Easy to Make Monkey Bread

SAVE TIME.

Need something to impress your overnight guests with at the breakfast table but don’t have a lot of time? This is the perfect recipe for you then!

Just throw together a couple of ingredients the night before, add one more in the morning, throw it into the oven, and viola!  Your guests will never know you didn’t rise early to treat them to a scrumptious breakfast…unless of course they are early risers and noticed you were still asleep!

This recipe is from Donna, a sweet lady from my hometown who I had the pleasure of cleaning house for while in high school.

Ingredients:
  • 2 dozen frozen dinner rolls
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • one small package butterscotch pudding (NOT instant)
  • 1 stick of butter
Game Plan:

1. Grease angel food cake pan.

2. Sprinkle 1/2 cup pecans in bottom of pan.

I honestly don’t measure the pecans out.  I say sprinkle a little or a lot, depending on how nutty you’re feeling that day.

how to make monkey bread

Sprinkle pecans in the bottom of the angel food cake pan after greasing it

3. Place 2 dozen frozen dinner rolls in pan.

The recipe calls for 2 dozen rolls, but as you’ll see later in this post, that might be a bit much.  Next time I am going to try 18-20 rolls instead.

monkey bread recipe

Place 2 dozen dinner rolls on top of the pecans

4. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 cup brown sugar, and package of pudding on top of frozen dinner rolls.

monkey bread recipe

Sprinkle cinnamon, brown sugar, and butterscotch pudding onto dinner rolls

5. Cover with a tea towel or lightweight towel and let rise overnight or at least 8 hours.

how to make monkey bread

Cover with a lightweight towel and let rise overnight or at least 8 hours

6. In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

7.  Cube 1 stick of butter over the top of rolls just before baking.

Lesson learned: put a pan underneath the angel food cake pan to catch drippings.

monkey bread recipe

Cube one stick of butter over the top of rolls just before placing in oven

8. Place in oven and bake for 25-35 minutes.

This is why I won’t be using as many frozen rolls next time!

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Bake in oven for 25-35 minutes

9. Flip pan over unto a serving plate to release the monkey bread from the pan.

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What other overnight breakfast recipes do you have?

4 comments to Easy to Make Monkey Bread

  • We have this same exact recipe! Except the older church lady we got it from cut the rolls into quarters and put it in a 9×13 in pan. I only make it to take it somewhere because I could eat this whole thing myself if left to my own devices 🙂

    • Brady

      I like the idea of the 9×13 pan so it is easier to take places. How do you cut the rolls into quarters if they’re frozen?

      • leave them out on the counter (in the bag) for about 30 minutes or so… they will thaw a bit, just enough to cut them with scissors and not be overly gooey. then we layer them like a lasagna… rolls, pudding, sugar & cinnamon, then drizzle butter – then repeat layers one more time. I think we end up using 18 of the rolls in all – 9 per layer.

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