Overnight Monkey Bread

LAST UPDATED: Nov 05, 2019 | PUBLISHED: May 10, 2011 | By: Julie Blanner
This easy overnight monkey bread recipe takes just 5 minutes to make with a handful of simple ingredients. Made in a bundt pan, this effortless bread is perfect for brunch and making for overnight guests. 
 
Overnight monkey bread on a plate with text overlay
I always loved monkey bread growing up, but it felt like an eternity to cut biscuits into quarters, toss individually with mixture and place in muffin tins to bake. This overnight monkey bread is no fuss, no mess, and honestly, better.

To Make Overnight Monkey Bread, You Will Need:

  • Frozen dinner rolls: No need to thaw them!
  • Brown sugar
  • Butterscotch cook and serve dry pudding mix: Don’t use instant
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon: Use ground cinnamon and check that it’s not stale.
  • Butter
  • Nuts: optional and use your favorite!

How to Make Easy Overnight Monkey Bread

  1. The night before, sprinkle nuts into greased bunt pan.
  2. Add frozen rolls.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, mix brown sugar and pudding mix. Add to the top of rolls. Then mix sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top.
  4. Pour melted butter over rolls, covering all of the sugar mixture.
  5. Leave on counter overnight.
  6. Punch down if needed and place the bundt pan on cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Place bundt pan upside down on platter or cake stand to remove and serve warm.
The bread on a cake stand

What Is Monkey Bread?

Monkey bread is a classic American dish and is made of baked dough and sprinkled with cinnamon. It’s soft, sticky and sweet and is perfect for a brunch for a crowd. It’s baked in a bundt pan so looks really pretty when it’s served. My version is so quick and easy to make, with a few short cuts that no one will ever notice!

The Perfect Recipe For Easy Entertaining

Overnight monkey bread is a hostess and guest favorite! This beautiful monkey bread takes just 5 minutes hands on time and makes entertaining a breeze. It’s mouthwatering taste and moist texture has guests coming back for seconds {and thirds!}. Made in a bundt pan and served on a cake stand, it’s a centerpiece on it’s own. I often serve this while I’m putting the finishing touches on a quiche or casserole.

This Monkey Bread Recipe Requires Just 5 Minutes Of Your Time!

This is the kind of bread that when you serve it to the table, everyone will wonder how you’ve had the time to make freshly made bread! I won’t tell them if you don’t! The evening before, just spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray, add rolls and mixture and allow it to rise overnight. When you wake in the morning, bake and serve. It doesn’t get any easier {or more delicious!}
 
Top shot of overnight monkey bread

Top Tips To Make Overnight Monkey Bread

  • Grease your bundt pan before you start for easy removal.
  • Leave the bread overnight at room temperature, don’t refrigerate.
  • Bake the bread the next morning in a pre-heated oven for the best results.
  • Click here for a monkey bread gift idea with free printable.
  • To see how easy this Overnight Monkey Bread Recipe is, watch the video below.
A slice overnight monkey bread served on a plate with a fork
 

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Overnight Monkey Bread

An easy overnight bread that's perfect for brunch
4.34 from 3 votes
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Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 561kcal

Ingredients

  • 24 frozen dinner rolls
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 box butterscotch cook and serve dry pudding mix (do not use instant)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • nuts optional

Instructions

  • The night before, sprinkle nuts into greased bunt pan.
  • Add frozen rolls.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix brown sugar and pudding mix. Add to the top of rolls. Then mix sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top.
  • Pour melted butter over rolls, covering all of the sugar mixture.
  • Leave on counter overnight.
  • Punch down if needed and place the bundt pan on cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Place bundt pan upside down on platter or cake stand to remove and serve warm.

Notes

  • Grease your bundt pan before you start for easy removal.
  • Leave the bread overnight at room temperature, don't refrigerate.
  • Bake the bread the next morning in a pre-heated oven for the best results.
  • Click here for a monkey bread gift idea with free printable.

Nutrition

Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 4mg
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{baking & styling, Julie Blanner; gorgeous breathtaking photography, Alea Lovely}

 
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