Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread is simply made with biscuit dough, cinnamon and sugar with a few more ingredients for the caramel sauce poured over the dough before baking. This was my daughter’s go to dessert recipe for years! You’ll love this.
Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread
I love watching my daughter
make a mess bake treats in my kitchen. Sometimes with a recipe, other times just going with the flow. Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread has become her favorite recipe to make.
She started out microwaving just-add-water dessert bowls when she was four and began inventing her own creations by the time she was 5. Taylor invented something she called “dinner dip”.
Dinner dip was usually made with a yogurt or sour cream base and could potentially include anything we had in the kitchen. She only has one rule for dinner dip: follow your heart.
If you want fishy crackers, put them in. If your mom says no BEG and do it anyway, says Taylor.
Pretzels, bay leaf, honey, cinnamon, applesauce…the sky is the limit with dinner dip. She’s been known to make dessert dip using an ice cream or whipped cream base and the key is to throw in cookies and candy that you wouldn’t normally get to eat but this is an exception since it’s “made with love”.
She still makes the occasional dinner dip but has been following recipes to try new things. Like this cinnamon sugar monkey bread. She likes cooking and baking but she worries that the people she serves won’t like what she makes so it can be a little stressful.
Update 10/7/16~ She still worries when baking something special for a get together but finds comfort knowing everyone appreciates her efforts and loves her cooking and baking.
Taylor would like me to inform you that there is no actual monkeys in this bread. She thought there might be some confusion with the name.
This is a sweet pull apart style treat made with biscuits, cinnamon and sugar. The melted butter and brown sugar that is poured on before baking really takes this over the top! It’ a favorite of ours and we know you’ll love it too.
This recipe uses refrigerator biscuits which makes it easy for kiddos to make, with supervision of course.
On this particular day Taylor wanted to make a “dip” for the Monkey Bread. She’s into dips lately. Taylor learned how to make whipped cream from scratch so it seemed fitting to put together a little something to dip the pull apart pieces. Cinnamon and sugar monkey bread with chocolate and orange zest whipped cream is quite an excellent combo!
This looks totally harmless but it’s very addicting.
Experienced bakers welcome to try this but if you’re a beginner or looking for a recipe to try with the kids in your life, give this one a try.
- Three 16.3 oz. cans of refrigerated biscuits(24 biscuits total), we use Pillsbury Homestyle Grands
- 1¼ cup of granulated sugar
- 1½ tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 stick of unsalted butter plus more for greasing baking pan
- 1 cup of packed brown sugar
- ¼ tsp. salt
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
- Grease your bundt pan with butter, we recommend 9.75 by 3.38 inches or larger since biscuits bake to the top and then some. Be sure to butter it all the way to the top.
- In a small bowl combine granulated sugar and cinnamon.
- Remove biscuits from container and cut into squares.
- Roll biscuit pieces in cinnamon sugar mixture and place evenly into buttered bundt pan.
- When the pan is filled about halfway with biscuits, sprinkle two tablespoons of the cinnamon and sugar mixture on top. Then continue to add the biscuits. Sprinkle remaining sugar and cinnamon on top of the biscuits.
- In a small sauce pan, add butter and brown sugar. Stir as soon as butter is melted to combine. Remove from heat.
- Pour your brown sugar and butter mixture over the biscuits.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, top will be nice and browned.
- Remove from the oven and cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
- Carefully place your serving plate on top of the monkey bread and turn over. If the pan is still too hot to touch, wait another five minutes.
- Let it fully cool before eating.
Homemade Whipped Cream
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
1/8-1/4 cup sugar depending on how sweet you would like your dip
3 1/2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
Zest of 1/2 an orange
Pour heavy whipping cream into a mixing bowl, add 1/8 cup sugar and mix (on high speed if you are using a kitchen mixer) until soft peaks form.
Taste your whipped cream and add more sugar if you would like.
Add your unsweetened cocoa powder and orange zest and mix again in high speed until stiff peaks form.
Spoon into a serving dish and enjoy with your Monkey Bread!