Overnight Pull Aparts


Last year I shared with you the recipe I make every Christmas morning – Overnight Pull Aparts.  It is very similar to what is known as Monkey Bread.  The original recipe was a cinnamon version but I adapted the recipe to make an orange version, which is what I always make.

This year I decided to try to adapt the recipe to create a chocolate version and a coconut pecan version.  My husband really enjoyed the chocolate version.  He said it reminded him of Oreo cookies.  You can also garnish the finished product with maraschino cherries cut in half.  I preferred the coconut pecan version.  However, our favorite is still the orange version.  Plus, oranges always remind me of Christmas.  We always get an orange in the toe of our stocking.

Whichever version you try, it is ridiculously easy and you will impress everyone. The beauty of this recipe is you put it together the night before. Then, when you get up in the morning it’s already to put in the oven while you open presents. I serve it with a glass of milk, juice, or hot chocolate. This would also be a wonderful addition to any brunch.  If the chocolate version doesn’t strike your fancy just follow the link for the cinnamon or orange version.  The cinnamon instructions are at the bottom of the post.

If the pull aparts are getting you, here are some other yummy choices for your Christmas Breakfast.

Easy Crescent Danish Rolls – crescent roll dough make this a snap to put together.

45 Minutes Cinnimon Rolls – yes it is possible to have homemade cinnamon rolls in 45 minutes with dough made from scratch.

Mini Cinnis – a miniature version of cinnamon rolls.

Melt in Your Mouth Pecan Rolls – ooey and gooey with pecans, my favorite.

Steusel Coffee Cake – somehting my mom made all the time when I was young.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread - banana bread with the yummy addition of peanut butter

Mimi’s Cafe Carrot Raisin Nut Bread – I love to make this, but without the raisins.

Banana Bread – my go to recipe when it comes to banan bread.

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread – gives you the festive flavors of cranberry and pumpkin together

Sopapilla Cheesecake – I think this could work for breakfast or dessert.

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Overnight Pull Aparts – the chocolate version

  • 12 to 16 frozen white roll dough (still frozen, I use 16)
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) package chocolate instant pudding
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • Frosting (recipe below)
  1. In the bottom of a greased bundt pan, arrange rolls evenly in pan.
  2. Mix sugar and dry pudding together and sprinkle over rolls.
  3. Pour melted butter over  the rolls.
  4. Cover pan with sprayed plastic wrap. Place pan in cold oven overnight (8 to 10 hours).
  5. Remove rolls from oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Remove plastic wrap from pan and bake for 25 min. Immediately invert pan onto a serving platter.
  7. Cool slightly and drizzle with frosting.

Frosting

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • dash of vanilla
  • milk

Combine powdered sugar, melted butter, and vanilla.  Add a Tablspoon of milk at a time until frosting is desired consistency for drizzling.

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Overnight Pull Aparts – coconut pecan version

  • 12 to 16 frozen white roll dough (still frozen, I use 16)
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) package coconut cream instant pudding
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • chopped pecan or pecan halves
  • frosting or can of coconut pecan frosting (I used to coconut pecan frosting)
  1. In the bottom of a greased bundt pan, arrange pecan halves or sprinkle chopped pecans (I used halves)
  2. Arrange rolls evenly in pan.
  3. Mix sugar and dry pudding together and sprinkle over rolls.
  4. Pour melted butter over  the rolls.
  5. Cover pan with sprayed plastic wrap. Place pan in cold oven overnight (8 to 10 hours).
  6. Remove rolls from oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Remove plastic wrap from pan and bake for 25 min. Immediately invert pan onto a serving platter.
  8. Drizzle with frosting recipe above or use a can of coconut pecan frosting.  Microwave pecan frosting for 30 seconds and spoon over pull aparts.
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