Christmas Morning Monkey Bread

Christmas Morning Monkey Bread

Prep: 15 min.

Cook: 15 min.

Serves: 4

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Indulge in the warm embrace of twinkling lights, festive ornaments, and the joyous sounds of the holidays with our Christmas Morning Monkey Bread. This delightful treat is not confined to Christmas morning alone; it's a recipe that transcends seasons, bringing joy and warmth to any day of the year. 

Christmas Morning Monkey Bread finds its place at your table for various occasions. Whether it's a spontaneous weekend treat, an accompaniment to your afternoon snack, or a sweet ending to a family gathering, this recipe is your versatile companion, ready to elevate any moment.

Plus, If you have leftover bread rolls and you’re wondering what to do with them, Christmas Morning Monkey Bread is the perfect recipe to keep them from going to waste! This recipe is simple, using mostly household ingredients.

Effortless and Kid-Friendly

Crafted in about 30 minutes, this recipe understands that time in the kitchen should complement, not overshadow, your festivities. It's a breeze to make, allowing you to revel in holiday joy or the company of loved ones without being tethered to the stove. And guess what? It's a fantastic kid-friendly recipe. Watch your little ones delight in making this treat and savoring every bite of its tastiness.

How to Keep Your Bread From Falling Apart

Ensuring your bread holds together seamlessly is an art, and we've got the tips. Uniformly cut King's Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls, thorough egg coating, and a patient cooling process are the secrets to achieving the perfect structure. The cooling process allows the caramelized sugars to set, helping the bread hold together. When transferring the bread, make a swift but gentle, controlled movement to ensure the bread maintains its structure.  We want your Monkey Bread to be a perfectly imperfect mosaic, not a crumbly mess. 

Let’s get started!

Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Bundt Pan

Preheat your oven to 350°F for that ideal golden hue. Grease your bundt pan generously to ensure the Monkey Bread releases effortlessly after baking. This step is crucial for a flawless presentation.

Cinnamon and Sugar Mix

In a small bowl, blend cinnamon and sugar for that magical essence. These two simple ingredients create a symphony of warmth during baking, infusing the bread with a delightful flavor.

Prepare the Rolls

Divide and conquer! Separate each King's Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Roll, cut into bite-sized pieces, and place in a bowl. The soft interior absorbs flavors, contributing to the easy-to-pull-apart structure of your Monkey Bread.

Crack an egg and pour it over the bread, mixing it by hand. Make sure bread is thoroughly coated. The egg acts as a binder, preventing the bread from falling apart.

Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the egg-coated bread, ensuring an even distribution. This step is a tactile delight, especially for kids, as they feel the textures meld together.

Pour the bread mixture into the pan, adding chopped walnuts for a crunchy texture. The nuts contribute to the range of well-crafted flavors and textures you'll savor in every bite.

Buttery Brown Sugar Magic

In a separate bowl, mix melted butter and brown sugar. Pour it over the bread and walnut mixture. This magical blend caramelizes during baking, adding a rich undertone, sweetness, and irresistible finish to your Monkey Bread.

Place the prepped ingredients into the preheated oven and let the baking commence! In 15 minutes, your kitchen will be filled with sweet aromas, and the bread will meld together and turn golden brown.

After the timer chimes, let your Monkey Bread cool. This allows flavors to marry, the shape to set, and the anticipation to build.

Serve and Enjoy

Run a knife around the edges, invert the pan onto a plate, and reveal your delicious masterpiece! Your Christmas Morning Monkey Bread is ready to be served and enjoyed.

Each piece pulls apart with ease, providing a combination of softness, crunch, and sweetness. With every bite, relish the culmination of flavors and textures that make our Christmas Morning Monkey Bread a timeless treat, perfect for any occasion.

Want to add a taste of the islands to your Monkey Bread? Try drizzling a thin layer of Hawaii’s Best Coconut Syrup mix on top.

Christmas Morning Monkey Bread

Christmas Morning Monkey Bread

Prep: 15 min.

Cook: 15 min.

Serves: 4

  • 1 (12 pack) KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Chopped walnuts
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

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