Monkey Bread

Want some ooey gooey Monkey Bread goodness?

You know when you get a hankering for something sweet, and you have nothing in your pantry to fit the bill? Well, this Monkey Bread recipe is my go-to dessert for just those times. The ingredients are fairly simple, and most people have the items on hand at all times and if you don’t, put them on your shopping list right now. 😉

I found this recipe on the Pillsbury website years ago, and it has become a family favorite. SO very easy to make, and kid-friendly too – my kiddos love to help me with this recipe. Great for a church function, pot luck at work, quick breakfast treat, or even a birthday party. And doesn’t cost you a pretty penny to make either.

We “adjust” the ingredients to make it more to our liking (extra butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar.. extra is GOOD)! Feel free to make it your own as well.

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread


  • 2 cans Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
  • 1/2 cup raisins, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease Bundt cake or tube pan with shortening or cooking spray. In a large plastic zip bag, add the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Seal and shake to combine.
  2. Separate dough into 16 biscuits and cut each into quarters. Drop quartered pieces into zip bag and shake to coat with cinnamon sugar mixture. Arrange in greased pan adding nuts and raisins among the biscuit pieces. Continue layering until all pieces are used (approximately 2-1/2 layers)
  3. In a small bowl, melt butter or margarine and whisk in the brown sugar until smooth. Pour mixture over biscuit pieces.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until it has a rich, golden brown crust and is no longer doughy in center. As tempting as it will be, try to let it cool for at least 10-15 minutes before turning upside down onto your serving plate. No need for cutting - simply pull apart. Served best warm.

Monkey Bread



  1. I’ve seen this served but never knew how it was made. YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing. I just might try this one with the kids. :)

  2. I’m snowed in with 2 kids. Please send monkey bread ASAP!!

  3. Betty Baez says:

    making this next week!!!

  4. Hello Tree!

    Just jumped here from the NE Bloggers Network site. You have such a great blog! So much to read here. I just signed up for your email updates.

    Monkey Bread? Give me a pot of coffee and I’ll eat it all!


    • Hi Phil.. thanks for stopping by! :) Monkey bread is definitely addicting.. and goes down beautifully with a pot of coffee! lol Thanks for signing up!

  5. Malika Bourne says:

    Oh, monkey bread! I need…
    except have pumpkin bread coming out of the oven in 10 minutes. Definitely pumpkin. I had the loaf in or 3 minutes then I remembered I forgot to put the pumpkin in.
    thanks for my home, I would love to have you share this recipe in a few days for shameless self promo.

  6. Karen Glatt says:

    I just love Monkey Bread! It is so good. Your recipe is easy and fast to make. I am going to make some again! Thanks for this awesome recipe!

  7. OMG ! this looks delicious. I have never attempted to make Monkey Bread because I thought it would be so difficult to make. :) I’m amazed how simple this is. Thanks so much for posting thois recipe. I’m definitely going to make this for sure.
    Carol L

    • It is SO simple.. a great dessert to bring for a family get together. Doesn’t take much time, and doesn’t cost a fortune either. And it’s delicious!

  8. Yum! I haven’t had this in a while and now I want some! Silly eating healthy business!

  9. I love monkey bread, sounds delicious!

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