Monkey bread - quick, easy and delicious!
Monkey bread – quick, easy and delicious!

Overnight Monkey Bread isn’t just for Christmas any more!  We have two ‘go to’ breakfast recipes that we prepare the night before for easy baking in the morning. What a perfect way to feed your family or a small crowd for breakfast/brunch. 

Our recipe for Overnight Breakfast Casserole is a big hit, not only by our family, but by many of our readers as well.  In fact, it is one of our most viewed recipes.  But for those who would like a sweeter treat – one that resembles a mix between a donut and an iced cinnamon roll, then this recipe is for you.

Pull apart the rolls to eat.
Pull apart the rolls to eat.

We have been making this recipe for several years, calling it anything from monkey bread, sticky buns, or pull apart bread.  You can make it in a traditional bundt pan, however, if you don’t care about a fancy presentation, then an 9×13 pan works just as well, and it is a little less messy to eat when prepared this way and it actually cooks a little more evenly. Get creative and add other nuts, raisins, apples, etc.. You can even roll the dough in a cinnamon and sugar mixture if you prefer.

So as you are making that final trip to the grocery store this week, don’t forget to pick up some extra dinner rolls – you are going to need some for breakfast!

Overnight Monkey Bread

Ingredients:

Add chopped pecans to the bottom of the bundt pan so they will be on top of your monkey bread
Add chopped pecans to the bottom of the bundt pan so they will be on top of your monkey bread

1/4 cup of chopped pecans

24 frozen dinner rolls

1 small box cook and serve butterscotch pudding (not instant)

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

Add frozen bread rolls and sprinkle pudding on top.
Add frozen bread rolls and sprinkle pudding on top.

Instructions:

1. Sprinkle pecans in a greased bundt pan.

2. Place frozen dinner rolls into pan.

3. Sprinkle with butterscotch pudding.

4. Melt butter and stir in brown sugar in small sauce pan.  Pour over rolls

Drizzle butter and sugar mixture over the rolls and cover with plastic wrap
Drizzle butter and sugar mixture over the rolls and cover with plastic wrap

5. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit overnight.

6. In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 and bake on a lower rack for 30 minutes. *Hint: place a cookie underneath to catch any drips.

6. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes (no longer).

In the morning you will find the rolls have risen and are ready for the oven.
In the morning you will find the rolls have risen and are ready for the oven.

7. Turn over onto a plate big enough to catch all the extra syrup that will spill out of the pan.

8. Pull apart to eat.

Enjoy!

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Overnight Monkey Bread Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup of chopped pecans
  2. 24 frozen dinner rolls
  3. 1 small box cook and serve butterscotch pudding (not instant)
  4. 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  5. 3/4 cup brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle pecans in a greased bundt pan.
  2. Place frozen dinner rolls into pan.
  3. Sprinkle with butterscotch pudding.
  4. Melt butter and stir in brown sugar in small sauce pan. Pour over rolls
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit overnight.
  6. In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 and bake on a lower rack for 30 minutes. *Hint: place a cookie underneath to catch any drips.
  7. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes (no longer).
  8. Turn over onto a plate big enough to catch all the extra syrup that will spill out of the pan.
  9. Pull apart to eat.
Notes
  1. Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms
Old World Garden Farms http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/

 

18 thoughts on “Overnight Monkey Bread Recipe

  • December 4, 2015 at 7:01 am
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    Does this mean leave out in the refrigerator overnight ?

    • December 8, 2015 at 8:27 am
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      No, we let the frozen dough sit out on the counter overnight to thaw and expand.

  • March 21, 2014 at 9:29 pm
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    When you say “sprinkle” the butterscotch pudding over the dinner rolls……I assume you are sprinkling the dry powder?

    • March 21, 2014 at 10:34 pm
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      es, just sprinkle the dry powder – good luck with the recipe!

  • December 26, 2013 at 5:06 pm
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    I made this for our Christmas morning breakfast…turned out amazing! Thank you for this great recipe! We will definitely be making this again.

  • December 20, 2013 at 5:28 pm
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    Feel kind of silly for asking this…..do you put the pan in the fridge over night, or just leave it out on the counter..?

    • December 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm
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      We just leave it on the counter…well actually, we leave it up high on top of the fridge so our lab wont eat it! πŸ™‚

      • December 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm
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        Thanks πŸ™‚

  • December 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm
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    It’s very good even made it camping.

  • December 19, 2013 at 10:22 pm
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    This is similar to what we made as kids—only with canned biscuit dough. Still delicious!

  • December 19, 2013 at 8:01 pm
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    I live in Australia and have never heard of Monkey Bread – will put it on my list of to try!

  • December 19, 2013 at 11:52 am
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    I was just wondering what kind and what size cookie you place under the bunt pan? πŸ˜‰

  • December 19, 2013 at 9:05 am
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    i too have been making a similar recipe, using the frozen bread dough in loaf shape and slicing the dough and placing in a loaf pan. thx for the memories!

  • December 19, 2013 at 8:52 am
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    Im 40 as of a few weeks ago. There was once upon a time, in middle school we Had to Take economic classes-
    Cooking, Sewing & Wood shop.
    I was taught how to make this in those years(not sure if it was 6,7 or 8th grade) only difference, we cut our dinner rolls into quarters..
    I had actually forgotten about the wonders of Monkey Bread for many many years until my nephews were in my same middle school. Learned the same recipe, bringing me back to my
    School days.. Now, my entire family knows the wonders & loves Monkey bread..
    I find it a shame, kids are not required to take those said courses anymore! πŸ™

    • December 19, 2013 at 10:51 am
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      and they wonder why most young women don’t know how to cook!!!

  • December 19, 2013 at 8:47 am
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    Looks delicious. I posted this link on Reddit, hopefully you get some more traffic from it.

  • December 19, 2013 at 7:22 am
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    Jim & Mary I have enjoyed your newsletter very much and the recipes keep them coming. I am 72 years young and you never get to old to learn something new.
    I pray you and your family have a blessed Christmas.

    • December 19, 2013 at 8:39 am
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      Thank you so much Betty! I couldn’t agree with you more about never being to old to learn something new! Wishing you and your family a blessed, warm and beautiful Christmas and a Great New Year!

      Jim and Mary

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