Key Lime Pie Mini-Cinnamon Rolls

I know, it sounds kind of weird, doesn’t it?

Key-Lime Cinnamon Rolls.

But the truth is, I love key lime anything, so why not add it into breakfast pastries? I was already headed down the road of decadent depravity when I chose to make cinnamon rolls for breakfast rather than eating my standard oatmeal, so I figured I might as well go whole-hog while I was at it.

Actually, we make these quick and easy mini-rolls quite often for weekend breakfasts, and typically I fill them simply with cinnamon, sugar and raisins.  But last weekend, I had something a bit different in mind:

Graham cracker crumbs, white chocolate chips, and a bit of lime zest, rolled up inside crescent dough.

Oh, and covered with a lime drizzle.  I sort of have an obsession with lime drizzle.

The only problem with these little cuties is that you can pretty much inhale them in one bite. Which I might have done, once or twice. Maybe three times, I can’t say for sure.

And here’s my cute prop helper, moving the spoon around in front of the camera at basically warp-speed.

Key Lime Pie Mini-Cinnamon Rolls
For the Rolls:
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls (I used reduced-fat)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon grated Key lime peel
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
For the Drizzle:
  • 1 tablespoon Key lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¾ cup sifted powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 16-tin mini-muffin pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Roll out half of the dough (4 triangles) and pinch the seams together.
  3. Smooth with a rolling pin to about ¼? thick.
  4. Brush dough with 1 Tbsp melted butter and cover with half of the graham crackers, cinnamon, lime zest and cinnamon.
  5. Roll into a log and cut into 8 equal buns.
  6. Repeat with the other half of the crescent roll dough.
  7. Place 16 buns into the prepared muffin tins. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the buns are lightly browned.
  8. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
For the Drizzle:
  1. Combine icing ingredients until desired consistency is reached. I sometimes need to add more sugar if my icing is too runny; or a bit more milk if it is too thick.
  2. Drizzle over the tops of the warm buns. Garnish with additional graham cracker crumbs or sprinkles, if desired.

And, if you’re a fan of lime flavored anything, here’s some other recipes you might like:

Blueberry Muffins with Coconut-Lime Glaze

banana bread 1

Coconut Banana Bread with Coconut-Lime Glaze

Or, try one of these great cinnamon roll recipes from some other awesome bloggers:

Mini (no yeast) Cake Batter Cinnamon Buns from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cinnamon Rolls from The Domestic Rebel
Cinnamon Roll Cake from Crazy for Crust
Oreo Truffle Cinnamon Rolls from Inside BruCrew Life
Gooey Cinnamon Biscuits from Two Peas and Their Pod
Nutella Cinnamon Rolls from Sugarcrafter
Caramel Cinnamon Rolls from The Comfort of Cooking

Happy Tuesday!



  1. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Hooooolllly cow. You are insane in the most awesome way possible. I never would have dreamed of something like this but it looks SO awesome. And thanks for the shout-out! Cinnamon rolls can do no wrong in my eyes.
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  2. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Well, now I want cinnamon rolls for breakfast and lunch today!!! Key Lime Pie in a pastry…I love it!!! Girl you are on a roll!!! And I love that you have a cute little helper when you take pictures:-) Thank you so much for the link love too!!!
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