These pull-apart rolls are so easy and so delicious. I’ve made it a number of times, both with the large round loaf (as pictured) and with individual rolls. Both equally delicious, but we tend to prefer the individual rolls, because there is more surface area for that crispy, yet sweet gooey goodness!
***Note: if you use individual rolls, you’ll need a muffin pan, and the directions differ slightly, but I’ve noted the changes below.
Recipe adapted from The Country Cook.
- 1 Hawaiian round sweet bread loaf (or 12 individual rolls)
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 6 TBSP butter
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 3 tsp. honey
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- 1-2 TBSP milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract (or our personal favorite orange extract)
- Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
- Remove loaf of sweet bread from aluminum pan.
- Using a serrated knife, make 5 vertical slices in loaf about 1 1/2 inches apart stopping about 1/2-inch from bottom crust. ***Note: If using individual rolls make 2 slices about 1 inch apart topping about 1/2-inch from bottom crust.
- In a small saucepan over medium/low heat, combine brown sugar, butter and honey. Stir constantly until everything is melted and combined (about 5 minutes.) Remove from heat then stir in cinnamon.
- Open each slice that you made in the bread and spread on a couple of tablespoons of the glaze. Press the slices together to make sure glaze gets distributed on each side of the slices.
- Then take your knife and make 4 more horizontal slices. Then fill in those slices with glaze. ***Note: If using individual rolls make 2 slices about 1 inch apart topping about 1/2-inch from bottom crust.
- Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray, push loaf back together and put it back into the aluminum pan. ***Note: If using individual rolls, spray a muffin pan with cooking spray and put 1 roll in each muffin slot.
- Spread any remaining glaze over the bread and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
- While bread is in the oven, start making the glaze. Whisk together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract (or orange, or whatever flavor you like).
- Once bread is finished baking, you can remove it from the pan or serve it directly from the pan (be careful, it’s hot!) Spoon the glaze on the warm bread.