Christmas Eve Shortcut Cinnamon Buns

Melinda Stern Recipe

By Melinda Stern Melinda_Mom_of_4

8 Hr
25 Min

i got this recipie from "the dinner diva". one word: AMAZING!!!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This recipe is very similar to monkey bread. It was very easy to make - I love preparing something the night before and just having to pop it in the oven. (It looked like I had worked really hard while my family was still sleeping lol.)

Next time I may add a little more butter to the mix. As it was, I put a little butter on each piece when I served it. YUM!

NOTE: Be sure to oil your pan well to prevent your buns from sticking.


unbaked frozen dinner rolls
1 c
brown sugar
1/4 c
instant vanilla pudding mix
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/3 c
butter, melted

Directions Step-By-Step

Lightly grease a 10-inch bundt cake pan. Place frozen rolls into the pan and sprinkle with brown sugar, the pudding mix and cinnamon. Pour melted butter over the top. If you don't have a bundt pan, you can use a muffin tin, but they turn out better in a bundt pan.
Cover with a clean, damp cloth and leave overnight at room temperature to rise.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for 25 minutes, until golden brown. Turn rolls out onto a serving plate and dig in!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Festive Feasts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Leslie Manske Leslie_Manske
Dec 10, 2014
A tried and true favorite at our home for many years. We prefer butterscotch pudding.
Jean Schuster ollie2013
Jan 2, 2014
Add pecans and it's even better.
Roberta Isaacson TopKatt8
Dec 25, 2013
made this for our Christmas breakfast and loved it!!! I've made monkey bread using biscuits but this was much better than using biscuits
Denise McShea NutsiePotPie
Oct 7, 2013
This sounds amazing and easy!!!
Jan Bell Stinker1959
Dec 6, 2012
I just got this same recipe in our local flyer, the only difference in place of the vanilla pudding it called for butterscotch. Either way I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing.