Your kids are going to love these turkey cinnamon rolls! If you’ve been following us for a while, you know we loved a holiday themed meal! As the crisp autumn breeze ushers in the holiday season, our kitchens come alive with the delightful aromas of cinnamon, sugar, and all things warm and comforting.
This year, why not add a little playfulness to your festive spread with a delightful twist on a breakfast favorite – turkey-shaped cinnamon rolls! Picture this: golden brown rolls, sweet and gooey, but with a charming twist that transforms them into adorable turkey shapes. It’s the perfect marriage of deliciousness and holiday cheer!
Everyone will love these (especially your kids) and no one will believe just how easy they are to make! Not to mention fun! Let’s get into the very simple how-to for making turkey cinnamon rolls!
What You’ll Need for Turkey Cinnamon Rolls
You’re going to absolutely love how cute, delicious, and flat out easy it is to make these Thanksgiving turkey cinnamon rolls! All you need is your favorite cinnamon rolls (we love Grands), bacon, candy corn, candy eyes, and pretzel sticks. This is a no-fail breakfast, trust me!
Steps to Make These Turkey Cinnamon Rolls
Start by preheating your oven to the temperature indicated on your cinnamon roll package, usually 350 degrees. While the oven is heating up you’ll open up your cinnamon rolls and prep them for baking on a baking sheet.
While the oven is still heating, you’ll start cooking your bacon. You’ll want your bacon to end up pretty crispy because it has to be able to stand up straight to make the turkey’s tail. I suggest air frying, but you can also just bake it until it’s well done if you don’t have an air fryer.
While your bacon is cooking, add those cinnamon rolls to a preheated oven and cook for the indicated amount of time. Once the cinnamon rolls are done and cooled just a little, you’ll go ahead and add the icing that comes with them.
After the cinnamon rolls are iced, you can start putting your turkey together! First, add the pretzel stick for feet. You can press them into the bottom of the cinnamon rolls or use icing to attach them! You’ll work your way up from here.
Next, add several pieces of bacon by inserting one end of the bacon pieces in a fold of the cinnamon roll in the back and spreading them out in a fan shape. Use the icing to attach the candy eyes and poke a hole under the eyes to stick the candy corn beak in so it stays secure.
That’s it! Your turkey cinnamon rolls are assembled and ready to treat your kiddos or the whole family!
Turkey Cinnamon Rolls Video
Need more help on making these adorable Turkeys? Watch our instructional video