Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Recipe

Level up your monkey bread with this Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread. This recipe is extra easy because you don't have to start from scratch. Instead we'll use Pillsbury Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls to simplify the process. You'll never make monkey bread the same way again!
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Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cans Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls dough (or any other kind of refrigerated cinnamon roll dough)
  •  1 cup sugar
  •  1 tablespoon cinnamon
  •  1/2 cup butter
  •  1/2 cup brown sugar
  •  2 tablespoon honey 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Grease a bundt pan well, and set aside.
  2. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a large zip top bag.
  3. Open the cans of cinnamon roll dough. Cut each cinnamon roll in 2 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place about half of them into the zip top bag. Shake to coat the dough.
  4. Place the coated dough balls in the bundt pan. Place the remaining dough balls into the bag and repeat coating. Place all of the dough in the bundt pan.
  5. In a small bowl, microwave the butter, brown sugar, and honey for 1 minute. Stir well to dissolve the sugar. Pour over the dough balls in the bundt pan.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until dough on the outside is brown and the center feels “set” when you lightly push on it.
  7. Allow to stand for 5 minutes and then invert onto a plate. Drizzle Cinnabon frosting over top before serving.
Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Recipe

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Yield: 12

Level up your monkey bread with this Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread. This recipe is extra easy because you don't have to start from scratch. Instead we'll use Pillsbury Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls to simplify the process. You'll never make monkey bread the same way again!

Ingredients

  • 3 cans Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls dough
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Grease a bundt pan well, and set aside.
  2. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a large zip to bag.
  3. Open the cans of cinnamon roll dough. Cut each cinnamon roll in 2 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place about half of them into the zip top bag. Shake to coat the dough.
  4. Place the coated dough balls in the bundt pan. Place the remaining dough balls into the bag and repeat coating. Place all of the dough in the bundt pan.
  5. In a small bowl, microwave the butter, brown sugar, and honey for 1 minute. Stir well to dissolve the sugar. Pour over the dough balls in the bundt pan.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until dough on the outside is brown and the center feels “set” when you lightly push on it.
  7. Allow to stand for 5 minutes and then invert onto a plate. Drizzle Cinnabon frosting over top before serving.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does monkey bread have to be made in a bundt pan?

Nope! You can make monkey bread in just about any type of baking dish. The bake time will vary based on the size and type of dish that you use, so be sure to account for that. 

How do you make monkey bread from scratch?

I love a good shortcut recipe when I don't have the time or energy to make it from scratch. But for those times you want truly homemade monkey bread made totally from scratch, I got you covered.

You can still follow the same basic outline of the recipe in this post; but instead of cinnamon roll dough, make a batch of this Quick Dough and cut the dough into small pieces before coating in the cinnamon sugar. Additionally, you'll need to incorporate a little bit of time for the dough to rise if you want soft and fluffy bread. 

How can you tell when monkey bread is done?

It can be a little tricky discerning when monkey bread is totally done. You don't want the middle to be doughy, and you don't want the outside to be burned. It's a delicate line to walk, but it can be done! Fortunately, there is a simple way to tell.

Gently press the top of the monkey bread. Very little resistance (it should be obvious) means the center is still doughy and not done. Continue to bake and re-test for 5 minutes at a time.

How long is monkey bread good for?

Store it in a sealed plastic bag at room temperature, and the bread will stay good for about 2 days.