Butterscotch Monkey Bread Recipe (Bubble Bread)


This butterscotch monkey bread recipe is hands down delicious! Perfect for a make ahead breakfast or brunch, this bubble bread is easy to make and more than addictive!

butterscotch monkey bread on platter

Weekends are made for lazy breakfasts and brunches, and this butterscotch monkey bread is sure to be the star of the show! It looks so impressive and each bite is wonderfully sticky and sweet!

If brunch is your thing, be sure to check out my Loaded Hash Brown Potato Casserole and Homemade Cinnamon Rolls!

Why you will love this monkey bread!

  • Make ahead: This recipe is made the night before, so in the morning, you just have to put it in the oven and serve.
  • Fun: The butterscotch sauce cooks with the monkey bread, so when you lift the top, the sauce melts down all over it. There’s no extra sauce or garnishing needed.
  • Perfect for a crowd: This recipe serves 8 people, so it’s perfect if you have overnight guests.
overhead image of butterscotch monkey bread on plate
butterscotch bubble bread with pecans on plate

How to make butterscotch monkey bread

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe!

  • Grease a bundt pan.
  • Melt the butter, pudding mix, sugar, cinnamon and salt and whisk together.
  • Sprinkle pecans into the pan.
  • Place half of the frozen rolls on top of the pecans.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the pecans on top, followed by half of the pudding mix, the rest of the rolls and then top with the rest of the pudding mix.
  • Cover the pan and let sit overnight.
  • Bake until cooked through and let cool.
  • Turn the bread out and serve.
butterscotch monkey bread on platter
butterscotch bubble bread with pecans on plate

How long does bubble bread last?

If you do have leftovers, the bread will keep well two to three days. Place it in an air tight container and keep t at room temperature out of direct sunlight.

Can you freeze it?

Baked monkey bread can be frozen. Let it cool to room temperature and wrap it in foil and place in a freezer bag. Keep the bread in the bundt pan. It will keep well for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the fridge overnight and warm it through it the oven to serve.

Does it have to be baked in a bundt pan?

Monkey bread is traditional baked in a bundt tin so that it forms a doughnut shape and it’s easy to pull apart. If you are in a pinch, you can use a large, high sided loaf tin.

three slices of butterscotch monkey bread on plate
up close image of butterscotch bubble bread pieces

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • This recipe will take at least 5 hours to thaw the dough (or 8-10 hours overnight)
  • If using a 9-inch Bundt pan, reduce the number of rolls to 19 and keep the remaining ingredients the same.
  • The bread is cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 200°F-205°F or an inserted toothpick comes out clean. It will be puffy and crisp on the top.
inside of monkey bread with butterscotch and pecans

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