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Monkey Bread – warm, soft and gooey

Monkey Bread is an easy way to make something special on a lazy weekend. Warm, soft & gooey, monkey bread is something your entire family will love!

warm, soft, gooey monkey bread. super easy to make and even easier to enjoy :)

Every Sunday morning I take my girls out for breakfast. We usually hit up Joe’s Cafe, the only breakfast place around that has a truly good breakfast (which is why we’re willing to wait in line as we do).

Sometimes we’ll hit up Mimi’s or, god forbid, IHOP if I let them talk me into it. Panera is also on our list if we want something a little faster so we can get on with our day.

Kylie, my soon-to-be 10-yr-old, always orders Monkey Bread when she can. The kid loves the stuff and I can’t say I blame her. While I’m ordering my egg-white veggie omelet (unless I’m at Joe’s where it’s chicken-fried steak & eggs all the way) she’s got warm, soft monkey bread and a hot chocolate on her plate.

It always looks so good and I’m always scratching my head trying to figure out how I can fit in one more workout that day to make it worth it for me, too.

This past weekend, we had just survived Katie’s (my just-turned 8-yr-old) birthday. It was a typical kid party – balloons, presents, best friends and a whole lotta birthday cake.

The week had been filled with lots of other fun, too – two movies, trips to Justice & build-a-bear to spend birthday money, swimming, swimming, and more swimming, trips to the farmer’s markets and over to friend’s houses. You can imagine that after such a packed week we were all ready for some downtime by Sunday morning.

Which can only mean one thing: lazy Sunday morning with pj’s, the paper and something yummy for breakfast.

birthday party

You see where this is going, right? If I can’t bring Kylie to her monkey bread, then her monkey bread must come to her. It’s a perfect treat for lazy mornings, too.

It takes about 30 minutes to bake so you can have a little coffee and kick back while sweet smells fill your kitchen. Katie and I put it together (it’s a really fun recipe for kids to help with) then we just sat around and waited.

It was very much worth the wait – the girls proclaimed it the best they’ve eaten! Soft, warm, gooey and the perfect amount of sweetness with a cup of joe. And a lazy Sunday morning.

warm, soft, gooey monkey bread. super easy to make and even easier to enjoy :)

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warm, soft, gooey monkey bread. super easy to make and even easier to enjoy :)

Monkey Bread

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes

Warm, soft & gooey, monkey bread is something your entire family will love!


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cans (16.3 oz each buttermilk biscuits)
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine (melted)
  • large pinch kosher salt


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a bundt pan with cooking spray. In a large resealable plastic bag, mix together sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Separate each biscuit into two by pulling apart; cut each into quarters. Shake in bag to coat with sugar and cinnamon (it’s helpful to put a few in, shake the bag a little and keep adding as you go to keep them from sticking together; do this in several batches). As you finish each batch, place the pieces into the bundt pan.
  3. In small bowl or glass measuring cup, mix brown sugar, butter, and salt; pour over biscuit pieces.
  4. Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart or slice into pieces to serve. Serve warm.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 160mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 0gSugar: 41gProtein: 0g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

Kristy Bernardo
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Tuesday 31st of March 2015

Wow! Seriously, I can eat the screen - that looks so scrumptious! Perfect for a weekend treat, indeed!

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Thursday 2nd of April 2015

Yeah, this is a good one! Dessert for breakfast :)

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Thursday 2nd of October 2014

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Thursday 17th of July 2014

I'm drooling over my keyboard! Fantastic pic!

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Thursday 17th of July 2014

Thank you, Joan!


Thursday 17th of July 2014

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Wednesday 16th of July 2014

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