Easy Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe

If you have been looking for a wonderful dessert bread recipe, this is it! This Easy Pecan Monkey Bread recipe is a favorite for breakfast and brunch but it also works fabulous as an after dinner dessert!

Easy Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe

One of my favorite things about this Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe is that it’s easy to make and it takes just a few ingredients. You can of course, make it with or without pecans – but I have to say, the pecans do add wonderful flavor!

Ingredients for Making Pecan Monkey Bread

  • 24 oz frozen yeast dinner rolls
  • ¾ cups butter (1½ sticks) divided
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 ½ ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓  cup chopped pecans
  • Nonstick cooking spray

How to Make Pecan Monkey Bread

Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray

Evenly distribute the chopped pecans in the bottom of the bundt pan

Melt ½ cup butter (1 stick) in a pan or microwave

Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in a bowl

Add a frozen roll in the bowl of melted butter and cover thoroughly, then coat evenly with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Put the coated bread roll in the bottom of a greased bundt pan and repeat until the bottom of the pan is covered in a single layer of coated rolls. 

How to make monkey bread

Sprinkle with more cinnamon and sugar if desired then repeat the previous steps with the remaining bread rolls. 

Cover the bundt pan with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let rise until the rolls have doubled in size. This could take up to four hours.

let monkey bread dough rise

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

When the rolls have risen, top with more cinnamon and sugar if desired. 

Monkey Bread Bundt

Monkey Bread Topping

Make the Sugar Topping for your Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread Topping Ingredients

Monkey Bread Topping Recipe

Melt the remaining ¼ cup (half stick) of butter in a pan or microwave and combine with brown sugar and vanilla. 

Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture evenly over the bread

Monkey Bread Instructions

Bake for about 35 minutes on the middle rack of your oven

Let cool for 10 minutes then remove the bread from the bundt pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack. 

NOTE: Place the bundt pan on a baking sheet on the lower rack of your oven before baking to catch any potential drippings.

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Yield: 8

Easy Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe

Best Bundt Pan Monkey Bread

A wonderful breakfast or dessert bread recipe, this Easy Pecan Monkey bread recipe is our family favorite - super easy and quick to make with just a few ingredients. This is a great dessert recipe for beginners but also super delicious and a pastry that serves wonderfully at brunch as well as after dinner. This yummy monkey bread is amazing with coffee and the pecans are the perfect touch!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 oz frozen yeast dinner rolls
  • ¾ cups butter (1½ sticks) divided
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 ½ ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓  cup chopped pecans
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

    Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray
    Evenly distribute the chopped pecans in the bottom of the bundt pan
    Melt ½ cup butter (1 stick) in a pan or microwave
    Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in a bowl
    Add a frozen roll in the bowl of melted butter and cover thoroughly, then coat evenly with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
    Put the coated bread roll in the bottom of a greased bundt pan and repeat until the bottom of the pan is covered in a single layer of coated rolls. 
    Sprinkle with more cinnamon and sugar if desired then repeat the previous steps with the remaining bread rolls. 
    Cover the bundt pan with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let rise until the rolls have doubled in size. This could take up to four hours.
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
    When the rolls have risen, top with more cinnamon and sugar if desired. 
    Melt the remaining ¼ cup (half stick) of butter in a pan or microwave and combine with brown sugar and vanilla. 
    Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture evenly over the bread
    Bake for about 35 minutes on the middle rack of your oven
    Let cool for 10 minutes then remove the bread from the bundt pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack. 

Notes

Place the bundt pan on a baking sheet on the lower rack of your oven before baking to catch any potential drippings.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 461Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 24gSugar: 36gProtein: 35g

*this is just an estimate

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