Pop one of these mini glazed cinnamon puff pastry bites into your mouth for a buttery, flaky, sweet, cinnamon-y explosion. Easy, quick and yummy.
I know I’ve said this before, but I love puff pastry. You buy it frozen. preferably two pre-rolled sheets to a package, and everything you make with it comes out delicious. These tiny one-mouthful bites are no exception. I make them pretty much the same way I make our Easy Cinnamon Buns – in about a quarter of the time.
I serve them like I would serve cookies or snacks. They’re a great addition to a dessert table, a shower or a tea. Or just whip them up to indulge a sweet craving. If you’re feeling lazy, don’t bother with the glaze. They are great plain or with a drizzle of maple syrup. You’ll notice in the pictures that I don’t bother trying to make each little cinnamon bite uniform. Let’s just say this treat is more rustic in size, shape and look. Hey, they only take about 30 minutes to make.
Tailor To Your Taste
- The nuts: Crushed nuts can be added inside the mini bites or as a topping on the glaze after they are baked. Try toasted pecans (my fave), walnuts, pistachios or hazelnuts.
- The glaze: You can turn the glaze into an icing consistency by adding a tablespoon of soft butter; I love adding orange zest as it gives the glaze some zing and pairs beautifully with cinnamon; Instead, you can add a teaspoon or two of maple syrup.
- Filling: You can add some chopped raisins or dried cranberries to to the filling before rolling the logs.
- Thaw the puff pastry overnight in the fridge if you can. I’ve done it on the counter too for a couple of hours, but it’s easiest to work with when cold so don’t let it sit their too long and don’t keep it defrosted in the fridge for more than a day. If it becomes too soft, sprinkle some flour on your work surface to prevent sticking.
- To toast nuts, place them on a pan and roast in the oven at 350F for 5-7 minutes or until fragrant. Alternatively, shake in skillet on medium high on the stove. Cool and chop finely.
- The cinnamon bites are best fresh (same day), but you can store them in a sealed container overnight. They will lose a bit of flakiness but still taste great.
Here’s another version using bread dough and a shortcut:
Easy Cinnamon Buns get the recipe