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pecan sticky pull apart rolls

Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

This recipe for Easy Pull-Apart Sticky Buns using frozen rolls will quickly become a favorite. Make this the night before and enjoy the next day!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 rolls
Calories: 270kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous


  • bundt pan or tube pan (8.5"- 9.5")
  • plastic wrap
  • 9" pie pan or large plate for serving


  • 10-12 frozen bread rolls (I use Rhodes brand)
  • ½ cup butter, divided (1 stick)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼-½ cup chopped nuts (optional, walnuts or pecans work great!)


The Night Before

  • Prepare the pan with non-stick spray. I use a silicone pan and it is amazing! The silicone makes it easy to remove the bread and it's easy to clean.
  • Place the chopped nuts at the bottom of the pan all around. These will end up on top of rolls when you flip the pan after baking.
    nuts in bundt pan for pull apart cinnamon rolls
  • Soften ¼ cup of the butter in the microwave at 10-second intervals. You probably only need one or two intervals, mixing in between. Be careful not to completely melt the butter. Add the brown sugar to the softened butter and mix completely. Spread the mixture over the chopped nuts.
    nuts and brown sugar mixture for pull apart cinnamon rolls
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, completely melt the remaining butter (about 30 seconds in the microwave). Use a medium-sized bowl because this will be one of the dipping steps. In another medium-sized bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. This will be the second dipping step.
  • Take each frozen roll one at a time and dip it first into the melted butter, then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and ensure it is fully coated. Place the coated roll on top of the nut and butter layers. Repeat until the bottom of your pan is completely full. Be careful not to overcrowd the pan, these are going to rise A LOT!!
    pull apart cinnamon rolls before baking
  • Take a piece of foil or plastic wrap and spray one side with non-stick spray. Place it over the top of the pan to cover the rolls (the cooking spray is so the rolls don't stick to the foil after they rise). Place the pan in a cold oven or on the counter overnight and they will be ready to bake in the morning when you wake up!

The Next Morning

  • REMOVE the pan from the oven first (if you stored it in there overnight) and then pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Remove the foil and bake for 30 minutes.
    cinnamon pull apart rolls after rising before baking
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow the pan to cool for a minute or two. Now you are going to flip the pan over onto a large plate or cake pan using potholders. I discovered my 9" cake pan was perfect for these rolls and the lip keeps all that gooey cinnamon glaze on the rolls. BE CAREFUL because the pan and the rolls are REALLY hot!!!
    cinnamon pull apart rolls after baking
  • Allow the rolls to cool for 1-2 minutes before serving and enjoy!


  • Remember, you prepare these the night before and bake them the next morning. You won't be able to make these in the morning because the rolls are frozen and need to rise so don't forget!!


Serving: 1rolls | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13.2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 20.3g | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.