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monkey bread

Recipe by
Jeanne Benavidez
Odessa, TX

I found this recipe (using Pillsbury Grands) several years ago and my family just loves it. The fun part of pulling off a piece of warm, sweet bread bites is a treat for everyone. It's a great treat for Sunday morning brunch, holiday breakfasts or just whenever you want a special sweet treat.

yield 12 servings
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For monkey bread

  • 1/2 c
    sugar (granulted)
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 can
    large, refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 c
    raisins, dark or golden (optional)
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 c
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make monkey bread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 F; lightly grease a regular Bundt pan with butter-flavored shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2
    PREPARE SUGAR/CINNAMON: Add the sugar and cinnamon in a large plastic storage bag and shake well to combine.
  • 3
    PREPARE THE BROWN SUGAR/BUTTER: In a measuring cup (for easy pouring) melt the butter in the microwave and then add the brown sugar and mix well
  • 4
    SEPARATE THE 16 BISCUITS and cut each into quarters. Add pieces into the bag and shake to coat with the sugar/cinnamon.
  • 5
    Arrange a layer of the dough, sprinkle with some of the nuts and raisins, drizzle a little of the brown sugar/butter. Repeat layers in this order, until all ingredients are used.
  • 6
    Bake for 28 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy (time may vary according to your oven).
  • 7
    Cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes and turn upside down onto a serving dish. (OPTION: Drizzle with the glaze) Serve while warm, pull-apart-style.
  • 8
    While bread is cooling, combine the glaze ingredients (if you are using glaze) in the measuring cup (for easy drizzling).