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Monkey Pull

I have an amazing recipe to share!  My mom use to make this when we were growing up on special occasions.  I have now continued that tradition with my family.  This is my absolute most favorite breakfast and my nine year old has already asked me to make sure I give the recipe to her when she has a family some day.  They are too easy and delicious not to share!

Monkey Pull
Courtesy of {Linda Sackett}

18-20 frozen dinner rolls
1 (3 1/2 oz) box vanilla cook and serve pudding mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

The night before
Spray bundt pan with cooking spray
Pour nuts in the bottom of the pan
Place frozen rolls evenly on top of nuts
Sprinkle the dry pudding mix and brown sugar over rolls
Pour melted butter around in a circle on top of sugar
Place in cold oven and let rise over night

Morning of
Remove bundt pan from the oven
Preheat oven to 350°F
Cover pan with foil and bake for 20 minutes
Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes until rolls are golden brown
Take bundt pan out of the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes
Using a knife carefully go around the edges of outer and inner circle of the pan to loosen rolls
Place serving platter on top of bundt pan and flip them over holding on to both
Remove bundt pan and serve warm and gooey


Monkey pull-apart bread is the best. This recipe looks so good!
The Watkins said…
Love this! Thanks for sharing. Sooooo good!
Karen said…
Had this recipe several years ago but lost it. Mine called for butterscoth pudding and used frozen bread dough cut into 10-12 slices and left overnight in the frig. This might be a bit easier with rolls but think I'll still use butterscotch pudding.
Anonymous said…
Oh my gosh, these are amazing... and so easy! My daughter said these were the best thing she has ever eaten! This is our new favorite monkey bread recipe...thank you!
Anonymous said…
I have made this for years. It is the best. My recipe calls for butterscotch pudding. I always made it on Christmas eve, then we had a delicious warm and gooey breakfast on Christmas day. Yum.
Amanda Price said…
We have always had this Christmas morning as well. I will have to try butterscotch!
Jan Damron said…
When I was teaching, I would take these warm rolls to the morning teacher's meetings. They went fast!