Cinnamon Roll Cobbler


cinnamon roll cobbler cobbler cinnamon roll This cinnamon roll cobbler recipe is a hit every time I serve it! I’m fairly certain that every guy I know loves cinnamon rolls, and could even eat them for breakfast. In fact, don’t put it past them.

Cinnamon has been used to treat and prevent a variety of medical problems. This article explores the many health benefits of cinnamon for people who are interested in using this spice for wellness purposes.

Cinnamon Roll Cobbler

This cinnamon roll apple cobbler only needs 4 ingredients to make it. It’s the perfect addition to breakfast or dessert this fall and very quick to throw together too. You’re going to love this fall-flavored treat.

apple cobbler with cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls and apples are two flavorful things that just go well together. Spices and apples have been a fall favorite for decades, if not longer.

Made with canned cinnamon rolls and a container of your favorite apple pie filling, you can easily create this fall treat in your own home.

See what you’ve been missing out on and why you can’t live without this tasty dessert-like dish. This apple cinnamon roll bake will find a special place in your heart to make its own.

I love the sweet and juicy apples bursting with flavor and crunching next to the soft spiced cinnamon roll pieces. Top it off with icing and maybe a sprinkling of chopped pecans and you’re really in for a good time


  • Cinnamon rolls: Use 2 of the 12.5 ounce sized cans of cinnamon rolls with icing. You can use any brand but I recommend using the ones that actually unroll.
  • Apple pie filling: Use your favorite apple pie filling. Homemade works great too (about 2 cups).
  • Butter: You’ll need some melted butter to help bring a little richness to this dish as it helps to bring everything together well and add moisture.
  • Pecans: If desired, add some chopped pecans over the top. It really helps to make the dish feel more like Fall.


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  • Measuring cups
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • 9×13 baking dish


As my husband pointed out to me, this is more like a cinnamon roll apple pie filling monkey bread instead of a traditional cobbler as you may be trying to picture it. But whether you consider this an apple cinnamon monkey bread or a cobbler, it still tastes delicious.

To make this apple pie bake with cinnamon rolls you’ll be slicing the cinnamon rolls into quarter-sized pieces just like you would for a cinnamon roll monkey bread. And you’ll be drizzling butter over the top so that the cinnamon rolls can turn a nice golden color as they bake.

When you go to check to see if the rolls have finished baking properly, make sure to take a small piece out of the center to test for doneness as the apple pie filling could cause some cinnamon roll pieces to remain gooey from the excess moisture. I didn’t have this problem but it is still a risk for bigger cinnamon rolls.

If you find your cinnamon rolls are still too gooey or undercooked, just add 5 minutes to the baking time and then test again. Repeat until cooked through. Allowing the dish to cool for 10 minutes helps to thicken the filling and finish the cooking process.

Does apple cobbler need to be refrigerated?

Yes, this apple pie cobbler will need to be kept in the fridge when not being eaten. This will help to ensure that it is still fresh and safe to consume when ready. If you would like to enjoy it warmed through, simply place it in the oven or microwave for a few minutes to warm it up. That said, this cinnamon roll apple pie filling cobbler tastes great when chilled too.

Cinnamon Roll Cobbler

Okay, y’all, are you ready for this one? Three words, only two ingredients: Cinnamon Roll Cobbler. Will you eat this for breakfast or for dessert? Or BOTH?

This Cinnamon Roll Cobbler is an easy 2 ingredient recipe that's the perfect brunch, breakfast, or dessert! If you have hands, you can make this recipe - it's totally foolproof!

Have you ever watched Dance Moms? Jordan loves that show and it freaks the heck out of me because Jordan loves to dance and she’s almost to the competition point. You guys, I am not, nor will I ever be, a dance mom.

Watch every practice faithfully? Nope, I’ll drop you honey, don’t trip on the car door as I drive away.

Coach the kids on their perfect pointe and smiles? Nope, more like, “Oh? You’re practicing today?”

Sitting backstage at competitions and recitals helping the girls change, doing make-up, and corralling them? Um, I’ll give that one a NOPE. I’d rather do…almost anything else.

Watch Jordan from the audience and cheer as loud as I can? Now THAT I can handle.

All this comes up because today I get to spend 4 hours in the parking lot of our dance studio waiting in line for “VIP Registration” so I can save 25% on classes and actually get Jordan into the ones she wants before they fill up. Admit it, you’re jealous of my Sunday, right?

At least I had cinnamon roll cobbler for breakfast and I’ll eat it again for dessert.

This recipe blew my mind, seriously. I have one of those Pillsbury recipe-a-month calendars hanging on my wall and Cinnamon Roll Cobbler is April’s recipe. When I flipped the month my mouth dropped; how have I never thought of this before?

Their recipe involved boiling canned fruit along with pie filling and I thought that was too difficult. I mean, if I’m making Sunday brunch that means I’m already grumpy, so no prep is wanted.

This recipe is easy, foolproof, and has only 2 ingredients. I know, right? It’s actually easy enough that the kids can make it for you on Mother’s Day. Open the cans, dump, bake. No mixing, no bowls, nada.

Just good cobbler…topped with cinnamon rolls (and icing, of course).

The only things you need for this recipe are 2 cans of pie filling and an 8-count roll of cinnamon rolls. You can use ANY flavor pie fillings you like. I used apple and cherry because I had them in my pantry, but you could mix and match cherry, apple, blueberry, peach…whatever you like. I used a large 10″ pie plate but you can also use a 9×9 or 11×7 pan.

