Saturday, June 15, 2013

No-Yeast Vanilla Cinnamon Sticky Rolls (in about an hour!)

Our family loves cinnamon rolls and sticky buns, but sometimes I don't have the time to wait for the dough to rise.  That's where this recipe comes to the rescue!  I combined my cinnamon roll recipe and sticky bun recipe together to make these delicious rolls.  They require no yeast so you don't have to wait about an hour, you can have delicious, gooey, sticky cinnamon rolls.  To put them over the top make sure you lather them up with lots of cream cheese frosting! 

 Ingredients are as follows:

2 1/4 C flour
1 (3.5 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 
1 C milk
1 tsp. vinegar (or lemon juice)
3 Tbsp. butter, melted

butter, softened

5 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 (3.5 oz.) pkg. cook-n-serve butterscotch pudding

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 C butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
2 C powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees; spray an 8 x 8" pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix together the milk and vinegar; set aside to curdle. 

Mix together the flour, vanilla pudding, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

Pour the milk and 3 Tbsp. melted butter into the flour; mix until combined.

On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until a smooth ball forms.

Roll the dough out to about 13" x 15".

Spread desired butter over the dough then sprinkle on cinnamon and sugar.

Roll the dough up and slice into nine pieces. Place into the pan.

Pour 5 Tbsp. (melted) butter over the rolls; sprinkle on the butterscotch pudding.

Bake for 20-25 minutes; until golden brown around the edges.

Carefully invert rolls onto a serving platter or table; allow to cool.

Cream together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla.

Add the powdered sugar and mix until nice and fluffy.

Spread all over the rolls.

Take a bite and enjoy!


  1. What would you suggest as a substitute if you couldn't get butterscotch pudding? Maybe vanilla pudding mixed with dark brown sugar?

    1. I think vanilla pudding and dark brown sugar would work fine as a substitute. However, make sure it's the cook-n-serve, not instant :)

  2. Should never have read this post at breakfast - before eating!! These look so good. I love the fact it has no yeast and it is simply to make!

    Maureen @

  3. Could you just use 1 cup buttermilk in place of the milk and vinegar or lemon juice? Just wondering :)

  4. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. I SOO love cinnamon rolls, and this recipe makes them quick and easy. Thanks so much for sharing these kinds of awesome recipes with the rest of us. Hope you're having a great week Friend.

  6. Do you roll these from the long side or the short side? These look so good!

    1. I rolled mine short side down, however you can always roll either way!

  7. Made these for our Christmas breakfast this morning.....YUM! So good, I am glad I finally found a cinnamon roll recipe that could be this simple. Thank you for sharing, and Merry Christmas :)

    1. I'm so happy you enjoyed them :) thanks for the sweet comment too; Merry Christmas!

  8. Is there anything i can use in place of vanilla instant pudding. Not sure if i can get it in my local shop in uk

    1. Vanilla Angel Delight is a good substitute for it :)

  9. I had trouble with the dough sticking after using flour on my table. It would not roll. How can I fix that

    1. You can add a little bit more flour or even chill the dough for awhile; sometimes the dry air of winter makes dough stickier.

  10. thanks I will try that next time.

  11. can you do everything up to spreading with butter and butterscotch pudding, and then throw them in the fridge overnight? Thats what I do with regular cinnamon rolls, so that I can bake them day of.

    1. Yes, you can prepare the dough, put it in the fridge and then remove the next day; proceed with the filling and bake ;)

  12. How much of the butterscotch pudding do I use; the whole box??


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