I have mentioned a time or two that making bread and heavenly cinnamon rolls has to be one of my favorite ways to spend time in the kitchen. Truly it is. There is just something magical about the smell of homemade cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. Love it today, tomorrow, in the good morning and half past good night.
But sometimes, taking time to make cinnamon rolls from scratch just can’t be managed. (Like on Chirstmas morning, right?) So I put this little recipe together for you and I and all of the FreshBreadFromTheOvenLovers out there who can’t seem to find two extra minutes to rub together this holiday season.
These yummy Cinnamon Sticky Buns only take 10 minutes of prep work. I’m not kidding. (Rhodes Frozen Roll Dough is going to lend us a helping hand. Please don’t judge me too harshly. We are going for simple and easy, remember?) The frozen roll dough is placed in a bundt pan with a heavenly concoction of butter and sugar poured right over the them. The rolls rise (for 6-8 hours) while you are nestled snug in your bed. When you wake up in the morning, pop the pan into the oven to bake…and warm Cinnamon Sticky Buns are yours to be had, ladies and gentlemen. Not the EXACT replica of Cinnamon Rolls, but pretty darn close.
MyLittleTwinBoyAaron perhaps said it best when he had a mouth full of sticky buns…
“Taste these, everyone! They are so good. They are like Moms Cinnamon Rolls…only they’re not.”
He’s a very eloquent boy.
Hope you enjoy the recipe, guys. If you are looking for something savory that can be served with these sticky buns, give this Breakfast Casserole a try. It can be prepared the night before as well.
Easy Overnight Cinnamon Sticky Buns
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Time: 10 minutes prep + 6-8 hours rising time + 15 minutes baking time
Yield: 18 sticky buns
Recipe adapted from my sweet Aunt Kathy Jacobs
18 frozen dough rolls (I used Rhodes)
1 C butter
1 C brown sugar
1 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon
1 T maple syrup
1. Grab your bundt pan and spray it generously with cooking spray.
2. Find yourself some frozen roll dough. I like to use Rhodes dinner rolls for this recipe.
3. Place 18 balls of frozen roll dough into the pan.
4. In a small mixing bowl, or large glass measuring cup, place 1 cup of butter. Melt it in the microwave.
5. Add 1 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla,
a dash of salt,
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Mrs. Butterworths will do, no need to get fancy.
6. Stir the mixture until all of the ingredients are well combined. Pour the ooey goodness over the top of your frozen roll dough.
7. Cover the bundt pan with plastic wrap. Spray the plastic wrap with cooking spray
then carefully turn the plastic wrap over (so the sprayed side is facing the sticky dough) and lightly cover the pan.
8. Set the pan aside and allow the rolls to rise for 6-8 hours or until they are about 2 inches above the top of the pan. Please be aware that the temperature of your kitchen will greatly determine how fast the rolls rise. If you get up in the morning to find your rolls haven’t risen as much as you hoped, just heat your oven up to 170 degrees, remove the plastic wrap and pop the pan into the oven. The warmth of the oven will quicken the rising of the rolls. Once the rolls have risen enough follow step 9. (You can leave the rolls in the oven while it increases in temperature).
9. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Remove the plastic wrap, carefully place your pan in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown and cooked through.
10. Allow the sticky buns to rest in the pan for about 5 minutes, then invert them onto a large plate.
Serve and enjoy!