Warm and gooey, this sweet pull-apart bread is easy to make using store-bought cinnamon rolls. With just 5 ingredients, you can have this treat on the table in no time.
Rich and sweet, this cinnamon roll recipe is quick and easy to make with just 10 minutes of prep time. You’ll want to serve the warm treat for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert.
Cinnamon rolls in a bundt pan? Yes! Also called pull-apart bread or bubble bread, monkey bread is usually made from biscuit dough, but cinnamon roll monkey bread is a fun twist on the classic recipe.
The whole family will love cinnamon roll monkey bread, making it a delicious choice for holiday gatherings or weekend guests. Serve your cinnamon roll pull-apart bread with a side of fruit or a glass of milk or orange juice.
Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Ingredients
- Cinnamon rolls - 2 cans of prepared large cinnamon rolls
- Sugar - white sugar
- Sugar - brown sugar
- Butter - melted
Using refrigerated cinnamon rolls, rather than biscuits, makes adding frosting to your pull-apart bread incredibly easy as you can simply use the icing provided with the cinnamon rolls. While the bread is sweet on its own, it also tastes, and looks, lovely with the addition of a sweet glaze on top.
If you choose to add the icing, it’s easier to drizzle the frosting on top if it’s slightly warmed, only about 10 to 15 seconds, in the microwave. Then snip open the package and drizzle over the top of the bread after it is cooked and removed from the pan.
The last thing you want is for your bread to get stuck in the pan, so make sure to grease your pan before starting. You can either spray your pan with a cooking spray or brush on an even layer of softened butter. You can also lightly dust the pan with flour to help prevent sticking. If you’re using a bundt pan make sure that you are using a solid pan and not a springform pan or other pan with a removable bottom, otherwise the butter and sugar mixture may leak.
How to Make Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread
FIRST STEP: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
SECOND STEP: Take the cinnamon roll dough and cut each roll into quarters.
THIRD STEP: In a medium bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar and then toss the cinnamon roll dough quarters in the bowl.
FOURTH STEP: Once well coated, add them to the bundt pan.
FIFTH STEP: Melt butter and brown sugar together, then pour over the dough inside the bundt pan.
SIXTH STEP: Bake for 20 minutes, then let cool for 10-15 minutes. Once it's warm, no longer hot, you can flip the cinnamon roll monkey bread onto a plate from the bundt pan.
What can I add to my monkey bread?
Add in chopped nuts, fruits, or different spices. You can also try different toppings such as caramel.
Do I have to use a bundt pan?
If you don’t have a bundt pan you can use a 9”x13” or 2 8”x4” loaf pans. You will need to adjust the baking time for different pan sizes.
What if a piece sticks to the pan?
If a piece sticks to the pan when you are transferring the monkey bread to a platter, you can use the frosting to put the piece back in place.
Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread
- 2 cans of prepared large cinnamon rolls
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 TBSP of cinnamon
- ½ cup butter melted
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Take the cinnamon roll dough and cut each roll into quarters.
- In a medium bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar and then toss the cinnamon roll dough quarters in the bowl.
- Once well coated, add them to the bundt pan.
- Melt butter and brown sugar together, then pour over the dough inside the bundt pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then let cool for 10-15 minutes. Once it's warm, no longer hot, you can flip the cinnamon roll monkey bread onto a plate from the bundt pan.