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Friday, April 8, 2011

Monkey Bread Recipe

Yummy, sticky, sweet, buttery, "cinnamony," sugary, hot MONKEY BREAD!


My girls LOVE cinnamon rolls so I asked them if they wanted to make some of their own, monkey bread style. 

Monkey bread? What is monkey bread? And why is it called that? Well, monkey bread is basically little rolled pieces of dough dipped in a cinnamon-sugar mix, piled into a bundt pan, then covered in a buttery-sugary topping (yes, more sugar!) and baked. Can you say "SINFUL?!?" 

And apparently it got it's name because people look like monkeys when they pull off pieces to eat. Ah-ha! Now it makes sense!

Well, my little monkeys didn't need any convincing to make it. Sugar? Cinnamon? Bake? It's like crafting with food! They were SOOOOOO "IN".

I started off by prepping the ingredients and let them roll the dough and dip it into the cinnamon sugar mix. They then tossed (literally) the balls into the pan and baked it. After a few short minutes the kitchen started to smell HEAVENLY. Here's what it looked like when it first came out of the oven:

And here's what it looked like flipped over and out of the pan:

And here is what Kailani wanted to do:


Easy, girl. Easy.

Verdict? Deeeeeelicious!

We used one of the monkey bread recipes from AllRecipes but I'll also post it here. Tastes great reheated the next day (that is if you HAVE any leftovers!) It's also a great playdate activity if you've got lots of little ones that want to help! 

*Note - the cinnamon/sugar mixture makes a LOT and we had quite a bit left over. Next time I will only make half. 


  • 3 (10 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup white sugar


  1. Mix together 3/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Quarter the biscuits with kitchen shears. Dip shears in water after each cut to keep the biscuits from getting too sticky. Dip biscuits into sugar mixture, and place in a greased tube pan. Do this until all biscuits are used.
  3. Melt butter or margarine, and mix in 3/4 cup sugar. Pour mixture over biscuits.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 30 to 35 minutes.


  1. I am soooo making this for my lunch date/playdate on Monday, looks amazing!

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