Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls are a favorite in our house. We seem to always get the cravings on Sunday afternoons, so after church when we’re all home being lazy, I’ll often whip up a batch. There have been lots of times where I would have loved to make them for breakfast, but who wants to get up at the crack of dawn so they’ll actually be ready in time for breakfast?? Even if you don’t mind, by the time they’re ready to eat, you’ve got a kitchen full of dirty dishes. I’ve tried putting my everyday cinnamon roll recipe in the fridge over night and I haven’t had any luck. Actually, I’ve tried a few different recipes and none of them really turn out all that well. So when I saw a recipe for overnight cinnamon rolls in my new favorite cookbook, it instantly caught my attention. I tweaked the dough just a little and then used my own filling recipe. The cinnamon rolls were were just as I imagined they would be: soft, fluffy, full of flavor, and mouthwateringly delicious. The dough takes a bit longer than my other recipes, but it works out perfectly since you can whip them up up after dinner and pop them in the fridge before bed. In the morning, they just need to sit out for about an hour (so you can either sleep in some more or take a shower and get dressed!) and then pop them in the oven.


Don’t have time for overnight cinnamon rolls? Try my “every day” quicker version instead!


  1. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!! I’m going to make them tonight. I love recipes with common ingredients that are already in the kitchen and fridge.

  2. YUM! Holy moly these look amazing and sound heavenly. I have never made cinnamon rolls from scratch and now I’m anxious to try these this weekend!
    Maybe if I make them up Saturday night I can convince my husband to bake them up Sunday morning for my birthday! Hmmm…. 🙂 Can’t wait to try them.
    – Jennifer

  3. Thanks for this. I love cinnnamon rolls, but like you hate the wait. I am excited to try these for breakfast this Sunday morning. Thank You- Angela

  4. I love overnight cinnamon rolls! I’ve been using The Pioneer Woman’s and it’s amazing, but the recipe makes a million, so I’ll have to try this on to see how they compare… 🙂

    Try almond extract in the glaze. Holy foodgasm…

  5. These look wonderful! I never have good results with cinnamon rolls. Maybe I need to try the overnight kind like this. I’m so hungry for one now! 🙂

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