We love to make this Overnight Monkey Bread recipe when we need a quick and easy breakfast treat to feed a crowd.
It is absolutely delicious and everyone loves it.
But what I like most about it is that the only thing that you have to do in the morning is to throw it in the oven.
And in about 30 minutes, you ready to sink your teeth into sweet rolls that are coated in a delicious glaze.
Not to mention the crunchy pecans that top each roll! They truly are bakery quality!
How To Make Overnight Monkey Bread
Yes, bakery quality and it only requires 5 ingredients. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Overnight Monkey bread starts with frozen dinner rolls. Although be sure that you don’t purchase the heat-and-serve rolls.
The rolls that you want for this recipe are the rise-and-bake rolls. They are found in the freezer cases at the grocery store, typically stocked by the frozen pie crusts.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to thaw them out when preparing this recipe.
Simply add the frozen rolls to your pan and let them sit out overnight.
They will warm up and more than double in size while you sleep.
What Type of Pan To Use
So what type of pan is best to use for monkey bread?
You can honestly use any pan, however we prefer to use a bundt pan.
It not only makes for a beautiful presentation, but it also allows the bread to be pulled apart easily from all directions.
However, if you don’t have a bundt pan, you can also make this overnight monkey bread in a deep dish 9×13 baking pan.
Just remember, that the bread will rise. So be sure to have a pan deep enough to allow for the expansion.
What makes the overnight monkey bread so delicious is the glaze.
It is a made by sprinkling butterscotch pudding and then drizzling a simple mixture of butter and brown sugar on top of the rolls.
However, it is important not to use Instant Pudding. The butterscotch pudding must be the ‘cook and serve’ type.
And no, you don’t make the pudding. You just open the packet and sprinkle the powder on top of the frozen rolls.
During the baking process, the glaze ingredients blend together spread on top of the rolls.
The only thing left to do after baking is to simply flip the rolls onto a serving platter and pull apart to eat!
And if you need another easy to make breakfast recipe, try our Overnight Breakfast Casserole.
Check out the printable recipe below and let me know what you think!
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Overnight Monkey Bread
- 1/4 cup of chopped pecans
- 24 frozen dinner rolls
- 1 small box cook and serve butterscotch pudding
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- Sprinkle pecans in a greased bundt pan.
- Place frozen dinner rolls into pan.
- Sprinkle with butterscotch pudding.
- In a small saucepan melt the butter and stir in brown sugar. Pour over rolls.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let sit on counter overnight.
- In the morning, preheat the oven to 350°F. Place a cookie sheet on the bottom rack and then bake the monkey bread on a lower rack for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let it rest for 5 minutes.
- Place a large plate over the top of the monkey bread and flip over.
- Pull apart to eat.