Monkey Bread

Shauna Farr Recipe

By Shauna Farr Dietcokebottle

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This is a fun treat to make and eat! My mom used to make this for me when I was a kid. It would be a special treat when she made it! I love making it now for Thanksgiving morning

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Monkey Bread is always a great way to brighten a morning!  The aroma when it is baking will wake everyone up and they'll have smiles on their faces.  This recipe is a stand-out, and I especially like the addition of coconut.


4 can(s)
refrigerator biscuits (about 40)
1 1/2 Tbsp
1/2 c
1 c
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
pecans, raisins, walnuts and/or coconut, if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Pour sugar and cinnamon into a plastic bag and mix.
Add biscuit pieces, several at a time; shake to coat well.
Place pieces in a buttered tube or Bundt pan until all are used
Sprinkle layers with nuts, raisins or coconut.
Bring brown sugar and butter to a boil in saucepan. Cool 10 minutes, then pour over top of biscuits.
Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes. Allow to cool 15 minutes before removing from pan. Turn upside down to serve

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #Brunch, #festive

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Linda Stevens bittygirl51
Dec 25, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Linda Stevens bittygirl51
Dec 25, 2012
Shauna, I've made monkey break before, but had lost my recipe. I do recall making it with Rhoades bread dough in the past, but I really liked using the biscuits. This was made this morning for our Christmas morning breakfast and was delicious! I used pecans, and followed the recipe to the letter. I also baked it for the full 45 minutes and let it cool as suggested before turning onto a plate. I bought just the 4 pack of Great Value buttermilk biscuts at Walmart. Any will work, I'm sure.

Next time, I will make a little more of the butter/brown sugar mixture - because they seemed a little drier than I prefer - but otherwise were delicious!
Jeni Zuffinetti jollygerl
Nov 9, 2012
I made this earlier this morning but did not have any raisins. I threw it a teaspoon of instant coffee with the cinnamon sugar coating and some dark chocolate chip. Came out great!!
Becky Wodrich jordynsgrandma
Nov 4, 2012
Nov 4, 2012 @ 10:37 AM
Sorry I forgot to ask after each layer of biscuits you put in the Bundt Pan are you suppose to add the pecans and raisins after each layer or just at the end of doing all the layers basically on top only?
Becky Wodrich jordynsgrandma
Nov 4, 2012
Nov. 4, 2012 @ 10:28 AM
When using a Bundt Pan your saying to spread butter around the inside of the pan to prevent sticking..can anyone tell if you know if you can spray the inside of the pan with butter cooking spray and will it work or will they still stick?..Can't wait to try this recipe..:o)