Cinnamon Roll Tacos Recipe

Jamie Lothridge | My Baking Addiction

Cinnamon Roll Tacos have a cinnamon roll taco shell. Topped with berries and whipped cream, you won't believe how good these can be!

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I have never been much of a taco lover. I’m fairly certain that has to do with the fact that I ate Taco Bell for dinner at least 4 nights a week when I was in college. Not by choice, more by proximity, because my dorm was way too close to this popular taco chain.

Proximity aside, they also happened to accept my meal plan card, which my 18 year-old, burrito loving self found to be quite amazing. However, this pretty much equaled a vicious cycle of late night Nachos Bell Grandes chased down with more Tums than I care to remember.   And let’s not even get started on the Freshman 15 – which was more like the Freshman 20. 

Fast-forward about 17 years and now I’m with a guy who loves tacos. When I say he’d eat them every single day, I’m so not kidding. From shredded chicken tacos to taco salads, tacos are his jam and I’ve come to accept this. I just wish I could get him to like my favorite chipotle-lime shrimp tacos – but nope, he’s so not a shrimp guy.

When the lovely folks at Food Fanatic proposed the idea of #TacoWeek, I had to get in on the action. And this girl certainly wasn’t going to be making a taco salad. I had dessert tacos on the brain, but I was also toying with the idea of a dessert taco that could double as breakfast. Enter cinnamon roll tacos.

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Cinnamon rolls take on a new life when they’re rolled flat, lightly fried and stuffed with freshly whipped cream and berries to create one epically delicious dessert or sweet breakfast taco. If you’re feeling a little over-the-top, sub out the fresh lime zest for a drizzle of salted caramel sauce. You can thank me later.

Cinnamon roll tacos are easy to whip together with a little help from the supermarket, but trust me, no one will even notice you took a shortcut. They’ll be way too busy singing your praises for turning a cinnamon roll into the most delicious taco ever.

In the mood for more taco awesomeness, be sure to check out these banana split tacos – holy amazing! If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, try these shredded beef tacos

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Cinnamon Roll Tacos Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Confectioners Sugar, Sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 can Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh Berries
  • Lime Zest, Freshly grated, optional


  1. In a medium bowl, combine heavy cream and confectioners’ sugar. Use an electric mixer on medium speed to beat the cream until stiff peaks are formed. Whisk in vanilla extract, cover and refrigerate.
  2. Separate the cinnamon rolls into 8 rolls. Lightly sprinkle flour on work surface. Use a rolling pin to roll each cinnamon roll into a 4 – 5 inch circle.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Add 2 cinnamon roll rounds to the skillet. Cook each round for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side or until light golden brown. Repeat with remaining cinnamon roll rounds, adding more oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Fold each round in half and cool on paper towels.
  4. To assemble Cinnamon Roll Tacos, spoon whipped cream into the middle of the taco and add fresh fruit. If desired, garnish with freshly grated lime zest and/or drizzle with cinnamon roll icing. Serve immediately.


Source: Adapted from Pillsbury.
Adapted from Pillsbury.
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Author: Jamie Lothridge
Source: Adapted from Pillsbury.
Recipe Yields: 8 small tacos
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 tacos
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 341
Calories 560

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g
  Saturated Fat 15g
Sodium 483mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 33g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jamie Lothridge

About Jamie

Jamie has an addiction to all things baking, as you'd guess from her blog, My Baking Addiction. She creates all things cookies just for us Food Fanatics, though.

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