Cinnamon Monkey Bread
Cinnamon Monkey Bread is a decadent breakfast food with just 5 simple ingredients. Make this simple recipe using store-bought canned biscuits. This recipe is perfect for getting your kids in the kitchen too. Let them help make this easy breakfast and award them with a Chef Certificate found in my resource library.
Cinnamon Monkey Bread is a super indulgent breakfast food that’s so sweet and buttery it can honestly pass for a dessert. With just five simple ingredients, one being canned biscuits, there’s no reason to not try this recipe. Grab yourself some tiny helpers and get them involved in the baking process right along with you!
This easy concoction is the perfect recipe to get your kids baking and working in the kitchen. Go ahead and pull up a step stool and get your kiddos to help you with this simple recipe. Make it even more special by having them put on an apron and a chef’s hat. When they’re finished, hand them this Chef Award and snap a cute picture! Definitely priceless 🙂
As I mentioned before, this Cinnamon Monkey Bread is technically a breakfast food. I’ve personally made this Cinnamon Monkey Bread for both breakfast and dessert. In my opinion, you really can’t go wrong with it any time of the day. It’s so yummy and delicious that I have even made it for dessert when having company over. There’s just something about melted sugar and butter over bread (like in this Make Ahead Praline French Toast Casserole)that gets everyone “oohing and awing” with every bite.
Because of its simplicity, this is also a great meal to put together for a holiday breakfast. My mom made this for us on Christmas morning a couple of years ago and it definitely hit the spot after a morning full of holiday chaos! It takes about 5 minutes to put this Cinnamon Monkey Bread together. The oven does the rest of the work so you can pop it in and continue on with whatever you were doing for about 35 to 40 minutes. Easy peasy, folks!
So what do I need to make Cinnamon Monkey Bread?
2 cans of biscuits, 2 tsp cinnamon, ½ cup white sugar, ½ butter (melted), ½ cup brown sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray and set it aside.
Start by opening up your cans of biscuits and cutting each one into four pieces like so. Feel free to use a butter knife for this if you have children helping you.
In a bowl, mix your ½ cup of white sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon together.
Next, start rolling your biscuit quarters into balls.
Once you have a ball, roll it in the bowl with the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Make sure you’ve coated it completely.
Once the biscuit ball is coated, place it in the bundt pan.
Continue doing this until all the biscuit quarters are formed into balls and coated. If you have children helping you, set up an assembly line to make the process faster. One person can roll the dough into balls and then pass it off to the next one to roll it in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Sprinkle any remaining mixture over the biscuit balls.
Melt the ½ cup of butter in the microwave and stir in a ½ cup of brown sugar until combined.
Pour the butter and sugar mixture over the top of all the biscuits in the bundt pan.
Place the pan in the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes in the pan.
After 5 minutes, invert the bread onto a serving platter.
My favorite thing about this Cinnamon Monkey Bread is eating it of course! You can be fancy and cut everyone a piece, but what fun is that! I simply place the bread on the table and everyone pulls apart the bite-sized pieces until there’s nothing left. And I promise, there won’t be anything left. I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe. Happy Eating!
Looking for another fun breakfast dish to make with your kiddos? Try these super yummy and super easy, Eggs in a Basket or Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes with Cinnamon Chips.
- 2 cans of biscuits
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ butter (melted)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray and set it aside.
- Start by opening up your cans of biscuits and cutting each one into four pieces.
- In a bowl, mix your ½ cup of white sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon together.
- Next, start rolling your biscuit quarters into balls.
- Once you have a ball, roll it in the bowl with the cinnamon and sugar mixture and coat it completely.
- Once the biscuit ball is coated, place it in the bundt pan.
- Continue doing this until all the biscuit quarters are formed into balls and coated.
- Sprinkle any remaining mixture over the biscuit balls.
- Melt the ½ cup of butter in the microwave and stir in a ½ cup of brown sugar until combined.
- Pour the butter and sugar mixture over the top of all the biscuits in the bundt pan.
- Place in the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes in the pan.
- After 5 minutes, invert the bread onto a serving platter.
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This post is making me hungry!! Monkey bread reminds me of my maternal grandmother, who made it for every get-together the family had. Sadly, she passed away a few years ago, but we are constantly reminded of her when we make any of her “famous” dishes. They’re usually desserts! We love our sweets. Great post, Tiffany!
This recipe was actually my grandma’s recipe. Sadly, she has passed as well. I agree wholeheartedly that we remember our loved ones through these old recipes. Thank you for your comment 🙂
This was delicious! A couple tweaks—I don’t make balls of the biscuit dough, I just left them as quarters. And I used 2 tablespoons of cinnamon. A real keeper!! 🥳🥳
I’m so happy you liked it!!! And I love that you didn’t even worry about making the balls and it still worked for you. Way to go making an easy recipe even easier 💗💗💗