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christmas eve shortcut cinnamon buns

★★★★★ 14
a recipe by
Melinda Stern
Santa Maria, CA

One word: AMAZING!!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Yum! This treat has all the flavors of cinnamon buns and sticky buns - without all the work. So easy to prepare, you just throw everything in a Bundt pan the night before and forget about it. In the morning, pop the bread into the oven and you'll have a wonderful aroma spreading throughout your home that will get everyone out of bed. It's similar to monkey bread in the way it's made but has the texture and taste of a sticky bun. We highly recommend making these part of your new Christmas traditions.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 14
serves 6-8
prep time 11 Hr 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For christmas eve shortcut cinnamon buns

  • 20
    unbaked frozen dinner rolls
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 c
    butter, melted

How To Make christmas eve shortcut cinnamon buns

Test Kitchen Tips
Be sure to oil your pan well to prevent your buns from sticking.
  • Frozen dinner rolls in a Bundt pan.
    Lightly grease a 10-inch Bundt cake pan. (If you don't have a Bundt pan, you can use a muffin tin, but this turns out better in a Bundt pan.) Place the frozen rolls into the pan.
  • Brown sugar, the pudding mix, and cinnamon in a bowl.
    Combine the brown sugar, pudding mix, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Brown sugar mixture sprinkled over rolls.
    Sprinkle the mixture over the rolls.
  • Pouring melted butter over the rolls.
    Pour melted butter over the top.
  • Bundt pan covered with a damp cloth.
    Cover with a clean, damp cloth and leave overnight at room temperature to rise.
  • Christmas Eve Shortcut Cinnamon Buns turned onto a plate.
    In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown. Turn rolls out onto a serving plate and dig in!