Saturday, December 22, 2012

Nonny's Monkey Bread

I cannot believe Christmas is just a few days away!! In our large family, we spread out the holidays pretty much the whole week.  It is great times and a lot of precious memories are made.  It is over much too quickly!

I love to make cinnamon rolls for Christmas, but they take so much time and are very messy.  Monkey Bread is a nice alternative to do.  Pillsbury has a very easy recipe out that you can use canned biscuits.  One year at camp, my MIL used cinnamon roll dough, and it turned out so good!  There is nothing like yeast dough! Pillsbury dough just doesn't rise like this!

So to save time....and a HUGE mess in my kitchen, I tweaked my Monkey Bread recipe a little. Rhoades has a great frozen dinner rolls in a bag.  That is what I used...and it so easy! 

How to make Nonny's Monkey Bread:
You will need~
A fluted tube pan
 1 Bag of Rhoades Frozen Dinner Rolls
Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture
1 cups of Sugar
1 cups of Brown Sugar
2 Cubes of Margerine
Cooking Spray

First you put your frozen dough in the refrigerator the night before.....or let defrost somewhat before use.

Here now you have your soft dough, already in balls for you!

Take each ball and roll them in your sugar and cinnamon mixture. As you are done, start lining the botton of your pan like you see below.

Next, you will prepare your sauce.  Combine 2 cubes of melted margerine, 2 cups of sugar, & 2 cups of brown sugar.  Mix it well.  It will look like below. To make it really moist, I cover the first layer in the pan with a coating of sauce.

After  lining your pan with all of the yeast dough balls, you will pour the rest of you sauce over the dough.

When done, it will look like this!

Next, Let the dough rise near your warming oven for approx. 30-40 mins.

Then you will bake it in the oven, on 375, for 25-30 minutes.  It will be Dark Golden Brown when done.  You want to make sure the dough is cooked all the way through.  No raw dough!

When done, take out your Monkey Bread and flip onto a serving pan.  To make it more like a cinnamon roll, I drizzled a powder sugar glaze over the top!  Next time I am going to a cream cheese frosting! Yum!

You want to serve these warm, but they do heat up well in the microwave for later.

To serve, you pull off portions of the Monkey Bread. 

See how easy they are!! Now go make some....and really impress your family! :o)



  1. I wrote this down...definitely making this over the holidays....thank you!!
    Merry Merry Christmas!!

  2. Oh yum!! I've got French Toast Casserole on the schedule for in the morning, or I'd have to try these!

  3. This looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up at my party! I will be featuring you!



  4. Looks delicious! My family has a similar recipe, but it involves butterscotch pudding :) I made a gluten free coffee cake this year, which has become a new favorite. You'd never even know it's gluten free!


  5. I have never made monkey bread before because it seems kinda complicated, but this looks so simple. Just pinned it so I can remember to try it.

  6. That is so clever... and it looks so good! Thanks for the tip ;-)

  7. Wow, we love monkey bread around my house and yours is so easy!! I just pinned. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share with us. Hope you are having a great week.


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