Laresa Watkins

Monkey Bread

Oct 8, 2015

The other day I was searching through my unorganized stack of recipes for my apple butter recipe. (Basically, the cabinet above my microwave is full of clippings and copies and print-outs of recipes that I have used, want to use, or will never use but like to imagine myself using.) I stumbled upon some old recipes that I haven’t used in awhile and decided to make them this week.

One of those recipes was for monkey bread, and we had such a great time making it today that I thought I would share it with you.

You basically cut up canned biscuits, shake them in a bag with sugar and cinnamon, cover them with butter and brown sugar, and cook them.  Can it get any easier? Or better? I think I gained a pound just typing that out.

The kids had so much fun shaking the bags to get the biscuit pieces covered in sugar.  Charlie loved playing with a few pieces of raw biscuit dough, and has decided that we will now just buy cans of biscuits instead of play-doh.


And doesn’t this look good?


You can pull all of the individual pieces off of the “cake.” It is so, so good.  And the house smells so, so good while it is baking.  It really made me look forward to all of the Thanksgiving and Christmas cooking and baking we have coming up.

Here’s the recipe:

4 cans of refrigerated biscuits (about 40 biscuits total)

1 cup white sugar

1 1/2 tbs cinnamon

1/2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

optional: 1/2 cup pecans, coconut, and/or raisins

Cut up the biscuits into 4 pieces.  Mix the white sugar and cinnamon in a large ziploc bag, then drop the biscuit pieces (several at a time) into the bag and shake it to coat each piece.

Melt the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Let sit for 10 minutes.

Layer the biscuits in a buttered bundt or tube pan.  Add the optional ingredients in between each layer.  Pour the butter mixture over the top of the biscuits.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.  Let cool 15 minutes before removing from the pan.


When I gave Charlie a bite of monkey bread, he just squealed, “Mama, that is fantastic!  Yuummmmm! That is good!” It made me feel so good.

Of course, if you don’t like this something is wrong with you.  Now, I must get it out of the house quickly before I eat it all!

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