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Make this Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread for a fun twist on a holiday breakfast idea. Simple ingredients makes this ooey-gooey breakfast so delicious.

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This cinnamon roll monkey bread recipe is the perfect Christmas Morning breakfast, brunch or a weekend breakfast treat. If you love our classic Monkey Bread Recipe, then you are going to love this Cinnamon Roll version.

This sweet and gooey breakfast recipe is one of our favorite. It is perfect to feed my large family. Make sure to check out all of our breakfast recipes to make something special for the holidays.

Why This Recipe Works:

Pillsbury cinnamon roll monkey bread is always a family favorite. The diced up cinnamon rolls stacked and drenched in the cinnamon-sugar glaze makes for the perfect breakfast.

It looks beautiful displayed and this pull-apart bread is easy to serve. The soft texture and amazing taste will have your family coming back for more.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients for Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread - cinnamon rolls, brown sugar, cinnamon, sugar, butter
  • Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls with Icing (17.5 ounces each) 
  • Light Brown Sugar 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Melted Unsalted Butter

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Variations Ideas:

  • Spices – If you love pumpkin, add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the glaze mixture. It is delicious addition and is the perfect hint of pumpkin flavor.
  • Add Nuts – Adding nuts is a perfect addition to this cinnamon roll dough. We suggest chopped pecans, walnuts, or sliced almonds.
  • Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Muffins – For a fun variation, make this monkey bread in a muffin tin. Dice up the cinnamon roll monkey bread dough and place in the muffin cups. Drizzle with the cinnamon sugar mixture for an individual monkey bread. This would a great option for brunch.

Step by Step Instructions: 

Greasing the bundt pan

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 10″ bundt pan with a non-stick cooking spray.

Dicing up the cinnamon rolls on a cutting board

Step 2 – Remove the cinnamon rolls from the packaging and cut them into 6 pieces each. 

Covering the cinnamon rolls with the cinnamon sugar mixture

Step 3 – Place the cinnamon roll dough balls into a large zip lock bag.  Add the granulated sugar and cinnamon to the bag.  Do not remove the air from the bag.  Seal the bag and shake to coat the biscuits with the cinnamon and sugar mixture. 

Layering the cinnamon sugar cinnamon rolls in the bundt pan

Step 4 – Then place half of the cinnamon roll pieces into the bundt pan. 

Heating the butter and brown sugar in a skillet

Step 5 – Place the melted butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Then heat over medium high. Whisk the ingredients together and bring the mixture to a boil.

Close up image of cinnamon roll monkey bread

Step 6 – Pour half of the brown sugar and butter mixture over the cinnamon roll pieces in the bundt pan. Arrange the rest of the cinnamon roll pieces into the bundt pan. Then pour the remaining butter and brown sugar mixture on top.  

  • Step 7 – Bake for 35-40 minutes or golden brown and the center is no longer doughy.
  • Step 8 – Then let the pan set for 5-10 minutes and then carefully invert onto a pan to serve. 
  • Step 9 – Drizzle the icing from the icing packets on top. Serve warm and enjoy. 

Recipe Tips:

  • Prepare Bundt Pan – To easily serve the monkey bread and for easy clean up, make sure to grease the pan. You want to make sure the sides and the center are completely covered with the cooking spray.
  • Cutting the Cinnamon Roll Dough – We recommend to try and cut the pieces about the same size. This helps to evenly cook the cinnamon rolls without burning them.
  • Layer the Dough – To completely cover the cinnamon rolls in the glaze, we recommend layering the dough.
  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary depending on your oven. You want to make sure the center is no longer doughy.
  • Rest Monkey Bread After taking the monkey bread out of the oven, allow it to rest.
Close up image of cinnamon roll monkey bread on a white plate

What to Serve with Monkey Bread:

We love to serve this Monkey Bread with a side of eggs and bacon. This helps to have a sweet and savory flavor for breakfast. Add a side of fruit salad for a complete breakfast idea.

For add flavor, you served topped with powdered sugar and caramel sauce.

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread on a white plate topped with the glaze

Frequently Asked Questions:

How Do I Know When it is Done:

The best way to tell if your monkey bread is finished cooking is if the top is golden brown. I usually check the bread after cooking for about 30 minutes.

How to Store and Reheat:

Store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.  Reheat the leftovers for 20-30 seconds to make them warm and gooey again.

Can I Freeze?

We do not recommend freezing the monkey bread. Because of the sugar mixture, the bread can become soggy when thawing out.

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If you make this monkey bread with cinnamon rolls, please leave us a comment. We love hearing from you.

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Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

5 from 3 votes
Make this Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread for a fun twist on a holiday breakfast idea. Simple ingredients makes this ooey-gooey breakfast so delicious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Let Rest 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 460

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 10″ bundt pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Remove the cinnamon rolls from the packaging and cut them into 6 pieces each.
  • Place the cinnamon roll pieces into a large zip lock bag.  Add the granulated sugar and cinnamon to the bag.  Do not remove the air from the bag.  Seal the bag and shake to coat the biscuits with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Then place half of the cinnamon roll pieces into the bundt pan.
  • Place the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Then heat over medium high. Whisk the ingredients together and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Pour half of the brown sugar and butter mixture over the cinnamon roll pieces in the bundt pan.
  • Arrange the rest of the cinnamon roll pieces into the bundt pan and pour the remaining butter and brown sugar mixture on top.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or golden brown and the center is no longer doughy.
  • Then let the pan set for 5-10 minutes and then carefully invert onto a pan to serve.
  • Drizzle the icing from the icing packets on top. Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.  Reheat the leftovers for 20-30 seconds to make them warm and gooey again!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 460kcal, Carbohydrates 60g, Protein 3g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 37mg, Sodium 601mg, Potassium 22mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 40g, Vitamin A 428IU, Vitamin C 0.03mg, Calcium 21mg, Iron 1mg

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