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Monkey Bread

When I was young my mom and I used to make this together on special occasions like Christmas morning and my birthday. It's amazing and perfect for breakfast or dessert. I was inspired to make it after SPM posted Paula Deen's take on it recently. It's very basic and super easy to make.

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread


4 cans refrigerated biscuits
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter (3/4 cup) (extra stick of butter optional)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon

You can also add nuts or raisins or anything really, but I like mine pure and simple.


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Grease a bundt pan well. Combine the white sugar and cinnamon in a ziploc bag. Open and separate your refrigerated biscuits and cut them into halves, then roll them into balls of dough. Put the dough balls in the bag of cinnamon and sugar and shake well to coat. Arrange them in layers around the bundt pan. If you're using any raisins or nuts, you can sprinkle them in between layers. If you have leftover cinnamon/sugar mix, set it aside. When you're done, they should look something similar to this:

I don't have a bundt pan, but I still suggest using one as more goo will be contained and won't spill out like a lot of mine did. No one likes wasted goo!

Put the brown sugar and butter in a small saucepan over medium to high heat. Stir until it's all incorporated, then let it boil for about a minute or so. Pour this ooey gooey liquid into your bundt pan all over them dough balls:

Right about now I'm wishing I had a bundt pan.Right about now I'm wishing I had a bundt pan.

Toss it into the oven and bake it for about 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

Mmm, we're getting there....Mmm, we're getting there....

Let cool for about 10 minutes, then flip it over onto a large plate. Let it sit flipped over for a few minutes to let all the ooey gooey goodness drip down. Now this part is optional, but if you like extra goo (and who doesn't like extra goo?) take that leftover cinnamon and sugar mix and put it into a saucepan with a stick of butter. Let it incorporate and boil for a minute or so and then pour it onto the final product.

Before the extra goo...Before the extra goo...

After extra goo...After extra goo...

I only used 1/2 a stick of butter for my extra goo and it didn't turn out as well - it carmelized a little bit on top - so don't be a doofus like me, toss that whole stick in there!

Oh man...Oh man...

Pull apart with your fingers and chow down! This is really fun for kids. Careful, it's sticky!!


AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years 37 weeks
Super yummers! Does anyone know why it's called Monkey Bread? I'll be making this soon with the cream cheese inside the dough balls. :drool:
wynter wynter 7 years 41 weeks
Oh, I've had that before. It's really good!
hellomimi hellomimi 7 years 41 weeks
Looks so good!!
mominator mominator 7 years 41 weeks
My daughter keeps begging me to buy the frozen monkey bread at the local grocer. She is going to be excited when I tell her she is going to be able to help mom make her own monkey bread. Thanks for sharing.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 7 years 41 weeks
I'm saving this in my favorites. It sounds easy and really delicious! Thanks for sharing. :)
Katharine Katharine 7 years 41 weeks
I make something like this but put chocolate kisses in the middle of the biscuits. So yummy!
carrieann9016 carrieann9016 7 years 41 weeks
:drool: I used to make one similar to this and now can not find the recipe!!! I have not thought about Monkey Bread in a long time. I might have to make some this weekend!!!
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 7 years 41 weeks
Heart the Monkey please :) _________________________ Quiero Fancy Feast!
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 7 years 41 weeks
OMG that looks delish and soooo easy! I need to get me a bundt pan too. _________________________ Quiero Fancy Feast!
Phasekitty Phasekitty 7 years 41 weeks
:rotfl: My fancy new counter! It looks so fancy, but it's all fake! I wish it were real granite... Even still, the new kitchen is treating us well. There's so much more prep space and when I'm finished with stuff I just toss it in the dishwasher! Whoooo dishwasher! :dance:
colormesticky colormesticky 7 years 41 weeks
Look at your fancy new counter! How are you liking your new kitchen? I bet the BF probably made you his hero of the day. Yum.
wren1 wren1 7 years 41 weeks
Looks delicious!!
Phasekitty Phasekitty 7 years 41 weeks
OMG Whip, that Gorilla Bread sounds intense and delicious! I'll have to try it that way sometime! Finn and Twinks- My mom bought me monkey bread mix once that came with dry dough mix. They sell it at Williams Sonoma and other places online and then all you'll need is the butter. I actually think it was better that time, but I have no clue what was in that dry dough mix. If you have a recipe that leaves you with pretty malleable dough then I say go for it!
CocoChic CocoChic 7 years 41 weeks
Ooh the hubby's mom made us some of this! Holy crap, I think I ate half of it. We didn't bring our bundt pan when we moved. :( I'm going to have to send off for it now!
Iveenia Iveenia 7 years 41 weeks
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years 41 weeks
I make something very similar to this, but the dough balls are stuffed with cream cheese. It's also a Paula recipe, but she calls it Gorilla Bread. I posted it here a few years back.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 7 years 41 weeks
This sounds super simple!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years 41 weeks
:faint: Awesome post!!!! You have inspired me to try this death-Monkey Bread. :-)
ashleycakes ashleycakes 7 years 41 weeks
OMG, I'm drooling just reading about this, this looks SO good! :rotfl: @ "Right about now I'm wishing I had a bundt pan."
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 7 years 41 weeks
I have always wondered what monkey bread was. Looks way too rich for me. Girls like horror too! The Horror Fatale
lorioz lorioz 7 years 41 weeks
That looks soooo good!
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 7 years 41 weeks
Oooo :drool: That looks so good. We also can't get the canned biscuits here. :(
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years 41 weeks
Hey, did you get a lens for you new camera? This looks so delicious!!! :drool: I really can't wait to buy a stove. I think I'll buy one before buying a bed. Is there something I could use instead of the biscuits? I can't get them here. Unless I make my own biscuits... Do you think it would work?