Monkey Bread

Originally posted 12/4/16


1 can of refrigerated biscuit dough

¼ cup white sugar

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

½ cup brown sugar

6 tablespoons butter, melted

Cooking spray or oil


Step 0.5: Preheat your oven to 375F. Spray a loaf pan or other small baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 1: Open the can of biscuits and tear each biscuit into 4-6 pieces.

Step 2: Place your cinnamon and white sugar into a ziploc bag and shake it around to mix the two.

Step 3: Place your biscuit pieces into the ziploc bag and shake around the bag to coat all of them in cinnamon-sugar. You might have to reach in and separate some of the pieces that stick together

Step 4: Place all of your sugar-coated biscuit pieces into your greased loaf pan. The pieces should overlap unevenly.

Step 5: Melt your butter and mix in the brown sugar, creating a paste-like mixture.

Step 6: Pour your butter mixture over your monkey bread. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Step 7: Bake for 30-35 minutes. Check after 20 minutes, and if it’s starting to get a little too brown, you can loosely cover the top of the pan with aluminum foil for the last few minutes.

Step 8: Let your monkey bread cool for 10 minutes. Loosen the edges with a knife if needed. Invert the monkey bread onto your serving dish. If it doesn’t come out cleanly, that’s okay. It will still taste good. This is best if served warm!

Minnesota-based grad student, future RD, educator, content creator, and mac and cheese expert! Natalie is currently a Masters of Public Health student and dietetic intern at the University of Minnesota, and is on-track to becoming a registered dietitian-nutritionist. She earned her bachelor's degree in Dietetics in 2019 from St. Catherine University.