These easy 7UP Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls are a cinch to make using prepared baking mix. Combined with 7UP, sour cream, brown sugar, plenty of sweet cream butter and warm spicy cinnamon. The texture of the dough is biscuit-like, tender and utterly delicious. Serve them for a breakfast, brunch or tea time treat for any occasion, or just because. Any excuse will do.
7UP Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls
Making baked goods using novelty ingredients is a fun change of pace once in a while. It's completely unexpected to see 7UP in a bread recipe but, it gives an incredible flavor to these cinnamon rolls and the fizz enhances the rise. Classic cinnamon rolls are typically made using yeast and require rest time to rise. These cinnamon rolls require no rise time at all, you make them, cut the dough into portions then bake. Because of the difference in the dough texture from a typical cinnamon roll, expect these cinnamon rolls to be more homestyle or imperfect in shape. In fact, every single batch I make looks a little bit different than the last.
Tips for Making Cinnamon Roll Biscuits
- Be patient when rolling the dough and have extra baking mix nearby to "flour" hands, rolling surface and everything that touches the dough to help with sticking.
- After cutting the dough into pieces it's perfectly fine to reshape if needed, before arranging in the skillet.
- While 7UP works best, ginger ale can be used in a pinch. Should you choose to do so, please note that the flavor will be slightly different.
Making Memories in the Kitchen
Baking is meant to be fun so, invite the family into the kitchen to help and make some memories. It's these moments that you'll reflect on in the years to come and you'll be so glad that you did. Plus, you can sample as you go which is a total perk and usually brings them running to the kitchen.
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Recipe adapted from 7UP Cinnamon Rolls here.
7UP Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls
- ½ cup softened butter
- 3 cups biscuit baking mix i.e. Bisquick or similar plus additional for dusting
- ½ cup 7UP® room temperature
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¾ cup light brown sugar lightly packed
- 2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 oz cream cheese softened
- 2 tablespoon butter softened
- 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
- milk as needed to thin
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush the bottom and sides of a 10-inch cast iron skillet or similar with 1 teaspoon of softened butter. Set aside.
- In a medium size mixing bowl mix together the biscuit mix, 7UP®and sour cream until it forms a soft dough.
- Flour a non-stick surface with additional baking mix. Turn dough out onto surface and turn until coated with baking mix and not sticky. Add more in small amounts as needed. Roll or press dough into a 12 x 14-inch rectangle.
- Spread remaining softened butter evenly over dough from end to end.
- In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over butter.
- Begin to roll from the longest edge jellyroll-style ending seam side down. Use a sharp knife to cut into 12 equal pieces.
- Arrange in skillet. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden.
- Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl using an electric mixer cream together the cream cheese with 2 tablespoon butter. Lower the speed of the mixer and gradually add the powdered sugar. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time just until spreading consistency. Spread on warm rolls after baking.
Does it have to be a cast iron skillet?
I don’t have one.
It doesn't, you can make this in any similar size pan.
This sounds good. I make 7 up biscuits often and love them. FYI, at times I haven't had a lemon-lime soda on hand but did have lime flavored sparkling water on hand and it worked well.
Hi there! We’ve made these so many times and they are incredible!! Best cinnamon rolls ever! I’d love some advice though. Have you ever made them ahead of time and have tips for that? At which point would/could I pause and then bake again right before I want to serve them?? Basically, I want to serve them on Thursday night but don’t have time that afternoon to prepare them, ideally, I’d like to make them tomorrow instead (Wednesday).
You can assemble these then cover with plastic wrap and chill. Bring to room temperature and bake when you're ready. You may need to adjust the baking time just a bit they may take longer to bake.
I just made this today. It was very messy during rolling up . But end up very nicely looks real Cinnamon Roll .
And taste are lighter than yeast bread roll. I was using Cake mix instead Bisquick. Came out very good ! But because I did substitute that's why not so much full enough on 10 inch Cast iron ? or what ? Should I maybe put some more Baking Powder.......I'm wondering....
Cake mix would yield a very different result from biscuit mix as it already has sugar in it, likely the reason it was messy and didn't fill your skillet.
Trish - Mom On Timeout
I know what I want to make this weekend! Yum!
These look amazing, they would be a perfect breakfast for a Sunday morning.
Toni | Boulder Locavore
This is totally irresistible!
Using 7Up is such a smart idea. These are great.
The 7up here is brilliant. Such good cinnamon rolls!
Cinnamon rolls are one of the few dishes that the whole family loves! I've never seen anything like these, but I know they'd be a hit with my crew!
Love how easy this is to make! A new favorite.
Wow! Such a creative recipe. Now that it getting cooler I can start baking and this will be a great recipe to start. Thanks for sharing.
Lori @ RecipeGirl
Great idea, and so easy too!