Quick Monkey Bread Recipe (Aka Birthday Breakfast Cake)

by Mel

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Some call it Monkey Bread, we call it Sticky Buns or Birthday Breakfast Cake. No matter what you call it, you’ll love this fabulous monkey bread recipe that only takes 5 minutes to prepare! 

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THE EASIEST BIRTHDAY BREAKFAST EVER

Looking for a fun and easy birthday tradition? 

You’re in the right place! I’m all about sharing simple birthday traditions like The Most Adorable Birthday Interview Printable or  The Birthday Shoe Tradition or one of the 7 Simple Ways to Make Birthdays Special .

But today, let’s talk Birthday Breakfast!

Creating a special birthday breakfast is a great way to kick off any birthday!

In fact, one of my favorite birthday traditions as a child was getting to choose what I wanted for breakfast. This was a big deal for me because I wasn’t the best breakfast eater out there. In fact, I hated most breakfast foods! (Just ask my friends who would tell you that I would order a hamburger and fries on our 5 am Denny’s breakfast runs. No joke.)

So that’s how this Sticky Bun Birthday Breakfast Bundt saved the day! (Ok, maybe a little dramatic, but for a non-breakfast eater, I could at least look forward to my birthday!)

MONKEY BREAD AKA BIRTHDAY BREAKFAST! 

So that’s where this ooey, gooey, caramelly deliciousness of Sticky Buns (as we called them) was just what I would crave each year for my birthday breakfast. I wasn’t the only one who requested them either. Nearly each one of my 6 siblings would ask for this special breakfast.

ONLY TAKES 10 MINUTES TO PREPARE!

And because this Birthday Breakfast Bundt only took about 10 minutes to prepare the night before the birthday, I’m sure my mom loved when we requested this as our birthday breakfast.

I know I love when my children do. I absolutely love being able to make these the night before and have them ready to pop in the oven for a special breakfast for my own children.

Tip: Keep the dry ingredients on hand so you don’t have to make a last-minute trip to the grocery store.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • bundt cake pan
  • wheat or white frozen roll dough (like Rhode’s or Terrell’s brand)
  • 1, 3 oz. box cook & serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • butter
  • brown sugar

SHOP THE SUPPLIES 

HOW TO MAKE MONKEY BREAD

  1. Melt butter in a microwaveable measuring cup
  2. Mix in butterscotch pudding, brown sugar, and cinnamon and stir well.
  3. Place frozen rolls into a greased bundt pan. Then spread the butterscotch mixture on top of the rolls.
  4. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise overnight.
  5. In the morning, you’ll pop the pan into the oven and soon you’ll have an amazing birthday breakfast cake!

Tip: Add some candles and you’ve got ‘cake’ for breakfast.

MAKES A CREATIVE WEDDING OR HOUSEWARMING GIFT! 

Pair this easy recipe with this fluted cake pan for an inexpensive but creative wedding gift! 

Alrighty, you are all ready to make a yummy and super easy birthday breakfast cake! 

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Monkey Bread (Aka Sticky Buns)


  • Author: Mel
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16-18 rolls 1x

Description

Only taking 5 minutes to prepare, this delicious monkey bread recipe is perfect for a birthday breakfast cake or for a sweet snack anytime during the day!


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Ingredients

  • 1618 frozen rolls (Rhodes or Terrell’s brand work best)
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 small box (3.5 oz) butterscotch cook & serve pudding
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. Spray a bundt pan and place frozen rolls inside. Set aside.
  2. Melt margarine or butter completely and then stir in pudding mix, brown sugar, and cinnamon, until it is mixed well.
  3. Place this mixture over the frozen rolls. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap that has been sprayed so it doesn’t stick to the rolls.
  4. Let rise overnight.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on oven) at 350°.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes. Then turn the pan upside down onto a birthday plate or serving dish. Eat warm!

Keywords: monkey bread, sticky buns, birthday

 


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This post is part of the Celebrate Birthdays Simpler Series. If you missed the previous post, click here for The Birthday Shoe Tradition. For the Adorable Birthday Interview Printable, click here.

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5 comments

Jana July 9, 2013 - 3:32 pm

We eat this exact same thing every year for Christmas breakfast. My sister has started making it for her Mother’s Day breakfast too, but I also love it for a birthday breakfast! So fun, yet simple!

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kristine August 3, 2017 - 5:44 pm

can you use any other pan besides bundt

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Melissa Sunday August 7, 2017 - 9:44 pm

I haven’t had much luck with other pans, but if you try it, let me know how it turns out!

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