While sitting with several Habitat for Humanity volunteers and discussing the joys of working on building sites, mention of a certain volunteer’s cinnamon rolls came up more than once. Volunteer Jim says the cinnamon rolls are always a welcome sight and certainly keep early morning work rolling right along. The Muffin Mamas, who provide baked goods and snacks for building teams, were gracious enough to give us the recipe, so roll up your sleeves and tear open a box of butterscotch pudding mix: These babies are famous!


  • 24 Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls (come in pkg of 36)
  • 1 small box of butterscotch pudding (cook/serve, not instant)
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar


Night before:

  1. Grease bottom of 9×13 pan (I use Pam) 
  2. Put in dinner rolls
  3. Mix dry pudding, cinnamon, pecans together and sprinkle on top of rolls
  4. Melt butter
  5. Add sugar to melted butter and whisk until thick and smooth (and butter has disappeared)
  6. Pour butter/sugar mixture over rolls
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and set on counter (not in fridge)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° 
  2. Remove saran wrap from pan
  3. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes
  4. Remove pan from oven
  5. Cover pan with foil and bake another 10 minutes (ovens vary)
  6. Invert onto cookie sheet or jelly roll pan
  7. Enjoy!