"Land of Nod" Cinnamon Buns

"I have made this several times and it's dead easy. If you have overnight guests, what could be easier for breakfast? I've made it on special occasions, too, such as Easter morning and Christmas morning, etc. This recipe comes from the Best of Bridge series."
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  • Before you turn in for the night, grease a 10" bundt pan and add frozen rolls.
  • Sprinkle with brown sugar, pudding powder, cinnamon and raisins.
  • Pour melted butter over all.
  • Cover with a clean, damp cloth.
  • (Leave out at room temperature).
  • Off to bed you go!
  • In the morning, preheat oven to 350 and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes and then turn out on a serving plate.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can you use sugar free instant vanilla pudding in this?
  2. Dumb question: what type of frozen rolls?


  1. So EASY! Big hit with the kids! I'm sure they ate more then their fair share! I have found this recipe in several different sites with the only difference being the amount of cinnamon used. I see amounts ranging from 2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons (unless it's a typo!) I used a little over one tablespoon judging by just what looked like "enough". It was very good that way! Only problem I found was "cutting" it into slices so we just pulled it apart and ate it! Very Yummy! A great thing to do on the Eve of something like Christmas when you don't want to get up and fix breakfast the next morning. Good for making while on a vacation with a kitchen as not much is needed for a great home cooked breakfast treat!
  2. I love that these can be put together at night and just popped in the oven in the morning. I made these with frozen egg twist rolls (Kineret Chall-ettes) which made these even richer. However, they must be larger than the frozen rolls referred to in the original recipe. I put 16 rolls in a bundt pan, and they rose considerably higher than the pan. They were still delicious, but not so pretty. Next time, I'll make them with just 8 rolls and they should be gorgeous as well as tasty.
  3. Thank you for such an easy delicious breakfast for company. Everyone thinks I spend a lot of time preparing this! I make this everytime we have overnight guests. My four year old loves to wake up and smell them baking. I use the full amount of cinnamon and occasionally add some pecans or walnuts. One nice thing about this recipe is that it is easy to keep all the ingredients on hand.
  4. I LOVE waking up and just popping this in the oven! And it tastes great, too. (can't go wrong with cinnamon) Thankyou for our new holiday breakfast.
  5. VERY GOOD! We really enjoyed it.Thanks


  1. I have made this several times when I have had overnight guests. It is so easy and tastes so good! I have modified the recipe using just 12 wholewheat frozen dough rolls, 1 tbsp cinnamon, half a stick of butter and 1/2 cup of walnuts or pecans instead of raisins. The rest is the same. I make it in a bundt pan and bake it for 20 mins.
  2. Isn't this a wonderful recipe? My version uses a 3 oz box of instant butterscotch pudding instead of vanilla pudding, and pecans but not raisins. To avoid bad language, I prepare it in an angel food cake pan instead of a bundt pan. Thanks for sharing, Bert.
  3. Great recipe! I'm not reall gung-ho about cinnamon, so I just used 1/2 tbsp and they were great! Also used pecans instead of raisins. However, after only 20 minutes of cooking, mine were already burning on top. Fortunately, I like mine a little well done.
  4. These were great. I added more brown sugar, cinnamon and pudding. I also used walnuts instead of raisins. I will be making these often. I would also suggest placing the bundt pan on a pizza pan or aluminum foil to catch any overflow.


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