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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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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  • 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 sweet...next 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!

  • TNbluffbaker
    Oct 24, 2014

    Delicious! I like to microwave a container of cream cheese frosting to drizzle over the rolls when they come out of the oven.

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Jun 13, 2014

    I was searching for a monkey bread recipe that didn't use a packaged pudding mix and I found this. The cinnamon and sugar mixture along with the butter and brown sugar give it a great flavor. I used a homemade buttermilk bread recipe instead of the refrigerated buttermilk biscuits.