Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 12-ounce package biscuit dough - seperated into individual biscuit pieces
  • 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup pecans or walnuts - chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare a loaf pan (around 9 inches x 4 inches) with a light coating of butter or cooking spray.

Mix the white sugar and cinnamon together in a large zip-lock bag. Cut each biscuit into quarters. Place them in the bag 10 to 15 at a time and shake to coat each piece. Arrange coated biscuit pieces in loaf pan - scattering the chopped walnuts among them.

In a small sauce pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. When it is almost completely melted, add brown sugar. Stir. Increase heat to medium-high and allow mixture to boil for one minute.

Pour hot mixture over biscuit pieces in prepared pan.

Bake for 25 minutes or until golden on top. Allow bread to cool in pan for 6 or 7 minutes. Don't let it cool completely - you want the caramel to still be somewhat liquid.

Flip the entire bread upside down onto a plate. The caramel will be thick and gooey and will drip down the sides of the bread.

Serve warm.


Monkey Bread


For a video tutorial of this recipe, check out our blog post titled How To Make Monkey Bread.


If you like raisins, you can add 1/3 of them with - or instead of - the nut pieces. This bread is huge in our house around St. Patrick's Day. It's a special treat for our kids who - please believe me - eat much healthier most of the time.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank JimmyK for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Monkey Bread?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 2 votes.


From Dana
Rating (out of 5):  

Just made these. Although, yes, it is double written, you can figure it out. They were super easy to make and turned out amazing. Mmmmm.

Comment submitted: 12/9/2011 (#13298)



From GMo
Rating (out of 5):  

Oh thank you so much for this! We used to make this in the Boy Scouts while camping. Brings back some great memories!

Comment submitted: 7/20/2010 (#10931)



From Noah

This recipe is totally confusing. It's like it's written twice over. The two paragraphs starting with "In a small saucepan, melt the margarine..." and "Then, in a medium bowl..." seem to repeat everything that was written before that. Or are you supposed to do everything twice before finally baking "for 25 minutes..."? It's not clear.

Comment submitted: 2/13/2008 (#4619)





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