Pancake Mix Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls + Krusteaz Giveaway!

IMG_0189 *disclaimer: I was paid to create a recipe for Krusteaz and post it on my blog for all you wonderful readers. All opinions about their products are completely my own.*

High fives all around for making it to the weekend! Woohoo! Double high fives for not killing your children. Yay! We did it!!

My patience is certainly tested with my two kiddos. I think the hardest part of not having a husband around to help is never getting a break! It is wearing me down for sure. Not to mention I’m paranoid my kids are going to get abducted in the middle of the night. I have no proof that they actually WILL, but my crazy irrational side of the brain has  definitely convinced my logical, no nonsense side that it’s going to happen….somehow.

Do you see how crazy I have become? Bahhhh!

Luckily, I only have 8 more days :) Hurry up and get home, Gordie-pants!

In other news: my husband being away at Army training makes it really easy to purchase furniture online. I most definitely bought two sitting chairs yesterday using my iPhone whilst sitting on my fannie. AND, I found the perfect rocking chair for my nursery at…..wait for it…..COSTCO! Yes, it took me this long to find one. I’m indecisive. Who would’ve thunk it? So, I need to go back and get that at some point too.

So, yes. I’m crazy. So much so that I made cinnamon rolls out of pancake mix!! Yes’m I dogg-on-did it. And they are so yummy! Obviously the texture is more soft and tender like a really great scone, but the  swirls of cinnamon and raspberry will make you dream of lollipops and cupcakes. Super simple to whip up…just need a few ingredients you probably already have, a little time and some elbow grease!

Here’s how you make them: IMG_0084 Start by measuring out 2 cups of Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix into a bowl with a little bit of granulated sugar. IMG_0097 Stir in a little melted butter and set aside. IMG_0102 Then in a measuring cup, stir together 1/2 cup warm water with an envelope of quick rise yeast and a tablespoon of sugar. Let it sit a few minutes until it gets foamy and all…..yeasty.  IMG_0104 Pour the yeast mixture directly into the pancake mix and stir. It will be really really sticky and won’t resemble dough. This is completely normal because….. IMG_0105 you’re going to stir in 1/2 cup more pancake mix to thick it up. IMG_0110 Like so! It’s still super sticky, but it has to be so the rolls are nice and moist! IMG_0111 Now you can butter a bowl, IMG_0115 and scrape out the dough into it. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. *I made this dough at night, hence the funky colored photos.  IMG_0117 Ahh! Arise and shine sleeping beauties!! We have rolls to make :) Pull the dough right out of the fridge and lets get to work! IMG_0120 Flour your clean work surface and the dough really well and squish it down evenly to roll out. IMG_0129 Roll your dough to be slightly bigger than 12×12, then cut the uneven edges off to get a 12×12 square. IMG_0135 Cover the entire area with seedless raspberry jam. IMG_0137 Then sprinkle on some sugar and cinnamon! Yum yum! IMG_0141 Roll then entire thing up pretty tightly, IMG_0143 and cut into 6 2-inch pieces. {Feel free to cut into 8 smaller rolls and bake in a greased 9×9 square pan. } IMG_0148 Place the rolls into parchment paper lined jumbo muffin tins and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place pan beside oven to warm up to room temperature as much as possible before baking. IMG_0166 After about 15 minutes in the oven, they are ready to come out and get a little glaze! IMG_0163 This is just powdered sugar, vanilla and a splash of milk. Super simple. IMG_0172 Drizzle the glaze over each of the rolls and enjoy!  IMG_0177 Be sure to eat these warm!! They are such a sweet and yummy treat! Come to mama…..Be sure to share this recipe with your friends and print it out so you can make them asap! Enjoy!

Pancake Mix Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 6 large rolls, 8 medium

Prep Time: 14 hours

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 14 hours, 20 minutes


for the dough-
1/2 cup warm water
2 1/4 teaspoons quick rise yeast
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix, divided
1/4 cup melted butter

for the filling-
1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

for the glaze-
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
splash milk


In a measuring cup, stir warm water, yeast and 1 tablespoon of sugar together. Set aside to proof. In a large bowl, stir 2 cups of pancake mix together with 1/4 cup granulated sugar and melted butter. Pour in yeast mixture and stir well to get rid of most of the lumps. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup pancake mix. Pour into greased bowl, cover and refrigerate 12 hours or overnight.

In the morning, roll out chilled dough on well floured board into a square slightly larger than 12x12. Cut off uneven edges to get a 12x12 even square. Spread jam over dough entirely, then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll into log, cut into 6 2-inch pieces and place into parchment paper lined jumbo muffin tin. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place rolls next to the oven to come to room temperature quicker.

Bake 15-20 minutes or until edges start to brown slightly. Remove from oven. For the glaze, stir all ingredients together until your desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over rolls and serve warm.

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250 Responses to “Pancake Mix Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls + Krusteaz Giveaway!”

  1. #
    Terri C — July 18, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    One of my favorite family meals is when my husband cooks on the grill and I prepare homemade Mac and cheese, baked beans and deviled eggs. My family really enjoys these meals.


  2. #
    Lyn — July 19, 2013 at 12:22 am

    We usually try to have roast & the trimmings most Sunday’s.


  3. #
    Athena R — July 19, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, and garlic green beans


  4. #
    Ann Marie R. — July 19, 2013 at 1:58 am

    This looks so yummy! We love anything Italian – favorite is stuffed shells!


  5. #
    Noel — July 19, 2013 at 2:21 am

    These look awesome!


