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Best Monkey Bread Recipe Ever!

Best Monkey Bread Recipe Ever!

Monkey Bread is a pull apart dessert that has fluffy biscuits rolled in cinnamon and sugar and covered in a delicious and buttery brown sugar glaze. 

My son is such a picky eater. I remember when he went to cub scout camp, he came home so excited that they made a delicious snack — monkey bread!

I never had monkey bread before and after looking up monkey bread, I couldn’t believe I never tried this delicious snack before! Now, it’s become a favorite dessert to enjoy around here.

This Monkey Bread recipe is made with pre-made buttermilk biscuits. Then, you roll them in a delicious mixture of cinnamon sugar and pile them up in your bundt pan. Finally, a gooey glaze of buttery brown sugar is poured right over the cinnamon biscuits.

You then bake your monkey bread and when it’s done, you can create a cream cheese glaze to drizzle over it and pull pieces off to enjoy. You can also layer your Monkey Bread with ingredients like pecans or chocolate chips for added flavor and fun.

Since a bunch of 8 year olds made Monkey Bread at camp, it’s a recipe that is easy enough for kids to make!

If you decide to take the extra step to make homemade biscuits, be sure to use my recipe for biscuits that can be made with pancake mix.

monkey bread recipe

How to make the Best Monkey Bread Recipe Ever!

In order to make the best monkey bread recipe, you will need:

–   3 cans of biscuits

–   white sugar

–   cinnamon

–   A pinch of salt

–   brown sugar

–   a stick of butter

–   1 tablespoon of water

–   Optional: pecans, chocolate chips or any other mix ins you like.

monkey bread ingredients

Instructions: You can scroll to the bottom to find the full, printable recipe.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a bundt cake pan by spraying it with butter spray.

Heat a small saucepan over medium heat and add in the water, butter and brown sugar and stir constantly until it starts to simmer.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour a third of it into the greased bundt pan.

caramel in a bundt pan

Mix the white sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl together.

Pop open the cans of biscuits and cut each of them into four pieces.

Biscuits
biscuits rolled into balls

Lightly roll the pieces or fold the corners into the center and then toss the dough balls in the cinnamon sugar.

Rolling balls of biscuits into cinnamon sugar

Drop in a third of the dough balls into the pan over the brown sugar caramel.

Biscuits in a bundt pan

Sprinkle in your mix-ins of choice, such as chocolate chips, pecans, cashews and anything else that sounds tasty!

Pecans over cinnamon sugar biscuits in a bundt pan

Next pour half of the remaining caramel over the dough balls.

Caramel over biscuits

Repeat the process one more time until all of the dough balls and the caramel are gone.

Bake your monkey bread in the oven for thirty-five to forty minutes.

One of my favorite things about making monkey bread is the delicious smell as it’s baking! Gosh I just love the smell of cinnamon and brown sugar!

Monkey Bread in a bundt pan

After you remove the monkey bread from the oven and let sit for ten minutes before serving like that or turning it over on a large serving plate and serving with a cream cheese drizzle.

Monkey Bread
monkey bread up close

I love this cream cheese drizzle. I serve it over so many different types of bundt cake recipes or even french toast.

To make a cream cheese drizzle for this monkey bread recipe, you’ll need:

cream cheese frosting

–   4 ounces of softened cream cheese

–   vanilla extract

–   milk

–   powdered sugar, sifted

To make the cream cheese drizzle:

cream cheese drizzle

1. Mix the cream cheese in a bowl with a spoon until smooth and creamy.

2. Add in the vanilla extract and stir completely.

3. Add the milk in one tablespoon increments and stir well between each add in.

4. Finally, add in the powdered sugar and stir completely.

5. Add a bit more milk if it needs to be thinned or powdered sugar if it needs to be thickened.

Drizzle it right over pieces of the monkey bread!

monkey bread pieces
monkey bread up close
monkey bread with powdered sugar
Best Monkey Bread Recipe Ever

Best Monkey Bread Recipe Ever

Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

The best monkey bread ever recipe is a pull apart dessert that has fluffy biscuits rolled in cinnamon and sugar and covered in a delicious and buttery brown sugar glaze. 

Ingredients

  • 3 cans of biscuits
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • Optional: pecans, chocolate chips or any other mix ins you like.
  • Ingredients for the cream cheese drizzle:
  • 4 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, sifted

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a bundt cake pan by spraying it with butter spray.

2. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat and add in the water, butter and brown sugar and stir constantly until it starts to simmer. Remove from the heat and pour a third of it into the greased bundt pan.

3. Mix the white sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl together.

4. Pop open the cans of biscuits and cut each of them into four pieces.

5. Lightly roll the pieces or fold the corners into the center and then toss the dough balls in the cinnamon sugar.

6. Drop in a third of the dough balls into the pan over the brown sugar caramel.

7. Sprinkle in your mix-ins of choice, such as chocolate chips, pecans, cashews and anything else that sounds tasty!

8. Next pour half of the remaining caramel over the dough balls.

9. Repeat the process one more time until all of the dough balls and the caramel are gone.

10.  Bake your monkey bread in the oven for thirty-five to forty minutes.

11.  Remove monkey bread from the oven and let sit for ten minutes before serving like that or turning it over on a large serving plate and serving with the cream cheese drizzle or milk. 

To make the cream cheese drizzle:

1. Mix the cream cheese in a bowl with a spoon until smooth and creamy.

2. Add in the vanilla extract and stir completely.

3. Add the milk in one tablespoon increments and stir well between each add in.

4. Finally, add in the powdered sugar and stir completely.

5. Add a bit more milk if it needs to be thinned or powdered sugar if it needs to be thickened.

6. Enjoy! 

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