Cinnamon Roll Apple Crisp – warm cinnamon roll crust topped with tangy-sweet diced apples and a crunchy oat crisp. Quick and easy dessert – or breakfast – full of fall flavors!
My kids grew up on those Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls that came in a tube. Remember them? You unwrap the outer package then back it on the counter waiting for the POP!
The warm, cinnamon-y soft rolls were always a treat for them. The sweet icing that came in the package could cause arguments though over who got the cinnamon roll with the most icing (insert eye roll).
This recipe combines the great fall taste of Apple Crisp with its crumbly oatmeal topping and these nostalgic cinnamon rolls for one deliciously decadent
breakfast, er dessert. No judgement here when you decide to enjoy.
Is it really fall without a few good apple or pumpkin recipes? Not in my world. Once I turn the page to pumpkin creamer, there’s no looking back.
Well . . at least until it’s time for some Grinch Cookies, but I digress.
what are the best apples for this recipe?
My favorite apples for this recipe are Honey Crisp. They’re a great baking apple with sweet-tangy flavor. Granny Smith would also be delicious with a little more tart flavor as well as Jonagold, another all-around good baking apple.
What’s in Cinnamon Roll Apple Crisp?
- refrigerated packaged cinnamon rolls + icing from the package
- apples (Honey Crisp used)
- granulated sugar
Crispy Oat Topping:
- all purpose flour
- old fashioned oats
- light brown sugar
how to make cinnamon roll apple crisp:
Preheat the oven to 350° then grease a baking dish (smaller than 9×13 – 2 quart OR 9×9 square work well).
Remove the icing from the package of cinnamon rolls and set it aside.
Place the cinnamon rolls into the baking dish then press them down with your fingers, squishing the edges together to form a crust.
Scatter the diced apples evenly over the top of the cinnamon roll crust then sprinkle the apples with the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
Melt the butter in a medium bowl then add the flour, old fashioned oats, brown sugar and cinnamon then stir to blend. You’ll end up with a crumbly oatmeal mixture.
Evenly scatter the oatmeal mixture over the apples then bake 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden and the apples are tender (you can test by piercing them with a fork).
Drizzle the icing over the top then serve warm or at room temperature.
can i substitute quick oats for old fashioned?
For the crumbly oat topping you’re expecting, be sure to use old fashioned oats, not the quick cook kind.
Cinnamon Roll Apple Crisp is best served warm or at room temp. With the icing drizzle you really don’t need to add anything else to it though you could certainly add a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you have it on hand.
want more apple inspiration?
Slow Cooker Applesauce – (currently my MOST POPULAR RECIPE!) – easy homemade 4 ingredient applesauce – chunky or smooth – make it your way!
Apple Cobbler – simple deep dish dessert, loaded with fresh apples bursting with fall flavor baked with a simple cake topping.
If you tried this Cinnamon Roll Apple Crisp recipe or any other on the blog then I hope you’ll leave a comment and some stars!
Cinnamon Roll Apple Crisp
- 12.4 ounce refrigerated cinnamon roll package + icing included in pkg
- 4 medium apples (Honey Crisp used) approx. 4 cups peeled, cored and diced
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Crispy Oat Topping:
- 5 tablespoons butter melted
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350° then grease a baking dish (2 quart rectangle OR 9×9 squarel).
- Remove the icing from the package of cinnamon rolls and set it aside. Place the cinnamon rolls in the baking dish and press them down using your fingers to form a crust.
- Scatter the diced apples evenly over the top of the cinnamon roll crust then sprinkle the apples with the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
- Melt the butter in a medium bowl in the microwave then add the flour, old fashioned oats, brown sugar and cinnamon and stir well.
- Scatter the oatmeal mixture over the apples then bake 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden and the apples are tender (you can test the apples by piercing them with a fork).
- Remove from the oven and drizzle the icing from the cinnamon roll package over the top. Serve warm or at room temperature.