CINNAMON ROLL MONKEY BREAD BAKE — Prepared cinnamon roll dough makes this sweet breakfast casserole quick and easy to put together.
This Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Bake is so simple to put together, which makes it perfect for Christmas morning breakfast, or any morning!
Recently I found myself with a few extra cans of cinnamon roll dough in the refrigerator, and decided to turn them into a quick and easy breakfast.
This is the kind of breakfast my boys love, and they always feel like I’ve done something special. The truth is, this breakfast bake is simple enough that they could make it.
I like to think of this as a cross between monkey bread and a French toast bake. Whatever you call it, it’s always a hit!
I like to drizzle the frosting from the cans of dough over the top of this breakfast bake while it’s still warm. It really doesn’t need syrup, since there are a few tablespoons baked right in. Just pull it apart and eat it!
Although if you really wanted to go over the top, you could top each serving with some maple syrup and whipped cream.
Unlike many breakfast casserole-style dishes, I don’t recommend prepping this the night before. But it literally takes less than 10 minutes to put together. Even less time if you enlist some helpers to cut up your cinnamon rolls for you.
This is a great recipe for getting kids involved in the kitchen! And like I said, this is perfect for Christmas morning.
You don’t want to spent tons of time in the kitchen getting breakfast ready when everyone else is opening presents. Not to mention, you probably have most of the ingredients for this recipe in your pantry.
Just keep a few cans of cinnamon roll dough in your refrigerator and you can whip up this tasty breakfast any time!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Bake
- Canned cinnamon rolls
- Brown sugar
- Maple syrup
Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Bake
Prepared cinnamon roll dough makes this sweet breakfast casserole quick and easy to put together.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 (17.5 oz.) cans Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
- In a large zip-top bag, mix together granulated sugar and cinnamon.
- Cut cinnamon rolls into quarters and place the pieces in the bag with the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Toss to coat well. Arrange the cinnamon roll pieces in the prepared pan.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the melted butter, brown sugar and maple syrup. Pour evenly over the cinnamon roll pieces.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly. Remove from oven and drizzle with the frosting from the cinnamon roll packages. Serve warm.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 0g
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I forgot to tell you that this is what I made for breakfast Christmas morning! We had church at 9:30, so it was fantastic having something that took so little time and was SO good! The kids loved it (so did I!) and we’ll be having this again! I think it’d work well with Mel’s Flaky Buttermilk Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls (melskitchencafe) if I don’t happen to have canned rolls (which seems like a terrible idea…who doesn’t want ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls in their fridge??). Anyway, thank you for the recipe! It is an easy favorite. 🙂
Thank you! So glad you liked it! 🙂
Hi Ma’am, your recipe is absolutely FABULOUS!!!! I aspire to be you when I am fully a fully grown man. XOXO Kaden
This was perfect for Christmas and every weekend morning. Everyone absolutely loved it!!
This was excellent, especially after spending hours digging out from snow! It made the house smell great too!
I made one change, I peeled and coarsely chopped an apple and mixed it in about halfway thru the baking cycle (it took me about 2 minutes to sprinkle them across the top and mix them in with a spatula, so I added that to the timer.)
Thank you for sharing your recipe!
Delicious! I think I’ll cut back on the sugar next time and add crumbled bacon on top.
De lich ous!!!! I halved the recipe because I only had one can of cinnamon rolls and baked it in a smaller, round dish and it was SO food. Thank you 🙂
Perfect also drizzled some chocolate sauce with icing delicious
Hi there. Have you ever tried baking in a bundt pan? Same baking time do you think – or a little less?
I have and it always tastes doughy in the middle to me which is why I’m excited to try this method of making it 🙂
I know I’m late to the party but this is DELICIOUS, you can add some chunks of apple to it about halfway through cooking, and it comes out amazing. Especially if you add some apple pie spices (clove, nutmeg, etc). Love it! Thank you!
Is there any other recommended size if you don’t have a 9 by 13 pan?
Should I use salted or unsalted butter? Should I use light or dark brown sugar?
I like citrus flavors, so I halved recipe (had only 1 can of classic cinnamon rolls), added 1/8 tsp of ground ginger, 1/8 tsp of orange zest to the shaking bag.
I baked in an 8x6x2 pyrex dish for about 20 mins. Heated the icing in a glass cup for a few seconds then stirred in more zest. Drizzled icing over top. OMG.