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Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Is it possible for four kids to cook together without total chaos in the kitchen? Yes, with the right recipe. This cinnamon roll monkey bread is a favorite with my bunch. They get to "play" with the dough as they roll pieces of refrigerated biscuits into balls. —Lisa Combs, Greenville, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 4 tubes (7-1/2 ounces each) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350° Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces; shape into balls. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar. Arrange evenly in a generously greased 9- or 10-in. fluted tube pan. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar.
  • Combine butter and brown sugar; pour over the top. Place tube pan on baking sheet; bake until dough is golden brown and cooked through, 35-45 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting bread onto a serving platter.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 133 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Kim
    Mar 2, 2021

    Biscuits are biscuits whether you make them yourself or get them from a can... Same with monkey bread. Make them with canned dough or make them from home made dough. Still a very delicious monkey bread recipe Thank you for sharing.

  • Marilynn
    Nov 5, 2020

    Thsi is NOT Monkey Bread! It may be a good recipe but REAL Monkey Bread is NOT made with canned "biscuits" way! Need to call it what it is.....Cinnamon Biscuits or ????? Monkey Bread is BREAD with gooey yum......this is BISCUITS, NOT BREAD! Tired of seeing "Monkey Bread", then seeing it's made with biscuits.......NO it is NOT!

  • Queenlalisa
    Jan 16, 2017

    This is the perfect monkey bread recipe. My family loved it. I made a butter, powdered sugar and milk glaze to drizzle over. It is sweet but it is supposed to be sweet. I will make again and again.

  • Loiscooks
    Dec 27, 2016

    I wanted to try this, but I had only one tube of rolls. I made this with one tube and baked it in a loaf pan. I did not use the brown sugar topping, though. The bread was good, but next time I will try a very light topping of the brown sugar and cinnamon. This is a good recipe.

  • Kim0827
    Oct 29, 2016

    4 stars from me 2-3 stars from my family. Too time I'll use less of the cinnamon sugar

  • havingfunwithmyfamily
    Jan 29, 2016

    I am so excited to serve this tonight. I love Monkey Bread, but I've never made it before, so I was so nervous that it would all stick to my pan and be a big disaster. I bought 1 lb. containers and used two of them...hoping it was enough. It came out just beautifully. 2 lb. is the perfect amount. Thank you so much.

  • hkarow9713
    Sep 16, 2015

    I cut the recipe in half and baked it in a loaf pan and it still turned out great! I wouldn't put the remaining cinnamon sugar over top when I make it again though. It was a bit too sweet for my liking, but still a big hit in our house!

  • Ham_Sammich
    Sep 2, 2015

    I didn't read ahead about how many tubes of biscuits I would need, so I had to modify this accordingly! I made a quarter of the original recipe and in place of the fluted tube pan, I used a doughnut pan...which resulted in 11 monkey bread doughnuts for the one tube of biscuits I had. My kids loved it - and I loved the individual portions!

  • rllewis7
    Mar 14, 2015

    I also used homemade buttermilk biscuits in this recipe. The monkey bread turned out perfectly, pulled apart beautifully, and the butter and brown sugar created a great caramel crust on the soft cinnamon sugar bread.

  • dancingfool
    Jan 18, 2015

    Delicious, can't wait to make with my grandchildren next time they are here!