Sister Schubert’s Cinnamon Bread (Pull Apart Recipe)

Sister Schubert’s Cinnamon Bread is the buttery sweet breakfast treat you’ve been craving! Create a pull apart cinnamon bread with a cheeky hack, and people will think you’ve been to the bakery and back!

Sister Schubert's Cinnamon Bread

If you love ooey gooey warm cinnamon rolls but don’t want the trouble of making it from scratch, I’ve got a way to cheat the baking, and create them in less than 30 minutes!

Especially around the holidays, a platter of warm cinnamon bread or rolls is just what Santa Claus ordered.

pull apart cinnamon bread with sister schuberts

​This easy recipe uses a package of Sister Schubert’s Parkerhouse Rolls, lots of butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and some chai spice. It’s all drizzled with a cream cheese frosting and will be the talk of the family kitchen from now on.

How to Make Sister Schubert’s Cinnamon Bread

First, you need a thawed container of Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls. I love keeping a few of these in the freezer for when I need a piece of bread at dinner time or need a quick appetizer or sweet start to the morning.

sister schuberts rolls

These little fluffy rolls are the warm rolls you know and love. And if you haven’t had them yet, find them in your local grocer’s freezer section. 

Let me tell you, they’re the dinner yeast rolls you want to make without any effort.

I use them to make Naughty Hammie Sammies and Naughty Hammie Sammies 2.0! 

When I know I’m making these cinnamon bread rolls, I tuck one pan into the fridge the day before so they can thaw.

cinnamon sugar butter slathered on sister schuberts rolls

​You’ll slice the rolls in half, in one “circle,” leaving as many rolls attached as possible.

Slicing Tips:

  • Use a sharp serrated knife.
  • Flip the aluminum pan of thawed rolls over onto your cutting board.
  • Remove the foil pan, then slice through the rolls using even pressure.
  • Place the foil pan back over the sliced rolls, and flip over so they’re right side up.
  • Now, comes the tricky part!
  • If you have a wide spatula like this one, pick up the top of the rolls and set it to the side.
  • I just flip the rolls over and place them as close to the pan as possible. 
  • You can remove one full roll, and when you’re ready to put the tops back on, place that one roll back in and complete the puzzle. 
  • Watching the video is super helpful!
cinnamon bread pull apart rolls

After you’ve sliced through the rolls you’ll spread the buttery cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the bottom half of the rolls.

Place the tops of the rolls back, and if you have a little remaining cinnamon sugar butter, spread it across the tops of the rolls.

baked cinnamon pull apart rolls

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, watching carefully so the sugar doesn’t burn.

Serving Pull Apart Cinnamon Bread

​For this cheater homemade cinnamon roll recipe, you’ve got a few options for serving!

You can whip this up the morning of, and serve them right out of the oven with a creamy icing on top.

Or, you can slather on the cinnamon butter, place the tops back on the night before, then bake in the morning saving you about 10 minutes.

However you create these rolls, you’ll want to mix up the rich icing to pour over the tops of these sister Schubert’s rolls.

sister schubert's pull apart roll

The icing is a simple mix of butter, creamy cheese, and powdered sugar. A little vanilla to make it fancy, too!

I like warming this icing up so it’s pourable and drizzling it over the whole pan of cinnamon rolls. 

plate of cinnamon pull apart rolls

You could also serve the icing on the side, and let people add however much they want to their rolls.

The cinnamon rolls are very sweet and buttery on they’re own, so someone may not want the additional icing.

quick and easy cinnamon rolls

Either way, these will be a huge hit and create warm memories around your table.

​A pan of these Cinnamon Bread Rolls with a hearty breakfast casserole like the Best Breakfast Casserole with Sausage is a fantastic way to enjoy a holiday brunch or anytime family breakfast!

These would also be amazing with a slice of Crustless Cheesy Ham Quiche!

How will you serve yours??

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sister schubert's cinnamon pull apart rolls

Sister Schubert’s Cinnamon Bread (Pull Apart Recipe)

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: oven-baked
  • Cuisine: american


  • 1 Stick Melted Butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Chai Seasoning
  • 1 pan Sister Schubert’s Parkerhouse Rolls


  • 2 ounces Softened Cream Cheese
  • 2 TBS Softened Butter
  • 2 TBS Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the stick of melted butter, one cup of packed brown sugar, one teaspoon of cinnamon, and one teaspoon of chai seasoning together until well incorporated.
  3. Remove the Sister Schubert’s rolls from the packaging, and slice through the middle of the rolls. Try to keep them together as best as possible.
  4. Remove the top layer of the rolls, and spread the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly across the bottom-half of the rolls.
  5. Replace the tops of the rolls, and if you have some remaining cinnamon sugar, spread it over the top.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Watch the top closely, so the sugar doesn’t burn.
  7. While your rolls bake, mix up the icing.
  8. In a mixing bowl, add in the 2 ounces of softened cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of softened butter, 2 tbs heavy cream, and a quarter teaspoon of vanilla. Whisk until there are no lumps. Add a teaspoon of cream at a time to get the consistency you desire. Make it as runny as you’d like!
  9. Remove the rolls from the oven, and pour the icing over top.
  10. Serve immediately, or enjoy later!

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