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Heart Cinnamon Rolls

Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect breakfast idea for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or any time you want to show love to your family. These big cinnamon rolls are easy to bake and are sure to make a big impression on your family.

Heart Cinnamon Rolls

My children absolutely love it when I come up with creative ways to serve their food.

I promise you it makes the food taste even better when it’s in a cute design or dressed up in some way.

Refrigerated cinnamon roll dough is a convenient option for breakfast because they don’t take much effort and bake up quickly.

But you can make them even better by transforming them into a fun shape.

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Heart Cinnamon Rolls for Valentine's Day breakfast

Key to Success #1 – Use Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls

You’ll be blown away by how easy it is to make big, fluffy hearts out of cinnamon rolls.

But there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

First, you need to use a can of refrigerated cinnamon roll dough that can be unrolled into a long strip of dough.

Some refrigerated cinnamon roll dough is more like a biscuit with a spiral shape stamped into the top of it using cinnamon and sugar.

The Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls, though, can actually be unrolled into a long strip of dough so they will work perfectly for these Heart Cinnamon Rolls.

Heart Cinnamon Rolls

Key to Success #2 – Work With the Dough, Not Against It

We’re going to start by unrolling the dough into a long strip of dough.

But we’re going to keep the center coiled.

This will be the center of one of the sides of the heart.

Move to the opposite end of the dough and start to roll the dough toward the center.

Try your best to match the swirl on the original side as far as the size and shape.

Pull the excess dough into a V-shape to form the bottom of the heart.

Pinch the tip of the ‘V’ to help the heart hold its shape when it is in the oven to bake.

Heart Cinnamon Rolls

Key to Success #3 – Cool Rolls Before Piping on the Frosting

The rolls are fully baked when they are puffy and light brown.

Remove the Heart Cinnamon Rolls from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes.

While you’re waiting for the cinnamon rolls to cool, tint the icing from the can of cinnamon rolls.

I highly recommend using gel food coloring so that it will not affect the consistency of your icing.

Americolor gel food coloring in Soft Pink is what I prefer to use, but you can use a brighter shade of pink if you’re going for a different look.

If the cinnamon rolls are still hot when you add the frosting, the frosting will melt into the rolls and you won’t see the pretty pink outline of the heart.

If you are in a time crunch, it’s perfectly fine to go ahead and frost your Heart Cinnamon Rolls.

And they will still be so pretty and festive with the melted frosting if you frost them while warm.

Heart Cinnamon Rolls for Valentine's Day breakfast

Save this Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls recipe to your favorite Valentine’s Day Breakfast board or your Heart Shaped Food board.

Heart Cinnamon Rolls
Heart Cinnamon Rolls

Heart Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 5 heart cinnamon rolls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes


  • 1 can (17 oz) Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls
  • pink food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Partially unroll each roll into a long strip of dough, leaving the center rolled up. Roll the other end of the dough into a spiral to match. Pinch the center of the dough to form the bottom point of the heart.
  3. Place heart-shaped dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining rolls.
  4. Bake 14-16 minutes until the cinnamon rolls are puffy and light brown. Remove from oven and allow cinnamon rolls to cool at least 10 minutes.
  5. Add 1-2 drops of pink food coloring to the frosting that came with the cinnamon rolls. Stir well. Spoon the frosting into a plastic zip-top baggie. Snip off the tip of the bag then use it to pipe the frosting onto the cinnamon rolls.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 107mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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