You’re standing in front of the microwave, looking at the sad, lonely cinnamon rolls that have been sitting on the counter all morning. You’re craving something sweet, and those cinnamon rolls are calling your name.
But you’re too lazy to make them the traditional way, so you’re wondering…is it possible to microwave cinnamon rolls? And if so, what are the right steps?
Luckily, microwaving cinnamon rolls is a pretty easy process…as long as you follow a few simple steps outlined below. In this article, I will answer all of your questions about microwaving cinnamon rolls.
Can You Make Cinnamon Rolls In The Microwave?
The answer to this question is a resounding YES! You can absolutely make cinnamon rolls in the microwave. Whether it’s store-bought like Pillsbury cinnamon rolls or homemade, microwaving cinnamon rolls is a perfectly acceptable way to enjoy this classic treat.
If you visit Pillsbury’s website, you’ll see they have a section dedicated to “Heating & Eating” cinnamon rolls, which include microwave instructions.
The process is simple: remove the cinnamon rolls from the packaging, place them on a microwavable plate, and microwave for several seconds.
It’s as easy as that! And you’ll be enjoying your sweet, sticky cinnamon rolls in no time.
Is It Safe to Microwave Cinnamon Rolls?
In general, making cinnamon rolls in the microwave is perfectly safe. So as long as you follow the directions on the cinnamon roll packaging (or the recipe, if you’re making them from scratch), you should have no problem microwaving cinnamon rolls.
There are some concerns about microwaving food, but most of them are unfounded. The most common concern is that microwaving will cause radiation to leak out of the food and into your body.
However, this is not true. The radiation from microwaves is very weak and doesn’t pose any danger to humans.
Another concern about microwaving food is that it will cause the food to become toxic. This is also not true. There is no scientific evidence to support this claim.
The only time you need to worry about toxins in food is if the food is spoiled or if you use non-microwave-safe containers.
Lastly, some people believe that microwave cinnamon rolls won’t be brown and crispy like they would be if you baked them in the oven.
While this is true but you can easily remedy this if you have a convection oven. Or if you don’t have a convection oven, you can use a microwave crisper pan to achieve the same result.
How Long Does It Take to Microwave Cinnamon Rolls?
The amount of time it takes to cook cinnamon rolls in the microwave will vary depending on the wattage of your microwave and the number of cinnamon rolls you’re cooking.
In general, it will take 45-60 seconds to cook one homemade cinnamon roll in a 900-watt microwave. For store-bought cinnamon rolls such as Pillsbury, it will take about 20-25 seconds.
If you’re cooking more than one cinnamon roll, you’ll need to add 5-10 seconds for each additional roll.
How to Cook Cinnamon Rolls In The Microwave
Now that I’ve answered all of your questions about microwaving cinnamon rolls, it’s time to get cooking! For these instructions, I’m using Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, but you can easily adapt them for homemade cinnamon rolls.
Here are the simple steps you need to follow to cook cinnamon rolls in the microwave:
- Remove the cinnamon rolls from the packaging and place one or two on a microwavable plate.
- Microwave the cinnamon roll on high for 20-25 seconds (or 45-60 seconds if your roll is frozen).
- Remove the cinnamon rolls from the microwave.
- Serve the rolls warm, topped with frosting or glaze.
If your cinnamon rolls are frozen and you’re in a hurry, you can cook them straight from the freezer. However, you’ll need to increase the cooking time by about 25-45 seconds. However, for the best result, I recommend thawing the rolls before cooking them.
There are two main reasons for this. First, it will help the rolls cook evenly. Second, you can smell if the rolls are starting to go bad. If you don’t thaw them first, you might not notice that they’re spoiled until it’s too late.
Another thing to keep in mind is that cinnamon rolls can quickly lose their fluffy texture once they cool down. So I recommend to only cooking as many as you think you’ll eat right away and storing the rest in the freezer for later.
Some Extra Tips for Microwaving Cinnamon Rolls
Here are a few extra tips to help you make the best cinnamon rolls in the microwave:
- Always use a microwavable plate or container. If you use a non-microwave-safe dish, it could melt or leach chemicals into your food.
- If you want crispy, oven-baked cinnamon rolls but don’t have a convection oven, you can use a microwave crisper pan. Preheat the pan in the microwave for 2 minutes before cooking the rolls.
- The best way to thaw frozen cinnamon rolls is to let them sit in the fridge overnight. You can also insert them into a zip-top bag and submerge them in cold water for about 30 minutes.
- Suppose the cinnamon rolls look dry, you can sprinkle them with a little bit of water before cooking them. This will help them stay moist and fluffy. Adding butter before microwaving will also achieve this result.
How To Store and Reheat Microwave Cinnamon Rolls
Once you’ve microwaved your cinnamon rolls, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. When you’re ready to eat them again, simply reheat them in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.
You can also freeze microwave cinnamon rolls. Let the rolls cool completely, then place them in a freezer-safe bag or container. Properly stored, they will stay fresh for up to two months.
When you’re ready to eat them, thaw the rolls in the fridge overnight and reheat them in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.
What To Serve With Microwave Cinnamon Rolls?
There are plenty of delicious things you can serve with microwave cinnamon rolls. Here are a few of my favorites:
When it comes to pairing fruits with cinnamon rolls, there are endless possibilities. But one of my favorites is apple and cinnamon. The tartness of the apple pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the cinnamon rolls, and it all comes together in a delicious symphony of flavor.
But why stop there? There are plenty of other fruits that go well with cinnamon rolls too. How about a nice, juicy strawberry? Or maybe a ripe plantain? And if you really want to get crazy, you could even try something like a kiwi or an orange.
No matter what fruit you choose, I guarantee that it will taste amazing when paired with a delicious cinnamon roll.
If you’re looking for a savory option to serve with your cinnamon rolls, eggs are the way to go. They’re simple, they’re filling, and they taste great with just about anything.
There are plenty of different ways that you can prepare eggs to go with your cinnamon rolls. You could scramble them, fry them, or even bake them. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could even try making a quiche or an omelet.
No matter how you prepare them, eggs are always a delicious option when paired with cinnamon rolls.
3. Maple Syrup
Cinnamon rolls and maple syrup is a classic combination that never gets old. The sweetness of the syrup pairs perfectly with the rich flavor of the cinnamon rolls, and it’s a combination that I never get tired of.
If you want to really take things to the next level, you could even try making your own maple syrup. It’s actually not as difficult as you might think, and it tastes so much better than the store-bought stuff.
If you’re looking for a healthy option to serve with your cinnamon rolls, yogurt is the way to go. It’s packed with protein and probiotics, and it makes a great accompaniment to sweet foods like cinnamon rolls.
There are plenty of different ways that you can incorporate yogurt into your meal. You could serve it plain, or you could add some fruit to it. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could even try making your own flavored yogurt.
Who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee? It’s the perfect way to start your day, and it also happens to be a great pairing for cinnamon rolls.
There are plenty of different ways that you can enjoy coffee with your cinnamon rolls. You could have it plain, or you could add some milk or cream to it.
Wrapping It Up
I hope this article has answered all of your questions about microwaving cinnamon rolls. As you can see, it’s really easy to do and only takes a few minutes.
So next time you’re in the mood for a quick and easy breakfast, give it a try! And don’t forget to share this article with anyone who loves cinnamon rolls as much as you do.