Easy Overnight Sweetie Rolls are melt in your mouth cinnamon sugar pecan sweetie rolls drizzled in a simple sweet glaze. An easy make-ahead breakfast for any occasion!

Sweet rolls topped with a white glaze and chopped nuts on a large white serving plate.

Making Food Memories

Growing up, I have such fond memories of my mom making these Easy Overnight Sweetie Rolls for so many special occasions. And all this time I thought she had spent all morning making such a delicious breakfast concoction.

I had no idea she actually just spent about 10 minutes the night before prepping it and putting it in the oven to rise overnight and then all she had to do was turn the oven on the next morning and let it bake to ooey gooey amazingness.

Two sweet rolls covered in glaze and chopped pecans on a white plate with a fork.

Easy Special Occassion Breakfast

Such an easy recipe that has made so many special occasions even sweeter over the years. From Christmas morning to graduation morning to the church potluck to just a lazy Saturday morning with the family, these sweetie rolls beyond satisfy.

Sweet rolls on a round white serving plate with white glaze drilled over them.

Like I said, prepping the sweetie rolls takes place the night before and all it takes is 10 minutes. Frozen dinner rolls are rolled in melted butter then cinnamon sugar and placed in a bundt pan with chopped pecans to rise overnight in a cool oven.

The next morning, the rolls will have risen up to the top of the pan. Amazing!

All you have to do from there is set the oven to 325°F and let the rolls bake for about 25-30 minutes. Just enough time to brew the coffee, cut up some fruit, scramble a few eggs and maybe even fry up some bacon.

Or you could just eat these sweetie rolls all by their scrumptious selves.

Oh and don’t forget about the glaze. It brings it all together. There’s just something so perfect about a simple powdered sugar glaze generously drizzled over soft cinnamon sugar coated sweet rolls.

Sweet rolls on a round white serving plate with white glaze drilled over them.

Each and every bite tastes like the decadent deliciousness of the middle of a cinnamon roll! Love at first bite.

Two sweet rolls covered in glaze and chopped pecans on a white plate with a fork.

What Do I Need to Make Easy Overnight Sweetie Rolls

  • Frozen yeast dinner rolls (I use Rhodes rolls/36 rolls per package)
  • Unsalted butter, melted
  • Granulated sugar
  • Powdered sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Chopped pecans, optional
  • Milk
Ingredients for overnight sweet rolls in small glass dishes on a counter.

How to Make Easy Overnight Sweetie Rolls

  • Do this the night before: Melt butter in a small bowl. Whisk together sugar and cinnamon in another small bowl. Spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Dip frozen rolls in melted butter and then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Arrange half of the rolls in the bottom of the pan and sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped pecans (if desired). Repeat process with remaining rolls and pecans.
Steps to make easy overnight sweetie rolls.
  • Place bundt pan on a rimmed baking sheet in a cool oven to rise overnight.
  • The next morning: Rolls should have risen to the top of the bundt pan. Set oven to 325°F and let rolls bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Cover the bundt pan loosely with foil if they start to brown too quickly.
  • Let cool in the pan 10 minutes before carefully inverting onto a large serving plate.
Steps to make overnight sweetie rolls.
  • To make the glaze: Place the powdered sugar in a medium mixing bowl and whisk in 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until of drizzling consistency.
A hand holding a whisk in a small glass bowl of white glaze.
  • Drizzle glaze over the rolls and serve.
  • Rolls are best served warm right away, but can be stored covered at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat, place individual portions in the microwave on a microwave safe plate and heat for 20-30 seconds until heated through. Or reheat a larger portion in a baking dish covered with foil and in a 325°F oven for about 10 minutes or until heated through.
Sweet rolls on a round white serving plate with white glaze drilled over them.

More Must-Make Ideas for Christmas Breakfast

Make Christmas breakfast its own celebration with these Must-Make Christmas Breakfast Ideas. For a festive, fun morning meal this holiday, these go-to breakfast recipes have a little something for everyone.

BLT Quiche, Cinnamon Roll Snow Man Tray, Family Sized Skillet Cinnamon Roll, Breakfast Bake

This recipe is so easy and so delicious, it’s a must bake! I guarantee everyone will love it, they’ll go crazy over it, they’ll be begging you to make it over and over again.

If you make these Easy Overnight Sweetie Rolls and post a pic to social, be sure to tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see! 😍 I just love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas I share. Enjoy!

xoxo,

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Sweet rolls topped with a white glaze and chopped nuts on a large white serving plate.

Easy Overnight Sweetie Rolls

  • Author: Maegan – The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12-14

Description

Melt in your mouth cinnamon sugar pecan sweetie rolls drizzled in a simple sweet glaze. An easy make-ahead breakfast for any occasion!


Ingredients

  • 1 (3 pound) package frozen yeast dinner rolls (I use Rhodes rolls/36 rolls per package)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 23 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Do this the night before: Melt butter in a small bowl. Whisk together sugar and cinnamon in another small bowl. Spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Dip frozen rolls in melted butter and then in cinnamon sugar mixture. Arrange half of the rolls in the bottom of the pan and sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped pecans (if desired). Repeat process with remaining rolls and pecans.
  3. Place bundt pan on a rimmed baking sheet in a cool oven to rise overnight.
  4. The next morning: Rolls should have risen to the top of the bundt pan. Set oven to 325°F and let rolls bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Cover the pan loosely with foil if they start to brown too quickly.
  5. Let cool in the pan 10 minutes before inverting onto a large serving plate.
  6. To make the glaze: Place the powdered sugar in a medium mixing bowl and whisk in 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until of drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over the rolls and serve.

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    1. Hi Claudia! If the rolls have already risen, I would suggest skipping the overnight rising process in this recipe and just follow the instructions straight to baking them. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

  1. My rolls overflowed my pan and we’re huge! I tried to take out the top ones and put in another pan before baking…the bottom rolls didn’t get done even with covering the top rolls with foil. Help!

    1. Hi Margaret! Oh goodness, that should not have happened. What size bundt pan did you use? I’m wondering if yours was smaller than the traditional 10-12 cup capacity bundt pan?

  2. It looks so wonderful and tasty, well i was thinking to make something special during the weekend but now I am sure what to make in the weekend to make it special. thanks to you i was able to learn this awesome recipe

  3. Do you know if you can freeze these at any stage? I love to give food gifts and being able to freeze them would allow me to give them to my sweet grandchildren. 🙂

    1. Hi Elizabeth! If you’re going to freeze them, I would suggest either freezing before you let them rise overnight (just cover the bundt pan tightly with plastic wrap right after assembly and then uncover and let rise overnight before baking) OR you can freeze them after they’ve baked (I would suggest dividing them into smaller portions and wrapping each portion tightly in plastic wrap and then placing in a freezer safe plastic bag to store in the freezer for up to a month. When ready to serve, let defrost and heat in a 200 degree oven until warm.) Enjoy! 🙂