I Bake: Monkey Bread

Have you guys had monkey bread before? The first time I really had it was on one of our many trips to our cabin at Shaver Lake. They have a sign that says something about their monkey bread being famous, but I’m sure most places say their food is famous (like, “world’s best pizza!”, etc., I think that’s so funny – when you go to a big city you see a dozen of them 😀 ). Anyways! This bread is to die for! So yummy and fun to eat, not so happy for your gut but happy for your mind and tasebuds!

I randomly saw a recipe while browsing The Pioneer Woman’s recipe gallery, and it was SO easy that I could not believe it and was thinking about it nonstop for days. I ended up making it this weekend when I was on a random baking spree, and oh my is it good! Here’s the recipe

Monkey Bread
Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman


The ingredients:
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 sticks of butter
2-3 tsp. cinnamon
3 cans buttermilk biscuits
1 cup sugar
Bundt pan
*Options: chopped pecans or other nuts of your choice
Now that you have those few little things, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Open your cans of biscuits (does this scare the poop out of anyone else, I have so much anxiety opening those popping cans, hah!). Cut each biscuit into quarters.

Combine 1 cup of sugar with 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon (depending on how much you like!).

Now, if you’re “with it” you will have a large zip-lock bag. Pour the sugar/cinnamon mixture into the bag, along with all of your little biscuit pieces and shake it to coat.
However, if you are like me and forget said bags, this is easily done by mixing in a big bowl 🙂 

*If you’re adding any nuts to your bread, you’ll want to put them in the bottom of your bunt pan NOW, before you put your bread in the pan.
Place the coated biscuit pieces in your greased bundt pan. My pan was either small, or I had really big biscuits, so they came way close to the top of the pan. I don’t recommend this unless you want drippings all over your oven 🙂 

Alright, put that pan to the side for now! In a small saucepan over mediun-high head, melt the 2 sticks of butter with 1/2 cup of brown sugar.

Stir stir stir until it is fully melted and combined. Also, sorry for my bad kitchen lighting, it was kind of sucky at this time of evening. 

Now that your super healthy sauce is done, you can pour it all over your biscuit pieces that are awaiting you in the bundt pan. Mmmmmm. 

Now, place the bread in your preheated oven for 30-40 minutes (mine took 40). Take it out, and take a whiff, yummm. Let the bread cook for a while so the “juices” thicken up a bit – you want all that yumminess to stick to the bread, trust me. After that, flip your pan over on a big plate and voila! 

I added yummy pecans to the bottom of my pan before cooking 🙂 You can also mix them in the whole bread if you wanted to. 



10 responses to “I Bake: Monkey Bread

  1. I have to make this! I have always wondered what monkey bread was after I heard it in one of Kanye's songs…

  2. OHHHHH MY GOOOOODNESSS! I love love love Monkey Bread! Wow I haven't had it in sooo long…Hmmm I need to make some now! <333

  3. oh YUM. I made something similar one morning when we had some crescent rolls that needed to be used. Though both Cale and I went into such a sugar coma afterwards! I'm not used to that concentrated of an amount of sugar! Yummy though 🙂

  4. Thanks for the recipe! I want to make this soon! Looks so cinnamon-sugary delicious! Um, first I need to procure a Bundt pan.

  5. Whoa! My grandma makes this every year for christmas morning breakfast table and I never knew how she did it!

  6. So bad, yet oh-so good…I remember eating monkey bread at girl scout overnights, haha! That was a long time ago.Yours looks perfect!

  7. I love Monkey Bread, Brett's family makes it every morning when we are all together, its a family tradition. The only difference is that they use raisins instead of nuts. I think I would much more prefer the nuts to raisins. Those pictures are making me hungry..hmm I wonder if I could convince Brett to go out and get all the supplies 🙂

  8. Monkey Bread!! My gramma used to make this for us on holiday mornings and when I got married I carried on the tradition but this past Easter…I did not. *gasp!* And now I feel very guilty for it b/c JUST LOOK AT ALL THE YUMMINESS! haha!! Maybe I should make this for Malachi's birthday breakfast next week… NOM!

  9. I've never had Monkey Bread, but I've heard it's amazing! And who knew it was THIS EASY?! I'm sooooooo making this ASAP!!!

  10. this looks so good! i may have to try this!!

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