Orange Roll Holiday Monkey Bread

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Breakfast just got a lot better with this orange roll holiday monkey bread. Orange rolls tossed in orange sugar and baked in butter and brown sugar and then topped with a delicious orange frosting.

Serve this monkey bread with a Breakfast Casserole and even Hash Brown Casserole for a complete holiday brunch.

Pull apart bread with green and red cherries.

Cinnamon rolls or orange rolls? Isn’t that the question everyone asks every Saturday morning? I kid, but I am an orange roll kinda gal. I love that sweet orange flavor mixed with a little taste of cinnamon. Not to mention the orange powdered sugar icing…I could eat it all in one sitting!

For Christmas this year I have decided I am going to up my breakfast game and make this orange roll holiday monkey bread. Orange rolls are my daughter’s favorite too so I know she will be happy to help me eat this Christmas day. Santa will wish he had stuck around to try some of these sticky sweet rolls.


  • I used canned orange rolls and cut them into quarters for this bread.
  • Toss the pieces in a bowl with sugar and orange zest and make sure to get them all nice and coated.
  • Mix in a few candied cherries for festive fun and then add rolls in a bundt pan.

Orange rolls cut up in a bowl

  • Melt some butter and brown sugar and pour over top the rolls. Pop in the oven and then get ready for some of the tastiest breakfast/dessert!
  • Invert the bundt pan on a serving dish and top with a powdered sugar frosting.

Holiday Monkey Bread on a serving dish


  • This recipe can be made using cinnamon rolls instead but I really do enjoy the orange rolls as a little something different. 
  • If cherries aren’t your thing, leave them out. 
  • Let the monkey bread cool slightly before adding the frosting. 

Holiday Monkey Bread with a piece cut

Enjoy! ~Heather

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Pull apart bread with green and red cherries.
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Orange Roll holiday monkey bread

By Heather
Holiday Monkey Bread made with Orange Rolls 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 3 cans orange rolls you could also use cinnamon rolls
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Zest of one orange
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup diced red and green cherries
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Coat bundt pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix sugar and orange zest.
  • Cut rolls into quarters.
  • Place rolls into bowl and coat each piece with sugar. Toss in diced cherries.
  • Put roll pieces bundt pan.
  • In a small saucepan melt butter and stir in brown sugar until just combined.
  • Pour over biscuit pieces.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  • Let cool on wire rack for approximately 10 minutes then turn on cake plate.
  • For the frosting, in a small bowl mix together powdered sugar, orange juice and vanilla.
  • Drizzle over cake and top with a few cherries.


  • You can typically find the red and green cherries with holiday food in the baking aisle. 
  • If you don't like orange rolls this can be made with cinnamon rolls. 


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 31mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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