Quick and Easy Monkey Bread

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When I have a houseful of people in need of breakfast, I think about filling AND easy recipes that I can whip up in a snap. I also want recipes that are easy enough I can delegate them to someone else who may not be skilled or as comfortable in the kitchen and know that with a few reassurances, this recipe can successfully be made by anyone of any cooking level, even my 6 year old grandson. This is the perfect, simple, recipe to start giving basic cooking lessons with a tasty payoff for my little baking student!

Quick and Easy Monkey Bread uses store bought biscuits and basic pantry items to create an ooey-gooey breakfast treat everyone will devour!!

Quick and Easy Monkey Bread is a breakfast goodie I remember from when I took Home Economics in middle school. Now, I am no spring chicken, so this lets you know this recipe is old!! Monkey Bread is still around though, pleasing people, simply because it is so good! If this was less than memorable, it would have faded away like the ever popular 1970’s Bologna Cake…..yes it was a real thing!!

In Home Economics, this was one of the first or second recipes we were tasked with making and had to share with the class. This turned out so well and I got so many “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” from the class.

Quick and Easy Monkey Bread is my go-to breakfast treat and Winter time dessert because it is so quick to make and so delicious to eat!!

I don’t tell you that to brag, but to demonstrate that even my relatively inexperienced, 12 year old self was able to make this and it turned out delicious! I mean it when I say, anyone can make this!

Whenever I walked into Home Ec class, no matter what was made in the class before mine, it always smelled like sugar cookies. I have no idea why, but it was inviting and I wanted to keep coming back again and again. It is kind of like this Quick and Easy Monkey Bread, one taste and you keep going back for more.

When I made this in middle school, we cut the refrigerator biscuits and tossed them into a paper lunch sack in which I had dumped cinnamon sugar. I would then give them a good shake to make sure all of biscuit pieces were well coated. I still make them the same way today. It worked like a charm then and still makes clean up a snap!

There are a few different recipes for monkey bread, some use store bought refrigerator biscuits, some use Parker House dough balls. The quick and easy part of my Quick and Easy Monkey Bread is that making the dough is already done and all you have to do is toss it in cinnamon sugar and throw it into a greased Bundt pan and you are pert near done!

Quick and Easy Monkey Bread

Quick and Easy Monkey Bread uses store bought refrigerator biscuits and basic pantry items to create a delicious, ooey-gooey breakfast treat everyone will devour!!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 16.3 ounce cans of refrigerator biscuits
  • 1 cup packed, brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup melted, butter
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 12 cup Bundt Pan
  • In a large bowl or paper bag, combine cinnamon and sugar.
  • Open biscuits and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces and toss in cinnamon sugar to coat.
  • In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Whisk together and pour 1/2 of the butter mixture into the bottom of Bundt Pan. Place chopped nuts into melted butter mixture at bottom of the Bundt Pan.
  • Place cinnamon sugar coated biscuit pieces into Bundt Pan on top of brown sugar/butter/nut mixture, then pour the remaining 1/2 of butter/brown sugar mixture over the top of the biscuit pieces.
  • Place Bundt Pan into preheated oven and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until biscuits are cooked through.
  • Remove Bundt Pan from oven and let sit on counter to cool 10-15 minutes. Then carefully invert Bundt Pan onto a large plate or serving platter. Enjoy!!
Keyword Baked goods, Breakfast Food, Quick and Easy Recipe

I guess technically you have a little more to do than that, so let’s break it down. You need to open up your biscuits, you know the kind, you hit them on the counter. Then, cut each biscuit into four pieces and drop them into a brown paper bag in which you have put your cinnamon sugar. If you don’t have a bag, then dredging them in a bowl is just fine. Grease a Bundt pan and then pour in the melted butter, brown sugar and nut mixture, then toss the coated biscuit pieces in on top of that and place this into a preheated oven. When it is done cooking you will carefully, invert the whole thing (it’s going to be pretty warm) onto a large plate and then let yourself gaze at this awesome wonder of ooey-gooey, Quick and Easy Monkey Bread.

If you liked this yummy recipe, you will love my recipe for cinnamon rolls https://omadarling.com/cinnamon-rolls. Do you have a breakfast bread you make for a crowd like we do Quick and Easy Monkey Bread?


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7 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Monkey Bread”

    • LOL, well I know how you feel! I regularly make this for dessert during the colder months. Not only does it make the house smell amazing, it is so satisfying with a cup of coffee, sitting by a nice, warm, fire!

  1. 5 stars
    Having to literally fight off 4 grandkids and their parents just to get a taste of this caramel gooey delicious bread all the while, the 2 year old is staring at me like I’m violating the kid zone for food treats. What very little bit I did get to taste, (just 2 pieces) was very delicious and gave an abundance of that family time warmth. This is an incredibly awesome morning breakfast treat shared by the entire family while gathered around the morning table.


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