Monkey Bread is an easy breakfast or dessert filled with delicious cinnamon and sugar, coated with a sticky brown sugar glaze. Perfect for brunch or Christmas Morning!
Monkey Bread Recipe
Monkey Bread is a soft and sweet dessert treat that mimics the flavors of a cinnamon roll while being set up like a sharable appetizer. Pull apart this delicious treat and share it with your friends and family. Go an extra step and make a cream cheese frosting to dip every gooey bite into on it’s way to your mouth.
While having a hot and fresh from the oven money bread on the table looks impressive, it’s actually one of super easy to make. In fact, you can recruit the help of your kids to do most of the work and save yourself for getting your hands messy!
There is no wrong time to enjoy a delicious monkey bread, but it can make for an easy morning if you prep it the night before and bake it after waking up. Similar to enjoying a cinnamon roll in the morning or as an after-dinner treat, this monkey bread can find it’s way into your home and your bellies with this super simplistic recipe.
What are the ingredients for monkey bread?
- Brown sugar
- Canned biscuits (I use the small biscuits!)
- Cinnamon and sugar
You can add nuts if you’d like, but I like to just keep it classic and simple. Check out the exact amounts and the steps to follow in the recipe card below!
How to make this easy monkey bread
On the stovetop over low heat, melt together your butter and brown sugar to make a syrup. The sugar should completely dissolve into the butter. Pour the syrup into the bottom of a bundt pan and then set it aside.
Take your canned biscuits and cut them into quarters. I use my kitchen shears to cut the biscuits, it makes the job SO easy! Place the cut biscuits into a closed baggie with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Toss the bag around to coat each biscuit.
Add the biscuit pieces to the bundt pan, placing them on top of the syrup. Just keep layering the cinnamon and sugar biscuits until the bundt pan is full.
Cover the pan with tinfoil and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Covering with tinfoil is necessary to trap the heat into the pan so everything cooks evenly.
Flip the bunt pan over onto a serving plate and enjoy watching the melted syrup fall over the bread. It’s going to be very hot and delicious, so be careful and enjoy!
How to make monkey bread without a bundt pan
If you don’t have a bunt pan handy, you can choose a different pan. An 8×8 inch baking dish or even a muffin pan could be used to make monkey bread. You may have to adjust the baking time so that the biscuits can be fully cooked without becoming over baked, but you should be good to go.
Can you reheat monkey bread?
To reheat your money bread, you can place a portion of it in the microwave and cook it in 15-second intervals. Due to the sugary syrup, you may find that it gets hot very quickly.
You can also place it in your oven at 170 degrees, while covered in foil so that you can cook a larger portion and retain some of that ooey-gooey moisture.
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Easy Monkey Bread
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 7.5 oz cans biscuits
- 1/2 cup cinnamon and sugar
- On the stove top over low heat, melt the butter and brown sugar together to make a syrup.
- Pour the syrup into the bottom of a bundt pan. Set aside.
- Cut each biscuit into fourths, shake in a baggie of cinnamon and sugar to coat each piece of biscuit.
- Add the biscuit pieces to the bundt pan, on top of the syrup.
- Cover the pan with tinfoil and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes.
- Flip the bundt pan upside down onto a plate to serve. The syrup will melt down over the bread.
- Enjoy! (Be careful! it will be hot!)