Easy Monkey Bread

This version of monkey bread is assembled and then left overnight to rise so all you have to do in the morning is pop it in the oven. It’s perfect for bringing a breakfast snack to a morning activity or as a special treat for your office or family in the morning. I brought it to women’s bible study this week and several people asked for the recipe, so I thought I’d share it here.

24 ounces frozen dinner roll dough
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant butterscotch pudding mix
1/4 c. white sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 c. melted butter

Grease and flour a standard-sized bundt pan. Mix brown sugar and pudding mix together and set aside. Mix white sugar and cinnamon together and set aside. Cut the dinner rolls in half or thirds. Place a layer in the bundt pan and cover with the brown sugar mix, then the cinnamon-sugar mix, and then about half of the butter. Repeat with another layer, which should finish off the dough. It will seem you are putting WAY too much sugar-y stuff in, but everything rises considerably so the sugar spreads out. Leave on the counter uncovered overnight. In the morning, preheat the oven to 350. Press down the dough so it fits in the pan again, then bake for 30 minutes. Serve by letting everyone break pieces off.

10 responses to “Easy Monkey Bread

  1. Brilliant! I’ve been looking for a monkey bread recipe to try.

    How do you cut frozen dinner rolls? What brand do you usually get?

  2. Laura Leigh

    I’ve tried a monkey bread recipe with biscuit dough before, but this sounds better. I like the pudding aspect. :)

  3. Emily,
    I let them sit out for at least 20 or 30 minutes (even an hour) to make them easy to cut. I get whatever brand is cheapest, usually the store brand (Kroger had theirs on sale for $1.50 this week).

  4. Interesting, I’ve never tried making it with butterscotch pudding before.

  5. The pudding mix definitely adds something to the flavor. We like it!

  6. What other flavor pudding do you think would be good in this? I’ve never made monkey bread and don’t particularly care for butterscotch. Could you use vanilla or something?

  7. You could omit it or use vanilla. It’s a subtle addition to begin with, I don’t think anyone would say, “This tastes so butterscotchy!”

  8. I’m going to have to try this.

    I was curious of your recipe the other night when Olivia was being all nerve-wracking. I couldn’t pay attention then, but now I know. :)

  9. The bread was a hit this morning at church. Thanks!

  10. You’re welcome!

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