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Easy Monkey Bread Recipe

This Easy Monkey Bread is super easy to make with refrigerated biscuit dough. A mixture of melted butter, brown, sugar, cinnamon, and pecans makes it so gooey and good!

Easy Monkey Bread on a plate.


Monkey Bread is what we have for breakfast every Christmas morning and it has become one of the traditions we look forward to the most.

Whenever we have Monkey Bread in our house, it gets placed on the counter in the morning and stays there all day for anyone who wants to munch on it at their leisure. By late afternoon, there are usually just a few crumbs left on the plate and maybe a pecan piece or two that got a little too browned in the oven.

Cutting biscuits into pieces.
Biscuit pieces in plastic bag with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Monkey Bread in bundt pan before being baked.

What I Love About This Monkey Bread Recipe

  • This recipe is quick and easy and makes use of refrigerated biscuit dough.
  • It’s gooey and sweet and fabulously customizable. Leave the nuts out if you don’t like them.
  • Only 6 ingredients needed. 5 if you don’t use the nuts.
  • It can be prepped in the bundt pan the night before. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Allow it to come to room temperature before baking or add a little time to the baking time.

Recipe Tips

Tastes best the day it is made, but will keep for a couple days. reheat in the microwave briefly to warm it for best flavor.

If the top starts getting too browned in the oven before the center is set, tent it with foil.

You could easily switch out the pecans for walnuts if you prefer, or add in some raisins, chocolate chips, or even butterscotch chips.

Monkey Bread on a serving plate.


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Monkey Bread on a plate.

Monkey Bread Recipe

This easy Monkey Bread is made from refrigerated biscuits. Perfectly gooey and sweet with the buttery crunch of pecans.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
TOTAL: 45 minutes



  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 (16.3-ounce) cans Pillsbury Grands Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup finely packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter melted


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a Bundt pan with butter or spray well with cooking spray.
  • In a large ziptop bag mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  • Cut each biscuit into quarters. Place in bag and shake to coat. Place in pan, scattering pecan pieces around biscuits.
  • Mix brown sugar and butter in a small bowl. Pour over biscuits.
  • Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in the middle. Cool 10 minutes. Invert onto a serving plate.


Can be prepared the night before, covered and refrigerated. Add a few minutes to the baking time.
If the top starts to get too browned before it is cooked through, tent with foil.


Calories: 575kcal
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, pull-apart bread

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Originally published February 17, 2013.

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9 thoughts on “Easy Monkey Bread Recipe”

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      You can try cooking it in a bread pan. Or a cake pan, but it will be much thinner and the middle might be a little underdone.

  1. Karen Scott

    Your monkey bread recipe turned out really yummy. Super easy!
    I did soak some raisins in vanilla and shake them in the leftover cinnamon sugar and spread them over top before baking.

  2. I love your new site and all your recipes so far look fabulous. I have never had monkey bread and it seems to be a pretty big thing around here. So I think I’ll just have to start with your recipe!

  3. I am really tempted to try monkey bread, but still didn’t find time to do it. Looks really yummy!

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