- Biscuit dough 2-16 oz containers
- Sugar 1 cup • 470 kcal
- Cinnamon 1 tbsp
- Brown sugar 1 cup
- Butter 3/4 cup, melted • 717 kcal
- Nuts 1/2 cup
- Raisins 1/2 cup (optional)
This classic cinnamon and sugar, pull apart bread is as easy to make as it is to eat. While monkey bread is typically thought of as a breakfast food, similar to a muffin or cinnamon roll, it also makes a great dessert when paired with ice cream! A buttery biscuit dough is chopped and tossed in cinnamon and sugar, coated with a brown sugar glaze and baked to perfection. Also called monkey puzzle bread, pluck-it cake, African coffee cake and golden crown bread, it is not clear where the name Monkey Bread originated but that doesn't change this recipe for coming out tasting delicious!
- Remove the biscuit dough from the container and separate the biscuits, laying them flat on a cutting board. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces
- Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and toss the biscuit pieces in the mix, coating completely in cinnamon and sugar.
- Place the biscuit pieces in a greased, fluted tube pan. If you are using nuts or raisins, disperse them throughout the pan within the dough.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and melted butter.
- Pour the sugar and butter mixture over the biscuits in the pan.
- Bake in a 350 ̊F oven for about 35 minutes or until the biscuit dough is fully cooked and springs back to the touch. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes in the pan and then flip onto a tray.
-This recipe is great when made with dried cranberries or any other dried fruit. Get creative and try new additions to this easy and yummy recipe!
-If you would like to make your own biscuit dough, that will work as well! Simply substitute your homemade dough for the store bought containers.