Semi-Homemade Monkey Bread Recipe

  My family recently had movie night. We watched The Night At The Museum: Secret Tomb. Since there was a monkey in the movie (Dexter) keeping with the theme I decided to make monkey bread as a treat for my family to enjoy.  

Monkey Bread Recipe

  monkey bread    

Semi-Homemade Monkey Bread Recipe
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  1. 2 large cans of refrigerated Flakey Layers biscuits (16 oz)
  2. 1 cup brown sugar
  3. 1 tsp cinnamon
  4. 3/4 cups of butter (1 and a half sticks)
  5. 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1 Tsp Coconut oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat the inside of the bunt pan (I use coconut oil).
  3. Use either kitchen scissors or a sharp knife and cut up the biscuits. Cut each biscuit into quarters.
  4. Add these pieces in the bunt pan. Fill to the top.
  5. Place butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a pot on low until the butter is melted, mix the ingredients in the pot together.
  6. Drizzle the butter mixture over the biscuits, make sure you drizzle slowly and get into all the crevices and every biscuit with a nice coating.
  7. Use a baking sheet underneath the bunt pan and bake for 35 minutes.
  1. Make sure you allow to completely cool and then flip the bunt cake pan upside down on a plate. If you do not allow it to cool it will all crumble apart.
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  monkey bread collage a This was the 1st time I have ever made Monkey Bread. I scoured Pinterest for recipes but many were from recipes from scratch. I did finally find a recipe that I used bit I tweaked it a bit. I am all for making recipes from scratch but sometimes life is busy so semi-homemade will do too!  There are so many variations you could do like adding nuts or even doing a icing glaze over it.  Needless to say this went quick, guess they liked it!   monkey bread Yum

  Have you ever made Monkey Bread before? If so how did you make it? 

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Monkey bread is the BEST! This sounds like an awesome treat.

  2. I made monkey bread one time for my Granddaughter and I. Mine turned out really bad and I don’t know what I did wrong. I need to try it your way.

  3. I never made Monkey Bread-and actually I have never even tasted it! From your picture it looks like I am missing out on a good tasting treat!

  4. Monkey bread is awesome! I have great memories of my aunt making this for me when I was a kid. 🙂

  5. I never knew what monkey bread was before this. It looks really good and has some yummy ingredients.

  6. i have never made it but only because I never looked up a recipe. Now i have one!

  7. Oh my goodness! This looks so good. I wish I wouldn’t have just started a diet 🙂

  8. Monkey bread is seriously the BEST stuff on earth! I used to make it all the time with my mom when I was a kid. I still make it for my own family…yum! The perfect treat for that movie!!!

  9. Monkey bread is so good but yours looks especially yummy! I bet the addition of coconut oil makes it extra good. I love that you can get the kids involved in making it.

  10. I am all about semi-homemade recipes especially when I want to serve something fresh but don’t have all the time. This looks great.

  11. I’ve always heard about Monkey Bread but never actually had it or tried to make it. You always have such great Recipes that go well with your family activities. This looks absolutely delicious

  12. I have honestly never heard of Monkey bread before. This looks sinful and amazing!!

  13. Great idea for Night of the Museum movie night! We do themes also for movie night!

  14. That is a great idea. I love the idea of putting dairy department bread/rolls in a tube to good use. 🙂

  15. Monkey bread is so good. Definitely a treat!

  16. That turned out so well. It looks unbelievably delicious! Mmm the cinnamon and brown sugar sound really nice!

  17. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Yum! I haven’t made Monkey Bread in many years but now you’ve inspired me to whip up a batch.

  18. Yum I havent had money bread in years! I would love to make my own, like this! Looks great!

  19. I love monkey bread and “semi homemade” anything. This looks yummy.

  20. Oh my how delicious is this monkey bread. My son and his friends would devour it.

  21. Last year was the first time that I had monkey bread. My husband really likes it. I’ll have to give this recipe a try.

  22. I love monkey bread. I have not made this in years. Will have to do that!

  23. I had to stop doing monkey bread because it is so addicting and high in sugar! It’s the most delicious bread ever.

  24. Okay, I think that this is easy enough for even me to do. Thanks so much for sharing. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  25. I love Monkey bread. this picture is making me hungry!

  26. The monkey bread looks delicious and I LOVE your cover graphic. What program / app did you use to make it?

  27. I made the monkey bread for our movie night as well. But I used cinnamon rolls instead of biscuits.

  28. When I taught Family and Consumer Science (Home Economics) the freshmen always made monkey bread. I like to make this Cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread for special occasions and to take to breakfast meetings. It’s pretty easy since I make the dough in the bread machine. With small children in the house easy is really important.

  29. That looks so good and it is so simple, you could make it just about anytime! Thanks for sharing a great recipe (as usual)

  30. We’ve never made monkey bread before but it sounds yummy. I know my kids would love it!

  31. Oooh this is making me hungry. This monkey bread looks fantastic. I love how easy it is to make too. Yum!

  32. Monkey bread is my favorite treat for breakfast during the weekends yummy =)

  33. My sister makes the best monkey bread but I’m determined to learn. Thanks for your recipe.

  34. One day I’m going to try monkey bread. It always looks so good in pictures (this being no exception).

  35. I love monkey bread with a passion, this looks amazing!

  36. My mom use to make monkey bread all the time for us and we loved it when we were kids. I don’t know why I did not get her recipe from her but now I have this one to try. Looks great.

  37. I love Monkey Bread. I may have to try to make this one day for us.

  38. This recipe looks amazing. I love your tutorial pictures. I will make sure to make it with little one this weekend

  39. I made this once before and it turned out great. I usually just buy the ready made one for convenience tho.

  40. I’ve never made monkey bread before! You make it look so easy!

  41. I love monkey bread, but I don’t love how long it takes. This is a great time saver!

  42. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This looks delicious. I have not tried Monkey bread before. I will have to try making this recipe this weekend.

  43. I love monkey bread and make each year on Christmas morning. Such as treat! I am visiting from Be Inspired @ Elizabeth and Co.

  44. I have never even tried Monkey Bread! That needs to change; PRONTO. Thank you for stopping by the Home Matters Party and sharing this delicious looking recipe.

  45. I never heard of this before nor tried – but looks so yummy!!

  46. This stuff always looks so good! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  47. This too tempting to not try

  48. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I’ve ate this wonderful bread but have never made it now ii’m going to try it out with the kids it sure looks to goo.

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