Sunday, October 11, 2009

Monkey Bread

The Pioneer Woman strikes again. That woman has it out for me. Well, actually this recipe found me through a long string around the world wide web. First I saw it on Honey & Jam, where she found the recipe from Ryan via the Pioneer Woman. What a tangled web we weave...

But this monkey bread? Not so tangled nor complicated. Quite possibly one of the simplest and most satisfying recipes yet. It takes pre-packaged biscuits and turns them into something so much more than you could ever think possible. Really how could cinnamon, sugar and butter go wrong? It can't. And I do believe that is a fact. Cold hard facts people.

This bread is sticky sweet and slightly chewy in texture. It's quite sweet so I think a nice, steaming hot cup of black coffee would be the perfect accompaniment. Or even a cold glass of milk too! Enjoy the bread warm though, it's best that way!

Monkey Bread

Yields: 2 of the loaves shown above

Original recipe from Ryan via The Pioneer Woman, which can be found here.

Printable Recipe

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 sticks/ 1 cup butter

2 - 3 tsp. cinnamon

3 cans buttermilk biscuits (the non-flaky ones)

1 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350 F. Open up all three cans of biscuits and cut each one into quarters. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a large zip lock bag and shake it to mix evenly. Drop biscuits into cinnamon sugar mix, close the bag and give it a vigorous shake to nicely coat each piece. Spread them in any bundt pan of your choice. Melt the butter together with the brown sugar in a medium saucepan until the two become incorporated. Pour over the biscuits and bake for 30 - 40 minutes until the crust is a deep brown on top. Allow to cool for 15 - 30 minutes before turning it over onto a plate.


  1. Mmm I bet your kitchen smelled ah-mazing! You know I bet you could do a Halloween version with a little food coloring and call it brains. Or maybe I've seen my bf play zombie games one time too many 8)...

  2. i have never seen anyone try to cut that before...

  3. yum! that looks delicious! i have never tried this but i know my husband would love it. i wonder if i could add a little peanut butter to the whole thing? that would make him a happy camper for sure!!

  4. This is even better with walnuts. My mom always made this when we were kids...oy, 30ish years ago.

  5. That slice looks all kinds of wrong. Monkey bread should be eaten with your hands, with each piece slowly torn off, and going straight from souce to mouth. Then when you lick off your fingers and reach back for another piece, pause for a second to look into the eyes of your significant other. They will give a small nod, indicating they accept you, saliva and all. That's love.

  6. No love is accepting any kind of way you want to eat wonderfulness. Nothing is wrong, trying new things is what's right.

  7. I've been making and inhaling monkey bread for a loooong time! It is extremely good warm with vanilla ice cream. Oh, yes!

    Btw, I love how you sliced it instead of pulling it apart. Very cool!

  8. We made it from your recipe. Delicious! My wife tweaked it just a little by adding crushed pecan topping. I linked your blog on Twitter and our private family blog and all my (grown) children are going to make it.
    Bob Stevens
    Darlington, SC