Friday, March 6, 2009

Pecan Cinnamon Bun Bread

I confess that I am a "dunker"! I LOVE to "dunk" any kind of coffee cake, donut or cinnamon roll in my coffee. 

If any of you like "Monkey Bread" then you are going to LOVE this recipe.  Think of it as "Extreme Monkey Bread"! 

I have been making this recipe for some 20 years and I have to say that it is one of my very favorite breakfast splurges!

I hope you enjoy it, too!

1 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 oz. Butterscotch pudding mix (NOT instant)
25 oz. pkg. homestyle frozen rolls
1/3 cup chopped pecans
additional 1/3 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Melt butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in saucepan over medium-low heat; stirring frequently.

While butter mixture is melting in saucepan, grease Bundt pan well.

Sprinkle chopped pecans in bottom of prepared Bundt pan.

Place frozen rolls on top of pecans. Sprinkle dry pudding mix evenly over frozen rolls.

Continue stirring butter and brown sugar mixture until butter is melted completely and mixture is blended well.

Pour this mixture over everything in the Bundt pan. If desired, you may sprinkle an additional 1/3 cup chopped pecans on the top of this mixture in pan.  

Cover pan loosely with wax paper and allow to sit on counter overnight in a draft free area.

This is what it will look like the next morning after you remove the wax paper prior to baking.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. 

*Note: I usually cover mine loosely with a piece of aluminum foil after about 15 minutes so the top does not overcook.

Remove from oven.

Invert onto serving plate.



Sherry said...

Oooo, that looks so good! I may try this for my Sunday School class this weekend!

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

I've made these and they are SOO GOOD!!!!

Donna-FFW said...

Mimi- This looks out of this world.. I love how it looks, it must be a real keeper if youve been making it for 20 years.. Have go to try it.

Heather said...

wow-wee-wow-wee! that looks scrumptious!

Anonymous said...

Yum. That looks wonderful.

Jenna said...

One of these days, I am going to come to Charlotte - and I am pretty sure that I will not feel comfortable leaving without sampling this creation. YUMMY!!

(And that little Dunker in the last picture looks pretty sweet too!)

Cathy said...

You are one southern cooker!

Alex and Jill said...

Oh my goodness...I need this! I love monkey bread, as well. Going to have my Momma make that for me, while I'm on bedrest. :)

andrea said...

How incredibly delish! especially knowing it's tried and true for the past 20 years...sounds delightful. I can totally see myself sitting at your table (watching you dunk) and enjoy this over hot coffee and warm conversation! thanks for sharing! have a great weekend!

Shauna said...

I am new here! What an awesome blog! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Stephanie said...

This looks amazing and I can't wait to try it!! What a great recipe :) I'm drooling just reading it!!

JMBMOMMY said...

Oh my---When my "K" student (little miss) was ask the 1st few weeks to fill out a questionaire about herself--she filled in the blank...My fav food is......

Monkey Bread! So we will surely have to give it a try!

Denise K. said...

This looks delicious! I need to branch out and try some new recipes so I look forward to returning soon! Thanks for this tastey post! :-)

Tracy, Christy, and Noah said...

This looks so good. I just wanted to tell you I love your blog and can't wait to try out some of your recipes!

Anita said...

Hi MiMi, dropping in to say hi......I saw your post on Denise's blog, I'm the Anita in Florida.
I love monkey bread............and this looks fabulous! I'm going to try it soon........I'll let you know. Both of your blogs are so nice!