The aroma, taste and calories of cinnamon rolls make them a guilty treat, but if you are keeping them for more than a day they can lose some of their flavor and become stale. To preserve their freshness you must store them properly until you are able to eat them. To determine the best way to do that, consider how long it will be before you eat them and which method will help maintain the best quality.
Place the cinnamon rolls on a plate or in a container and cover them tightly with plastic wrap or foil. Alternately, place the individual rolls in a plastic storage bag and remove as much air as possible before sealing it. This will help preserve the cinnamon rolls for two days at room temperature.
Set the cinnamon rolls in the refrigerator if you need to preserve them for one week. Leave them in the plastic bag or wrapped in foil.
Wrap the rolls tightly in plastic freezer wrap or aluminum foil and store in the freezer. If you prefer, place the cinnamon buns inside of a heavy-duty freezer bag and squeeze out the excess air before sealing. The freezer will preserve the cinnamon rolls indefinitely if kept at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. For best quality, however, keep the cinnamon rolls in the freezer for no longer than 2 to 3 months.
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