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3 Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls

posted by Julie Evink on March 15, 2013

3 Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls ~ Quick & Easy Cinnamon Rolls via #recipe #breakfast #rolls

Cinnamon rolls that only take a few minutes? Plus only have a few ingredients? Sign me up!

Have I told you that yeast scares the living daylights out of me? I think it’s a fear that was installed by my mother. She hated it. Told me it was evil and I believed her. Love ya Mom!

Due to this so called “fear” I’m always on the look out for yummy rolls that don’t require me to mess with yeast. I stumbled upon these and saw they only required a few ingredients, I could start them the night before and have them ready quick in the morning. Perfection.

I just took the frozen rolls out the freezer the night before, got them prepped, set them on the counter, then baked them the next morning. The hubby was in love. The co-workers were right there with him. In fact one of them told me yesterday as I assigned him to a trouble ticket promptly at 4:30 when he was leaving for the day and I made him stay, “Julie, it’s a good thing you bring in treats to our meetings to keep me on your good side!”

I am not above bribing. Beware.

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3 Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls

Preparation 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Serves 12     adjust servings


  • 1 bag - (12) Rhodes Frozen Cinnamon Rolls
  • 1 - 3 oz box of JELL-O Vanilla Pudding, Cook & Serve
  • 1/2 c. butter, melted


  1. The night before spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Lay the cinnamon rolls in the pan, spread out evenly. Sprinkle the vanilla pudding mix (unprepared) over the cinnamon rolls. Then top with the melted butter.
  2. Spray one side of plastic wrap with non-stick cooking spray. Place this face down, side with the non-stick spray facing the rolls. Leave on counter overnight.
  3. The next morning preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Spread reserved icing from frozen rolls over the top of the rolls.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 83kcal Calories from fat 74
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 29mg1%
Carbohydrate 2g1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Mrs. Delightful

    These look delish!

    Mrs. Delightful

    • Julie

      Thanks…they are 🙂

  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    Cinnamon rolls that only require 3 ingredients?! This could be very dangerous for me!

    • Julie

      I know! There goes the excuse of “They are to much work!”

  • Tess @ Cake and Vodka

    I love easy recipes-thanks!

    • Julie

      Thanks for stopping by Tess!

  • Ruthie

    I have always wanted to give these a try… they look delish! I’d love to have you come and share them at Super Saturday Show & Tell today 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie

    • Julie

      Thanks Ruthie!

  • Jen Nikolaus

    These look amazing!! Just pinned! Can’t wait to try! Your pictures are making me drool! 🙂

    Jen @ Yummy. Healthy. Easy.

    • Julie

      Thanks Jen!

  • Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

    MMmmMM I absolutely love cinnamon rolls, in fact I just made some last weekend. Lately , I have enjoyed making everything from scratch. But let’s be honest that is not always practical, or fun so in those times I would love to make these! Pudding mix on top!!? Genius!

    • Julie

      Thanks Elizabeth!

  • madge | the vegetarian casserole queen

    Sounds easy and looks super tasty! Thanks for sharing!

    • Julie

      Thanks Madge!

  • Chelsea Houston

    Haha I have that same ‘fear’!! Whenever I see a recipe that has yeast, I tend to steer clear, so these are perfect for me!!

    Chelsea Houston from For The Love of Cheese

  • Karly

    Love these! So fun and so easy!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  • Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

    Very interesting. What a simple way to make a good breakfast. Thanks for sharing these at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

    • Julie

      Thanks Karyn! Sometimes you just need those simple ones!

  • Lisa @ Flour Me With Love

    What a great quick & easy recipe! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  • Kelly

    I love making these. just an extra special tip is to put the dough balls from the freezer into a bag of cinnamon and shake before popping in the pan. delicious.

    • Julie

      Oh that sounds sooooo good! Do you do pure cinnamon or a cinnamon sugar combo?

  • Brittany

    So, one of the ingredients in your cinnamon rolls are already made cinnamon rolls? How creative.

  • Char

    I was just wondering….what is the purpose of the pudding mix and butter in this recipe?

    • Julie Evink

      Char that is the recipe I followed. If you would like to adapt it feel free to, but I haven never tried it that way.

      • Char

        No, I don’t want to change it. I really was wondering what the purpose of the pudding mix and butter is for. Since I see that the rolls have an icing pack, I was curious if the mix and butter did anything special to the rolls…??? Or if they’re supposed to add a certain flavor to the icing? New to cinnamon roll-making, so I didn’t know if there was some sort of “magic” going on. lol

        • Julie Evink

          Honestly. That is what the recipe called for! I wish I could tell you more 🙂

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