How Long are Cinnamon Rolls Good For?

August 29, 2022
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Extend Cinnamon Roll Life by Refrigerating or Freezing

Cinnamon rolls are a puffed pastry topped with cinnamon, butter, and sugar garnished with a sweet glaze or cream cheese frosting. Whether you love baking them yourself or prefer picking up your favorite bakeshop or refrigerated variety, you can’t go wrong with a sweet and fluffy cinnamon bun experience.

How long are cinnamon rolls good for? Cinnamon rolls last two days at room temperature, seven days when refrigerated, and up to two months when frozen. Of course, these time frames vary on whether you are eating homemade or store-bought varieties.

How Do You Make Homemade Cinnamon Buns?

Making homemade cinnamon rolls is a labor of love. While it takes more time than popping open a can and making baked Pillsbury cinnamon rolls in a round pan (never use a cookie sheet)   or purchasing your favorite variety from Cinnabon, you can control how much of each ingredient is in your homemade recipe.

Choose a recipe online or in a cookbook. There are plenty of options for regular, sugar-free, and vegan to fit your current dietary needs.

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Traditional Homemade Cinnamon Buns

The usual recipe for homemade cinnamon buns combines all-purpose flour, milk, butter, white granulated sugar, light brown sugar, vanilla extract, instant yeast, and cinnamon, of course! Make the dough by combining all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap to allow the yeast to have the dough rise for about 40 to 60 minutes. The more time you allow the yeast to work its magic, the fluffier your cinnamon rolls will turn out.

While waiting, mix softened butter with cinnamon, light brown sugar, and sugar into a separate bowl. Set it aside to fill the cinnamon rolls before baking.

Once the dough has risen, sprinkle some flour or powdered sugar on a clean work surface to roll it out without sticking. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to your desired thickness. Sprinkle the cinnamon, sugar, and softened butter filling on top. Roll up the dough and cut it into smaller rolls.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and your choice of cooking oil spray. Position your cinnamon rolls a few inches apart on the baking sheet. Most recipes call for about a 20-minute cooking time.

You can make cinnamon buns by using more than your commercial oven. Try air fryer cinnamon rolls for a quicker and more convenient take on the classic pastry.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

Air fryer cinnamon rolls are versatile. You can make homemade or Pillsbury cinnamon rolls using your air fryer.

Line the bottom of your air fryer with parchment paper and your choice of cooking oil spray. Pop open your can of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and place them in a 350-degree air fryer or Ninja Foodi for about six to eight minutes. The cooking time will depend on your desired doneness for cinnamon rolls.

If Desired, You Can Even Make Cinnamon Rolls in an Air Fryer

If you are making homemade cinnamon rolls, follow the recipe as you normally would. Set your Ninja Foodi to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, line with parchment paper, and cooking spray. Place your homemade cinnamon rolls on top and cook for eight minutes. Hence, no matter if you are making Pillsbury cinnamon rolls or homemade cinnamon rolls, all you need is about eight minutes to get them cooked.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind Of Icing Goes On Cinnamon Rolls?  

Cinnamon rolls are usually made with a sweet glaze of powdered sugar, melted butter, milk (or heavy cream), and vanilla extract. This was the original icing recipe before some cinnamon buns started being topped with cream cheese icing.

Pillsbury cinnamon rolls have the original icing in a canister including inside the packaging. The classic Cinnabon cinnamon rolls are topped with cream cheese frosting.

Fun Fact: William Lawrence was a dairyman in the 1870s that invented cream cheese frosting accidentally. Thanks to being the first person to mass produce cream cheese, Lawrence discovered how to make the cream cheese icing we all know and love today. National Cream Cheese Frosting Day falls on March 31st of every year.

How Do You Reheat Cinnamon Rolls?

Reheating cinnamon rolls is quick and easy. Place the cinnamon bun on a microwave-safe plate in your microwave. Heat for at least 10-20 seconds, depending on its size. The instructions for Cinnabon cinnamon rolls say to reheat for 30-40 seconds in the microwave.

How Long Can You Keep Cinnamon Rolls After Baking?  

Storage duration for cinnamon rolls depends on your chosen method. Cinnamon rolls at room temperature will last two to three days when stored in an airtight container.

They can last for up to seven days when stored in the fridge. However, baking experts recommend not refrigerating cinnamon rolls because they can lose their moistness.

When you store baked cinnamon rolls in the freezer, they will last for two months. Store them inside an airtight container. Alternatively, wrap them in two layers of plastic wrap or store them in one layer of plastic wrap and a layer of tin foil.

Do Cinnamon Rolls Go Bad In the Fridge?  

Cinnamon rolls can go bad in the fridge if they are stored for too long in the unit. If it has been more than seven days since you put the homemade cinnamon rolls in the fridge, then they may be too hard for consumption even after reheating. This is also when ingredients in the roll could start to spoil.

Are Canned Cinnamon Rolls Better Than Homemade?  

This all depends on your opinion. Canned cinnamon rolls are great to have on hand if you want a cheaper version than purchasing Cinnabon to quell your sweet cravings. However, canned Pillsbury cinnamon varieties only give you a limited amount of icing to top your treats.

Making homemade cinnamon buns gives you control over how much cinnamon sugar you want to be rolled up in the dough and the amount of each ingredient you want in the recipe.

Can I Eat Week Old Cinnamon Rolls?  

Yes, you can eat weak cinnamon rolls only if they have been refrigerated or frozen. You do not want to consume week-old room-temperature cinnamon rolls that have been sitting on your counter. The dairy products (milk and butter) in the cinnamon roll will spoil faster when stored at room temperature versus in the freezer.

How Many Calories Are In a Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll?

The calories in a Cinnabon cinnamon roll would depend on the type you order at the counter. The nutrition facts for a Cinnabon cinnamon roll vary in calories, protein, sugar intake, and fat.

A Cinnabon classic cinnamon roll weighs 241 grams per serving. It comes in at 880 calories with 37 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, 55 mg of cholesterol, 61 grams of sugar (59 grams of them count as added sugar), and 12 grams of protein.

The Minibon weighs 96 grams which is only 39% of the original weight of the classic roll. Plus, there is not as much fat and calories because of its smaller size. One Minibon is 350 calories, 15 grams of fat, seven grams of saturated fat, 25 mg of cholesterol, 24 grams of sugar (all of it is added sugar), and five grams of protein.  

How Long Do Cinnabon Rolls Last?

How long are cinnamon rolls good for from Cinnabon? Cinnabon cinnamon rolls last about the same time as a homemade variety. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days.

The instructions on your box of Cinnabon cinnamon rolls state not to refrigerate your pastry treats. If you decide to freeze your Cinnabon stash, consume them within 30 days or less.

Frank Salvatore

Hey there - I'm Frank Salvatore. I created this site as a comprehensive kitchen resource. You'll find everything you need to know about everything in your kitchen. From appliances to utensils and layout - it is covered on this site!

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