A Make Ahead Breakfast Recipe – Monkey Bread Recipe

 I have made Gooey monkey bread in the past however it was not introduced to me as a make-ahead Breakfast recipe until one of my neighbors asked for my bundt pan one Christmas season. In a day or so, she returned it to me, very cold and filled with the monkey bread ingredients.
On top of the tinfoil were the directions to put it into the freezer and take it out of the freezer and place it on my countertop on Christmas Eve night before I went to bed.
Then the following morning I just put it in the oven and in 40 minutes I have this wonderful breakfast. A freeze ahead breakfast roll recipe that everyone will enjoy. 

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I know after cooking for guests the night before the last thing I want to think about is making breakfast. This is a great alternative that can be prepared a week or two in advance.
You can accompany it with bacon and scrambled eggs if you want something more hardy or simply a fruit salad, also prepared the day before. Or make this Overnight Breakfast Casserole for an even easier Christmas Brunch. 

How to Make Monkey Bread 

So next time you are having overnight guests or want a neighbor gift idea to think about the monkey bread tradition. Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread is a simple breakfast you can enjoy while opening presents. 

EASY Monkey bread recipe
Can I make Monkey Bread In Advance?

I have seen many variations of this recipe but I thought I would share my dear neighbors. Place in the freezer for extended storage after assembling the rolls and butter mixture.
Do not bake with the foil on. Over Thanksgiving, I used Vanilla pudding and it was tasty too! I am sure if you have nut allergy this would be amazing without nuts too.


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Semi-Homemade Monkey Bread Recipe


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Monkey Bread Recipe or breakfast rolls

Yield: 8 -10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

An amazing make ahead breakfast rolls recipe Monkey Bread Recipe or breakfast rolls This monkey bread uses store bought rolls and pudding.  It comes together in minutes the night before you are ready to serve.  Just place on the counter and bake the next day. 


  • 24 Frozen Dough Balls
  • 1 pkg butterscotch pudding mix (not Instant)
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts.


  1. Arrange Frozen dough in bottom of a bundt pan. Sprinkle with pudding mix. Melt butter and mix with remaining ingredients. Pour over the frozen rolls.
  2. Cover tightly with foil. Store in freezer for gift giving or to eat immediately, set on the counter overnight.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before turning pan onto a large serving dish. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 506Saturated Fat 2gSodium 685mgCarbohydrates 87gFiber 5gSugar 29gProtein 12g
This monkey bread recipe is great over the holidays or for brunch at any time of year. Enjoy this new Holiday Breakfast tradition with your friends and neighbors.


Can I make monkey bread ahead of time?

This monkey bread uses store-bought rolls and pudding.  It comes together in minutes the night before you are ready to serve.  Just place on the counter and bake the next day. 

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