Easy Monkey Bread

5 from 1 vote

Easy Monkey Bread made using hawaiian rolls on white plate collage photo with words

You know how much we love Monkey Bread at our house, right? Like, it’s a sacred Christmas morning tradition.

You know what I love about monkey bread? It’s easy, when you take shortcuts. You know what I don’t like about it? How long it takes to bake. Who wants to wait an hour for Christmas breakfast? NOT ME!

Well, I solved that problem for you: I made it easy to throw together AND quick baking. The secret: using King’s Hawaiian Rolls as the base.

Yes, you heard me correctly. This recipe uses’s King’s Hawaiian Dinner Rolls as the base. Doctor them with butter, sugar, and cinnamon and you’ve got one of the best monkey bread recipes. EVER.

Easy Monkey Bread

This monkey bread is the easiest recipe you'll ever make! There's no rising time and the bake time is super short because you're using hawaiian dinner rolls! Monkey bread in 30 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 -5 servings
Serving Size


  • 1 package 12 rolls King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray.
  • Mix cinnamon and granulated sugar in a small bowl. Cut each dinner roll into 4-6 pieces. Place in a large bowl. Pour egg over the bread and toss with your hands. Pour cinnamon sugar over egg/bread mixture and toss with your hands. Place bread mixture in the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the bread mixture.
  • Stir melted butter and brown sugar together and pour evenly over the mixture in the pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool slightly in pan. Run a knife around the edges and around the center of the pan to release the monkey bread. Place an upside down plate over the top of the pan and invert the pan to serve.

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Easy Monkey Bread made using hawaiian rolls

Recipe can also be found on the King’s Hawaiian Blog.

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  1. I adore monkey bread, and have NEVER made it myself Dorothy! Wow this looks so good and I need to rethink my recipe plans b/c I feel like a monkey bread recipe is a MUST considering how very much I love it. 🙂

  2. What a wonderful recipe. My lovely oven is being persnickety again–must not like all the holiday baking:-(( However, I found after the tragedy yesterday that I just didn’t feel much in the mood to bake thinking about the loss of such innocent lives. XOXO

  3. Wow Dorothy.This looks insane delicious and something that would get even the most stubborn of peeps [read: me] out of the pit!

  4. Um, those little 4 pack-o-hawaiian rolls at the grocery store? They call to me…Once paid for, they never make it out of the grocery store parking lot. No self control…I can’t image what this yummy looking monkey bread would do to me, my hips or my thighs! Great idea and lovely pics! Have a great weekend, Dorothy!