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Vanilla Pudding Cinnamon Rolls

These Vanilla Pudding Cinnamon Rolls look to die for! It looks like you can also put them in the freezer for another time.

Photo and Recipe Credit: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Vanilla Pudding Cinnamon Rolls Ingredients

To make them you need:

  • ½ cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 ½ ounce package instant vanilla pudding
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6+ cups flour


  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Head over to Mel’s Kitchen Cafe for the recipe and instructions! 

BUT before you go! Please check out my Grammy’s Cinnamon Roll recipe – you’ve got to try it as well.

We’ve made both and while very different, they are both winning the Cinnamon Roll game. My son loves my Grammy’s recipe better and my daughter loves the pudding cinnamon roll recipe best. For me – it’s definitely Gram’s cinnamon roll recipe but that might be because I’ve got a whole lotta memories attached to them. 

The bottom line is, they are both delicious, so I hope you’ll try them for yourself and let me know what you think! 

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I’ve got a few other favorite cinnamon roll recipes right here on the blog: 

Easy Sticky Buns Recipe

Easy Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe

Easy Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe

This is the BEST Homemade Cinnamon Roll Recipe that you will find, made from scratch and so delicious!

Grammy’s Best Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon roll cookie bars are an easy cookie bars recipe, that takes just like homemade!

Cinnamon Roll Bars Recipe

How to make Cinnamon Roll Waffles in the waffle maker

Cinnamon Roll Waffles (Mom Hack) 

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  1. Do you have a receipe for just sticky buns that are soft sticky would like if you have one Thank You

  2. Help where do u fine 3 1/2 oz pk of pudding? They come in 1 oz or 1.5oz. Do l add 3 1oz packs? I am ready to make them an don’t know what to do ???

  3. All the pudding in my cupboards are 3 oz. Where are you getting the small ones??? I have never seen or would want a 1 oz box!!

  4. what about the sizes of the pudding, this might be better addressed as a side note so people know.

  5. Everyone, just use the small box of pudding. I small box is all. I”ve been making this recipe for 20 years.

  6. I think the lady who has the small size pudding has the no sugar pudding. I checked mine and they are 1 oz. So she needs to get the regular kind not the no sugar.

  7. This pudding cinnamon rolls recipe came up with no instructions! And the amounts called for seem to be for really big batches. How many does this recipe make? I have never made cinnamon rolls before so really would like instructions instead of just ingredients amounts. They sound delicious so I really want to try them!

  8. Just use 2 packets of yeast 1/2cup water and 2 tablespoons of sugar make sure your water is hot you will see the yeast start to foam up that’s what you want. Set aside then mix your small box of pudding set aside then add your butter salt and vanilla to the pudding mix add your yeast mixture whip it all together add 8 cups of flour and knead the dough for a out 5 minutes until the dough is soft it will be a little sticky place dough in a buttered bowl cover with a rag or towel and let rise for about 1 hour then punch it down and cover it back up and let it rise again for about 1 hour then flour a flat surface roll your dough out and then pour 1 stick of melted butter on dough then add cinnamon and brown sugar on top of butter on the dough. Tightly roll your dough up then slice your cinnamon rolls about 2 inches thick lay them on a buttered cooking sheet not touching each other then again cover let rise again then bake in oven at 350 for about 15 minutes is all it takes until holden brown on top . Make your cream cheese frosting in the mean time and when rolls come out of oven immediately pour frosting over them let them sit for about 10 minutes before removing them to plate. Eat and enjoy they are delicious.

  9. These vanilla pudding cinnamon rolls are to die for . They will quickly become a family favorite like they have mine I make them sometimes twice a week that’s how much my family loves these cinnamon rolls. Yours will love them too. What’s not to love a family comfort food as delicious as these vanilla pudding cinnamon rolls.

  10. im gonna have to try these. gkad to read some good cinnamon roll recipes because my mom made cinn rolls for years and they were great fresh from the oven but the next day u could break windows with them!! she could never get thwm to stay soft after baking even if she took them out early not even Tupperware to keep them soft!! hahahaha i have stuck with making muffins and corned bread to save the headache. ive asked at bakeries what went wrong many times never to have a suggestion that worked to make her old recipe any better.

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