This is not just a recipe for cinnamon pecan pull apart bread.
This is a recipe for a day in your pajamas. For movies in bed and extra long puppy snuggles. For popping your third plate of cinnamon pecan pull apart bread in the microwave for lunch, because why not? No matter how many recipes for monkey bread or pull apart bread I try, none of them come with the side of happiness like this one. Because I was raised on this recipe… along with copious amounts of edible brownie batter and cookie dough. 🙂
Cinnamon Pecan Pull Apart Bread
Unlike many of the biscuit-variety pull apart breads, this recipe is made with frozen rolls. The best part is that it can be made ahead the night before in five minutes and left to rise in a cold oven. (no joke. five minutes.) Waking up and seeing those little dough balls popping up out of the pan with all the cinnamon sugary goodness = happiness. This cinnamon pecan pull apart bread has the usual cinnamon-sugar butter mixture. But it also has a secret weapon that guarantees a part sticky caramel, part vanilla flavor that puts it over the top. Instant vanilla pudding mix. #highfive
My mom always made this for Christmas morning. Zero work for her so that she could sit around in her pajamas with the rest of us, eating candy for appetizers and opening presents. Whenever I feel the need for that happy joy joy, I schedule a Saturday morning rendezvous with this cinnamon pecan pull apart bread.
Last Christmas, I woke up expecting to see those plump little dough balls covered in cinnamon sugar. Instead, I discovered that they had risen maybe a centimeter. ?!?!?!?! Turns out that because David is part polar bear and demands a freezing cold house for sleepy time, my morning awesomeness hadn’t risen…
Never fear! I adapted with a quick rise method that I still have to use in colder seasons. Preheat the oven to its lowest setting and keep an eye on the dough for about an hour. Once the rolls have tripled in size, your magic cinnamon sugar ring of goodness is ready to go.
Oh, and don’t forget to invite me to the pajama party. K thanks? K thanks!
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