Go Back
+ servings
pouring glaze over baked monkey bread
Print Recipe
4.73 from 43 votes

Easy Monkey Bread Recipe

Kids and adults can't resist this doughy, sweet, pull-apart dessert. This easy monkey bread recipe is one you'll want to make over and over!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
0 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $12


Monkey Bread Recipe

  • 2 cans biscuit dough
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter

Simple Glaze

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk


  • Open each package of canned biscuits.
  • Roll the dough into small balls. Pull off about 3 tablespoons per ball.
    monkey bread pillsbury
  • Generously, grease a deep dish loaf pan with butter. Grease the bottom and the sides. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar and stir.
  • Roll each ball of dough in the cinnamon and sugar mixture and then place it in the loaf pan.
  • Coat the bottom of the pan and then sprinkle 1/8 cup brown sugar over the layer.
  • Continue creating another layer over the first layer and again, sprinkle brown sugar over the top before starting another layer. 
  • Depending on the size of the pan, you should have 2 layers of dough balls in the pan. You might have extra dough, but you don’t need it. 
  • Melt the butter and pour it over the top of the dough before baking. 
  • Sprinkle on some of the leftover cinnamon and sugar mixture. 
  • Then, bake the bread in a 350-degree oven for about 45 minutes. Depending on what biscuits you’re using, check the directions to see how long to cook. 
  • The monkey bread will be golden brown on the top and that’s what you want. It’s important to cook all the way through so you don’t have a doughy inside. 
  • To make the glaze, add 1/4 cup powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon milk and mix until smooth. 
    glaze for monkey bread
  • Pour over the monkey bread before serving.
    pouring glaze over baked monkey bread


Check the directions on the biscuits to see how long they need to cook. Use that as a guide. 
The top will become very golden brown, and that's fine! If the biscuits are still gooey inside, cover the top of the bread with tinfoil, and continue baking.
If you want, add more melted butter and sugar over the top after the bread is baked.
Try to use organic ingredients when you can for better flavor. 


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 709IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg