Monkey Bread

Growing up in my household, there were a few recipes that my dad would make with us kids on a regular basis. Monkey Bread was always a Sunday morning favorite. It really helps to have some extra hands around when it comes to all the cutting and coating in sugar that is required. I think this recipe is the single reason why you could always find a 4 pack of Pillsbury biscuits in the fridge growing up.

I made this when Hubby’s siblings were in town and we all enjoyed the sugary sweetness just as much as I remember from my childhood. I later found out that my younger siblings back home made it that day as well since I had to call home to get the recipe.

Since this was the first time I’ve made Monkey Bread without the help of my Dad, I did overcook the syrup a bit. It caramelized more than it should. You really want it to be a gooey sticky mess gooing out of the bread. But even the more caramelized version was delicious.

One year ago – Tomatoes Stuffed with Salmon Dill Dip

Monkey Bread – recipe from my Dad – no idea where it originally comes from
4 cans Pillsbury biscuit (get the kind that come in a 4 pack, the small ones, not the Grands)

Sugar coating:
2/3 brown sugar – I was running low on brown sugar, so I used 1/3 cup white and 1/3 cup brown
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Syrup topping:
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Spray your angel food cake or bundt pan.

Mix the sugar coating in a ziplock bag (feel free to add more cinnamon and/or sugar if you run out during the coating process). Cut the biscuits into 4 (kitchen shears work great for this). Drop the biscuit pieces into the ziplock bag and shake to coat. Drop coated biscuit pieces into the prepared pan.

Bring syrup ingredients to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, then pour over biscuit pieces. Bake for 35 minutes.

Turn over onto plate and serve while hot.

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21 Responses to “Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread in a Bundt Pan”

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    yumventures — February 19, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Mmmm that sounds awesome! Such a unique dish!! I’m glad it turned out well, and extra props for not giving in to the bribery aspect, I’m sure you would have won otherwise =)

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    ashleymoss — February 19, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Looks soooo good!! I want to try to make this sometime 🙂

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    penniesonaplatter — February 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    What a great idea!! I need to go eat breakfast now… wish I had this!!

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    ashley — February 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    oh yummmmmm. i’ve been craving cinnamon roll all week!

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    JackieA31509 — February 19, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I want to make this this weekend! Thanks for posting!

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    Sara — February 19, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Oh my gosh, this looks so amazing! Great idea. I think I just drooled on my keyboard a bit. 🙂

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    Heather — February 19, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Genius!

    Would you classify this as a dessert, or breakfast (or both)? 🙂

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    Jen — February 19, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I’d def call this a breakfast item, but it would be perfect for dessert too!

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    nutmegnanny — February 19, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Ok that is awesome! I gotta try that. Breakfast indulgence here we come!

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    oneordinaryday — February 19, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    My husband just suggested monkey bread to me last wknd. I like this version soooo much better, and he will too. Thanks for the great idea!

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    Cupcake Activist — February 20, 2010 at 12:19 am

    I usually make something like this on Christmas morning, but I just use regular monkey rolls. I am definitely trying it with cinnamon rolls next time. Thanks!

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    Sam Kathryn — February 20, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Awesome idea! I loved the link to the cinnamon roll cupcakes as well. I’m defiantly trying this out with my all time favorite cinnamon roll recipe. Thanks for sharing 😀

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    Gala — February 20, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    That is a genius idea combining your two favorites! I’m super impressed!

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    Carrie — February 21, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    My goodness gracious those look good! I haven’t made monkey bread in ages, but have a recipe ready to go once I do. I love your twist!!

    Happy Sunday! :O)

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    grace — February 22, 2010 at 12:02 am

    be still my heart. you’ve just combined two of the finest creations in all of food land. i bow at your feet. 🙂

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    Jennifer — February 22, 2010 at 1:14 am

    WOAH this is sooo smart!!! yum. yum. YUM!

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    Tia — February 22, 2010 at 4:16 am

    aww that is SO ADORABLE. monkey bread to the max!!!

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    Jay Heo — February 22, 2010 at 4:42 am

    thnx for sharing!~

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    Brisbane Baker — February 22, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Wonderful!

    I had originally made your overnight cinnabuns a few months ago and loved them!

    I think I have to give this one a go 😀

    P.S I’m now following you :D:D

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    Megan — February 25, 2010 at 2:15 am

    What a great idea-I am drooling all over the keyboard after reading this post! I am definitely going to try this the next time I make cinnamon rolls 🙂

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    Ingrid — February 27, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Oh, man that’s a brillant idea! I like my monkey bread gooey so I agree with your suggestion of turning it out asap.
    ~ingrid

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