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Easy Overnight Monkey Bread

Overnight monkey bread made easier by using frozen bread dough rolls!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: bread
Keyword: bread, breakfast ideas, monkey bread
Author: Heather Perine


  • 24 unbaked frozen yeast dinner roll dough
  • 1 3 ounce package regular butterscotch pudding mix (do not use instant)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • The night before; generously grease a tube pan.
  • Sprinkle about 3/4 cup chopped nuts into the bottom of the pan.
  • Place the frozen rolls into the pan around and on top of each other over the nuts.
  • Sprinkle the dry pudding mix over the rolls.
  • On a stove over medium low, in a small saucepan, combin the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir and heat until combined.
  • Drizzle the melted butter mixture over the rolls.
  • To prevent the dough from forming a hard crust while rising cover with a lightly damp tea towel over top, or place a piece of plastic wrap very loosely over the top and allow to hang at the sides (do not make the wrap tight as these will rise to double).
  • Allow to rise overnight at room temperature or about 8-10 hours.
  • Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes (baking times will vary for different ovens, so watch closely).
  • Remove the pan from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Turn the pan over and invert onto a serving plate.
  • Serve by pulling apart chunks with a fork (or your fingers like my family did!)