Easy Monkey Bread

I’ve been told quite often, ‘I wish I could make cinnamon rolls, but I am too intimidated to try.’ The answer to that anxiety is monkey bread. If you have never heard of monkey bread, then let me tell you all about this tasty goodness.

Monkey bread does not have bananas, or any other type of foods monkeys typically consume. It is called monkey bread because to eat it you pull it apart and it is so easy even a monkey could do it.

It has all of the flavors of cinnamon rolls with a fraction of the prep or time. This is also a recipe that has only 5 ingredients so it is SUPER easy.

Easy Monkey Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time: 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 610 kcal


  • Bundt cake pan, or another baking pan like a spring form pan


  • 24 rolls Rhodes Frozen Rolls defrosted
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter melted


  • THE NIGHT BEFORE: place the frozen Rhodes Rolls on a greased baking sheet, cover with parchment paper, and then plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator to defrost and rise slightly.
  • THE NEXT MORNING: Preheat oven to 350°F andgrease a 9-10 inch tbundt cake pan, set aside.
  •  Mix granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. Cut the biscuits into quarters and place six to eight biscuit pieces in the cinnamon-sugar mix. Toss to evenly coat the roll pieces with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Arrange pieces in the bottomof the greased pan. Continue layering until all the biscuit pieces are coatedand in the pan. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture over the top of the arranged rolls.
  • In a microwavable bowl, microwave the butter until melted. Usually takes approximately 1 minute. Pour the melted butter over the layered biscuits. 
  • Bake for 35 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto aplate. Pull apart and enjoy!


Serving: 1servingCalories: 610kcalCarbohydrates: 98gProtein: 6gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 400mgPotassium: 140mgFiber: 4gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 532IUCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bread, cinnamon, quick bread
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This is seriously just as tasty as homemade cinnamon rolls, but without all of the prep and waiting for the dough to rise. If you are looking for a quick shortcut, this recipe is your ticket to the cinnamon-sugar goodness.

If you do not have Rhodes Frozen Rolls, Pillsbury biscuits in a can work well, but to have the perfect texture and flavor…the Rhodes Frozen Rolls are the best.

This recipe is best in a non-stick bundt cake pan. I’ve tried using spring form pans or cake pans, but I always end up going back to the bundt cake pan.

Hope y’all have an amazing week! And keep baking and cooking.

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