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Easy Lemon Monkey Bread Recipe

Delicious rolls covered in a sweet, lemony glaze!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon, Lemon Monkey Bread, monkey bread, sweet bread
Servings: 6
Calories: 463kcal


  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan
  • small bowl (2)
  • Whisk
  • Plastic Wrap


  • 12 Frozen Rhodes Rolls (or other frozen rolls), thawed but still cold
  • zest of two lemons
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter melted

Citrus Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter melted
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  • Cut rolls in half and place in a 9x13-inch baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl combine lemon zest and sugar; set aside.
  • Drizzle 1/4 cup melted butter over rolls and sprinkle on zest/sugar mixture, reserving half of mixture to sprinkle on just before baking.
  • Cover rolls with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size.
  • Remove plastic wrap and sprinkle on remaining lemon zest/sugar mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Whisk together glaze ingredients and drizzle over top of rolls.


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 3mg