Christmas Eve Shortcut Cinnamon Buns

Melinda Stern


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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 13 votes

8 Hr
25 Min


  • 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.


  1. Lightly grease a 10-inch Bundt cake pan. Place frozen rolls into the pan
  2. Combine brown sugar, the pudding mix, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. Sprinkle rolls with brown sugar, the pudding mix, and cinnamon.
  4. 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.
  5. Cover with a clean, damp cloth and leave overnight at room temperature to rise.
  6. 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!

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About Christmas Eve Shortcut Cinnamon Buns

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Cinnamon Bun

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