Cinnamon Biscuit Bake

Monkey bread. Pull-apart biscuits. Biscuit bake. TOMATO TOMAHTO.

The important thing to know here is that this breakfast will beautifully destroy your world so go ahead and get excited now.

This is what I imagine for your life: Valentine’s Day breakfast! It’s on a Sunday this year, so take your time. Put on some jazz. Light a candle. Get a crossword puzzle sprawled out on the table while you nurse a hot coffee. And make this biscuit bake. Because look how simple this truly is.

This is Aaron’s recipe, by the way. He’s made it a few times on random weekends (and Christmas day, per the request of the unhinged jaws of foaming children mouths), and I gotta say, it’s outrageous.

There are two things that really make it. 1) The cinnamon/sugar dusting over the quartered biscuits. Who doesn’t like a good cinnamon/sugar dusting? And 2) the buttery, sugary homemade icing that blankets the puffed, flaky biscuits at the very end. You’ll completely fall apart.

So instead of tearing the biscuits, just quarter them with a knife. These are straight from a can because who honestly cares.

Then you’ll toss them with (most of) the cinnamon/sugar mix. (save some for some sprinkling at the very end!) As evenly as you can. This is a rustic life event, so don’t overthink it. Just be happy.

Okay, while the biscuits are piled into a small casserole dish, slightly overlapping each other, baking in a hot oven, you’ll whip up the icing. It’s painfully easy.

Just watch.

So this is just the powdered sugar + melted butter. It will look like a crumbly paste right at first. And that’s completely okay, because we’re about to add milk and vanilla and Milli Vanilli. Maybe not that last part. But put them on, now that we’re thinking about it. (lip syncing sold separately)

Once you add that tiny splash of milk and vanilla, boom – icing!

Taste it.

UGHHHHHHH. I know. We’ll blame it on the rain.

Then you just spread the icing over the warm biscuits until you can’t see straight or feel your upper torso. Just like that. You got it.

Well hello, darling, are you ever stunning.

So this is what you can do. Eat (inhale) them just as is. Or you can finish it all off with another sprinkle of the cinnamon/sugar dusting. Either/or. It matters not. Let your inner soul fairies govern this move.

What happens in that icing as the butter melts ever so slightly, so the whole thing becomes a gorgeous glossy coating, and it’s just stupid delicious.

I cannot wait for you.

Obviously you can serve this a plate of fluffy scrambled eggs, salty lox with thinly sliced red onion and crispy capers, extra coffee. You know how to do this.

Be sure and take a bite before your kids have any knowledge of this on the table. I know this from experience. t r u s t.

Super simple! Give it a go one morning, will ya?

Ya will.

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  • 1 (16.3 oz) can large biscuits, torn into quarters
  • 2 Tbs. sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 4 Tbs. butter, melted
  • 1 Tbs. milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 375.
  2. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Place the cut biscuits in a larger bowl and toss most of the cinnamon sugar mix over them until completely covered. Save a little bit of the mix for dusting at the end.
  3. Layer the biscuits in a small casserole dish. (Mine was 8x8) Bake for 20 minutes, until the biscuits have puffed and are cooked through.
  4. In the meantime, whisk the butter and powdered sugar in a small bowl. It will look crumbly and pasty. Then add the milk and vanilla and keep whisking. Voila - icing! Taste that. UGH. I know.
  5. Using a spatula or knife, spread the icing over the warm biscuits. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar mix on if you want!
  6. Serve immediately, for crying out loud.
  7. Serves 4!

I mean my gosh.

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14 Responses to Cinnamon Biscuit Bake

  1. Nancy January 28, 2021 at 9:00 am #
    Yummmmmmmm! I bet your kids did love these. I mean, what's not to love, right?
  2. Rebekah S January 28, 2021 at 9:05 am #
    Making this!
  3. Sue Ferrentino January 28, 2021 at 12:22 pm #
    Looks good . Can't wait for Valentines Day.
  4. Amanda January 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm #
    Dang this would be great for Valentines Day.... but I’ll be laying on a beach in Hawaii. Darn it!!
    • Bev Weidner January 28, 2021 at 1:56 pm #
      Make it as soon as you're back and not in a bikini! :)
  5. Erin Lanz January 28, 2021 at 1:39 pm #
    Cannot wait to feed this to my boys who will undoubtedly go coyote on it, but for now I must put on some Milli Vanilli. Oddly, I’m not even mad at you over it.
  6. Tenille January 28, 2021 at 7:34 pm #
    Should the pan be greased before the biscuits are added/baked? thanks!
  7. Jane January 29, 2021 at 12:06 am #
    What is so fabulous about this is that it is a cinnnamon roll without all the rolling out and the mess all over! I am going to sprinkle raisins all over because I am really into raisins!! Don’t think I’ll ever make another cinnamon roll! Good going you guys!
  8. Carly January 30, 2021 at 12:11 pm #
    Made it this morning! So delicious and loved the crispy cinnamon and sugar bits of the dough. This was the easiest treat ever! Curious which type of dough did you choose? I used a butter flavored flaky biscuit.
  9. Tanya Taylor February 2, 2021 at 12:01 pm #
    This was delicious and so easy. Loved it!
  10. Sherie March 2, 2021 at 10:43 am #
    *suggested serving size: 4 ;) Everyone is on weight watchers and I’m over here like.. I can’t NOT make this.
  11. Dena February 7, 2022 at 10:56 am #
    This is so easy and so delicious. It's to the point where I just ask my husband if he wants something to eat on a lazy weekend morning and he just gives me a look.........I know what he wants. Kids better be on the ball if they want any before dad eats it all. I have doubled it in a 9x13 (little longer baking time) a couple times, then we have leftovers :) Thanks for this recipe.......I think, though my thighs do not thank you.


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