Land Of Nod Cinnamon Buns

Posted on: Sat, 12/01/2001 - 11:58am
mharasym's picture
Joined: 04/20/2001 - 09:00

Curious about the name - it will become apparent shortly!

These Cinnamon Buns require no baking knowledge or skill what so ever! The only caution, keep the recipe handy if you serve them to anyone outside your home - guaranteed you'll be asked for it!

REMEMBER! Always check the ingredients you use to ensure it will be safe.

24 Frozen Dough Balls (These are available in the freezer section of your grocer, with the frozen pie crusts, filo dough, etc. They are about the size of golf balls and may be called Frozen Dinner Rolls.)
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Vanilla Instant Pudding Powder (do NOT prepare the pudding - you use just the powder)
1-2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Raisins (optional - I prefer without)
1/2 Cup Melted Butter (Go for the gusto, don't use margarine!!!)

Just before going to bed the day before you want to enjoy these little pearls of joy, do the following.

Grease a bundt pan. If you don't have one, two loaf pans will do, but the effect won't be quite the same. Place the frozen dough balls in the pan - spacing as evenly as you can. Sprinkle the remaining ingredients in order onto the frozen balls. DO NOT STIR! Cover with a damp tea towel (not one you're very fond of as it will get stained with the cinnamon). Let stand overnight as you go to the "Land of Nod". Have a restful sleep.

In the morning when you wake up, the buns will have risen to the top of the pan. Preheat the oven to 350. Make coffee. Bake the buns for 25 minutes. Read the paper or crawl back into bed. Remove the buns from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Invert (tip over) onto serving platter. If you don't let them stand 5 minutes, the butter goo will be runny. If you let it stand longer, it will all stick to the pan. 5 minutes seems to be the happy medium.

Wait a few more minutes before letting the scavengers in. Just pull off the buns and keep plenty of napkins near by. Enjoy. These have become another Christmas tradition in our home. As well as Easter, Thanksgiving, birthday, etc, etc. I also take them into the office for a special treat for my co-workers. Note: This recipe is also egg-free if your buns do not have egg!

Posted on: Thu, 12/13/2001 - 4:53am
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

I can't wait to make these. I buy cinnamon buns in the mall and they are amazing. I always looked out for recipes but never could find one. I will make them and tell you how they turned out. I do have a bunt pan!
Just a question, the cinnamon buns in the mall I go to have a white icing over them and its great. Do you do that? Or does the vanilla instant pudding powder make it like that?
If not, does anyone out there know what I'm talking about because you can actually buy extra icing for the cinnamon buns when you buy them. Its kind of like a white thin sweet icing that melts over the buns...its really yummy.
Well, you would think since our countries are soooo close we would have most of the same products in our grocery stores, NOT. I couldn't find Frozen dinner rolls or anything like that except for the Pillsbury Flaky Rolls that are not frozen, I did like the directions said, and hoped we wouldn't succumb to food poisoning by leaving it on the counter overnight (I'm a stickler for refrigerating food right away) Anyway, they turned out ok, the frozen golf size balls for dinner rolls sound better though so if anyone in Ontario, Canada reads this and knows where to get these, please let me know [img][/img]
[This message has been edited by smack (edited December 16, 2001).]

Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2002 - 4:39pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Oh my gosh, we just made your reciepe. They were absolutly delicious! My PA son loves them and after his first bite said "Mommy, all of a sudden you have become a much better cook!". Thank you!

Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2002 - 11:09pm
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

I have made them as well but I can't find the frozen golf ball size dough so I just use Pillsbury flaky rolls and they aren't frozen so I use them right away.
This is what I did, I used cream cheese, a little bit of whipping cream, some icing sugar and a tiny amount of vanilla and beat it together and spread over them after they come out of the oven. It really tastes yummy.

Posted on: Tue, 01/22/2002 - 8:07am
mharasym's picture
Joined: 04/20/2001 - 09:00

Smack - Sorry I didn't reply to your quest for the frozen balls. I'm afraid I don't know who supplies them in Ontario. I buy at Safeway in Winnipeg! If you can get the frozen loafs, then I think you could cut them into golf ball size pieces and have a go that way. Icing sounds yummy too! With all the goo the sugar and butter makes, my arteries are already having trouble so I just do them "plain!"
dominick'smom - You're Welcome. Glad you tried 'em and liked 'em. If your son thinks your awesome now, make the "Killer Brownies" Recipe I'm posting today!

Posted on: Thu, 01/24/2002 - 3:20am
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

I was going to post a
heading "Where is mharasym?
So, I'm glad you responded. I never remember to read the profile on poster's because frankly, there isn't usually anthing there to read. Anyway, it did say you are in Canada, so I will continue looking at different grocery stores for the frozen balls.
My husband and kids love them too. It was nice making during the holidays!
Now I'm going to look at the recipe for brownies! or on second thought, maybe not until I lose some holiday pounds.

Posted on: Sun, 12/04/2005 - 9:32am
mharasym's picture
Joined: 04/20/2001 - 09:00

Reraising - Egg & Peanut/Treenut Free - a Tradition for Christmas Morning in our home.

Posted on: Mon, 12/05/2005 - 3:17am
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

Sounds delicious. I just bought the ingredients.

Posted on: Mon, 12/05/2005 - 9:08pm
Mimom's picture
Joined: 09/08/2005 - 09:00

I made this and it was absolutely delicious! A keeper! I used the Rhodes frozen rolls after calling and being assured all of their products were nut-free.

Posted on: Tue, 12/06/2005 - 5:19am
happycat's picture
Joined: 08/31/2004 - 09:00

I've made these often and they are yummy! (I'm thinking I might just pick up some frozen dough buns next grocery trip.)
Here's a variation on the recipe, in case you ever get tired of the original:
Butterscoth rolls:
20 frozen dough buns
1/2 pkg. butterscotch pudding powder - not instant - (6 serving size) about 7 1/2 tbsp.
3/4 c brown sugar, packed
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c melted butter or margarine
Arrange rolls in greased bundt pan.
Mix pudding powder, brown sugar, cinnamon. Sprinkle over buns.
Drizzle melted butter over buns. Cover and let sit on counter overnight (8 hours). Bake at 350 for 25-30 min. Let stand for 5 min. before turning out onto a plate.

Posted on: Fri, 12/09/2005 - 12:11pm
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I cannot believe I waited this long to read this. My kids/family will love it! And so easy! Cool. Becca


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