Monkey Bread Recipe
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Monkey Bread Recipe

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Both of my boys really enjoyed helping me make Monkey Bread when they were young. It seemed to taste twice as good when they helped fix it. It's one of our favorites for breakfast or as a snack. —Carol Allen, McLeansboro, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:10-12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) cook-and-serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, optional
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tubes (10 ounces each) refrigerated biscuits

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 223 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 343 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the pudding mix, sugar, cinnamon and pecans if desired. Pour the butter into a shallow bowl. Cut the biscuits into quarters. Dip several pieces into the butter, then place in bag and shake to coat.
  2. Arrange in a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Repeat until all the biscuit pieces are coated. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until browned. Cool for 30 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Monkey Bread in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p14

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"have a question-has anyone tried this w/chocolate pudding?????"

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"I have a bread maker so I like to experiment with dough (so I didn't use the refrigerated biscuits) and it turned out great!! I will make this one again for sure!! :)"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"This monkey bread is fabulous and easy to make. I used a 10 inch bundt pan and it turned out great! When I make it again I won't wait the 30 minutes to flip. Most of the yummy stuff was left in the pan."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"Oh good grief! RE: post by darthula--is there a rule book on what makes monkey bread "real monkey bread"?? This looks wonderful with the addition of pudding!!! Will definately try this version of it!! :)"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2008

"do you fix it the same way with frozen dinner rolls? Have to defrost and let raise first,I'm sure."

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