Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monkey Bread

This was a treat my Aunt Mary used to make all the time when I was a kid and my mom also made it.  I remember all sitting around it, devouring it as fast as we could before it was gone and it always seemed to be in a matter of minutes.  It is a wonderful sugary treat that can be a dessert, or a yummy breakfast treat, which was how we enjoyed it this morning.  It could not be much easier and baked while I got ready for the day. 

This is not my Aunt's recipe, and is similar to the one printed on the Pillsbury label.  The original recipe used    1 1/4 cups of butter, where as the one I used uses 1 stick.  And hers you dip in the butter then the cinnamon sugar and drizzle honey, and this one you dump a brown sugar butter mixture over the top.  Either way, this is an outstanding treat!


  • 4 cans Pillsbury biscuits (I buy the 4 pack)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 TBSP cinnamon
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350. Spray bundt pan with nonstick spray.  Mix together white sugar and cinnamon and open a package of biscuits.  Cut each biscuits into quarters (I used kitchen shears) and roll into balls.

Dip each  piece into sugar cinnamon mixture and place in bundt pan.  Before opening another can, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon sugar over each layer.  Continue with each can, sprinkling sugar cinnamon after, until all the cans are used.  There will be some cinnamon sugar left.  I just added it to my cinnamon sugar mix for toast.  Melt butter in microwave and whisk in brown sugar until all incorporated.  Pour brown sugar butter mixture over top.  Bake for 35-45 minutes.  Remove from oven.  Wait ten minutes before turning out onto plate.

1 comment:

  1. I had a good laugh when I saw your title this morning, I had just made it for the kids on Sunday. Then again this morning for a coffee with friends. I learned to only use 2 cans and put it in a 9 inch round, cooks faster and the kids won't go crazy eating too much of it. Since is does not reheat to well. Have a blessed day!