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Monkey Bread with Canned Biscuits: Easy & Fun Recipe

Get ready to enjoy this great recipe for delicious monkey bread made with canned biscuits!

Monkey bread is a sweet, sticky, pull-apart bread that’s typically made with balls of dough coated in butter, cinnamon, and sugar. It’s baked until golden and gooey, then drizzled with a glaze or caramel sauce. The result is a soft, chewy, and utterly irresistible treat that’s perfect for sharing.

This delicious money bread recipe with offers endless variations – from adding chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit to experimenting with a savory monkey bread with ingredients like cheese and herbs.

The next time you’re in need of a crowd-pleasing biscuit recipe give this monkey bread recipe a try. 

Why Use Canned Biscuits to Make Monkey Bread?

Using canned biscuits is a genius shortcut that saves time without sacrificing flavor or texture. The dough has a tender, flaky consistency, making them ideal for monkey bread. 

Easy Monkey Bread Recipe with Canned Biscuits

Monkey Bread Ingredients

Buttermilk biscuits serve as the base, perfectly complemented by the sweetness of cinnamon sugar. Melted butter, brown sugar and a touch of vanilla add richness and a caramel-like flavor. Together, these ingredients combine to create a mouthwatering, sweet, and sticky treat that’s perfect for sharing and guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.

How do you make monkey bread with biscuits?

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a bundt cake pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

Open the cans of biscuit dough and separate each biscuit. Cut each biscuit into quarters using a pizza cutter or kitchen scissors

Add the granulated sugar and cinnamon to a large plastic zip bag.

Toss in the biscuit pieces and shake to coat in the sugar mixture.

For best results, divide the biscuits, sugar, and cinnamon between two large bags.

Dump the biscuits into your greased bundt pan, and spread out evenly. Try to avoid getting the excess sugar and cinnamon into the pan.

Easy Monkey Bread Recipe with Canned Biscuits

In a medium sauce pan, melt the unsalted butter over medium-high heat.

Add the brown sugar, and stir until dissolved and fully incorporated.

Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.

Pour this mixture over the biscuits in your bundt pan, spreading out evenly.

Easy Monkey Bread Recipe with Canned Biscuits

Bake for 35-45 minutes. The biscuits at the top of the bundt pan will form a hard crust.

Allow the monkey bread to cool for 10-15 minutes, and flip out onto a plate or platter.

Easy Monkey Bread Recipe with Canned Biscuits

Canned Biscuit Monkey Bread is best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container for a couple of days.

Easy Monkey Bread Recipe with Canned Biscuits

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Easy Monkey Bread Recipe with Canned Biscuits

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Easy Monkey Bread Recipe with Canned Biscuits

Easy Monkey Bread Recipe with Canned Biscuits

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This monkey bread recipe uses canned biscuits for a quick and delicious dessert or breakfast. With a perfect blend of cinnamon, sugar and butter, this sweet and sticky delight is sure to impress. Whether you're hosting a brunch or just want a fun baking project, this monkey bread is a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 3 (16.3 oz.) cans of buttermilk biscuits (quartered)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a bundt pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
Add the granulated sugar and cinnamon to a large plastic zip bag.
Toss in the biscuits, and shake to coat.
For best results, divide the biscuits, sugar, and cinnamon between two large bags.
Dump the biscuits into your bundt pan, and spread out evenly. Try to avoid getting the excess sugar and cinnamon into the pan.
In a medium sauce pan, melt the unsalted butter over medium-high heat.
Add the brown sugar, and stir until dissolved and fully incorporated.
Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.
Pour this mixture over the biscuits in your bundt pan, spreading out evenly.
Bake for 35-45 minutes. The biscuits at the top of the bundt pan will form a hard crust.
Allow the monkey bread to cool for 10-15 minutes, and flip out onto a plate or platter.

Notes

How to Store Monkey Bread Leftovers 

Monkey Bread is best served fresh and warm. However, you can store leftovers in an airtight container for 1 week if needed and serve at room temperature.

Do I have to use a bundt pan to make a simple monkey bread recipe?

No, you do not have to use a bundt pan to make monkey bread – in fact, many people prefer to use a loaf pan. The key is finding a baking pan that is tall and narrow so that the bread can rise evenly and be easily removed from the dish after baking. Another great idea is to use a muffin tin to make monkey bread muffins.

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