I can’t remember the first time I made monkey bread. But I can sure remember the first time I tried it.

So sweet… so irresistible.

And as a kid, I also loved that it was a dessert that I could eat with my fingers. A sugary twist finger food!

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These days I make it for my own family. And although my children are a little older, they still get giddy when I tell them we’ll have a plate of monkey bread on our kitchen counter.

What I love about this recipe is it’s great for guests. Whether they have it for breakfast or dessert!

And if you’re in charge of bringing a sweet treat to a party, you can be sure each little biscuit bite will be cleared by the end of the night.

Sweet and Simple Monkey Bread

Sweet and Simple Monkey Bread

Sweet and Simple Monkey Bread

Sticky, sweet and great for group gatherings, this cinnamon-filled monkey bread is the ultimate dessert!


  • 24 ounces refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Prepare the pan by heavily greasing your bundt or fluted tube pan with butter.
  2. Separate the tube of biscuits and cut each one into four equal bite-sized pieces.
  3. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in a bowl or a plastic bag, then, drop each piece of dough in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and shake around to coat. Gently arrange the cinnamon-sugar biscuit pieces into the prepared pan.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine the butter and brown sugar. Add 1/2 cup of the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture from the excess.
  5. Gently heat to melt butter and bring the mixture just to a boil. Immediately remove from heat. Stir until the sugars have fully dissolved. Do not overcook the syrup; you just want the sugar to dissolve. Carefully drizzle the warm mixture over the rolled dough balls in the pan.
  6. Arrange the pan in the center of the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes.
  7. Allow the pan to rest for about 5 minutes out of the oven, then cover it with a large plate and carefully flip it over. Eat the bread by pulling apart the warm, sugary dough balls!

So, why is this recipe called monkey bread in the first place?

Most people think it’s because of the “picking” that people do when they’re eating it. Similar to how a monkey eats!

But no matter how it got it’s name, this sweet and simple monkey bread is always a crowd-pleaser.

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Here’s another great thing about monkey bread… it can be made ahead of time!

Simply prepare it like you would if you were to enjoy it immediately. But instead of baking it, place it covered in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake it.

What do you say? Time to make some monkey bread?

I hope this extra tasty treat ends up on your table soon!

From my kitchen to yours,


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