Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

This Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread is ooey gooey delicious, made with refrigerated cinnamon rolls and a buttery butterscotch topping. It’s everyone’s favorite easy, pull-apart breakfast bread. 

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If you are looking for the most crowd-pleasing breakfast or brunch idea, look no further than this Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread! All the ooey gooey sweetness of a traditional monkey bread, but trade out plain dough balls for pieces of cinnamon roll, I mean… you just can’t go wrong!

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

What is Monkey Bread?

 

Monkey Bread is a sweet, sticky pastry made from small pieces of dough baked together into a pull-apart bread. It’s usually sweet, though savory varieties do exist. It gets it’s name from the way that you eat it by pulling it apart with your fingers piece by piece like a monkey would 🙂

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

What do you need to make Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread?

 

Good news! It’s a simple recipe that doesn’t require much:

Bundt Pan – Monkey Bread works best in a large bundt pan, the hole in the middle helps the butterscotch sauce spread more evenly to all of the pieces.

Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls – Use large cinnamon rolls, I used the Trader Joe’s Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls, but the Pillsbury Grand Cinnamon Rolls will also work well. Slice each roll into 4 equal pieces.

Cinnamon and Sugar – to roll the cinnamon roll pieces in before baking.

Cook and Serve Butterscotch Pudding – This is for the butterscotch sauce that the cinnamon rolls bake in, make sure you use “cook and serve” and not “instant” pudding.

Melted Butter and Brown Sugar – to add to the pudding mix to make the butterscotch sauce!

 

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

How do you make Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread?

 

This Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread could not be easier! The hardest part is flipping the bundt pan to reveal your perfect monkey bread! See the 12 easy steps below:

 

Step 1 – Pre-heat the oven and prep your bundt pan by throughly greasing the inside

Step 2 – Slice each cinnamon roll into 4 equal pieces

Step 3 – Toss the cinnamon roll pieces in the cinnamon sugar mixture

Step 4 – Mix together the melted butter, butterscotch pudding mix and brown sugar

Step 5 – Place half of the cinnamon roll pieces into the bundt pan

Step 6 – Pour half of the butterscotch sauce over the rolls

Step 7 – Add the remaining cinnamon roll pieces

Step 8 – Pour the remaining butterscotch sauce over the rolls

Step 9 – Bake for 45-50 minutes until the rolls are cooked through

Step 10 – Carefully flip the pan onto a serving platter and gently pull up to remove

Step 11 – Drizzle with the cinnamon roll frosting

Step 12 – Enjoy immediately

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

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Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread


  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 Monkey Bread 1x

Description

This Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread is ooey gooey delicious, made with refrigerated cinnamon rolls and a buttery butterscotch topping. It’s everyone’s favorite pull apart breakfast bread. 


Scale

Ingredients

2 17.5oz packages large refrigerated cinnamon rolls*

1/2 cup white sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 3.5oz box “cook and serve” butterscotch pudding

1/2 cup light brown sugar

12tbsp unsalted butter, melted


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F

Grease a large bundt pan

Remove the cinnamon rolls from their packaging, set the icing aside

Slice each cinnamon roll into 4 equal pieces

Add the white sugar and cinnamon to a gallon-sized plastic bag

Add the cinnamon roll pieces to the bag, toss to coat generously

Remove the cinnamon rolls pieces from the bag, discard any excess sugar

In a small bowl, whisk together the butterscotch pudding and brown sugar

Pour the melted butter into the bowl, mix well until a thick sauce forms

Arrange half of the cinnamon roll pieces in the bottom of the bundt pan

Pour half of the butterscotch sauce over the cinnamon roll pieces

Add the remaining cinnamon roll pieces in an even layer around the pan

Pour the remaining sauce over the cinnamon roll pieces

Put the pan in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes until brown on top and cooked all the way through

Carefully remove the pan from the oven

Immediately flip onto a serving pan and pull off the bundt pan

Drizzle with the cinnamon roll icing

Enjoy immediately


Notes

*I used the Trader Joe’s brand “jumbo” rolls, the Pillsbury “grand” rolls will also work well

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven Baked

Keywords: #cinnamonrollmonkeybread, #monkeybread, #breakfastideas, #brunchideas

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Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

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