One of the sweetest people in the world, Kelli, has been blessing my life ever since I met her.
We go to the same church and she has been in almost every Bible study I have done there. Usually, on the last day of study, we all bring treats. Kelli has been bringing her special Monkey Bread for years now.
So in addition to gleaming her insight and wisdom and kindness, she recently blessed me in another, just as significant way.
She shared her recipe!
And she also told me I could share it with you!
It is quite possible the easiest and quickest recipe you will ever see. (Five ingredients total!)
Believe me, I did some research on Monkey Bread!
(ok, so most of it was of the "quality sampling" variety, but still)
Not only is it the easiest, but quite possibly the best tasting rolls I have ever made.
Monkey Bread (from Kelli)
20 frozen Rhodes rolls
1 package COOK & SERVE butterscotch pudding (do not use instant)
1/2 cup melted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
(Kelli's recipe calls for 2/3 tsp. but I added a full teaspoon, I love cinnamon)
Chopped Nuts if desired
Prepare a bundt pan. (Kelli recommends buttering the pan, but I am very lazy and I just sprayed it with PAM)
Sprinkle nuts in pan if desired.
Add twenty frozen rolls around pan.
Evenly spread dry pudding mix over rolls.
In a medium bowl combine sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Pour over rolls.
Leave on counter, uncovered, overnight.
Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes.
These rolls are delectable. Delightful.
With a recipe as easy and inexpensive as this, you really must try them. I promise you will not be disappointed!
I made a miniature batch of the rolls in this cute little bundt pan and it only fit about 11 frozen rolls. When baked they had all magically lined up perfectly!
Every other time I have made the bread in a regular size bundt pan, the bread twists and turns and forms itself into bite size pull away pieces. Or, what a monkey bread traditionally looks like.
I have heard this bread also called 'pull apart bread' and of course, carmel rolls. :)