’t typically want to put in that much time or effort in making them on a daily or even weekly basis. And that is where this recipe comes in handy!
With just 6 basic ingredients, and less than 10 minutes to prepare, this recipe is a keeper! It is a great way to use up the extra biscuits that you have on hand after making Air Fryer Donuts or Garlic Knots.
Refrigerator Biscuit Dough
You can purchase a can of refrigerator biscuit dough at most grocery stores in the United States. They are typically found in the open refrigerator section next to crescent rolls, ready to bake cinnamon rolls and cookie dough packages.
Most often you will find a tube that contains 8 biscuits. You can find different varieties, including Grand Biscuits, Buttermilk Biscuits and Southern Biscuits.
You can use any type of biscuit as long as they are plain. Some biscuits will have strands of cheese or a flavoring added to the dough.
However, to make Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread you will want to stick to plain or Grand biscuits. And for this recipe you will need 4 biscuits.
If you shop at a larger grocery store, you may find a can of 4 refrigerator biscuits. This is a great option for those who don’t plan on making anything else with the remaining biscuits of the standard package.
Unfortunately, once the can is popped open, the biscuit dough should be used within 12 hours. Otherwise the dough starts to shrink and harden.
I have tried to freeze the biscuit dough to use later, but it honestly just isn’t as good.
When To Serve
There is no better time to serve Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread then for breakfast. Add it to your Saturday or Sunday big breakfast spread for a special treat at the end of the meal.
However, you can also take a loaf over to a friend’s house as a special treat during coffee time. Or how about gifting a loaf as a house warming gift to the couple that moved in down the street?
Although you could also make it for an afternoon or after school snack as well. And don’t stop there!
This easy to eat bread will makes the perfect dessert after dinner. You can eat 1 or 2 pieces and easily satisfy that sweet tooth.
So now that you know when to serve it, let’s get to the actual recipe ingredients and instructions!
Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread Recipe
*A printable recipe card is located at the bottom of this article which contains the specific measurements, temperatures and cook times. However, continue reading below to learn about more helpful tips about this specific recipe.
- 4 Refrigerator Biscuits
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. unsalted Butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 cup light Brown Sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup Powdered sugar
- 1/2 – 1 Tbsp. Milk
- Sharp knife or kitchen scissors
- Cutting board
- Medium size mixing bowl & a small bowl
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Mini Bread Loaf Pan or Small Baking Dish
The first step in making Pull Apart Cinnamon Bread Loaf is to preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Then grease a mini loaf pan or a small baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Set the loaf pan or baking dish aside while you prepare the biscuits. Open the can of biscuits (this will be the most difficult step of this recipe).
Then take 4 biscuits out of the tube and place them on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife or kitchen scissors, cut each biscuit in half and then in half again.
This will leave you with a total of 16 individual biscuit pieces. There is no need to roll or form the individual pieces into a different shape.
Place the dough pieces in a medium size mixing bowl. Melt the butter and then let it cool slightly.
Then pour the melted butter over the biscuits and use a spoon to toss the biscuit pieces in the butter. You want each piece to be well coated with the melted butter.
Cinnamon Sugar Coating
Set the bowl aside while you prepare the cinnamon sugar topping. In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon.
I prefer to use brown sugar rather that granulated sugar in this recipe as it provides more flavor to the Pull Apart Cinnamon Roll Bread. However, if you prefer, you could use granulated sugar in place of the light brown sugar.
Once the cinnamon and sugar is mixed together, sprinkle it over top of the biscuits and toss to coat. Transfer the biscuit pieces into the prepared loaf pan, stacking them as needed.
If you are using a small baking dish rather than a mini loaf pan, place them in a single layer. However, use a small enough pan that the biscuit pieces touch each other so that they stick together when they bake.
Place the loaf pan or baking dish in the preheated oven and bake 20-25 minutes until the biscuits are baked through. Remove the dish from the oven and set aside.
Whisk the glaze ingredients together until smooth. If the glaze is too thick, add a little more milk. If the glaze is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar.
Carefully remove the bread onto a serving platter and then drizzle the glaze over the top. Serve immediately while the loaf is still warm.
Cover and store any leftovers at room temperature. Reheat leftovers for 10 seconds in the microwave for best results.
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- 4 refrigerator biscuits
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 - 1 Tbsp. milk
- Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a mini loaf pan or a small baking dish.
- Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Place the pieces in a medium size mixing bowl.
- Pour the melted butter over the biscuits and toss to coat. Set aside.
- In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over top of the biscuits and toss to coat.
- Transfer the biscuit pieces into the prepared loaf pan, stacking them as needed. If you are using a baking pan, place them in a single layer.
- Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake 20-25 minutes until the biscuits are baked through. Remove from the oven and set aside.
- Whisk the glaze ingredients together until smooth. If it is too thick, add a little more milk. If the glaze is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar. Drizzle the glaze over the warm biscuits.
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