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Single Serve Monkey Bread in a white custard cup

Single Serve Monkey Bread Recipe

Make monkey bread for one! Frozen dinner rolls rise overnight to make the perfect single serving of this breakfast treat. Great for portion control!
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 2 frozen dinner rolls such as Rhodes
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon packed brown sugar


  • Place rolls on a plate and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Allow to thaw for about 2 hours (don’t let them rise, just let them defrost). Cut each roll into 6 pieces.
  • Spray an oven safe container or ramekin (mine was a 7 ounce ramekin) with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Stir together granulated sugar and cinnamon. Roll each piece of dough in the cinnamon sugar and place in the ramekin. Stir melted butter and brown sugar, pour over dough.
  • You now have two options: one, let it sit at room temperature for about one hour, then continue to the next step to bake. Or two, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Remove ramekin from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature while the oven preheats. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the dough is cooked through. Cool slightly before eating.