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Incredibly Easy Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread is an easy, “go to” recipe that your whole family will love! It’s best fresh out of the oven, and I am certain it won’t last long because everyone will love it! Using store bought biscuits, and a few ingredients on hand, you’ll have this out of the oven in no time!

Monkey Bread is a recipe that I learned to make in 4H….many, many, many years ago. Monkey Bread is a great addition to breakfast, but we love to bake it up for an afternoon treat! Since we have been doing A LOT of baking at home, this has become a “staple” treat in our home!  I love sharing easy recipes like this with my daughter, as she is learning her way around the kitchen.  I am committed to giving her the skills she needs to be confident…and it starts with an easy recipe like this!

Easy Monkey Bread

This incredibly easy Monkey Bread recipe uses store bought biscuits, and the rest of the ingredients you likely have on hand! Cinnamon, Sugar, and butter are really all you need to bake up this amazing treat.  It is also a recipe that my 11 year old can MOSTLY make on her own.  She LOVES it!

There are a zillion variations of Monkey Bread, but this classic cinnamon and sugar version is our favorite. Even just a simple addition of chopped nuts makes it yummy!  

The key to a great Monkey Bread starts with the pan.  Using a traditional bundt cake pan is ideal.  This is one of those tools that I thought I’d never use, but I use it way more than I ever dreamed! Using the bundt pan gives it an impressive shape, and I like that you can easily pull it apart when it’s in a bundt shape.

Easy Monkey Bread Ingredients:

  • Refrigerated Biscuits {I like the “grands” size, but regular ones will work, too}
  • Brown Sugar AND White Sugar
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla

See, you probably have all of that already! The one ingredient I don’t ALWAYS have on hand is the biscuits…we like a lot of cinnamon and sugar recipes in our house! But, they are easy enough to pick up at the store.  

hints for Making Monkey Bread:

Cut the biscuits into fourths, and then roll them into nice, round balls.

Neatly arranging the biscuits in the pan will make your Monkey Bread look more even.

Adding a mixture of powdered sugar and milk after baking gives it an impressive drizzle!  

This can be prepped the night before, and refrigerated overnight.  Just bake as directed!

The cozy smell of this Monkey Bread is sure to entice even the sleepiest of people out of bed! Using the refrigerated biscuits in conjunction with the cinnamon and sugar gives it a homemade taste with a store bought base!  So easy!

Make sure you give it time to cool in the pan before inverting it onto a serving plate.  

More of My Favorite Breakfast Treats:

Easy Oatmeal Muffins

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Perfectly Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Monkey Bread is an easy, "go to" recipe that your whole family will love! It's best fresh out of the oven, and I am certain it won't last long because everyone will love it!

Incredibly Easy Monkey Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This incredibly easy Monkey Bread is a perfect treat for a cold afternoon, or served at breakfast! Classic flavors of cinnamon and sugar make it cozy and tasty!


  • 2 Cans Refrigerated Biscuits
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Melted Butter


First, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray, and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the 1/2 Cup Sugar and the Cinnamon. Set aside.

Separate the dough, and cut into quarters. Roll each quarter into a ball.

Toss the dough balls in the cinnamon and sugar mixture, and arrange them in the bundt pan.

Melt the butter and stir in the vanilla and brown sugar. Drizzle over the dough pieces.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, or under golden brown.

Cool in the bundt pan for 10 minutes. Invert the pan, and tap to release onto a plate.

Serve warm.

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I hope your family enjoys this easy Monkey Bread as much as we do!  There really is NO better way to wake up than to this scent of cinnamon and sugar wafting in your home! And, it’s the perfect afternoon treat on a snow day!

Carrie Hurst

Married to my high school sweetheart, we are raising two pirates and a princess. A lifelong Disney fan, lover of good food, and all things creative, I hope you will join me in sharing joy and making memories everyday.







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