- Easy -You can make this with as little as 5 ingredients. Just 10 minutes of prep. It's a foolproof recipe.
- Fun - Pull-apart breads are so fun. It's like watching a game of Jenga in reverse. Bundt pan recipes are built upside down, there's always a bit of excitement when you lift up the pan for the big reveal.
- Flavorful - Fresh out of the oven, little puffs of steam rise as you pull out warm, bite-sized pieces of biscuit, spiced with cinnamon, brown sugar, and rum (optional).
Easy Monkey Bread
- ¾ cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 4 cans refrigerated biscuits (7.5 oz per can, we used Pillsbury brand)
- ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick or 4 oz)
- ½ cup brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon spiced rum (optional)
- 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350 F. Spray a large bundt pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
- Melt the butter, rum and the brown sugar together in a small saucepan over medium heat until it has formed a sauce, then set aside while you prepare the biscuits.
- While the sauce is cooking, separate all of the biscuits from each other, then cut each one into four pieces
- Combine the granulated sugar and the cinnamon in a gallon-sized zip lock bag and shake (with the bag closed please) until well mixed, then add in all the biscuit pieces and seal the bag. Shake around until all of the pieces are coated in the cinnamon-sugar.
- Place all of the biscuit pieces into the prepared bundt pan. (If desired, distribute the dark chocolate chips evenly among the biscuits at this step.)
- Pour the brown sugar-butter sauce over the biscuits in the pan.
- Bake in the preheated 350 F oven for 40-45 minutes until dark golden brown. Let cool for five minutes, then flip out of the pan onto a serving plate.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do you store these? Monkey Bread is best served warm right out of the oven. If you watch the video closely you can still see the steam rising. I store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container. I wait for the bread to cool down to room temperature before placing in fridge.
- Can I freeze Monkey Bread? Yes. It freezes well. Wrap in plastic and use an airtight container. When ready to eat, give yourself time to let the monkey bread defrost to room temprature.
- Can I make ahead? Partly. You can prep the biscuit dough, cutting the pieces, and coating them with cinnamon sugar. You'll want to wait to make the brown sugar-butter sauce until right before baking. That part only takes a few minutes.
- Do I need a Bundt Pan? You could make this with a regular loaf pan. We haven't tested it. I would start by cutting the recipe in half. Let me know in the comments if you try it.