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Easy Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

This Easy Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread recipe is a sweet, gooey, buttery treat made with canned cinnamon roll dough and covered in a caramel and sugar glaze. This family favorite recipe is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a special holiday!
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 416 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3- 12.4 ounce cans cinnamon rolls
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using cooking spray or butter, thoroughly grease a bundt pan.
  • Open the 3 cans of cinnamon rolls. Set the icing aside. Cut each cinnamon roll into 4 pieces.
  • In a small bowl, mix white sugar and cinnamon. Roll and coat the cinnamon roll pieces in the mixture. Place half of the cinnamon roll pieces in an even layer in the bundt pan.
  • In another small bowl, mix melted butter and brown sugar. Pour half the mixture over the top of cinnamon rolls in the bundt pan. This will not spread out quite evenly over each piece and that's ok, it will melt together.
  • Add the rest of the cinnamon roll pieces in an even layer to the bundt pan. Pour the remaining butter/brown sugar mixture over the top. Add any remaining white sugar/cinnamon mixture evenly over the top.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until the monkey bread is cooked through. The outside will be firm and have a caramel glaze and the inside should be around 190 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes (but not any longer to prevent it from sticking to the pan). Carefully flip the monkey bread onto a serving plate. If any pieces remained in the pan, add them to the monkey bread. The caramel glaze will help it remain in place.
  • Warm the icing in the microwave for around 10-12 seconds until it has softened slightly and drizzle over top of the monkey bread. Enjoy warm!

Notes

Tips and Tricks
  • Grease the bundt pan really well with butter or cooking spray. This will help prevent the caramel glaze from sticking to the sides and will help the monkey bread release from the pan without problems
  • Use the regular size cinnamon rolls in the can and not the ones titled "Grands" to be sure the monkey bread is the right size.
  • The brown sugar/butter mixture will spread well when baked. Do not worry if it is a little unevenly spread on the cinnamon rolls before baking.
*Nutritional values and cook time vary due to differences in appliance temperatures and product selection.

Nutrition

Serving: 12gCalories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSodium: 684mgSugar: 35g
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