Bread | December 22, 2020

Easy Butterscotch Monkey Bread Recipe

Tender rolls glazed with sweet and sticky butterscotch caramel.  This Easy Monkey Bread Recipe is made the night before and baked in the morning for an easy special breakfast. Made with only a few ingredients, this will be your new go-to for holidays.

A birds eye view of easy monkey bread on a grey plate. It is surrounded by cinnamon sticks, rosemary, and glasses of milk.

What Is Easy Monkey Bread Recipe?

The term “monkey bread” comes from the pastry being a finger food; the consumer would pick apart the bread as a monkey would. This recipe uses frozen rolls, and is topped with a mixture of butterscotch pudding mix, cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter to create a caramel glaze.

A side view of easy monkey bread recipe. There are cinnamon sticks are rosemary surrounding.

What Do I Need To Make This Easy Monkey Bread Recipe?

For this recipe you will need:

  • 16 frozen rolls (I prefer the Rhodes brand)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1.75oz butterscotch pudding mix (half of the box)
  • pinch of cinnamon

Pro Tip: Use the cook and serve variety NOT THE INSTANT.

Ingredients needed to make pull aparts.

How Do You Make Monkey Bread From Scratch?

1. In a medium sized bowl, melt your butter.

2. Add in your brown sugar.

3. Mix thoroughly until well combined and smooth. Set aside.

4. In a small bowl, add pudding mix (half of the box).

How to make butterscotch glaze.

5. Sprinkle in cinnamon and mix powders together.

6. Spray your bundt pan non stick spray, covering it completely. Add your frozen rolls to the pan.

7. Sprinkle the pudding/cinnamon mix over the top of the rolls.

8. Pour butter/brown sugar mixture on top of this.

How to prepare to make money bread.

9. Cover with foil and let sit on your counter overnight.  In the morning the rolls will have risen,

10. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until golden.

11. Invert onto a plate.

12. Serve warm.

How to make pull aparts.

Monkey Bread Q&A

Does Monkey Bread have to be made in a bundt pan?

Nope – you can make it in a loaf pan, a 9×13, or even individual ramekins.  I like to make it in a bundt because its beautiful.

How do you know when monkey bread is done?

You’ll know your monkey bread is done when it’s puffy and crisp on the top, and when a skewer inserted in the thickest part comes out clean

a 3/4 view of easy monkey bread recipe on a grey plate. It is garnished with rosemary and there are glasses of milk in the background.

Do you need to refrigerate leftover monkey bread?

No, you do not.  Store it at room temp in an air tight container.  The bread will last about 2-3 days.

Can you reheat monkey bread?

You can reheat monkey bread by placing it on a pan and heating it in a 250°F oven for about 5 minutes. Or you can microwave individual servings in 30-second intervals until heated through.

What if I can’t find Rhode’s brand rolls?

You can use any brand of frozen rolls.  I prefer the Rhode’s because I feel they rise best, but I have used other brands and they all work great.

Easy monkey bread on a grey tray with a glass of caramel being poured on top.

What Do I Serve Easy Monkey Bread Recipe With?

I love to serve this recipe with one of the following:

A birds eye view of butterscotch pull aparts.

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A birds eye view of easy monkey bread on a grey plate. It is surrounded by cinnamon sticks, rosemary, and glasses of milk.
Butterscotch Pull Aparts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Rising time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 40 mins
 

Tender rolls glazed with sweet and sticky butterscotch caramel.  This Easy Monkey Bread Recipe is made the night before and baked in the morning for an easy special breakfast. Made with only a few ingredients, this will be your new go-to for holidays.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterscotch cake, easy monkey bread recipe, pull apart bread
Servings: 16
Calories: 189 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 16 frozen rolls I prefer the Rhodes brand
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1.75 oz butterscotch pudding mix half of the box
  • pinch of cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl, melt your butter.
  2. Add in your brown sugar.
  3. Mix thoroughly until well combined and smooth. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, add pudding mix (half of the box).
  5. Sprinkle in cinnamon and mix powders together.
  6. Spray your bundt pan non stick spray, covering it completely. Add your frozen rolls to the pan.
  7. Sprinkle the pudding/cinnamon mix over the top of the rolls.
  8. Pour butter/brown sugar mixture on top of this.
  9. Cover with foil and let sit on your counter overnight.  In the morning the rolls will have risen,
  10. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until golden.
  11. Invert onto a plate.
  12. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

Monkey Bread Q&A

Does Monkey Bread have to be made in a bundt pan?

Nope - you can make it in a loaf pan, a 9x13, or even individual ramekins.  I like to make it in a bundt because its beautiful.

How do you know when monkey bread is done?

You'll know your monkey bread is done when it's puffy and crisp on the top, and when a skewer inserted in the thickest part comes out clean

Do you need to refrigerate leftover monkey bread?

No, you do not.  Store it at room temp in an air tight container.  The bread will last about 2-3 days.

Can you reheat monkey bread?

You can reheat monkey bread by placing it on a pan and heating it in a 250°F oven for about 5 minutes. Or you can microwave individual servings in 30-second intervals until heated through.

What if I can't find Rhode's brand rolls?

You can use any brand of frozen rolls.  I prefer the Rhode's because I feel they rise best, but I have used other brands and they all work great.

Nutrition Facts
Butterscotch Pull Aparts
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 281mg12%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 118IU2%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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