Make these sweet and tender Instant Pot Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls today! They make the perfect sweet breakfast treat or awesome easy instant pot dessert.
We love a good cinnamon roll around here. I shared this recipe for instant pot cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting from scratch a couple of years ago and it continues to be one of our most popular posts.
But sometimes, you just need to whip up a batch of sweet breakfast pastries quickly and easily. That’s why we are sharing this recipe for pressure cooker Pillsbury cinnamon rolls today! We also recommend this recipe for instant pot monkey bread.
We combined two time-saving powerhouses to make this tasty treat: canned Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and the instant pot electric pressure cooker. They cook in just 13 minutes and don’t heat up your house!
If you don’t have an instant pot, we recommend our recipe for Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole.
How to make Pillsbury cinnamon rolls in the instant pot
This recipe is insanely easy. I know I’m showing 8 steps in my step-by-step photo, but it really only takes about 5 minutes of prep time to make these yummy cinnamon rolls.
The most important step of making canned cinnamon rolls in your instant pot is making sure the top of the pan is sealed well. Don’t skip the step of putting a paper towel and foil over the top of the pan. This keeps the moisture out so your cinnamon buns don’t get soggy!
I also include the option of warming up the icing for 10 seconds in the microwave. This makes it easier to drizzle it over your cinnamon rolls. Otherwise, you will just need to spread the icing on the cinnamon rolls. Either way, you will end up with a gooey and delicious breakfast pastry.
What pan to use for instant pot Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
You will need a push pan (also called a cheesecake pan) for this recipe. I recommend the Fat Daddio 7-inch by 3-inch cheesecake pan. It will fit in both the 6-quart and 8-quart instant pot models. If you are using an instant pot mini, you will need to use a smaller cake pan and cut the recipe in half.
You could also use a standard 7-inch cake pan for this recipe but will need to scoop the cinnamon buns out of the pan. Having the push function is very helpful for getting them all out at the same time without having to pull them apart.
Do Pillsbury cinnamon rolls need to be refrigerated?
Yes. The uncooked roll of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls needs to be refrigerated. Once cooked, they can be stored at room temperature in an air-tight container.
How do you reheat cinnamon rolls with icing?
You can reheat cinnamon rolls in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. You can also reheat them in the oven 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
What pairs well with cinnamon rolls?
- Honey Lime Fruit Salad
- Instant Pot Granola
- Instant Pot Egg Bites with Cheddar and Sausage
- Make-Ahead Baked Oatmeal with Apples
- Triple Berry Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
- Instant Pot Blueberry Oatmeal
- The Easiest Way to Make Instant Pot Yogurt
- Blueberry Kale Protein Smoothie
Make these sweet and tender pillsbury cinnamon rolls in your instant pot! We used Pillsbury brand cinnamon rolls for this recipe, but any brand may be used. Keep in mind, if you use the larger Grands-style cinnamon rolls, the cook time will need to be increased to about 23 minutes. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size 1 cinnamon roll with icing
Amount Per Serving Calories 140 Total Fat 4.5g Saturated Fat 2.5g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 340mg Carbohydrates 24g Net Carbohydrates 23g Fiber 1g Sugar 10g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 2g
Make these sweet and tender pillsbury cinnamon rolls in your instant pot!
We used Pillsbury brand cinnamon rolls for this recipe, but any brand may be used. Keep in mind, if you use the larger Grands-style cinnamon rolls, the cook time will need to be increased to about 23 minutes.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
We love making instant pot Pillsbury cinnamon rolls for a quick and easy sweet treat. Let us know what you thought of this recipe with a rating or comment! You can also tag us in your cinnamon rolls photos using @aileencooks.