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Easy Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

These Easy Pecan Cinnamon Rolls are everything you could hope for and more in a morning sticky bun! Made with premade crescent roll dough, this sweet breakfast treat is ready in just 45 minutes and loaded with pecans, sugar, and cinnamon!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 7




  • 2 Crescent Roll sheets or rolls with the seams pinched together
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream more if needed for desired consistency
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped pecans for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk together base ingredients and pour into a 9-inch pie pan and set aside.
  • Roll out one crescent roll sheet on a clean surface and brush with melted butter.
  • Combine remaining fillings ingredients in a small bowl and use a spoon to sprinkle half of the mixture evenly over the buttered dough.
  • Roll the other sheet out and place it on top of the first sheet, press together using a rolling pin. Sprinkle remaining ingredients on the second sheet.
  • Roll the sheets up starting with the short side so you end up with a nice fat roll, the only kind we welcome ;)
  • Slice the rolls into 7 rolls about an inch thick and place them in the prepared pie pan, 1 roll in the center and 6 around the edge.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until bubbly in the creases and rolls don't wiggle too much. You want tops to be a golden brown, if they are starting to brown but not done <g class="gr_ gr_179 gr-alert gr_gramm undefined Grammar only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="179" data-gr-id="179">cooking</g>, gently place a loose sheet of aluminum foil over the top until the finish baking.
  • Remove from oven and let set for 15-20 minutes.
  • Whisk together confectioners' sugar and heavy cream until desired consistency is reached, spread on cinnamon rolls and sprinkle with remaining pecans.