Monkey Bread Recipe with Frozen Bread Dough

Monkey Bread Recipe

makes 6 servings

While I’m sure many of you cooking fans out there would prefer a monkey bread recipe that involved making your own dough, I’m simply not that savvy or dedicated to take the time to make such things. With that in mind, the WSL house decided to take the lazy route and use frozen bread dough for our newest Monkey Bread recipe.


  • 24 ounces frozen dinner roll dough
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 package instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

monkey bread ingredients


1. Several hours before baking (or the night before), grease and flour a 9×11″ glass pan.

2. In a medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and pudding together. In a separate bowl, mix the normal (white) sugar and cinnamon together.

sugar mixtures for bread

3. First layer: layer the bottom of the pan with half of the frozen bread dough (we typically use food scissors and cut chunks of it off). Then, sprinkle the bread dough layer with half of the brown sugar/pudding mix. Next, sprinkle half of the sugar/cinnamon mix over top of that. Then, drizzle the melted butter over the first layer and spread around.

frozen bread dough recipe

4. Second layer: repeat step #3 over again to create the 2nd layer of frozen bread dough, brown sugar/pudding mix, sugar/cinnamon mix, and pouring the rest of the melted butter over the top.

5. Place the uncooked monkey bread on the counter over night. Do not cover.

6. Whenever you’re ready to cook it, preheat the over to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes. Let it stand a few minutes before eating, but you can eat the monkey bread recipe with frozen dough bread out of the pan, OR, you can turn the pan over (upside-down) on a platter and eat it like civilized people.

Monkey Bread Recipe Frozen Bread Dough

Original recipe found at allrecipes

About the Author

By , on Jan 23, 2013
Andy Tenton
Andy is a 30-something New Yorker who turned his financial life around. He took charge of his finances, got out of debt, and is now working his way toward financial success. He is the publisher of

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  1. Karon says:

    I love this so much & will somehow add toasted pecans in the mix. Thank you dear Andy!

  2. My husband does not cook, but found this recipe at a school function a few year ago and he makes it every Christmas. It comes out great every time.

  3. The monkey bread recipe I have calls for drizzling sweetened condensed milk over the bread when it comes out of the oven. I know that sounds gross and gluttonous but it’s delicious. I’ve never used frozen dough, but have used pillsbury biscuits, which worked nice.

  4. That looks absolutely delicious! I’m on a bit of a bread kick lately since it’s so much cheaper than buying. All of our sandwiches for lunch this week have really rivaled Subway thanks to the homemade bread! 🙂

  5. Looks good Andy. I’ll admit you got me wondering what the heck monkey bread was lol…

  6. Alex says:

    I’ve never tried monkey bread before, but I’m completely intrigued. I shall have to chase down the ingredients and give this a try!

    Thanks for a fun food challenge!

  7. Eddie says:

    Yummy Yummy there is something that my tummy wants…. 🙂

  8. I will have to give this a shot. The only breads that come out right for me are dessert breads.

  9. I love monkey bread. I just bought the Rhodes white bread to make homemade pizza so I might have to use one of the loafs to make this.

  10. That is one awesome recipe Andy. My mother use to make monkey bread years ago. I may have to revive this old snack.

  11. This looks awesome. I enjoy Monkey Bread and will have to try this one someday.

  12. I am hungry! That looks so easy and delicious! My kids will love this!

  13. All these posts about food ALWAYS make me so hungry…yum!!!

  14. Thad says:

    Your recipes always look so good! Alas I am off of wheat so I have to pass on this one. But I have discovered quinoa (which I had never heard of til I started reading your blog!).

  15. Michelle says:

    This looks really tasty!

  16. Pauline says:

    Thanks for sharing, I had no idea what monkey bread was, looks yummy!

  17. That looks delicious! I am eating low-carb right now though. You’re torturing me!

  18. Looks like a solid recipe yet again Andy. Although, I still “need” to try the muffins from last week. 😉

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