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Easy Browned Butter Frosting Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

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 Easy Browned Butter Frosting Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Sometimes you just don’t have the time or the inclination to go through the process of making homemade cinnamon rolls.  Yesterday was one of those days for me.  I wanted cinnamon rolls but…Luckily on our last grocery store visit a canister of refrigerated cinnamon rolls somehow ended up in the grocery cart (impulse buying got me again) and sat in the refrigerator waiting to be used.

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With only five biscuits in the canister (perfect for 2 people) and the ease of just popping them open and baking them for 15 -20 minutes, I had to indulge.  While they were baking I decided to kick them up a notch by making a homemade browned butter frosting to top them with. The combination of browned butter frosting along with toasted pecans is irresistible to me. It took just a few minutes to toast the pecans in a skillet to top the frosting off.

My husband who was working outside all day and unaware that I had made “cheater cinnamon rolls” thought they were homemade. Easy Browned Butter Frosting Pecan Cinnamon Rolls … quick, easy and delicious, ENJOY!

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  • 1 canister deluxe refrigerated cinnamon rolls (5 in a canister)
  • 1/3 cup toasted pecans

Browned Butter Frosting

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 – 3 Tablespoons milk


  • Bake the cinnamon rolls according to package directions, but not using the icing that comes with the rolls after they’re baked. Remove from the oven, while still very warm, drizzle with browned butter frosting and top with toasted pecans.

    To brown the butter:

    Place the butter into a medium saucepan. Set the pan on top of a burner under low heat. Cook and stir until the butter has melted, continue to stir and heat the butter until it turns a golden brown. This only takes a few minutes but it’s very important to not walk away from the pan while the butter is cooking. It can quickly go from a golden brown to burnt  in an instant. Remove from the heat immediately. Add the powdered sugar and whisk. Add the milk and whisk until desired drizzling consistency.

    To toast pecans :

    Place in a small skillet under low heat, while stirring, heat the pecans until it’s oils have released and you can smell the aroma of the pecans. Remove from the heat, set aside.

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