Monkey Bread

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This soft and fluffy caramel monkey bread is made with store-bought biscuits, sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!

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Why I Love This Monkey Bread Recipe

  • You only need 5 ingredients and it bakes in under 40 minutes! Super easy to make.
  • It’s gooey, soft, and absolutely delicious. One of my all-time favorite childhood desserts!
  • This pull-apart bread can be enjoyed with a fork or your fingers. I love to serve it on a platter and my family just picks at it.
  • It tastes like churros and cinnamon rolls but it’s so much easier to make.

Ingredient Notes

Canned Biscuits – I highly recommend using two store-bought refrigerated cans of original biscuits.

Butter – Unsalted and melted.

ingredients for monkey bread.

How To Make

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a bundt pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Open the biscuit cans and cut each biscuit into quarters.
  3. Combine the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a large freezer or paper bag.
  4. Place 1/2 of the biscuit quarters into the bag and shake to mix evenly. Place the sugar coated biscuit quarters in the bundt pan. Repeat with the remaining biscuit quarters.
  5. Combine the melted butter and brown sugar. Mix well for about 40 seconds. It should be nice and thick like caramel.
  6. Pour the brown sugar mixture all over the biscuits. Bake for 37-40 minutes.
  7. Once it’s done baking, allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes and then turn it over onto a plate and enjoy!
a 4 photo collage showing how to make monkey bread from start to finish.

Top Tips For The Ultimate Monkey Bread

  • Make sure to mix the brown sugar and melted butter well!
  • If you enjoy monkey bread on the softer side, only bake for 35-37 minutes. If you like it well done, bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Coat each biscuit quarter generously with the sugar cinnamon mixture.
  • If there’s any sugar cinnamon mixture leftover, simply pour it over the biscuits.
  • You can modify this recipe to your liking, want to add some crunch? Throw in pecans or walnuts!
baked monkey bread in a bundt pan.

Why Do They Call It Monkey Bread?

They call it monkey bread because it’s meant to be eaten with your fingers. You pick apart the bread just like a monkey would. This pastry has many different names, such as bubble bread and pull-apart bread.

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monkey bread on a white plate.
5 from 2 votes

Monkey Bread

This soft and fluffy caramel monkey bread is made with store-bought biscuits, sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 37 minutes
Total: 47 minutes
Servings: 6
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Equipment

  • bundt pan
  • nonstick spray

Ingredients 

  • 2 cans (16.3 oz) refrigerated original biscuits
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a bundt pan with nonstick spray. 
  • Open the biscuit cans and cut each biscuit into quarters. 
  • Combine the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a large freezer or paper bag. 
  • Place 1/2 of the biscuit quarters into the bag and shake to mix evenly. Place the sugar coated biscuit quarters in the bundt pan. Repeat with the remaining biscuit quarters.
  • Combine the melted butter and brown sugar. Mix well for about 40 seconds. It should be nice and thick like caramel.
  • Pour the brown sugar mixture all over the biscuits. Bake uncovered for 37-40 minutes.
  • Once it's done baking, allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes and then turn it over onto a plate and enjoy! 

Notes

  • Make sure to mix the brown sugar and melted butter well!
  • If you enjoy monkey bread on the softer side, only bake for 35-37 minutes. If you like it well done, bake for 40-45 minutes. Every oven is different, so please keep that in mind. 
  • Coat each biscuit quarter generously with the sugar cinnamon mixture.
  • If there’s any sugar cinnamon mixture leftover, simply pour it over the biscuits.
  • You can modify this recipe to your liking, want to add some crunch? Throw in pecans or walnuts!

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 474IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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

Additional Info

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 37 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 307
Keyword: easy monkey bread recipe, how to make monkey bread, monkey bread
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