I didn’t have to cook this Thanksgiving. That’s neither good nor bad. Having been in Michigan for just about a year, I decided that it was time for me to begin our own Thanksgiving traditions.
Since the evening would be filled with turkey and all of the trimmings at the boyfriend’s aunts’ house, I decided to go all out with a delicious breakfast to keep our tummies full until dinner. I don’t particularly recall any type of breakfast for Thanksgiving growing up. I believe my mom’s philosophy was something like, “don’t eat breakfast so that you have room for dinner”. Now an adult and more aware of diet and nutrition I realize this theory was grossly flawed.
My plan for breakfast however was not healthy, but was very tasty and very filling! These Sticky Sweet Rolls are a high-bred of a few recipes. I’ve heard them referred to as Sticky Buns and Monkey Bread as well. Whatever you call them, I hope you enjoy. Because you prepare them the night before, they are an easy breakfast for overnight guests.
Sticky Sweet Rolls
- 1 package frozen dinner rolls (24) – you are looking for the uncooked variety which come in a bag, essentially dough balls.
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 small package (long cooking) butterscotch pudding. You can substitute long cooking vanilla.
- Chop pecans and place in the bottom of a bundt pan or 9 x 13 baking pan.
- Take the frozen roll balls and drop on top of pecans.
- Melt the butter on the stove.
- When the butter is melted, add the cinnamon, brown sugar and pudding.
- Stir until blended, about 15 seconds.
- Pour on the frozen rolls. cover and put in the fridge. While you sleep the rolls thaw and the liquid infuses.
- In the morning uncover bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.
- Make sure you put foil or a cookie sheet under it (or on the rack below) as it WILL ooze over and you WILL have a mess (or the smoke alarms will go off).
- Remove from the oven and rest for 3 minutes and flip on to a pan. (I use a cake plate for pretty decoration).