Flaky Almond Cinnamon Buns | Creme de la Crumb

Flaky Almond Cinnamon Buns

Super easy, flaky almond cinnamon buns with almond glaze - ready in under an hour!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword almond, cinnamon roll, icing
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 9
Author Tiffany


  • 2 8-ounce cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (such as Diamond of California)


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • milk, as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a deep round baking dish.
  • Remove crescent dough from the packaging. Lay on a clean flat surface, each section side by side to form a large rectangle. Pinch seams together to form one large section of dough.
  • Stir together melted butter and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract. Brush over dough.
  • Stir together brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture over melted butter. Sprinkle with almond slices.
  • Tightly roll one long side of the dough toward the opposite long side to form a long log. Pinch the seams along the log to seal it off (just along the length of the log, not the ends). Use a sharp knife to cut into 9 equal sized sections. Place each section swirly-side-down in your prepared baking dish side by side in a single layer.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Stir together powdered sugar, milk (1 tablespoon at a time until mixture is pourable) and remaining almond extract. Drizzle over cinnamon buns and serve warm.