Easy to make but wonderful and very sweet to wake up to! You make it the night before and bake it in the morning.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 rolls
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak the raisins in warm water for 10 minutes; drain.

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  • Place the rolls in a lightly greased 10 inch Bundt pan or a 13x9 inch cake pan. In a medium mixing bowl combine the brown sugar, pudding mix and cinnamon. Sprinkle the soaked raisins and the cinnamon mixture over the rolls. Pour the melted butter over the rolls, cover with a clean damp cloth and let stand overnight at room temperature.

  • In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bake rolls for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then turn out onto a serving plate.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 38.8g 13% DV; fat 4.9g 8% DV; cholesterol 7.7mg 3% DV; sodium 274.8mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2006
My mom used to slave over our traditional cinnamon rolls every Christmas eve so they would be ready to pop in the oven on Christmas morning... it probably took her an hour. Last year I made these instead and not only did the family rave about them (they taste the same as my mom's old recipe) it only took me 5 mins to make! They're incredibly easy to make and they're delicious! My variation: butterscotch pudding instead of vanilla no raisins and I first sprinkle the pudding over the rolls and then mix the cinnamon brown sugar and butter together to pour on top. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/26/2011
I have tried it 3 times now each time thinking it was me but each time I take them out of the oven it is the same result. The sugar pudding cinnamon mix is crystalized and not melted. No one else seems to have this problem but I can't imagine that it's me?? I've used a stone bundt pan (Pampered Chef)--could that be the problem Read More
(14)
77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2006
My mom used to slave over our traditional cinnamon rolls every Christmas eve so they would be ready to pop in the oven on Christmas morning... it probably took her an hour. Last year I made these instead and not only did the family rave about them (they taste the same as my mom's old recipe) it only took me 5 mins to make! They're incredibly easy to make and they're delicious! My variation: butterscotch pudding instead of vanilla no raisins and I first sprinkle the pudding over the rolls and then mix the cinnamon brown sugar and butter together to pour on top. Read More
(93)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2005
I've made these for years. It's a Christmas tradition at my house. Beware though they're so good that you can't stop eating them! I also made half the pan with raisins and half with nuts. This way everyone is happy! These are the best. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2008
This was a great recipe my family loved it! The only problem i ran into was choosing the wrong rolls. Make sure that your frozen dinner rolls are still doughy and will form together. I accidentally got the kind that I believe are partially cooked and they did not combine but still tasted great. I added a little hot water and some extra butter over the rolls to moisten the sugar mix into a sauce. I topped them with a cream cheese icing delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
Awesome! I was skeptical about letting them in room temp all night, afraid I would wake up to rolls overflowing. BUT they were perfect! I did not add the raisins, nor did I add any icing on top. These cinnamon rolls were perfect and will be made many more times here at my house! Thanks for the recipe!--Okay, I made these again, but didn't have the pudding. Boy did they turn out fantastic! I like them better without the pudding mix added (and raisins or icing). They are more like a sticky bun, all ooey, and gooey! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2009
We have a weekend house in Galveston Tx and I am always looking for great recipes that are easy. This recipe is a staple for us. Everyone loves them and they are soooooo easy to make. The only change I made was to use chopped pecans instead of rasins. Also we like the way they bake in cake pan instead of the Bundt pan. Thanks for the submission! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2011
I've made these several times and they just didn't turn out how I wanted so I made a few changes. The brown sugar mixture was always too dry and grainy. I didn't want monkey bread like the photo so I made 1/2 the recipe in a square 8x8 cake pan. I left out the rasins and used 1/4 cup butter with 1/2 cup brown sugar. I also cooked the brown sugar and butter till it came to a boil. Remove from heat. I then added the cinnamon and pudding mix. I also added 1/2 - 1 Tbsp. of cream. I poured this into the bottom of my pan and placed the rolls on top. Baked at 350 the next morning for about 15-20 minutes. This worked for me and they turned out great. The brown sugar mixture is about the consistency of pudding and the rolls are soft and gooey. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/26/2011
I have tried it 3 times now each time thinking it was me but each time I take them out of the oven it is the same result. The sugar pudding cinnamon mix is crystalized and not melted. No one else seems to have this problem but I can't imagine that it's me?? I've used a stone bundt pan (Pampered Chef)--could that be the problem Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2009
These were delicious! I made them for a brunch and they turned out so great that I made them again for an extended family Christmas. A few variations...as suggested by another reviewer I used butterscotch instant pudding mix instead of vanilla. I also used chopped pecans instead of raisins. This turned out great! Tasted much better than pecan rolls at the local and chain bakeries! Finally my cooking time was shorter. Although the recipe calls for 25 minutes mine only took 20 minutes to be done. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2007
Wonderful quick and easy. I made a glaze for it too absolutely divine! Read More
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