  6. #
    Catharine Lampman — July 19, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Favorite meal is fajitas


  7. #
    Jamie @lifelovelemons — July 19, 2013 at 3:56 am

    love that these are made with pancake mix! my favorite meal is probably pulled pork, or some other amazing BBQ!


  8. #
    Kristy F. — July 19, 2013 at 4:42 am

    We make tacos all the time, sometimes even twice a week.


  9. #
    Emily — July 19, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Our favorite family meal is lasagna


  10. #
    Carol — July 19, 2013 at 5:11 am

    chicken and biscuit stew


  11. #
    Maggie — July 19, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Honestly, any time my husband and I have a chance to sit down and just eat together is my favorite meal. Between commutes and overtime and responsibilities, all too often we eat in front of the tv, or have snacks while we do chores. Actually sitting at a table and taking the time to eat is a luxury.


  12. #
    Sarah L — July 19, 2013 at 5:21 am

    My favorite family meal is kidney bean goulash. I haven’t made it very recently, though.


  13. #
    Tieghan — July 19, 2013 at 5:38 am

    These are gorgeous, Lauren!! I am in love them!


  14. #
    Nancy — July 19, 2013 at 5:42 am

    My favorite family meal is chicken fettuccine Alfredo.


  15. #
    Melissa — July 19, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Tacos is my favorite meal to make.


  16. #
    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — July 19, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Oh I bet these are so good with the raspberry!


  17. #
    Marina — July 19, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Fav family meal: Baked rigatoni — garlic bread — broccoli


  18. #
    Brigette — July 19, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Homemade mac and cheese.


  19. #
    SharonF — July 19, 2013 at 6:37 am

    My favorite meal would be fried chicken with mashed potatoes , green beans and sliced tomatoes. The veggies out of the garden of course.


  20. #
    Kelly — July 19, 2013 at 6:54 am

    My fave family meal is my husband’s chili with all the fixin’s!


  21. #
    beth w — July 19, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Fun recipe! my favorite family meal is island pork tenderloin. Pretty easy to do (especially with an iron skillet) and oh so tasty!


  22. #
    Lisa — July 19, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Lasagna! My husband proposed while we were making lasagna one Valentine’s Day.


  23. #
    Naomi — July 19, 2013 at 7:02 am

    My favorite family meal is Taco Soup.


  24. #
    vaishali — July 19, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Mac n cheese


  25. #
    CJR — July 19, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Our favorite family meal is anything that can be cooked in one pot, or even better the crock-pot!


  26. #
    Shelley broleen — July 19, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Pancakes (krusteaz), with pecans and bacon!! :)


  27. #
    Amy Martinez — July 19, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Awesome, can’t wait to try these!


  28. #
    Alexandra — July 19, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I can’t wait to try this recipe!


  29. #
    shelly — July 19, 2013 at 7:50 am

    those look so yummy


  30. #
    Jolene ( — July 19, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Great giveaway, and the rolls look yummmmmmmmmy!


  31. #
    Wendy N. — July 19, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Chicken and broccoli pot pie with warm, crusty bread!


  32. #
    christine — July 19, 2013 at 7:52 am

    pad thai!


  33. #
    Jackie Watson — July 19, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Pulled pork BBQ sandwich!


  34. #
    susan marie — July 19, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Our favorite family meal is anytime our children/grandchildren are home to visit. All 3 daughters are married and live at least an hour away – the one with our grandchildren lives 3 states away – so it’s really special to have a family meal with them, whatever we eat!


  35. #
    Rebecca — July 19, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Homemade pizza!


  36. #
    Meghan Finley — July 19, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Swiss steak and baked potatoes


  37. #
    Tai F. — July 19, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Fave family meal- Your Oven-friend chicken thighs! My 5 yr old daughter has declared it her favorite chicken. We had to start buying Panko at Costco (with their Sweet Potato Fries) for a full meal. YUM!


  38. #
    Heather — July 19, 2013 at 7:59 am

    My favorite family meal is lasagna!


  39. #
    Alina — July 19, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Favorite family meal would have to be chicken pot pie.


  40. #
    Sean C — July 19, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Friday nights cause it’s Family Pizza night – homemade of course.


  41. #
    carol — July 19, 2013 at 8:15 am

    What is your favorite family meal? Thanksgiving, because eveyone makes their favorite dishes!


  42. #
    Lisa B — July 19, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I have got to make these, they look so good.


  43. #
    Yvette N. — July 19, 2013 at 8:17 am

    One of our favorite meals is Broccoli Fettucine.


  44. #
    Breanna M. — July 19, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Our favorite family meal is actually breakfast! We love to have breakfast foods for dinner because we think they taste better in the evening than they do in the morning! We’re silly like that!


  45. #
    SandyN — July 19, 2013 at 8:20 am



  46. #
    Christina — July 19, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I love breakfast/ brunch with my family when we have lots of yummy things to offer. crustless quiche filled with cheeses, spinach and bacon, sausage links, breads/ muffins, fresh fruits, pancakes.


  47. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — July 19, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Fave family meal? something Asian or pasta!


  48. #
    Rachel — July 19, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Definitely homemade pizza!


  49. #
    Jennifer — July 19, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Totally intrigued by using the pancake mix. I will have to try this for sure. My favorite family meal would involve some type of unique salad, homemade rolls, and whatever main dish my kids will all eat without complaining. (it varies)


  50. #
    shelly walker — July 19, 2013 at 9:13 am

    i have been using this mix for years never thought of roll they look so good love your site also breakfast t is favor family meal


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