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Monkey Bread – A Delicious Recipe to Make with the Kids!

I love making this monkey bread recipe with the kids! This was first published in July of 2011 and since then, we have made it quite a few times!
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I know many people know and love Monkey Bread.  I, however, did not know about this (or had forgotten) until I was looking for a special Christmas recipe a couple of years ago.  This recipe is right up my alley…simple, sugary, and YUMMY!  When we worked at the children’s home, this recipe was a HUGE hit.  

Anyway, so I started making monkey bread and our oldest son LOOOOOVED it.  And it was a good go-to “I don’t feel like eating anything” food during my pregnancy with our second son, as well.
I only used 2 cans of biscuits since my mom doesn’t care for Monkey Bread and I’m still trying to watch the carbs…sort of…..I used one loaf pan, but it would NOT have held more than 2 cans of biscuits.  I don’t have the recommended pan, so I like to use loaf pans with 2 cans per pan.
Now, without further delay…the recipe, with a few sweet pictures of our then 2 year old helping Mommy cook!
shaking the biscuits in cinnamon and sugar
stirring the butter and sugar mixture

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Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

The little ones love to help make this yummy monkey bread!


  • 3 cans (10 oz can) refrigerated biscuits
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 TBSP ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  1. Mix together cinnamon and white sugar in a plastic bag.
  2. Cut (or tear) the biscuits into four pieces each.
  3. Toss biscuit pieces in cinnamon/sugar mixture (one can's worth at a time)
  4. Place cinnamon/sugar biscuits into a greased loaf or tube pan.
  5. Melt butter and 1/2 cup of brown sugar and pour over biscuits.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30-35 mins or when all biscuits are cooked through.
  7. Flip pan over on a plate (be careful! It's hot!), cool, and enjoy!

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