Turn refrigerated biscuits into the best Monkey Bread with this easy recipe. You only need 5 ingredients to make an amazing breakfast the whole family will love.
Nothing says “Christmas morning” like homemade baked goods, especially when they’re covered in cinnamon and sugar. If you like monkey bread, you’ll love these classic Cinnamon Rolls too! Or give our apple cinnamon bread a try soon.
Why this Recipe is Best
I’ve loved monkey bread for as long as I can remember. What’s not to love about fresh baked bread covered in butter and cinnamon sugar? Baking it in a Bundt pan makes it easy for everyone to pull off a section to devour.
- Made with prepared biscuit dough. Super easy!
- Gooey pull apart bread is so much fun to share.
- Caramelized cinnamon sugar coating.
You’ll have so much fun passing this around the table. . . and fighting over who gets to have that last perfect piece!
Try our easy Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Bread next. Similar to monkey bread, it’s a breakfast to love!
Refrigerated biscuits – Any brand will do. The pre-segmented rolls of dough take the hassle and guesswork out of homemade monkey bread. I love using Grands biscuits (the original)- the flaky layers are awesome.
Butter – Unsalted is best but if you only have salted, go ahead and use it here. You’ll melt it with brown sugar to create the sticky sweet monkey bread coating!
Brown Sugar- create the ultimate caramelized topping with brown sugar!
Cinnamon Sugar- make your own with our easy cinnamon sugar blend, or buy it already mixed!
Prepare a Bundt pan: Grease and flour a fluted tube (bundt) pan or spray it generously with baking spray.
Prepare the biscuits: Quarter each of the canned biscuits. Place the biscuit pieces in a bag with the cinnamon sugar. Shake until the pieces are well coated. Now place them in the bundt pan in a single layer.
Brown sugar topping: Warm the butter and brown sugar in a sauce pan over the stove. Whisk until smooth and combined before pouring the mixture over the biscuits.
Bake: Bake for about 35 minutes, or until the biscuits are fully cooked through.
Let the Monkey Bread cool in the pan for a few minutes before turning it out onto a serving dish. Enjoy warm for best taste!
Tips and Tricks
- Make sure to use a 9 cup bundt pan for this recipe. The monkey bread will overflow into your oven if you use anything smaller.
- Place a baking sheet under the bundt pan to catch any dripping glaze or overflowing monkey bread.
- Remove this bread from the pan while it’s still warm. If you let it cool fully in the bundt pan, it will get stuck.
- Add nuts or raisins for a delicious twist!
- Serve with a drizzle of icing or with our delicious buttermilk syrup. SO GOOD.
Homemade monkey bread is best enjoyed fresh from the oven while still warm. Any leftovers (as if!) can be stored in a sealed container or zipped plastic bag at room temperature for about 3 days.
Monkey bread is definitely freezer friendly! Wrap it in plastic cling wrap, then foil before freezing. It will stay good for about 3 months. Rewarm thawed monkey bread in the oven or microwave before enjoying.
Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar over biscuits before baking for even more sweet cinnamon flavor.
Use a standard 9 cup bundt pan (also called a “flute pan”) for this recipe. Do not use the ones with fancy molds and designs. Those are best saved for another recipe!
The easiest Monkey Bread Recipe is made with refrigerated biscuit dough and lots of cinnamon sugar. This sticky-sweet bread is perfect for sharing on a lazy weekend or holiday morning!