Saturday, September 8, 2012

Kid-Friendly No Bake Cinnamon Roll-ups

It's that time of the year again.

Back to school.

Back to school often means busy mornings, lots of school supplies, and hungry kids that need a good afternoon snack.

I've got a great recipe today, that can help make busy mornings and afternoon snacks a lot less stressful.  It won't, however, make the absurd amounts of school supplies any more manageable.  Meaning, don't send your 6 year old to school we these instead of crayons.

Although, with that being said, you most definitely can send him/her to school with these in their tummy, for that will certainly end much better.

And when they get home?  Just throw together a couple more for a totally satisfying afternoon snack that any kid will enjoy.

In case you happened to skip over the title of this post, the amazing little treats I'm going on and on about are No Bake Cinnamon Roll-Ups.

They're fast, easy, and picky-eater approved.  I'm sure that's music to most moms' ears right about now.

Kid Friendly No-Bake Cinnamon Roll-Ups - inspired by this recipe
(makes 2 rolls, like in the pictures)
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 tbsp butter (or something similar, like Earth Balance), softened
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or as much as looks appropriate) 
  • 1 tbsp sugar (again, use whatever seems correct
Cut the crust off your bread, so that it forms a neat rectangle.  Then, with a rolling pin or large cup, roll out the bread until it's as thin as you can get it.  Depending on the type of bread you use, this can be very easy or surprisingly difficult.  Once your bread is flattened, spread a generous amount of butter on each slice.  Then, sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar over, making sure to coat evenly (please note that the measurements listed above are just estimations as I usually go by eye on this step).  Roll up your bread tightly.  You may have to use a bit more butter to make it stay rolled up, and not just fall apart when you let go.  For presentation, if desired, you can cut off the edges of the rolls so that the spiral is more visible.

I promise that these will be a hit with almost any kid you offer them too.  And, when they're as simple as sprinkle, roll, and serve, it won't even be a problem if someone asks for seconds.

In fact,  these Cinnamon Roll-Ups are so easy, that, with a bit of help, any child could even make them on their own.

Hey, parents!  How's that for less stressful?

Revisited Recipe of the Day:

Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

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  1. Sometimes i use peanutbutter instead of butter adds a new dimension and a little protein...its amazingly delicious!

    1. That's a great idea! I'll have to give it a try soon. I was actually just thinking about using Nutella for a dessert kind of thing.

  2. They also have cinnamon butter. I am going to try that!

    1. Tell me how it works out :) I love heating everyone's ideas on how to customize the recipe!

  3. Just tried it with cinnamon butter, they were great. My kids and husband loved them! :)

    1. Oh man, you're fast!

      I'm so glad to hear that you liked them. I'll have to try that variation as soon as possible.

  4. Peanut butter and honey was a hit for us too! My boys loved these.

    1. Oh yay, so glad they worked out! Honey and peanut butter sound good, though I don't think I've ever tried that flavor combination. Another thing to add to my to-try list!

  5. I'm going to try these with some banana- either mashed or sliced really thin...My son loves cinnamon toast and REALLY loves my banana cinnamon toast, so I figure this might be an easy alternative! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Sounds delicious! I'm going to be out of bread by the time I finish trying all these variations.... :)

      You're very welcome for the recipe, too!

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