The $6 Frozen Cinnamon Rolls That Are 100x Better than the Canned Stuff

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Is there anything better than waking up to the smell of breakfast cooking on a Saturday morning? Imagine warm cinnamon rolls accompanied by a pot of fresh coffee waiting for you as you lazily transition from a deep sleep to a slow, relaxing morning at home. As a busy working mom of two (a toddler and a baby), this is what dreams are made of.

Over the years, I have tried many variations of famous cinnamon roll recipes and I believe I have nailed down the best possible ratios of cinnamon, sugar, butter, and dough. My only issue with the recipe is the time it takes to make the dough, allow it to rise, work the dough, let it rise again — all before baking. Then there’s the homemade icing to glaze over the top when they have cooled to the appropriate temperature.

Package of Rhodes cinnamon rolls.
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At this stage in life, I do not allot enough hours in the day to partake in this laborious experience. Instead, I have found the perfect solution to my want for delicious cinnamon rolls without the time or effort: Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Cinnamon Rolls.

Rhodes cinnamon rolls in aluminum pan before baking.
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What’s So Great About Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Cinnamon Rolls?

The rolls do not require any rise time and the pan goes straight from the freezer into the oven — no thinking or preparation beyond preheating an oven required.

Rhodes cinnamon rolls in aluminum pan.
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Unlike even the best canned versions, the tender texture and flavor of Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Cinnamon Rolls are comparable to homemade ones. The smooth cream cheese icing is balanced with enough tanginess from the cream cheese to cut the sweetness from the sugar and vanilla. Apart from the delightful sensory attributes of the rolls themselves, the frozen rolls come packaged in a disposable metal pan, so you don’t even have to worry about extra cleanup.

Rhodes cinnamon rolls on plate.
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What’s the Best Way to Eat Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Cinnamon Rolls?

While cinnamon rolls are a perfectly fine breakfast on their own, I like to incorporate a savory protein such as bacon or sausage to help balance out all that sweetness in one sitting. If you’re planning a brunch for friends or simply feeling fancy, serve the rolls with a nice sausage quiche and a bowl of fresh berries. Don’t forget the coffee!

Buy: Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Cinnamon Rolls, $5.99 for 6 rolls at Kroger

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