Making a Halloween Breakfast is a fun way to celebrate Halloween all day long! Or if you are really in the spirit, all month long. These spooky Bloody Gut Cinnamon Rolls are easy to make by using store bought cinnamon rolls. It makes an excellent kids Halloween treat!!
You can also make these with a green frosting and call them Zombie Brains!
Halloween Themed Breakfast
Don’t let all the Halloween fun only be at night! You can start the kids day with this spooky breakfast. They will for sure think you are the coolest Mom (or Dad) around!
Another fun idea would be to add some grenadine or red food dye to their milk and serve it with a syringe in the glass (by syringe I mean a kids medicine syringe, if you are like me then you have like 500 of them!)- see these Bloody Shirley Temples as a visual reference.
These Chocolate Hand Pies from Howe We Live would be cute too. I would think you could even sub in jelly for more of a pop tart feel.
If your kids like eggs in the morning you could dye them green and put some plastic spiders or eyeballs on top.
It is tradition around here that we get together with all our friends and have chili before we go out trick or treating with the kids on Halloween. It is a great way to get in the spirit and have some fun in a large group.
If you need some great Halloween dinner recipes, here are a few that we like to use:
- Classic Chili with Beans
- White Chicken Chili
- Sweet Potato & Quinoa Chili
- Ground Turkey Chili
- Of course… bloody gut cinnamon rolls to go with the chili! (It’s a Midwest thing)
- Sweet Cornbread
- Apple Pie Bars
This is not difficult at all! You will not be making homemade cinnamon rolls for this recipe. We keep our baking super easy around here.
First make sure you buy the kind of cinnamon rolls that come in the tube. It needs to be the kind that you can unravel.
I have found that Pillsbury is NOT the unraveling kind. They are more of a stamped cinnamon roll. The store brand or great value brand will usually unravel for you. I believe the Aldi ones do too.
Also to get the true BLOOD RED frosting color it is best to use a gel food coloring. It has WAY more pigment than traditional liquid food coloring. You can find a great red gel coloring on Amazon. (then you can use it for Christmas too!)
How to make Bloody Guts Cinnamon Rolls
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Pop open your cinnamon rolls. Now unravel all the cinnamon rolls so you have long strips.
On a quarter baking sheet (about 9×13 size) start to coil, twist, and turn the cinnamon rolls so they look like intestines. It is ok if there are some spaces because they will expand as they cook.
I have not had the cinnamon rolls stick to the pan but if you are worried about that you can spray a bit of non-stick spray before laying the cinnamon rolls down.
Now put them in the oven to bake for 10 mins.
The package instructions will say to cook for longer, but since they are not cooking in a full roll that time would be too long. Do not follow the package instructions!
As they cook you can dye the frosting (aka- blood). Mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons milk and then mix in the red food coloring. The gel food coloring that you buy at a bakery shop or Michael’s will be more powerful than the standard liquid food coloring.
If you are in a pinch and are using the liquid food coloring, lessen the amount of milk added to just 1 Tablespoon.
Once the cinnamon rolls come out of the oven drizzle them with the blood (aka- red frosting), and then place some spooky decorations on the Bloody Guts Cinnamon Rolls, ie. plastic eyeballs or spiders.
Fun Fact…. My birthday is on Halloween ♥
I have heard from many of you that these might be too spooky for your little ones. Instead of the bloody red frosting you can try one of these options for your crew:
- Use green food coloring in the frosting and make these Zombie Brains or Zombie Guts.
- Call them Zombie food instead of bloody guts.
- Ravel them into the shape of a pumpkin and use orange food coloring in the frosting
More Spooky Halloween Recipes
We LOVE a good Halloween Recipe around here, check out some of these other recipes to celebrate the whole month of October:
Halloween Breakfast – Bloody Guts Cinnamon Rolls
- 9×13 rimmed baking sheet
- 2 (8 count) package store-bought cinnamon rolls – make sure to buy the kind that unravel, I found that the store brands or best choice usually unravel (Pilsbury does not unravel, it is more of a stamped cinnamon roll). I believe Aldi's cinnamon rolls unravel as well.
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoon milk more as needed
- red gel food coloring SEE NOTE ABOUT FOOD COLORING
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
- Open your cinnamon roll packages and unravel all the cinnamon rolls.
- On a quarter baking sheet ( 9 x 13 in size) start to twist, turn, and coil your unraveled cinnamon rolls. You want them to look intestine-y
- Bake the cinnamon rolls for 8-10 minutes. Pro Tip: don't follow package instructions, that cooking time will be too long!
- Meanwhile make the red frosting (aka – blood) by mixing together the powdered sugar, milk, and enough food coloring to get the red you are going for.1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoon milk, red gel food coloring
- Drizzle the frosting over the baked cinnamon rolls.
- Time to eat your Halloween Treat!
If nutrition facts are provided they are calculated as an estimate to the best of our knowledge.
Originally Posted September 8, 2019 – Republished September 19, 2020