Food Network’s cinnamon roll hack is the worst

Photo: Cinnabon Holiday CinnaPac.. Image Courtesy Cinnabon
Photo: Cinnabon Holiday CinnaPac.. Image Courtesy Cinnabon /

Food Network has a cinnamon roll recipe hack on their app

There’s not much in the world that is as good as a cinnamon roll. Soft dough, gooey cinnamon sugar center, and so much icing it’s practically drowning in it…what’s not to like? But not all cinnamon rolls are created equal. It all depends on where you go to get one or what recipe you use to make them.

That brings us to Food Network’s cinnamon roll recipe. It’s more of a crime against food, but that’s just one person’s opinion (unless you read the comments on Instagram that is). They say it’s a hack to make cinnamon rolls as easy as possible, but honestly, they should have just kept this one to themselves. I know people are desperate for good things to eat or make during the pandemic and going to your local Cinnabon (or wherever you get your favorite cinnamon roll) may be out of the question, but this is not the solution.

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Why is it so bad? Let’s discuss. First, it starts off with Hawaiian sweet rolls. You split the whole pack of Hawaiian rolls in half and then smear both sides with softened butter. Then pour a generous helping of cinnamon and sugar onto one side and then take the other half of the rolls and put it on top.

The next step might be the most weird. Get out your rolling pin and roll it over the buns, flattening them out. This part will get messy. Then, smear another softened stick of butter on top of the flattened rolls (yeah, it’s a lot of butter), add more cinnamon sugar, and then place your sheet o’ cinnamon rolls onto a piece of parchment paper and roll them up into a tube.

Cinnamon roll recipe made using Hawaiian sweet rolls

Cut the loaf into slices and then shove the slices into a muffin tin with each slice going into one compartment (I couldn’t make this up if I tried). Bake the rolls in a 350º oven for 20 minutes.Then take them out of the oven and cover them with icing.

I have never seen a more absurd recipe in my life. How are we ever supposed to trust Food Network again? Ina Garten will be so offended when she sees this. Make at your own risk! If you really, really want to try this one out for yourself, you can find the recipe on the Food Network app. 

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