Once the cinnamon rolls are baked you pour the icing that came with them all over the top and serve. The cinnamon rolls make it breakfast food, the pie filling makes it dessert. So which is it??!! (Hint: BOTH.)


  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 55 min

Put together the two best things in the world (apple pie and cinnamon rolls. duh.) into the most scrumptious cinnamon roll apple cobbler. You’ll love this easy apple dessert all fall long!JUMP TO


Put together the two best things in the world (apple pie and cinnamon rolls. duh.) into the most scrumptious cinnamon roll apple cobbler. You’ll love this easy apple dessert all fall long!

Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler

You are getting sleepy…verrrrrry sleepy. Now get to your kitchen and making cinnamon roll apple cobbler immediately. Heh. But, actually, am I the only one that of finds cinnamon rolls MESMERISING? They put me in a hypnotic trance that usually ends with me very happy and full of ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls. And my latest cinnamon roll obsession is this decadent cinnamon roll apple cobbler, as in apple cobbler made with *actual* cinnamon rolls. It’s easy, delicious, perfectly spiced, and an excellent sweet to serve up for a special breakfast or as dessert at a fall dinner party.

What is apple cobbler?

We get a lot of questions about cobbler. It’s not pie. It’s not crisp. It’s COBBLER. Cobbler generally has the same fruit base as a crisp, but instead of  being topped with a buttery crumble, it’s topped with a dense, biscuit-like topping. Unlike pie, cobbler is crustless so the apple flavor can really shine through. And regular apple cobbler is delicious.

But I’m a maximalist. I was thinking of making an apple cobbler for the blog and then I was like…why not use canned cinnamon rolls instead of biscuits?! I mean…why the heck not? This apple cobbler is topped with big buttery cinnamon rolls and is SO delicious. Plus it’s made with just six ingredients in ONE bowl AKA wayyyy easier to throw together than a pie.

cinnamon roll apple cobbler

What do you need to make cinnamon roll apple cobbler?

This unique apple recipe is super simple which means your ingredients will really shine through! We recommend splurging on good apples and a fancy canned cinnamon roll for best results! Here’s your shopping list:

  • Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls with Icing
  • 5 large apples (3 granny smith, 2 sweeter variety)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Corn Starch
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Salt
apple cobbler with cinnamon rolls

What kind of apples should you use to make cinnamon roll apple cobbler?

We recommend using a mix of different apples for the most varied deep apple flavor. We like to use both tarter, cooking apples like granny smith and also sweeter apples to deepen the flavor. This will ensure that some of the apples remain tart and crisp while others will break down into a jammy, cinnamon-sugar dream. For the sweeter apples you can use whatever you have on hand: gala, honey crisp, pink lady, envy…any kind will do.


A favourite household spice, cinnamon was once traded as currency. The spice has a pleasant flavour and warm smell, making it popular in cooking, especially in sweet bakes and savoury curries.

Derived from the inner bark of a small evergreen tree, the bark is peeled and laid in the sun to dry, where it curls into rolls known as cinnamon sticks. Cinnamon is also available in powdered form.

Nutritional benefits of cinnamon

One teaspoon (3g) of cinnamon (ground) provides:

  • 7Kcal / 31KJ
  • 0.1g Protein
  • 0.9g Carbohydrate
  • 1.6 Fibre

health benefits of cinnamon

Cinnamon tea in a glass with cinnamon sticks

1. Anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal

Cinnamon is thought to have many medicinal and soothing properties, and is used frequently in Chinese herbal medicine. The distinctive smell and flavour of cinnamon derives from the essential oils contained in the bark, called cinnamaldehyde. Cinnamaldehyde displays anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

2. May support gut health

Some spices, including cinnamon, have prebiotic properties. These bacteria may help restore the balance of bacteria in your gut, support digestive health and alleviate any digestive issues.

3. May help manage blood pressure

There is some evidence to suggest that the consumption of cinnamon is associated with a short-term reduction in blood pressure. Although the evidence is hopeful, it is early days and more long-term random controlled trials are needed.

4. Lowers blood sugar and risk of type-2 diabetes

Cinnamon has a reputation for helping manage blood sugar. It appears to do this by a number of different mechanisms, including managing the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream and mimicking the blood sugar management hormone, insulin.

Human trials are promising and suggest cinnamon may have a moderate effect on lowering fasting blood sugar levels in those with diabetes.

5. May be beneficial for the aging brain

Conditions like Alzheimer’s are more common as we age, and are characterised by a progressive deterioration of brain cells. In Alzheimer’s, accumulation of protein fragments in the brain act by slowing how a person thinks and remembers. Cinnamon contains two compounds that appear to inhibit the build-up of these proteins. Much of this evidence is derived from animal studies, so there is still more for us to learn with regards to the effects for humans.

Is cinnamon safe for everyone?

For the majority of people, cinnamon is generally recognised as safe when consumed as a culinary spice and in small amounts – no more than 1 tsp per day is considered safe for most adults, with less for children. In rare circumstances, some people may experience allergic contact dermatitis.

It’s worth remembering that most of the cinnamon purchased from supermarkets is a variety called Cassia cinnamon – this has a stronger taste and is cheaper to buy. However, it is high in compounds called coumarins, which in large doses may cause toxicity.

Ceylon, or ‘true’ cinnamon, has relatively low levels of coumarins and may be better tolerated.

If consumed in large amounts, cinnamon may interact with prescribed medication, including those for diabetes, heart and liver disease.

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