Easy Monkey Bread

         Monkey bread is a delicious breakfast treat. It is a caramel roll in a very large size. When you make Monkey bread, you will place chunks of torn dough into a bundt cake pan. There is also a rich ooey gooey caramel sauce mixed with nuts.

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Monkey bread is a homemade item, with this recipe, that is more economical than going to a bakery and buying a dozen caramel rolls. It is tasty, fun to make and even more fun to eat.

            Many people make Monkey bread as tiny balls of dough and a cinnamon sugar flavoring. This recipe has been around for years. I have previously published the caramel version.

This time, you are going to get the cinnamon roll version but with a little sauce to keep it moist. There are many variations floating around for this breakfast item. I am giving you the one that I found to be the easiest to make without giving up any flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I use a different pan?

You can use a square baking dish, a 9×13 baking pan or even loaf pans. I would not suggest an Angel food pan. I believe that the sauce will leak out the bottom and create a disaster for you.

            Can I make this ahead of time?

Certainly you can. Follow the recipe up to the baking stage. Do not bake the bread though. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. This bread can sit in the refrigerator for up to 18 hours. Two hours before you want to bake this, remove it from the refrigerator and allow it to sit on the counter for a couple hours. This will help it to rise.

            Can I use thawed, frozen bread dough?

I have never tried this myself. I would believe it is more than possible to make these using bread dough instead of biscuit dough.

            Can I make more of the brown sugar and butter mix?

If you would like to have more of the sauce covering the pieces of dough in your Monkey Bread, yes, feel free to add more.

What do you need to make Easy Monkey Bread

            4 cans of premade biscuit dough, such as Pillsbury brand

            2 tbsp ground cinnamon

            ¾ cup granulated sugar

            ¾ cup of packed brown sugar

            ½ cup butter, melted

How to make Easy Monkey Bread

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

In a mixing bowl combine the brown sugar and the butter

a)

b)

SECOND STEP:

In a small bowl combine the granulated sugar and the cinnamon

Open each package of biscuit dough and remove the biscuits from the package

THIRD STEP:

Cut the biscuits into fourths

Coat each of these pieces with the cinnamon and sugar mixture

a)

b)

FOURTH STEP:

Drop the dough pieces into the bundt cake pan, but do not fill more than ⅔ of the pan

a)

b)

c)

Drizzle the brown sugar and butter mixture over the tops of the dough pieces

a)

b)

c)

This brown sugar mix will make its way down through the cracks and crevices in the dough pieces

FIFTH STEP:

Place in the oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes

SIXTH STEP:

Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes

Cover with a plate and flip upside down.

Serve and enjoy!

YUM!

Easy Monkey Bread

Easy Monkey Bread

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 cans of premade biscuit dough, such as Pillsbury brand
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup of packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

In a mixing bowl combine the brown sugar and the butter

SECOND STEP:

In a small bowl combine the granulated sugar and the cinnamon

Open each package of biscuit dough and remove the biscuits from the package

THIRD STEP:

Cut the biscuits into fourths

Coat each of these pieces with the cinnamon and sugar mixture

FOURTH STEP:

Drop the dough pieces into the bundt cake pan, but do not fill more than ⅔ of the pan

Drizzle the brown sugar and butter mixture over the tops of the dough pieces

FIFTH STEP:

This brown sugar mix will make its way down through the cracks and crevices in the dough pieces

Place in the oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes

SIXTH STEP:

Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes

Cover with a plate and flip upside down.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 6gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 120gSugar: 12gProtein: 8g