How to Make a Cinnamon Roll Hot Dog

Have you ever woken up craving a cinnamon roll but also feeling the siren call of a juicy hot dog? It may sound like a culinary fever dream, but this is America, and we make dreams come true.

Enter the cinnamon roll hot dog—a sweet and savory paradox that confounds the senses while delighting the taste buds. Here’s how to create this gastronomic wonder.


  • 1 package of cinnamon roll dough (with icing)
  • 8 quality hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • Optional toppings: mustard, relish, onions


  1. Prepare the Dough: Preheat your oven according to the cinnamon roll package instructions. Unroll the cinnamon roll dough into a flat sheet, maintaining the swirl pattern. Slice into strips as wide as your hot dogs.
  2. Wrap the Dogs: Take a hot dog and carefully wrap it with a strip of cinnamon dough, starting at one end and spiraling to the other. Ensure the dough overlaps slightly so it stays secure. Repeat for all hot dogs.
  3. Bake to Perfection: Place the dough-wrapped hot dogs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake according to the cinnamon roll package’s recommended time, or until the dough is golden and puffed up.
  4. Assemble the Hot Dogs: While your cinnamon dogs are baking, prep your hot dog buns. You may toast them for extra texture if desired. Once the cinnamon dogs are done, allow them to cool for a few minutes.
  5. Icing Drizzle (Optional): If you’re in for the full experience, drizzle the included icing over the hot dogs for that iconic cinnamon roll sweetness.
  6. Add Your Toppings: Carefully place each cinnamon dog into a bun. At this point, you can crown them with a classic hot dog topping if you wish. Yes, even mustard.
  7. Serve Immediately: These beauties are best enjoyed fresh from the oven, so serve them up post-haste and watch the confusion and delight unfold on your guests’ faces.


There you have it, folks—the cinnamon roll hot dog. It’s a dish that defies logic, blending breakfast dessert with ballpark fare, but the result is nothing short of a taste sensation. Try it once, and you’ll understand why this audacious combo is more than just a novelty—it’s a culinary adventure.