Monkey Bread

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Monkey bread is rolls covered in a butter, brown sugar and cinnamon mixture and a drizzle of a simple glaze.

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. Our whole family has been sick with colds. Needless to say, it’s not been fun. At all. When I’m sick, I have no desire to cook, clean or do anything. My house looked like a tornado hit it, so the thought of blogging just didnt seem right. The only thing that sounded appealing was laying on my couch watching re-runs of the MTV Music Awards, and wondering why Lady Ga Ga is such a weirdo! 

I’m happy to report that were all starting to feel normal again, and my house is looking halfway decent, so I thought I’d hurry and share this yummy Monkey Bread recipe. This was the first time I have made it. It reminded me of just a really simple way to make semi-homemade cinnamon rolls. They turned out very delicious. I think these would be perfect to make for a holiday breakfast!


Monkey Bread


24 frozen Rhodes dinner rolls

1 small box of Vanilla Pudding mix (not instant)

1 cup Brown Sugar

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 stick Butter, melted




1 cup Powdered Sugar

3 Tablespoons Milk



DIRECTIONS:  Right before going to bed, or about 10 p.m., spray a Bundt pan with cooking spray. Place all 24 frozen rolls into the pan. Mix dry pudding mix, brown sugar and cinnamon together, and then sprinkle evenly over the frozen rolls.


Pour the melted butter all over the rolls, trying to cover all of the sugar. Cover with saran wrap thats been coated in cooking spray, and cover rolls. Let stand overnight on counter until morning. Rolls will be all risen. If they are overflowing above the top of the pan, gently prick the tops to deflate a little bit. Place bundt pan on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.


Remove from oven and let stand while you mix glaze ingredients. Gently turn bundt pan upside down to remove the monkey bread onto a serving platter. Drizzle with glaze and serve warm!


(If making these for a dinnertime dessert, just prepare as directed atleast 5 hours in advance to allow time for the rolls to thaw and rise)


Monkey bread is rolls covered in a butter, brown sugar and cinnamon mixture and a drizzle of a simple glaze.


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16 thoughts on “Monkey Bread

  1. Lady (or Sir?) Gaga is definately in her own world. I wondered the same thing watching the MVA’s. I have a recipe similar to this called Sticky Buns on my blog. It uses butterscotch pudding instead and it’s my favorite breakfast food!

  2. I’ve made a different version of this before, but I love the idea of adding a glaze to it! It looks so delicious.

    I have to say…I love Lady Gaga’s weirdness! I thought her performance was awesome, although the cross dressing confused me a bit 🙂

    – Maggie

  3. This is the first time I heard to put the bread dough in frozen…that is such a great idea. How easy to prepare the night before and then just pop it in the oven in the morning! How convenient for the holidays 🙂 I can’t wait to try this, thanks!

  4. I am so glad you are feeling better – I look forward to your posts and to see what you are cooking up!

    This recipe looks amazing – thank you so much for sharing!

    Have a great weekend.

  5. Yummm! Monkey bread is definitely a holiday favorite here 🙂 We have colds going on at our house too 🙁 Sooooo not fun! I am glad y’all are starting to feel better 🙂

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